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  • Day 4 Dawns On Worrell 1000 Teams With New Enthusiasm

    Day 4 Dawns On Worrell 1000 Teams With New Enthusiasm

    Worrell 1000 Leg 4: Daytona to Jacksonville




    The Worrell Teams scattered the beach at Daytona, with sailors and ground crew busy prepping their boats with a noticeably, more energetic cadence. All were feeling the positive affects of having the last leg (Cocoa to Daytona) cancelled, and the social event’s frivolity from the previous evening elevated everyone’s disposition. However - looking down on them from the 3rd floor balcony - something was off.
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  • Super Yacht Captain Arrested In Cocaine Smuggling Operation

    Super Yacht Captain Arrested In Cocaine Smuggling Operation

    A veteran yacht captain arrested while trying to leave the country from North Queensland is linked to the discovery of $20 million worth of cocaine — and the death of a diver — in Newcastle, police allege.

    • Key points:
    • A 62-year-old man was arrested at Cairns Airport yesterday and was charged with drug importation offences
    • Police allege his arrest is related to the discovery of millions of dollars worth of cocaine in Newcastle this week
    • A diver was found dead in the water near
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  • Dalin's Errorless Race

    Dalin's Errorless Race



    image copyright F.Van Malleghem - Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race

    Charlie Dalin, the story of a faultless


    By leading the race from start to finish and continually setting the pace, the skipper of Apivia returned to winning ways. He crossed the line this Friday at 1 hour 27 minutes after 4 days, 10 hours, 47 minutes and 30 seconds of racing. A way to demonstrate that he has lost none of his will to win and that he is approaching this year more than ever with
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  • I Love Poland claims inaugural IMA Caribbean Maxi Challenge

    I Love Poland claims inaugural IMA Caribbean Maxi Challenge


    I Love Poland sets sail on the RORC Transatlantic Race in association with the IMA. Photo: RORC/James Mitchell


    Following on from its inshore and offshore circuits in the Mediterranean, for 2022 the International Maxi Association introduced its new Caribbean Maxi Challenge. Following January’s RORC Transatlantic Race in association with the IMA, the Caribbean Maxi Challenge comprised the RORC Caribbean 600, followed by three of the leading Caribbean regatta, St Maarten...
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  • ETNZ's Hydrogen Powered Chase Vessel More Efficient Than Expected

    ETNZ's Hydrogen Powered Chase Vessel More Efficient Than Expected

    Emirates Team New Zealand Reach Range And Speed Milestones In ‘Chase Zero’
    Auckland, New Zealand - 11th May 2022




    Emirates Team New Zealand have been continuing the successful commissioning and testing of their hydrogen powered foiling chase boat ‘Chase Zero’ on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf since its launch just five weeks ago


    The team have now run Chase Zero for 36 hours of motoring so far and over 1042km (562.6 nautical miles)
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  • Saving Calypso's Crew From Davey Jones's Locker

    Saving Calypso's Crew From Davey Jones's Locker





    An incredible rescue involving U.S. Coast guard crews out of Cape Cod, after some sailors were hit by a “rogue wave” that crippled their boat.

    It happened Sunday evening about 100 nautical miles south of Long Island Sound.

    Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod were launched to help the sailboat after it was hit by that rogue wave.

    When crews arrived on the scene, they realized how bad it was. The sailboat had been
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  • Duelin Dalin Setting The Pace

    Duelin Dalin Setting The Pace

    IT’S DALIN LEADING THE ‘USUAL SUSPECTS’ AFTER TWO DAYS IN THE GUYADER BERMUDES 1000 RACE


    After two days at sea in the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race, the IMOCA fleet is now heading south-southwest on a starboard reach towards the Gallimard Waypoint situated about 250 nautical miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre.






    Not for the first time in recent races, the leader, who has dominated from the start off Brest on Sunday, is the APIVIA skipper...
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  • Coasties To The Rescue Off Washington Coast

    Coasties To The Rescue Off Washington Coast




    SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued seven people over the weekend after the 143-foot yacht they were aboard took on water and became disabled 25-miles off the Washington coast.


    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a radio call from the crew of the vessel at 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting the yacht was taking on water due to the transom door opening and failing to close.

