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    Published on 05-17-2021 11:28 AM
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    A memorable and unprecedented Tre Golfi regatta is currently underway, with weather conditions providing racing that is as fast as it is demanding








    The weather forecast prior to yesterday's start proved to be correct, with competitors facing a long upwind leg against rough seas in ...
    Published on 05-14-2021 03:26 PM
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    British sailing team Alex Thomson Racing will begin their 2021 competitive season with the Fastnet Race on August 8th.

    Three months out from the start of the prestigious race, the team this week returned their IMOCA 60 yacht,
    HUGO BOSS, to the water, with training set to commence in the coming ...
    Published on 05-13-2021 01:54 PM
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    First day of racing for the Maxi Yacht Capri Trophy

    The first day of racing in the Rolex Capri Sailing Week saw the Race Committee wait for the breeze to stabilise before starting the first race of the event. At 2 p.m. a decisive south-southwesterly blowing at around 10-12 knots allowed ...
    Published on 05-13-2021 12:58 PM
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    Giovanni and crew eclipsed PowerPlay's outright speed record around Fastnet Rock over the weekend,
    becoming the 1st vessel to ever make the prestigious romp in less than 24 hours!


    It's a record!
    We arrived
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    Published on 05-13-2021 09:50 AM
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    Register now for marine first-aid classes with Michelle Diaz - Mondays, May 17 & 24 @ 7pm PT
    5/6/2021

    Join us on Zoom for our two virtual classes on how ...
    Published on 05-13-2021 09:10 AM
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    The Finn Gold Cup remains New Zealand’s Cup as Andy Maloney sweeps to victory in Porto




    It took more than 60 years for a New Zealand sailor to win the Finn Gold Cup, and now two have come along in a row. Andy Maloney has led the 2021 Finn Gold Cup since Day 1 and on Wednesday, though he briefly lost the lead, did just enough to take the cup from his teammate Josh Junior, who was the first ever Kiwi to win the Cup in 2019.


    Joan Cardona, from Spain, took the silver and won the European Continental Qualifier for Spain in Tokyo, while Junior took the bronze. Leo Davis also qualified South Africa ...
    Published on 05-11-2021 07:05 PM
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    The 100' Sailing Catamaran Energy Observer sailed into San Francisco Bay on Friday May 8th and quietly made it's way to Pier 9 on the San Francisco Embarcadero.





    The Maxi Cat has a lengthy history of voyages and records prior to becoming the worlds 1st sailing vessel with autonomous means of producing hydrogen on board and without emitting greenhouse gas emissions using renewable energies.

    Originally named Formule Tag, this maxi-catamaran was built by Canadair in Québec, Canada in 1983, under the supervision of Canadian skipper Mike Birch and British designer Nigel Irens. The yacht was built to compete in the inaugural Transat Québec-Saint-Malo—a trans-North Atlantic sailing race celebrating Jacques Cartier's 1534 voyage from Saint-Malo, France, to present day Québec City.

    It was the largest sailing catamaran of its
    ...
    Published on 05-11-2021 04:40 PM
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    Maloney and Junior run the show on penultimate day
    New Zealand’s Andy Maloney has extended his lead at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup in Porto, Portugal, to take a five-point lead into the final day on Wednesday, with three races possible. Zsombor Berecz, the 2018 champion, from Hungary, moves up to second, while defending champion Josh Junior, also from New Zealand, climbs to third.


    Race wins went to Brazil’s Jorge Zarif, in the very light first race, before Nenad Bugarin, from Croatia, and Junior won the next two races in ...
    Published on 05-10-2021 10:24 AM
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    Second lost day at Finn Gold Cup following very unstable conditions
    Whilst different storms rage elsewhere in the sailing world, for the second day running,
    no racing was possible at the 2021 Finn Gold Cup after offshore Atlantic storms brought very unstable conditions to Porto.

