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  • The Boss Backs The Canadian Ocean Racing Team

    The Boss Backs The Canadian Ocean Racing Team




    Today, Canadian Scott Shawyer launched Canada Ocean Racing, a new offshore sailing team. Shawyer will compete in the solo, non-stop round the world race, the Vendee Globe, aiming to become the first Canadian to complete the pinnacle event in offshore sailing, widely regarded as the toughest sporting challenge on the planet.







    Backed by renowned British sailor Alex Thomson, Shawyer’s campaign aims to lead and inspire
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  • The Flying 15's Flock To Cowes!

    The Flying 15's Flock To Cowes!

    2022 Flying 15 European Championship at Cowes
    21 - 25 August, 2022



    71 Flying 15's have descended upon Cowes for the 2022 European Championship
    The Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club (CCYC) is looking forward to welcoming 70 Flying Fifteens for the 2022 European Championship to be sailed in the Solent from 21 - 25 August. The regatta will mark the 75th anniversary of the design by the legendary Uffa Fox.

    Entries have come from all over the world including
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  • Powered Up In Portugal

    Powered Up In Portugal



    Cascais, Portugal, August 22, 2022. On the second day of the Snipe World Championship, the wind was light leaving the harbor, but began to build steadily with big shifts, causing the Race Committee to move the course 3 times to find suitable conditions for racing.









    After almost 2 hours, the wind was finally steady, with intensity between 15 and 20+ knots, allowing to finally start racing.In the only race of the day
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  • Jangada Doublehands To 2022 Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race Overall Title

    Thrilling Climax for Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race

    The Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race came to a thrilling climax on the 16th day of the 1,805 nautical mile race. In a 14-hour flurry, 10 boats finished the race and a passionate dock party on Trinity Landing was followed by a hearty meal at the RORC Clubhouse in Cowes. Five boats are still racing but none of them can realistically better the IRC corrected time scored by JPK 1010 Jangada. The Royal Ocean Racing
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  • All Grins At Hamilton Island Race Week

    All Grins At Hamilton Island Race Week


    Perfect trade wind sailing blessed the 200-plus strong fleet on the opening day of Hamilton Island Race Week in the glorious Queensland Whitsunday islands.

    Close to two thousand sailors from around the country plus internationals put on a brilliant display in the southeast winds and sunshine, live action for those spectating from the Bommie Deck at Hamilton Island Yacht Club and lunching at the Wild Oats Wines Ladies Lunch at the Beach Pavilion.

    Sixteen divisions
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  • Algae Bloom Expands Around The Bay Area

    Algae Bloom Expands Around The Bay Area

    SF Baykeeper continues to advise caution against contacting the murky, discolored waters or eating seafood from affected areas; the bloom now extends over much of the East Bay shoreline and into southern San Francisco—Photo: pollution hotline tipster Benjamin Feingold.




    Above and below, the continued growth of the algae bloom has turned very ruddy brown and opaque





    The algal bloom in the Oakland Estuary that we reported about
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  • Mattapoisett Boatyard Catches Fire

    Mattapoisett Boatyard Catches Fire

    MATTAPOISETT, Mass. (AP) — A huge fire at a Massachusetts marina turned several boats, buildings and vehicles into burned-out shells Friday, producing a plume of black smoke so thick it was picked up by weather radar.





    Aerial video taken by WCVB-TV showed much of the boatyard in Mattapoisett engulfed in flames, with the fire apparently limited to buildings and boats on land. A firefighting vessel could be seen pulled up to the dock, getting as close as possible
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  • A Hard U Turn For Ant Artic Lab

    A Hard U Turn For Ant Artic Lab




    Safety over Ambition. Norbert Sedlacek Koch made a U-turn.

    The second night at sea was already quite intense. Skipper Norbert Sedlacek Koch had to tack against 40 knots of wind through a rocky sea.

    Today, at 2:05 PM, he informed his shore crew that the IY Open60AAL has hit an unidentified floating object and the rudder fixation had broken. Sadly, as the rudders are essential to steer a boat in the right direction, he had to turn around once again. It
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  • Lake Lucerne Hosts A European Classic!