    After observing smoke, the yacht crew members also
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  • Wally Cento Galateia Win PalmaVela Maxi Class With A Fistful of Firsts

    Wally Cento Galateia Win PalmaVela Maxi Class With A Fistful of Firsts

    Wally Cento Galateia Win PalmaVela Maxi Class With A Fistful of Firsts



    The Wally Cento Galateia won the IRC-IMA Maxi division at Mallorca’s big boat season opener PalmaVela with a perfect scoreline of six wins from six starts.

    Victory in a final light-winds coastal race back-and-forth across the Bay of Palma maintained their perfect tally to win by eight points ahead of Andrea Recordati’s recently acquired Wally 93 Bullit. Second place today ensured
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  • 9 Hour Night Time Survival Swim

    9 Hour Night Time Survival Swim




    A man in his 70s who fell from his boat off the central Queensland coast has been rescued after swimming in rough seas at night for nine hours.

    Central Queensland coast guard squadron commodore James Fleming said the team was initially called out to assist a 40-foot catamaran that had run aground and departed at about 5am on Tuesday morning to assist. "We arrive just after 8:30am … after speaking to the owner [we] found out the hull on the starboard side
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  • A Light Air Test For Officials And Competitors Alike!
    by Photoboy
    Capricorno fights back at
    Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez

    Once again, the race committee of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez showed the patience of Job as they and the 46 maxi yachts competing waited for the wind to defy the forecast and fill in on the Golfe de Saint-Tropez. Finally a light easterly from 070? arrived and, after almost an hour and a half’s wait, racing got under way for the maxi fleet’s four classes, ranging in size from the Swedish-owned Swan 115 Yasi to 60 footers...
    Yesterday, 03:53 PM
  • Gabart ReadyTo Rhum-ble
    by Photoboy
    Route du Rhum. Francois Gabart: "I feel like I belong in offshore racing"Published by Philippe Elies on 04 October 2022 at 12h00


    French skipper Francois Gabart poses in front of his flying maxi-trimaran SVR-Lazartigue, on July 22, 2021 in Concarneau, before its launch Fred TANNEAU AFP / Archives

    If the Paris court granted him a derogation to have the right to participate in the Route du Rhum, Francois Gabart knows that the dispute with the Ultimate class
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  • The Maxi's Turn To Turn Heads
    by Photoboy


    Surprises on opening day of maxi racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
    Press release issued by the International Maxi Association on 04/10/2022


    With a light wind forecast for this entire second week of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the race committee from the Soci?t? Nautique de Saint-Tropez, aided by the International Maxi Association’s race officer Ariane Mainemare, worked miracles to get a first race started and finished on the opening day of maxi racing,...
    10-04-2022, 02:56 PM
  • An Electric Finish To Week One Of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
    by Photoboy
    A dazzling finale to Act 1 of Les Voiles
    Trophies and rewards for the Classic stars: Shenandoah, Scud, Skylark, Sumurun, Jap, EugeniaV, Espar II, Lulu and Bona…
    Nanoq takes the win once more in the BMW Trophy


    Thousands of square metres of sails have been lowered in a joyous din this Saturday evening after a truly amazing finale to part one of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022. The particularly boisterous conditions that greeted today’s fleets prompted the Race
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    10-03-2022, 03:30 PM
  • An Expeditious 24h Ultim Bodes Well For Future Records
    by Photoboy

    For his first solo race, and one month from the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, the skipper of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild impressed. First to cross the start line of the 24H Ultim yesterday at 12 noon off Groix, Charles Caudrelier never let go of the lead, easily containing his adversaries. He won the 24H Ultim this Sunday, October 2 at 7h 54 minutes and 52 seconds after 493 miles of racing at an average speed of 24.71 knots, after 19 hours 54 minutes and 52 seconds of navigation....
    10-03-2022, 12:15 PM
  • The Mad Maxi Race Is ON!
    by Photoboy



    Rainy start, happy start? The Breton drizzle was part of the game this morning at Lorient La Base when the 4 maxi trimarans left the pontoons to reach the start area of ​​the 24H Ultim located to the east of the island of Groix. And the conditions shouldn't improve over the next 24 hours, giving them a real warm-up for the start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe: wind, heavy seas, rain… Just that.








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