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    • Disaster Narrowly Averted By Good Communication And Proper Planning
      by Photoboy


      So this happened:

      On December 1st I departed on a delivery from Woods Hole, MA to Puerto Rico, with the owner Laura Shulman and crew Tomasz Dvorak. We left in a NW wind, 25-35 knots with only a staysail up and sailed conservatively with wind aft of beam, towards the Gulf stream. As we approached the wind became lighter and we hosted the mainsail, until ultimately, we were motor sailing safely across the GS.


      We exited the GS in light upwind conditions
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      Yesterday, 01:14 PM
    • Winch Cleaning Project Goes All Wrong
      by Photoboy
      “Suddenly, the tragedy”: the Mini 6.50 goes up in smoke before his eyes THE PHOTOS AND THE TESTIMONY - Quentin Mocudet, skipper of Maxi 6.50 number 1015 saw his boat catch fire on the reservoir
      12-07-2022, 03:01 PM
    • Winch Cleaning Project Goes All Wrong
      by Photoboy
      “Suddenly, the tragedy”: the Mini 6.50 goes up in smoke before his eyes







      PHOTOS AND TESTIMONIALS – Quentin Mocudet, skipper of Mini 6.50 number 1015 saw his boat catch fire on the reservoir in La Turballe. The unfortunate sailor recounts the mishap. The origin of the flames may be in the fumes of the petrol F used to clean the winches

      “Since the age of 8 I have been practicing competitive sailing in Optimist with the
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      12-07-2022, 03:00 PM
    • A New 24 Hour IMOCA Record
      by Photoboy
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      558 miles in 24 hours. The crew of Charal 2, currently on delivery to Lorient after taking part in the Route du Rhum, has just put in a solid performance with an average speed of 23.25 knots over 24 hours. An absolute record in IMOCA which will not however be homologated. Too bad, but still impressive...





      The Charal 2 crew. From left to right: Franck Cammas, Valentin Le Floc'h, Nicolas Andrieu and Kevin Bloch. | CHARAL SAILING TEAM n...
      12-07-2022, 12:12 PM
    • Drive It Like You Stole It
      by Photoboy
      RIDERS ON THE STORM


      Glassy seas, but an ominous sky greeted the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team out today deep in the Gulf of Cagliari – the Golfu de Casteddu in local Sardinian- and with a forecast for the wind to increase significantly but some debate and conflict over quite how much and when, it was a tricky day for the team’s meteorologists. It was even harder actually on the water as the team docked out from their quite astonishingly well-appointed base in the...
      12-06-2022, 12:48 PM
    • Putting The Big Back Into A Big Boat Regatta!
      by Photoboy
      Andoo Comanche and Willow win 2022 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge



      The John Winning Jr-skippered maxi yacht, Andoo Comanche, produced a masterclass of high-speed sailing to win Line Honours in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.

      Meanwhile, the Jim Cooney-skippered and owned Volvo 70 Willow was declared the overall winner.

      Under glorious sun and in southerly 15 knot winds that suited perfectly, Andoo Comanche was first to finish the
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      12-06-2022, 10:24 AM
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