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  • Tulikettu Proves To Be A Survivalist

    Tulikettu Proves To Be A Survivalist

    Abandoned Infiniti 52 found off Portuguese coast
    07/06/2022



    Tulikettu, deemed lost at sea in April, has been found and safely returned to shore.

    The first Infiniti 52 Tulikettu, designed by Hugh Welbourn, was sailing from Cascais, Portugal, back to the team base in Gosport, England across the Bay of Biscay.

    She was sailing with her foil fully retracted when the hull struck an unidentified floating object on Monday, April 18. There was an
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  • Red Bull Gives Ernesto Wings

    Red Bull Gives Ernesto Wings

    ALINGHI RED BULL RACING WINS THE HOTLY CONTESTED TF35 MIES








    Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi Red Bull Racing triumphed at the end of a thrilling final day of the TF35 Mies Grand Prix, which came down to a match racing battle with closest rivals Realteam for L?man hope over the last three races of the series.








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  • A CORW Hat Trick For Pell Mell

    A CORW Hat Trick For Pell Mell

    Alex Simanis' Pt Bonita 27 Pell Mell Wins Overall California Offshore Race Week




    All it took was a year of elbow grease and a little bit of TLC for Alex Simanis to get his newly restored Pt Bonita 27, Pell Mell, back into the water… and titled a winner. The smallest boat on the course for the duration of the 2022 California Offshore Race Week has proved that it is heart and skill that gets you first overall, not size. Simanis’ Pell Mell is the official
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  • Kenichi Completes His Transpacific Voyage

    Kenichi Completes His Transpacific Voyage

    An 83-year-old sailor became the oldest person to cross the Pacific Ocean solo, arriving in Japan 69 days after leaving a San Francisco yacht harbor.




    ? Kyodo News ViaAssociated Press
    He’s 83. He just sailed alone from San Francisco to Japan


    83-year-old Kenichi Horie waves from his boat after his trans-Pacific voyage at Osaka Bay on Saturday.

    Kenichi Horie sailed into Kii Strait Saturday on his 19-foot aluminum sailboat, the
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  • The Improbable Win Of A SF Classic

    The Improbable Win Of A SF Classic

    On Saturday May 28th, 30 boats departed San Francisco on the 1st leg of the California Offshore Race Week, The Spinnaker Cup, 86 miles of downhill fun, from San Francisco to Monterey.

    In the midst and in the mist, an improbable contestant, that had been ignored, more than it had been sailed recently and much less raced.


    The Point Bonita 27' Pell Mell


    Originally built in the mid 80's by Dave Sutter, the Point Bonita 27' Pell Mell was designed to be more...
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 06-05-2022, 04:32 PM.

  • Broken Records And Broken Dreams In Coastal Cup

    Broken Records And Broken Dreams In Coastal Cup


    Dave MacEwans's Rodgers 46' Lucky Duck sustained a Massive Sail reduction during Monday's Coastal Cup, the 2nd leg in the California Offshore Race Week

    "Just got to San Simeon cove after breaking our mast on the Coastal Cup .
    In a 36 knot puff stuck the bow down the shaft hard and the rig went over the bow .. all are safe .
    In morning we will try to get fuel out to us so we can power down to Morro bay in morning.
    Update boat in cove is giving us 10 gallons
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  • OBR's : Bringing The Goods Home!

    OBR's : Bringing The Goods Home!




    In part five of this series, IMOCA and The Ocean Race shine a spotlight on the OBRs (On-Board Reporters) who are responsible for taking photos, filming videos and writing texts in seemingly impossible conditions, to give the outside world an insight into life on board.


    Though their presence aboard each boat has been compulsory for the past 10 years or so, we discover that several sailors have actually combined the post of crew and reporter since the first editi...
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  • The Ups And Downs Of Lake Garda Foil GC 32 Riva Cup

    The Ups And Downs Of Lake Garda Foil GC 32 Riva Cup

    Tentative early lead for Zoulou at the GC32 Riva Cup




    Lake Garda was playing awkward for today’s opening rounds of the GC32 Riva Cup, first event of the 2022 GC32 Racing Tour. To the south of Riva del Garda, the racing was delayed only slightly but this allowed the lake’s southerly Ora wind to build to 16-18 knots. Reaching starts in this amount of wind enabled the nimble one design foiling catamarans to set off across the start line and converge on the
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  • Consistency Puts Quantum Atop Leaderboard

    Consistency Puts Quantum Atop Leaderboard

    Quantum Racing Take Charge In Baiona



    Lighter winds prevailed on Galicia’s beautiful Ria de Vigo as the third day of racing at the ABANCA 52 SUPER SERIES Baiona Sailing Week produced two different race winners and saw Quantum Racing step clear at the top of the leaderboard.

