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  • 24H Ultim Provides Showcase For Latest Foiling Maxi Innovations

    24H Ultim Provides Showcase For Latest Foiling Maxi Innovations





    44 is the number of cumulative runs carried out, this Friday off the coast of Lorient, by the four maxi-multihulls on the ranks of the 2nd edition of the 24H Ultim. Despite the conditions not prone to fantastic flights, this exceptional fleet has nevertheless demonstrated its performance potential, displaying speeds nearly three times higher than those of the wind, which has oscillated between 13 and 5 knots today. These trimarans, which accelerate and take off at the...
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    Last edited by Photoboy; Today, 12:07 PM.

  • The Mini's Are Amassing In The Atlantic And Canary Island Bound!

    The Mini's Are Amassing In The Atlantic And Canary Island Bound!

    Heading for the Canaries!



    After being postponed for 24 hours due to the bad weather conditions forecast off Cape Finisterre for Wednesday, the start of the first stage of La Boulang?re Mini Transat was given this Monday, September 25, at 1:38 p.m. Propelled by a southeasterly flow blowing gently between 4 and 7 knots, the 90 competing competitors then left Les Sables d'Olonne to reach Santa Cruz de La Palma, with a total of 1,350 miles to cover and almost as many traps
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  • Raven Flies Into Uncharted Waters

    Raven Flies Into Uncharted Waters

    BALTIC 111 RAVEN REACHES SUSTAINED SPEEDS IN HIGH TWENTIES AS SUCCESSFUL TRIALS ARE COMPLETED IN FINLAND





    Early sailing trials for the foil-assisted Baltic 111 Raven have been described as ‘very successful’ as the super-lightweight sloop showed impressive reliability and reached sustained speeds in the high 20s during 10 consecutive days of sailing off Baltic Yachts’ head-quarters in Jakobstad, Finland

    The revolutionary superyacht, the first sailing...
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  • Lowry And Martin Setting The Pace At 5o5 Worlds

    Lowry And Martin Setting The Pace At 5o5 Worlds



    Lowry and Martin lead the pack with random precision

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Racing concluded on Sunday, September 24, for the 2023 5O5 Pre-Worlds and North American Championships at St. Francis Yacht Club. The event was held on two sailing areas on San Francisco Bay, with the first day of racing on Saturday held on Race Area A, west of Alcatraz Island, and the second day on Race Area B, just west of Treasure Island.



    On Saturday, after three
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  • Foiling IMOCA's Speed Runs Blister The Water At Lorient

    Foiling IMOCA's Speed Runs Blister The Water At Lorient



    The 2023 edition of this Azimut Challenge - Lorient Agglomeration marks a turning point for the multi-format event imagined by Jean-Marie Corteville in 2011. By welcoming 34 IMOCAs to Lorient La Base for the biggest poster of the year, the Challenge showed that he had the scale for large gatherings. Review of a breathtaking edition!



    It was in 2018, right here at the D?fi Azimut, that Charal, the first VPLP design of the name, carried out the first takeoffs
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  • Top IMOCA Boats Charging Towards The Finish

    Top IMOCA Boats Charging Towards The Finish

    The fleet of 31 has been reduced by 3 boats since the start, while the lead boats, led by Franck Cammas and Jeremie Beyou on Charal are as this writing are all within 100 miles or less, and galloping along to windward at speeds approaching 20 knots!




    Last night, CORUM L'Epargne dismasted 80 miles from Audierne, in the southwest of Brittany. The damage occurred at around 1:30 am, just over 12 hours after the start of the Azimut 48H from Lorient. The boat had just...
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 09-22-2023, 12:54 PM.

  • Two Boats Sidelined As Wind Increases In Puerto Portal

    Two Boats Sidelined As Wind Increases In Puerto Portal

    A day of double jeopardy sees 52 SUPER SERIES 2023 title battle closer than ever



    An incredible turn of events at the start of the first race today at the 52 SUPER SERIES Puerto Portals Sailing Week saw both of the top two title challengers, circuit leaders Provezza and second placed Platoon launched on an emotional rollercoaster which concluded with the German flagged world champions finishing today poised now only six points behind Provezza with only four races of the
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  • Breeze On Start For Defi Azimuth

    Breeze On Start For Defi Azimuth

    Breeze, heavy seas, beating, reaching and running… Some bracing and varied conditions await the 34 competing duos from Thursday at 10:30 UTC



    As is the case every year, the D?fi Azimut – Lorient Agglomeration is an opportunity to bring a little order to the ever-changing IMOCA scoresheet. Indeed, the 2023 season has seen the arrival of several new designs, some of which have already made quite the impression.