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    Published on 05-10-2021 08:57 AM
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    Energy Observer, the vessel of the future due to make a stopover in San Francisco from 10 to 13 May


    © Energy Observer Productions - George Conty


    Energy Observer is a French project that set sail from Saint Malo in northern France in 2017 on a 7-year expedition around the world.
    A world first, Energy Observer is a technological triumph: the laboratory vessel powered by renewable energies and hydrogen, ...
    Published on 05-07-2021 10:39 AM
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    A great day of sailing again today for the crews involved in the race and for the spectators following the action from land. The last leg of the course heading for the finish saw the yachts passing close under the Portofino lighthouse, a thrilling and adrenaline-charged parade that quickly ...
    Published on 05-06-2021 01:41 PM
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    Energy Explorer is making slow but steady progress up the San Mateo County Coast and is due to arrive at the Golden Gate at 5:50



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    Published on 05-06-2021 10:32 AM
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    France and America consolidate leadership in Cascais
    Cascais Bay gives participants headaches.




    On the second day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship races, the forty Olympic boats filled the bay of Cascais with colour ...
    Published on 05-06-2021 09:18 AM
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    PORT ANGELES, Wash. — The Coast Guard rescued three people from a burning vessel Tuesday evening five miles east of Port Angeles.

    At approximately 6 p.m., watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound received a call from a distressed mariner reporting ...
    Published on 05-05-2021 04:25 PM
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    D Flag went up at 13:00 for the 3 fleets. Great sailing conditions in Vilamoura, with Races 8 and 9 sailed under 12/13Knots of wind.
    A sunny and warm day in Vilamoura (air temp. 27 C), with excellent breeze, allowed, again, to complete the 2 scheduled races.
    Sailors where back ashore just past 16:30, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the Portuguese spring.

    Paul Snow-Hansen and Jordi ...
    Published on 05-05-2021 11:39 AM
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    Innovation to accelerate energy transition

    Energy Observer is a laboratory where engineers, researchers and scientists are developing innovations, which will make renewable energies a reality for
    all. With this in mind, they put to the test the latest, cutting-edge technologies in terms of hydrogen,batteries, solar and wind power and hydroelectricity
    production in the most demanding and at times hostile environment known to man: the ocean.

    These are tried-and-tested technologies optimised over the course of a voyage spanning more than 30,000 nautical miles. ...
    Published on 05-05-2021 10:07 AM
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    Max Crittenden was a long time member of the SF based Singlehanded Sailing Society before retiring a few years back and relocating to
    the desert of Southern California. After much time readjusting to his new locale, the call of the sea remains running in his blood stream and
    he is engaging with the area's version of short handed sailing, the Pacific Singlehanded Sailing Association.

    Curious as
    ...
    Published on 05-04-2021 03:45 PM
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    France and the United States lead the first day in Cascais
    38 boats in the Portuguese sailing Mecca

    On the first day of the 2021 Cascais 49er & 49er Fx Championship, the Olympic fleet composed of 28 boats, of the 49erFx class, plus 10 ...
    Published on 05-04-2021 02:35 PM
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    A beautiful sunny day in Vilamoura delivered light breeze in the afternoon.
    The 81 teams sailed 2 races with a southerly 7-9 kt breeze.



    A beautiful sunny day in Vilamoura delivered light breeze in the afternoon.The 81 teams sailed 2 races with a southerly 7-9 kt breeze.In the Men’s fleet the New Zealanders Paul Snow-Hansen and Daniel Willcox moved to 1st place followed closely by the Spanish crew Jordi Xammar and Nicolas Rodriguez just 2 points behind, with Olympic champions ...
    Published on 05-03-2021 02:57 PM
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    RYE, NEW YORK (May 3, 2021): The Melges IC37 Class traveled to a new venue for the East Coast Championship April 30-May 2, 2021. The spring regatta hosted in Rye, NY by American Yacht Club was the first event of the class’s one-design season.

    A mix of race leaders and sporty conditions kept sailors on their toes. ...
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