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  • J-Class Jumpstarts The 2022 Superyacht Cup

    J-Class Jumpstarts The 2022 Superyacht Cup

    Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 got off to a flying start today with a quartet of J Class yachts conducting a superb symphony of sail racing out on the Bay of Palma to launch the latest edition of Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta.Two windward-leeward races in near perfect sailing conditions of 10 to 14 knots, saw the awe-inspiring 40m-plus J Class yachts – Ranger, Svea, Topaz and Velsheda –...
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  • Powerful Porto

    Powerful Porto






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  • Mighty Merloe On A Clipper Cove Beach Break

    Mighty Merloe On A Clipper Cove Beach Break

    The ORMA 60 Mighty Merloe was spotted beached up in the lee of Yerba Buena early this week, creating quite a bit of speculation as to the reason.

    The now owner of the former Franck Cammas's Groupama 2 is now the property of Donald Lawson, an African American sailor with high aspirationsfor the trimaran...






    Hello everyone! We had no idea so many people around the world were following us and making assumptions about the boat being abandoned and...
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  • A Big Breeze Conclusion In Lagos

    A Big Breeze Conclusion In Lagos



    The GC32 Lagos Cup, the pre-Worlds for next month’s GC32 World Championship, concluded in big breeze. Despite the flying catamaran fleet heading out an hour early, by the end of the first race, the sea state was still relatively flat but with the wind averaging 22 knots and gusting to 27 it was ‘survival’ for some of the 10 teams, so PRO Stuart Childerley made the welcome decision to abandon racing.

    Otherwise the historic maritime port on Portugal’s
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  • Brest Wishes For Ocean 50's

    Brest Wishes For Ocean 50's




    LEYTON, WINNER AT BREST
    They crawled from the passage of the first Marquee Western route of Sein dubbed yesterday late afternoon. Joined by phone, Leyton's crew, at fleet head, explained that they had reached peaks at 35 knots to reach the island of Ouessant... Bumpy sea and tonic beans rhymed the Pointe Brittany before an ultra-fast run to join the BirIls crawled from the passage of the first mark of the Western Sein route doubled yesterday late afternoon. Joined by phone,
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  • The Globe40 Sets Sail

    The Globe40 Sets Sail




    Here we are at last. After months, indeed years of preparation, the crews took the OFFICIAL START of the first edition of the Globe40 this Sunday 26 June at 15:00 hours Moroccan time (14:00 UTC) in the Bay of Tangier. Before leaving the Strait of Gibraltar in their wake, the competing Class40s completed a 7-mile coastal course concocted by Race Management between Cape Malabata and the western cardinal mark of Roche Bour?e, opposite the ancient Medina of Tangier, bidding a symbolic
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  • Flying High At The Lagos Cup

    Flying High At The Lagos Cup




    While Ernesto Bertarelli’s Alinghi Red Bull Racing team has topped GC32 competition for many years, they are now focused on 37th America’s Cup training and so are fielding two teams on the GC32 Racing Tour: SUI 8, which emphatically won last month on Riva del Garda and their development team SUI 15. For the GC32 Lagos Cup their skippers - Arnaud Psarofaghis and Maxime Bachelin - have swapped boats, begging the question: “Does a helmsman or the crew make the...
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  • Coasties Searching For Missing Couple

    Coasties Searching For Missing Couple




    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for two 65-year olds who are reported overdue after failing to return Monday from a sailing trip to the Azores, Portugal.
    Missing are Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones.

    Nikopoulos and Jones departed from Hampton, Virginia on June 8 for the Azores. The boaters reported to Jones's daughter on June 13 that heavy weather had damaged their vessel and that they were headed back to Hampton. The
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  • The Narrows Takes It's Toll

    The Narrows Takes It's Toll


    Progress Chart: https://r2ak2022.maprogress.com


    Day 3: Big milestones, everyone finds their race, unknowing runs rampant


    Field Report
    photo: Teams Wraith 2AK and High Seas Drifters by Laura Bennett

    Before we get to the daily dose of R2AK’s blathering fever dream, we need to set the record straight: if you don’t know, we probably don’t either.

    To be clear: we are hustling. Up and down R2AK’s elongating
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  • A Wild Ride Aboard Mālama

    A Wild Ride Aboard Mālama




    "A wild ride": Elena Hight and Ian Walsh complete Newport Bermuda Race with 11th Hour Racing Team


    Bermuda June 19, 2022
    
    At 06:48 EDT, 11th Hour Racing Team crossed the finish line of the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race after a grueling 41 hours and 28 minutes 43 seconds at sea.

    Skipper Charlie Enright (USA) and Justine Mettraux (SUI) were joined by special guests Red Bull big wave surfer Ian Walsh (USA) and backcountry snowboarder
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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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