    FOUR HEADLINE ACTS

    The...
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  • Buckler Island Offered Up For $75 Million

    Buckler Island Offered Up For $75 Million

    An entire private island in the San Francisco Bay has hit the market for $75 million.

    Article by Andrew Chamings: https://www.sfgate.com/local/article...-18378643.php?



    Point Buckler’s 50 acres of swampy marshland on the southern edge of Grizzly Bay in Solano County last changed hands for just $150,000 in 2011. The huge price hike may have something to do with the recent $800 million land grab by Flannery Associates — the group of ultra-wealthy
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  • Bay Of Palma Sees Phoenix Rising

    Bay Of Palma Sees Phoenix Rising

    20TH OF SEPTEMBER, 2023
    Phoenix steer clear to lead, Platoon, Sled damaged in Race 2 collision at 52 SUPER SERIES Puerto Portals Sailing Week




    The Plattner family’s Phoenix lead the 52 SUPER SERIES Puerto Portals Sailing Week regatta after three excellent races on the Bay of Palma which were marred by a collision at the start of the second race when Sled and Platoon were hit by Gladiator on the start line.

    Platoon and Sled were allocated
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  • 24H Ultim Provides Showcase For Latest Foiling Maxi Innovations
    by Photoboy




    44 is the number of cumulative runs carried out, this Friday off the coast of Lorient, by the four maxi-multihulls on the ranks of the 2nd edition of the 24H Ultim. Despite the conditions not prone to fantastic flights, this exceptional fleet has nevertheless demonstrated its performance potential, displaying speeds nearly three times higher than those of the wind, which has oscillated between 13 and 5 knots today. These trimarans, which accelerate and take off at the...
    Today, 12:04 PM
  • The Mini's Are Amassing In The Atlantic And Canary Island Bound!
    by Photoboy
    Heading for the Canaries!



    After being postponed for 24 hours due to the bad weather conditions forecast off Cape Finisterre for Wednesday, the start of the first stage of La Boulang?re Mini Transat was given this Monday, September 25, at 1:38 p.m. Propelled by a southeasterly flow blowing gently between 4 and 7 knots, the 90 competing competitors then left Les Sables d'Olonne to reach Santa Cruz de La Palma, with a total of 1,350 miles to cover and almost as many traps
    ...
    Yesterday, 02:02 PM
  • Raven Flies Into Uncharted Waters
    by Photoboy
    BALTIC 111 RAVEN REACHES SUSTAINED SPEEDS IN HIGH TWENTIES AS SUCCESSFUL TRIALS ARE COMPLETED IN FINLAND





    Early sailing trials for the foil-assisted Baltic 111 Raven have been described as ‘very successful’ as the super-lightweight sloop showed impressive reliability and reached sustained speeds in the high 20s during 10 consecutive days of sailing off Baltic Yachts’ head-quarters in Jakobstad, Finland

    The revolutionary superyacht, the first sailing...
    09-27-2023, 10:31 AM
  • Lowry And Martin Setting The Pace At 5o5 Worlds
    by Photoboy


    Lowry and Martin lead the pack with random precision

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Racing concluded on Sunday, September 24, for the 2023 5O5 Pre-Worlds and North American Championships at St. Francis Yacht Club. The event was held on two sailing areas on San Francisco Bay, with the first day of racing on Saturday held on Race Area A, west of Alcatraz Island, and the second day on Race Area B, just west of Treasure Island.



    On Saturday, after three
    ...
    09-26-2023, 11:13 AM
  • Foiling IMOCA's Speed Runs Blister The Water At Lorient
    by Photoboy


    The 2023 edition of this Azimut Challenge - Lorient Agglomeration marks a turning point for the multi-format event imagined by Jean-Marie Corteville in 2011. By welcoming 34 IMOCAs to Lorient La Base for the biggest poster of the year, the Challenge showed that he had the scale for large gatherings. Review of a breathtaking edition!



    It was in 2018, right here at the D?fi Azimut, that Charal, the first VPLP design of the name, carried out the first takeoffs
    ...
    09-26-2023, 10:21 AM
  • Top IMOCA Boats Charging Towards The Finish
    by Photoboy
    The fleet of 31 has been reduced by 3 boats since the start, while the lead boats, led by Franck Cammas and Jeremie Beyou on Charal are as this writing are all within 100 miles or less, and galloping along to windward at speeds approaching 20 knots!




    Last night, CORUM L'Epargne dismasted 80 miles from Audierne, in the southwest of Brittany. The damage occurred at around 1:30 am, just over 12 hours after the start of the Azimut 48H from Lorient. The boat had just...
    09-22-2023, 12:53 PM
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