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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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  • Early Pounding Expected For Newport Bermuda

    Early Pounding Expected For Newport Bermuda




    A fleet of 187 yachts is set to sail the “Thrash to the Onion Patch,” which may well live up to its name if the weather forecast holds


    A close start in 2018 among the fastest Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division boats, including Rambler 88. Daniel Forster/PPL photo
    NEWPORT, RI (June 16, 2022)—With a forecast that looks fresh to frightening for at least the first 36 to 48 hours of the race, a fleet of 187 sailing yachts is set to take on
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  • Storm's A Brewing In North Atlantique

    Storm's A Brewing In North Atlantique

    VENDEE ARCTIQUE - LES SABLES D’OLONNE COURSE IS ALTERED
    THE FLEET WON’T PASS NORTH OF ICELAND





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    In the face of a forecast for deep low pressure system set to bring strong gales in the area of Iceland, the organisation of the Vend?e Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne race this morning took the decision to change the scheduled course to eliminate the passage round to the north of Iceland for the 24 solo skippers racing. The altered...
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  • Crossing The Lull

    Crossing The Lull

    "THE DAGGERBOARD BOATS CAN STILL BE IN THE MIX AT ICELAND"...RACE DIRECTOR LE GOFF




    Of the 24 skippers still racing on the second Vendee Arctique – Les Sables d'Olonne, ten are sailing on IMOCAs with straight daggerboards. Out in the east it is rookies Benjamin Ferre and Guirec Soudee who are the top two on the rankings. Ferre races the 2015 boat which was formerly MACIF and SMA and Soud?e has the 2007 Farr boat which was launched as Estrella Damm
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  • The 2022 Ditch Run : A Quick Fun Run In The Sun

    The 2022 Ditch Run : A Quick Fun Run In The Sun

    106 boats registered for the 31st edition of the 65 nm run from Richmond to Stockton in the
    31st edition of The Ditch Run. ( the original name) otherwise referred to as "The Redneck Transpac"

    With an intensive heat spell in the central valley in the days before the Saturday June 11th start, combined with
    an approaching late season weather system dropping down from the northern Pacific, the forces meshed perfectly
    to produce on of the better warmth plus wind...
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  • R2AK 2022: A Rambunctious Start

    R2AK 2022: A Rambunctious Start


    With a weather forecast between seasick and dangerous for the next two days, R2AK High Command is extending the proving ground by 24 hours.
    Race start is still 5am, Monday 6/13.
    Racers will need to finish in Victoria no later than 5pm on Wednesday 6/15.
    No change to any Victoria schedule of events.
    Racers missing the Tuesday skipper's meeting will get a make up on Wednesday.
    Second start in Victoria is high noon on Thursday
    Race hard, be safe.
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