    Lake Lucerne Hosts A European Classic!

    Aspire returns to 5.5 Metre circuit to dominate opening day of Swiss Open




    The 5.5 Metre class is famous for going to nice venues, but no one was really prepared for how nice the first day of the 2022 Swiss Open turned out. Aspire (POL 17, Mateusz Kusznierewicz, Przemysław Gacek, Edward Wright) took three race wins to lead overnight with Caracole (SUI 214, Bernard Haissly, Nicolas Berthoud, Daniel Stampfli) winning the third race to sit in second on equal points
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  • Snatching Victory From The Jaws Of Defeat

    Snatching Victory From The Jaws Of Defeat


    All Photos Copyright https://www.mistephotography.com/


    Victory is Sweet

    Barby MacGowan | Media Pro International

    NEWPORT, RI (August 14, 2022) – On the third and final day of the 2022 Safe Harbor Race Weekend, Newport’s famous southwesterly sea breeze finally came calling, and it kicked in early enough for plenty of good racing to be had by 62 teams in 11 classes. Some of yesterday’s class leaders held their positions, if even
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  • Dates Confirmed For AC37
    by Photoboy
    AC37 Event Limited (ACE) today confirmed both the intended race area and the race dates for the America’s Cup Match 2024.




    The Racing Area for both the Challenger Selection Series and the America’s Cup Match itself have now been agreed with Barcelona’s Capitan Maritimo and are set to the south of the City along Barcelona’s beachfront, affording the perfect natural viewing gallery right along the coastline for spectators.

    A permanent
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    11-30-2022, 10:28 AM
  • Rudder Jumpers The Latest Twist For Stowaways
    by Photoboy
    Spanish coastguard finds stowaways on ship rudder



    By Mattea Bubalo
    BBC News

    Three stowaways have been found sitting on the rudder of a ship after it completed an 11-day voyage from Nigeria, Spanish authorities say.
    A photo shared by the coastguard shows the men sitting on the rudder at the oil tanker's stern, their feet less than a metre away from the water.
    They were taken to hospital at the tanker's destination in Gran Canaria and treated
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    11-29-2022, 10:29 AM
  • Little Alcatraz Parkup
    by Photoboy





    On Saturday morning, a powerboat parked itself up upon Little Alcatraz around 9:55 AM
    \One man, one woman and 3 dogs were aboard.


    SFPD marine unit, USCG Helo and Vessel Assist rendered aide and got the boat off the rock with no injuries and apparently no environment impacts. ( tell that to the crushed mussels)

    We now resume the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend
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    11-27-2022, 12:44 PM
  • Implementing A Solution
    by Photoboy
    AC40: IMPLEMENTING THE SOLUTION

    Auckland - 25th November 2022

    Just days ago, Emirates Team New Zealand buried the bow of their AC40 while testing in waves on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, which resulted in damage to the forward sections of the hull and deck structure. While the on-water team was recovering the yacht and returning to dock, the team’s engineers immediately began reviewing onboard data to identify the root cause of the issue.



    “The
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    11-25-2022, 10:32 AM
  • Richhomme Takes 2nd Class 40 Title In Route Du Rhum
    by Photoboy



    Dominant Richomme at the double. Route du Rhum Class40 winner Yoann Richomme (Paprec-Arkea) triumphs on second successive edition.



    French skipper Yoann Richomme joined the very elite group of solo ocean racers to have twice won their class on the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe when he brought the new build Lombard Lift 40 V2 Paprec-Arkea through the finish line of the 12th edition this Wednesday afternoon at 16:23:40hr to win Class40 from a record
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    11-23-2022, 01:06 PM
  • A Broken Nose Sidelines Testing Of AC40 For ETNZ
    by Photoboy
    Emirates Team New Zealand have suffered damage to the bow of their AC40 today after an early start testing on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf in some top end conditions.





    In recent weeks the Emirates Team New Zealand AC40 has been taken out of its one design configuration and testing stepped up in its development and data collection towards the design of its AC75.

    The team were testing under manual flight control to the north of Waiheke Island in around
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    11-21-2022, 12:41 PM
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