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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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  • Daniela Claims Her 6th World Title!

    Daniela Claims Her 6th World Title!



    First world title for Vodisek, No.6 for Moroz

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Strong onshore breeze of 12 knots building to 20 knots, blue skies and blue water at Poetto Beach

    Toni Vodisek (SLO) wins his first world title

    Daniela Moroz (USA) wins her sixth world title

    Silver and bronze medals go to France, Singapore and Great Britain

    Poetto Beach saved its best for last, with strong onshore winds and challenging waves to decide
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  • Moroz Stays In Focus And In The Lead In Caligari

    Moroz Stays In Focus And In The Lead In Caligari

    Warp-Speed Duels on the Gnarliest of Mistral Days


    HIGHLIGHTS

    Mistral offshore breeze of 15 to 25 knots made for a big, gnarly day
    Rain squall of 40 knots wreaks havoc in the silver and bronze fleets
    Max Maeder climbs from 9th to 2nd after a match race with Toni Vodisek
    Top speed of 38 knots recorded
    UFD disqualification for Daniela Moroz fails to wipe the smile off her face, in her big duel with Lauriane Nolot

    The Mistral fully
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  • Convexity Claims M32 World In Cascais

    Convexity Claims M32 World In Cascais




    Explosive last race decides World Championship
    The stage was set for a grand finale day of racing on the last day of the M32 World Championship. As all boats headed to the course the top 6 boats headed out to the race area with the had clear intentions of spraying champagne and taking the trophy home as winners. Cascais delivered the perfect conditions for the show with a solid northwesterly breeze of 16-20 knots. Team’s had experienced more extreme conditions during
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  • Splashdown For Luna Rossa Prototype

    Splashdown For Luna Rossa Prototype


    LUNA ROSSA PROTOTYPE HAS BEEN LAUNCHED. THE CHALLENGE STARTS TODAY

    The Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli Prototype touches water, a revolutionary project to conduct research and development in preparation for the new AC75.



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    ANDREA PISAPIA

    Cagliari, October 13th, 2022 - The futuristic Luna Rossa Prototype, that will showcase the team’s return to on-water training, was launched today at 2 pm local time at the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli base....
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  • Barcelona BoatZero Breeze On Testing For Alinghi

    Barcelona BoatZero Breeze On Testing For Alinghi



    As summer gives way to autumn on the Mediterranean, Alinghi Red Bull Racing are trialling their new M2-2L, a flatter-cut, slightly smaller mainsail that allows for rapid de-powering. Twinned with the small J4 jib today, the Swiss sailed in mean winds of 14 knots and gusts up to 18-20 knots with a heavy seaway combining natural swell and a short, sharp 1.5m chop just off the Barcelona beachfront.




    In the conditions, it was not a day for nailing foiling
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  • Spindrift Checks In With New Jules Verne Record Attempt Window

    Spindrift Checks In With New Jules Verne Record Attempt Window


    AROUND THE WORLD: A NEW ATTEMPT BY THE MAXI TRIMARAN SAILS OF CHANGE
    Yann Guichard, Dona Bertarelli and nine other sailors will make up the crew of 'Sails of Change' for their next attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy, an award for the fastest non-stop and unassisted circumnavigation of the world. Several years of hard work will culminate in this ultimate sporting challenge. The crew also aims to raise awareness of the need to preserve ocean and land ecosystems. From October 24th, the
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  • Gryphon Solo Exits Bass Strait

    Gryphon Solo Exits Bass Strait

    GS2: Day 30
    October 10, 2022




    Hello Sports Fans-

    The big news from GS2 is that we are out of the Great Australian Bight and through the Bass Strait, which is a major milestone for this leg of the race. We are also now officially out of the Indian Ocean and into the Pacific Ocean, which is also pretty cool.

    The Bass Strait was challenging in that there were many squalls that would disrupt the prevailing SW wind and cause us to reduce
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  • Deep Blue Brings Home The Barcolana Cup

    Deep Blue Brings Home The Barcolana Cup



    A dream come true. The Barcolana Cup is flying to the United States tomorrow, to the New York Yacht Club, the same club that has held the America's Cup for 132 years. American entrepreneur and philanthropist Wendy Schmidt and her Deep Blue have won the 54th edition of the Barcolana presented by Generali, which was held in Trieste today on a perfect sunny day, with the Bora and gusts of wind up to 25 knots. 1614 boats took part in the race, with the Amerigo Vespucci ship symbolically...
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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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