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  • Today is the anniversary of the first light at Mile Rocks Lighthouse!

    Today is the anniversary of the first light at Mile Rocks Lighthouse!

    On February 15 of 1906, the Third Order Fresnel Lens at Mile Rocks Lighthouse was lit for the first time! Unlike Point Cabrillo Light Station, Mile Rocks was a “stag station”, because of the limited space on the rock. There was barely enough room for the lightkeepers, so no wives or children were allowed on the island! In order to stay in contact, one keeper’s wife would walk out to Lands End in San Francisco to use a flashlight to signal a greeting to her husband. In the 19...
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  • The Next Generation Begins Production

    The Next Generation Begins Production

    AC40's IN PRODUCTION Just over 11 months since Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC75 ‘Te Rehutai’ crossed the finish line to claim the 36th America’s Cup, its younger sister class- the AC40 is already in production. While much of the world was having a well-earned break during the transition from 2021 into 2022 the 7 axis CNC machine at McConaghy Boats production facility was working 24/7 carving out the tooling for the hull of the new class. The AC40 hull shape is based on that of T...
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  • The Training Never Stops

    The Training Never Stops

    USCG Training of Ocean Beach in San Francisco These 40' Surf Rescue Vessels are designed to perform rescues in dubious conditions, and come equipped with two independently sealed motors, so if one get flooded and the engine conks out, the other can still be utilized to get crew out of harms way... You might ask why the crew is all outside and not inside? Simply because the are water tight and designed to withstand a roll over, and if you were inside during such and event, the beatin...
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  • 7 Days Removed From Transatlantic Rowing Record

    7 Days Removed From Transatlantic Rowing Record

    British rower with incurable cancer sets new world record with two friends for Atlantic crossing Three British women, one of whom has incurable cervical cancer, have shattered the world record for rowing across the Atlantic. Kat Cordiner and teammates Abby Johnston and Charlotte Irving arrived in Antigua on Sunday evening. The women completed the 3,000-mile crossing from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour in the Caribbean in 42 days, seven hours and 17 minutes, knockin...
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  • Saturday's Tonga Volcano Details

    Saturday's Tonga Volcano Details

    The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano on Saturday was so large, it was a spectacle best appreciated from space. The eruption was remarkable in that it involved the simultaneous formation of a volcanic ash plume, an atmospheric shock wave and a series of tsunami waves. While details are still emerging and we are still within an eruption episode that could have more twists and turns, there are several pieces of information that can help us begin to understand this event a...
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  • The Magic Returns To NYYC

    The Magic Returns To NYYC

    New York Yacht Club to Challenge for 37th America’s Cup with American Magic NEW YORK, N.Y. — Earlier this week the Trustees of the New York Yacht Club approved a challenge for the 37th edition of the America’s Cup, sailing’s most prestigious trophy. “We are extremely excited to continue our quest to regain the America’s Cup with American Magic,” says Paul M. Zabetakis, M.D., Commodore of the New York Yacht Club (at right). “Upon receiving the Protocol for the 37th Match, we...
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  • Martine Awarded The Magnus Olsson Prize

    Martine Awarded The Magnus Olsson Prize


    © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo AB TWO TIME OLYMPIC CHAMPION MARTINE GRAEL AWARDED THE MAGNUS OLSSON PRIZE Stockholm, Sweden, 31 December 2021: The Mange Olsson Foundation has announced Martine Grael is the 2021 winner of its prestigious Magnus Olsson Prize. Awarded annually to an individual who has made an indelible contribution to the world of sailing, previous recipients include Torben Grael, Sir Ben Ainslie, Stan Honey, Santiago Lange, Grant Dalton, Carolijn Brouwer and Peter Burling. ...
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  • Seasons Greetings!

    Seasons Greetings!



