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  • Pacific Paddle Completed!

    Pacific Paddle Completed!

    After 92 days at sea, Marin kayaker reaches Hawaii, becomes second person ever to do so
    By Gregory Thomas : https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/a...x-17456038.php


    On Tuesday afternoon, Marin kayaker Cyril Derreumaux paddled to shore on Hawaii's big island, capping a 92-day voyage and establishing him as the first kayaker ever to travel alone from California to the islands under his own power.

    The 46-year-old Frenchman, who lives in Larkspur, had attempted the
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  • First Flight For AC 40'

    First Flight For AC 40'

    AC40 UP UP AND AWAY
    Auckland - 21st September 2022

    It was up up and away on a very successful maiden sail for Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC40 on the familiar waters of the ‘back paddock’ between Auckland’s Waiheke Island and Howick Beachlands.








    After a long tow out behind the team’s hydrogen powered chase boat ‘Chase Zero’, the sails hoisted and sheeted on, it took just a handful of minutes for helmsman Nathan...
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  • The Swans Grace Porto

    The Swans Grace Porto



    The 2022 Rolex Swan Cup signed-off in style on Sunday with deciding races across all the classes settling the final positions after a week of intense but friendly racing.

    Teams competing in the four ClubSwan One-Design classes settled matters with two closely fought windward-leeward races, while the varied and diverse 56-strong fleet of Swans taking part in the Rating classes took on a long coastal race around the La Maddalena archipelago, taking in the islands of Santo
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  • A Rocky Exit For deBoer

    A Rocky Exit For deBoer

    GGR entrant Guy deBoer runs onto rocks at night in Canaries while the fleet moves through the first ‘film gate’


    It was South African GGR entrant Kirsten Neusch?fer (SA) who relayed Guy deBoer’s VHF radio Mayday call to GGR Race Control on Friday morning at 03:10 am UTC.

    Guy’s Tashiba 36 had run aground on the North coast of Fuerteventura, just 10 miles from the Lanzarote Marina Rubicon film drop gate he had passed a few hours before. He had activated
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  • Testing Nerves And Nylon Tensile Strength

    Testing Nerves And Nylon Tensile Strength



    "Put up the kite" they said...
    "It will be fun" they said....














    Big Boat Series Day 3 fun as advancing weather system ups the fun factor for contestants and spectators alike
















    Que Aerosmith's "Living On The Edge"



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  • Defi Azimuth Provide Good Evaluation On Next Gen IMOCA's

    Defi Azimuth Provide Good Evaluation On Next Gen IMOCA's



    After a quiet start in the early afternoon, the fleet of 28 IMOCAs has picked up the pace considerably in the middle of the Bay of Biscay.

    After a quiet start in the early afternoon, the fleet of 28 IMOCAs has picked up the pace considerably in the middle of the Bay of Biscay. At the front of the pack, the leaders are still neck and neck, with 11th Hour Racing heading the TOR group (The Ocean Race) and Apivia setting the pace for the solo sailors. However, with the wind
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  • Big Breeze For Big Boat Series Opener

    Big Breeze For Big Boat Series Opener


    SAN FRANCISCO, CA—The weather gods delivered plenty of get-up-and-go on the first day of racing at the 2022 Rolex Big Boat Series, running September 14-18 at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco, California. Morning conditions were moderate for the 76 boats gathered for the West Coast’s most competitive regatta, pressing their sails in 8-12 knots of breeze and flat seas. Conditions built to 20-22 knots raising white caps against the flood tide for the day’s second race,...
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  • A Cats Purr On Lake Garda

    A Cats Purr On Lake Garda

    Epic day 2
    2022-09-14
    European Championships – Day two




    Sometimes, you just get truly memorable sailing days. Epic can be an over used word, but this for the Open fleet, was one such day out on the azure waters of Lake Garda. Bright sun, the usual southerly 14-18 kts, a day set up for Champaign sailing, This was the second day of the European Championships and in the Open foiling fleet, Mischa Heemskerk NED 7 had won the first two races in convincing...
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  • The Stars Shine In Marblehead

    The Stars Shine In Marblehead



    An impressive run of form gave the race 2 win to Jorgen Schonherr (DEN) and Markus Koy (GER) who controlled the fleet from start to finish and end the day in 4th overall.

    Headlining the leader board though are Italy’s Diego Negri/Sergio Lambertenghi, who now count two second places, to lead over Paul Cayard (USA)/Frithjof Kleen (GER), with Croatia’s Tonci Stipanovic/Tudor Bilic in third.

    A postponed start, followed by a general recall saw racing get underway...
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  • A Major Milestone For The AC 40'

    A Major Milestone For The AC 40'




    Auckland - 13th September 2022

    The first AC40 off the production line was unloaded from its ship and transported into the Emirates Team New Zealand base in a typically understated fashion last week.

    The boat represents a number of things for the Team and the Event. It will be centre stage for the Women and Youth America’s Cups in 2024, but prior to that it will be the first boat that Emirates Team New Zealand has sailed since race 9 of the 36th
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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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