    While Tony Langley’s British flagged Gladiator team, with Paul Goodison on tactics, read the first beat of the first race best – tacking off the signal boat right end of
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  • Aiming For Gender Equity In Ocean Race

    Aiming For Gender Equity In Ocean Race

    The Ocean Race aims for equal number of male and female sailors in the event by 2030






    Viva Mexico in The Ocean Race Europe
    ? Jen Edney/Viva Mexico/The Ocean Race


    The ambitious target is part of Horizon, a new collaboration with The Magenta Project, World Sailing Trust and PA Consulting, dedicated to increasing the number of women in professional sailing. The group is calling on the sailing, marine and sports industries to join
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  • All Wrapped Up At Copa Del Rey Mapfre
    by Photoboy


    Marcus Brennecke’s ClubSwan 50 Hatari clinched the ClubSwan 50 class title on the final race at the 40th Copa del Rey MAPFRE but the German flagged crew endured some unnecessarily nervous moments after the nearest rivals Stefan Heidenreich’s OneGroup seemingly came back from the dead after being over the start line early.










    From being a long way ahead of OneGroup, Hatari found themselves needing to cover their
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    08-06-2022, 09:43 AM
  • French Sailor Survives Overnight In A Capsized Class 40
    by Photoboy
    Against all odds, a French sailor in his 60s survived inside of a capsized sailing yacht off the coast of Galicia, Spain overnight Monday, breathing from an air pocket until Spanish rescue divers reached him the following afternoon.




    At about 2000 hours on Monday, the Class40 sailing yacht Jeanne Solo Sailor capsized at a position about 14 miles northwest of the Sisargas Islands, west of A Coruna. The sole occupant, 62-year-old French national Laurent Camprubi, told
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    08-04-2022, 10:40 AM
  • A Misty End To July For Bonita Racers!
    by Photoboy
    Rounding out the end of July on the YRA calendar, the Encinal or Bonita race was held over the past weekend.
    a 22 nm jaunt from off of Treasure Island and out the gat to Point Bonita and then back to the Encinal Yacht Club in the Estuary

    A cool misty day with a 2.7 knot flood and varying moments of visibility, sometimes completely occluded in the Golden Gate Strait, and
    moments of 1 mile or so, dashed with drizzle, loud fog horns and large vessels and fishing boats transiting
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    08-03-2022, 03:29 PM
  • Pinned In Queens
    by Photoboy



    The FDNY freed a sailboat that had gotten stuck under the Roosevelt Island bridge on Saturday morning, officials said.

    A man was rescued by FDNY Marine units after the vessel’s mast got wedged in the steel work on the bridge at about 7:15 a.m., a spokesperson told The Post.

    In coordination with Department of Transportation bridge operators the boat was freed “with minimal damage,” according to FDNY.







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    08-01-2022, 09:37 AM
  • Having A Blast On The Great Lakes
    by Photoboy



    By Laura Muma



    In one punch after another, storm cells rocked the racing and cruising divisions throughout Saturday night during the 113th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust. The predicted storms not only came to fruition, but they also continued throughout the night in rapid succession.



    As of 11 a.m. CDT, 15 boats have officially retired, reporting ripped main sails, exploded spinnakers, and broken
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    07-25-2022, 01:35 PM
  • Garda Shines For The Melges 24 European Tour
    by Photoboy
    ꜱᴘᴀʀᴋʟɪɴɢ ᴅᴀʏ ᴏꜰ ꜱᴀɪʟɪɴɢ ᴡᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴇʟɢᴇꜱ 24 ꜰʟᴇᴇᴛ ᴏɴ ɢᴀʀᴅᴀ ʟᴀᴋᴇ




    The fourth event of the 2022 , , considered also , opens with a sparkling day of racing: it was thanks to a fresh and unstable Ora that the fleet completed four races, opening the series organized by Fraglia Vela Riva in a bombastic way.







    Former Italian Olympian , well assisted by another Olympian, Giovanna Micol, took the lead of the pack with (?,...
    07-23-2022, 03:09 PM
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