    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

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  • Kitefoild World Series Highlights From Fuerteventura Rolls Into Gran Canaria

    Kitefoild World Series Highlights From Fuerteventura Rolls Into Gran Canaria

    Big offshore gusts and sunny skies delivered a barnstorming conclusion to the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura. Max Maeder of Singapore came out on top of a thrilling duel with Axel Mazella from France. Poema Newland of France dominated the women’s division, winning the trophy ahead of Great Britain’s Ellie Aldridge. After a rain stormy day of confused winds on Friday, the classic Fuerteventura northerly breeze kicked in for the climax of the event, the offshore gus...
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  • The Cup Openth Up

    The Cup Openth Up

    The entry period for the 37th America’s Cup is now open. As of 12am 1st December 2021 Challengers can now officially enter the next edition of the oldest trophy in international sport. Kevin Shoebridge, COO of Emirates Team New Zealand said, “The Defender, RNZYS & Emirates Team New Zealand, have had very positive initial interest since the release of the Protocol of the 37th America’s Cup, feedback and interest from prospective teams, both existing and new has been very enco...
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  • All Wrapped Up At Copa Del Rey Mapfre
    by Photoboy


    Marcus Brennecke’s ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments after the nearest rivals Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup seemingly came back from the dead after being over the start line early.










    From being a long way ahead of OneGroup, Hatari found themselves needing to cover their
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    08-06-2022, 09:43 AM
  • French Sailor Survives Overnight In A Capsized Class 40
    by Photoboy
    Against all odds, a French sailor in his 60s survived inside of a capsized sailing yacht off the coast of Galicia, Spain overnight Monday, breathing from an air pocket until Spanish rescue divers reached him the following afternoon.




    At about 2000 hours on Monday, the Class40 sailing yacht Jeanne Solo Sailor capsized at a position about 14 miles northwest of the Sisargas Islands, west of A Coruna. The sole occupant, 62-year-old French national Laurent Camprubi, told
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    08-04-2022, 10:40 AM
  • A Misty End To July For Bonita Racers!
    by Photoboy
    Rounding out the end of July on the YRA calendar, the Encinal or Bonita race was held over the past weekend.
    a 22 nm jaunt from off of Treasure Island and out the gat to Point Bonita and then back to the Encinal Yacht Club in the Estuary

    A cool misty day with a 2.7 knot flood and varying moments of visibility, sometimes completely occluded in the Golden Gate Strait, and
    moments of 1 mile or so, dashed with drizzle, loud fog horns and large vessels and fishing boats transiting
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    08-03-2022, 03:29 PM
  • Pinned In Queens
    by Photoboy



    The FDNY freed a sailboat that had gotten stuck under the Roosevelt Island bridge on Saturday morning, officials said.

    A man was rescued by FDNY Marine units after the vessel’s mast got wedged in the steel work on the bridge at about 7:15 a.m., a spokesperson told The Post.

    In coordination with Department of Transportation bridge operators the boat was freed “with minimal damage,” according to FDNY.







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    08-01-2022, 09:37 AM
  • Having A Blast On The Great Lakes
    by Photoboy



    By Laura Muma



    In one punch after another, storm cells rocked the racing and cruising divisions throughout Saturday night during the 113th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust. The predicted storms not only came to fruition, but they also continued throughout the night in rapid succession.



    As of 11 a.m. CDT, 15 boats have officially retired, reporting ripped main sails, exploded spinnakers, and broken
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    07-25-2022, 01:35 PM
  • Garda Shines For The Melges 24 European Tour
    by Photoboy
    ꜱᴘᴀʀᴋʟɪɴɢ ᴅᴀʏ ᴏꜰ ꜱᴀɪʟɪɴɢ ᴡᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴇʟɢᴇꜱ 24 ꜰʟᴇᴇᴛ ᴏɴ ɢᴀʀᴅᴀ ʟᴀᴋᴇ




    The fourth event of the 2022 , , considered also , opens with a sparkling day of racing: it was thanks to a fresh and unstable Ora that the fleet completed four races, opening the series organized by Fraglia Vela Riva in a bombastic way.







    Former Italian Olympian , well assisted by another Olympian, Giovanna Micol, took the lead of the pack with (?,...
    07-23-2022, 03:09 PM
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