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  • Genova Grooving In Melges 24 Euros

    Genova Grooving In Melges 24 Euros



    October 27, 2022 - Genova, Italy - Wakeup at dawn for the competitors of the 2022 Melges 24 European Championship, called on the starting line at 9 am for the two races, judged by all to be the most beautiful and competitive of the seven sailed to date in this event organized by the Yacht Club Italiano in collaboration with the International Melges 24 Class Association and the Italian Melges 24 Class.








    Won by the Corinthian
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  • Crisp Shows Her Stuff At 53!

    Crisp Shows Her Stuff At 53!




    In a truly impressive performance, Jessica Crisp has won the Aloha Classic. At 53 years of age. Her younger rivals Sarah Hauser and Maria Andreas, both outstanding riders and supreme athletes, were relegated to 2nd and 3rd respectively on the day. The also legendary Angela Cochran took 4th in the final.






    all images : Fishbowl Diaries/https://internationalwindsurfingtour.com/







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  • Glory At The Front, Retirements In The Rear

    Glory At The Front, Retirements In The Rear

    Mana and Leopard 3: Forces of Nature



    Just after midnight this morning, Tuesday 25 October, the 43rd Rolex Middle Sea Race reached its first crescendo as Mana ghosted across the finish line to beat a charging Zoulou by a mere 56 seconds at the mouth of Marsamxett Harbour. The race had appeared in the bag for Mana from as far back as Favignana. A real twist at the death saw a two pronged attack from Zoulou and Maserati Multi 70 create a roulette wheel moment at the South
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  • Mana Takes Multihull Line Honors

    Mana Takes Multihull Line Honors




    OCTOBER 25, 2022 - NEWS

    Riccardo Pavoncelli's MOD70 Mana (ITA) crossed the finish line of the 2022 Rolex Middle Sea Race at 00:32:38 CEST on Tuesday 25 October to take Multihull Line Honours in an elapsed time of 61 hours 32 minutes 38 seconds.

    Mana crew: Riccardo Pavoncelli, Alexia Barrier, Paul Larsen, Jeff Mearing, Tom Dawson, Jonny Malbon, Kai Weeks, Evan Walker.

    In an electrifying finish Mana crossed the line less than one minute ahead
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  • A Lite Air Middle Sea Race Will Set No New Records

    A Lite Air Middle Sea Race Will Set No New Records




    Light on Wind, Large on Spectacle
    Grand Harbour performed some magic today, as an assembled 118 yachts set off on the 43rd Rolex Middle Sea Race. The ancient limestone walls of Valletta seem to come alive in bright sunshine, and they duly offered the gathered spectators, high up on the bastions, a perfect setting to send off the intrepid fleet. While cannon fire aloft marked each start, whispering zephyrs greeted the crews at water level. Would there be sufficient breeze
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  • A Classic PIC Coastal Classic

    A Classic PIC Coastal Classic

    VS wins after Coastal Classic goes down to the wire
    22/10/2022


    For only the second time since 2009, a monohull keelboat has won the PIC Coastal Classic when V5, an Alan Andrews TP52 skippered by Brian Peterson of the RNZYS, crossed the line at 23:46:23.

    It was a race with many lead changes, not only between the top boats but between the types of boats: the warhorse Transpac 52s, the big high-tech multihulls, the smaller nimble 8.5 multis and the Melges 40s
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  • Ultims En Masse For Route du Rhum

    Ultims En Masse For Route du Rhum

    Eight solo skippers will race the upcoming Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe in the Ultim class, sailing on the huge multihulls which are over 30 meters long. The latest innovations and technological advances allow the most recent Ultims to not only to fly but also to stay flying for sustained, long periods. And considering the intensity of the battle between the skippers and their flying machines it seems likely that the record - held for four years by Francis Joyon (7 days, 14 hours,...
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  • 3rd Time's The Charm For Escoffier?

    3rd Time's The Charm For Escoffier?

    Team spirit

    Life for Holcim – PRB IMOCA skipper Kevin Escoffier has been moving at a frenetic pace since this August the 42-year-old French yachtsman announced his return to The Ocean Race for the third time.




    Escoffier had originally planned his campaign around competing singlehanded in the Vend?e Globe 2024, but when his commercial partner – the French building products company PRB – was purchased by the Swiss multinational organisation
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  • Taming A Beast: Armel's Deciphering Of Maxi Multi Banque du Populaire

    Taming A Beast: Armel's Deciphering Of Maxi Multi Banque du Populaire

    THE MAXI BANQUE POPULAIRE XI, A GIANT DECIPHERED

    He will be at the helm of a giant. Armel, who hasn't missed any outings at sea with Banque Populaire XI since her launch in April 2021, has racked up the miles to take ownership of the Maxi trimaran. He deciphers its main characteristics, seen from the inside.




    THE FLIGHT

    “One of the strengths of Banque Populaire XI is its ability to take off early and for a long time. The Maxi trimaran
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  • Golden Globe Leaders Digging South To The Conveyor Belt!

    Golden Globe Leaders Digging South To The Conveyor Belt!



    https://goldengloberace.com/

    And then they were 13!

    After Elliott who crossed the equator on Saturday, it was Ian and Arnaud's turn to cross on Sunday, and finally escape the tentacular doldrums and a northern hemisphere they’ve seen too long. In the process, Arnaud and Ian have entered a duel, benefiting the French on Sunday, but not today, while pushing both not to lose contact with the fleet.

    Up front, Simon lost 50 miles in his trip
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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A New Record And Class Victory For Thomas Ruyant
    by Photoboy



    Thomas Ruyant won the IMOCA class in the 12th Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe when he crossed the finish line off Pointe-?-Pitre at 06:51:25hrs UTC this Monday November 21.







    His elapsed time of 11d 17h 36m 25s beats the course record for the class which was 12 j 04 h 38 min 55 s set in 2012 by Francois Gabart by 11hrs 02min 30secs.
    The 41 year old from Dunkirk adds the highly coveted solo Route du Rhum victory
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    11-21-2022, 11:20 AM
  • The IMOCA's Are Poised For A Stampede Into The Finish
    by Photoboy
    In IMOCA, the thrilling duel between Thomas Ruyant (LinkedOut) and Charlie Dalin (Apivia) continues. Behind the two frontrunners, there is a group of five sailors racing against each other, while further back, the objectives are very different.




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    Maxime Sorel (V and B-Monbana-Mayenne): Unfortunately, I have had a problem with
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