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  • Apivia's Charlie Dalin Nears The End, A Dominating Performance!

    Apivia's Charlie Dalin Nears The End, A Dominating Performance!



    Last straight line for Charlie Dalin

    While Charlie Dalin, the leader of the 3rd edition of the Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race, is now less than 100 miles from the finish, his ETA is still very imprecise since it is between 9 p.m. and midnight on Thursday. For the time being, the skipper of Apivia continues to maintain average speeds above 14 knots by knitting along the edge of the ridge which blocks the route of the fleet then the passage of the Gallimard waypoint, while playing
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  • I Love Poland claims inaugural IMA Caribbean Maxi Challenge

    I Love Poland claims inaugural IMA Caribbean Maxi Challenge


    I Love Poland sets sail on the RORC Transatlantic Race in association with the IMA. Photo: RORC/James Mitchell


    Following on from its inshore and offshore circuits in the Mediterranean, for 2022 the International Maxi Association introduced its new Caribbean Maxi Challenge. Following January’s RORC Transatlantic Race in association with the IMA, the Caribbean Maxi Challenge comprised the RORC Caribbean 600, followed by three of the leading Caribbean regatta, St Maarten...
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  • ETNZ's Hydrogen Powered Chase Vessel More Efficient Than Expected

    ETNZ's Hydrogen Powered Chase Vessel More Efficient Than Expected

    Emirates Team New Zealand Reach Range And Speed Milestones In ‘Chase Zero’
    Auckland, New Zealand - 11th May 2022




    Emirates Team New Zealand have been continuing the successful commissioning and testing of their hydrogen powered foiling chase boat ‘Chase Zero’ on Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf since its launch just five weeks ago


    The team have now run Chase Zero for 36 hours of motoring so far and over 1042km (562.6 nautical miles)
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  • Gitana Relaunched With Shorthanded Emphasis

    Gitana Relaunched With Shorthanded Emphasis




    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild relaunched


    Wednesday, may 11, 2022 - Early yesterday morning, the large doors to the Gitana shed were opened to release the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild from her five-month refit. Enjoying a ringside seat, her skipper, Charles Caudrelier, looked on attentively, though his mind is already geared towards the open ocean and the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the major meet in the team’s 2022 race schedule. For its 12th
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  • Saving Calypso's Crew From Davey Jones's Locker

    Saving Calypso's Crew From Davey Jones's Locker





    An incredible rescue involving U.S. Coast guard crews out of Cape Cod, after some sailors were hit by a “rogue wave” that crippled their boat.

    It happened Sunday evening about 100 nautical miles south of Long Island Sound.

    Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod were launched to help the sailboat after it was hit by that rogue wave.

    When crews arrived on the scene, they realized how bad it was. The sailboat had been
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  • Duelin Dalin Setting The Pace

    Duelin Dalin Setting The Pace

    IT’S DALIN LEADING THE ‘USUAL SUSPECTS’ AFTER TWO DAYS IN THE GUYADER BERMUDES 1000 RACE


    After two days at sea in the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race, the IMOCA fleet is now heading south-southwest on a starboard reach towards the Gallimard Waypoint situated about 250 nautical miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre.






    Not for the first time in recent races, the leader, who has dominated from the start off Brest on Sunday, is the APIVIA skipper...
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  • Coasties To The Rescue Off Washington Coast

    Coasties To The Rescue Off Washington Coast




    SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued seven people over the weekend after the 143-foot yacht they were aboard took on water and became disabled 25-miles off the Washington coast.


    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a radio call from the crew of the vessel at 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting the yacht was taking on water due to the transom door opening and failing to close.

    After observing smoke, the yacht crew members also
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  • Wally Cento Galateia Win PalmaVela Maxi Class With A Fistful of Firsts

    Wally Cento Galateia Win PalmaVela Maxi Class With A Fistful of Firsts

    Wally Cento Galateia Win PalmaVela Maxi Class With A Fistful of Firsts



    The Wally Cento Galateia won the IRC-IMA Maxi division at Mallorca’s big boat season opener PalmaVela with a perfect scoreline of six wins from six starts.

    Victory in a final light-winds coastal race back-and-forth across the Bay of Palma maintained their perfect tally to win by eight points ahead of Andrea Recordati’s recently acquired Wally 93 Bullit. Second place today ensured
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  • The Leaders Round Fastnet

    The Leaders Round Fastnet




    Fastnet is (good speed) done!
    Started yesterday from Brest, Charlie Dalin has already reached the northernmost point of the course!
    A small but fruitful first night...
    At around 1am Charlie took the Finistere Department Trophy way-point located 100 miles west of Point Brittany. A first trophy for our skipper Apiva who obviously doesn't plan to stop there!
    He then started the comeback towards Fastnet and was the first to pass it at 16:12! It is with a
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  • The Imoca Single Handed Season Begins!

    The Imoca Single Handed Season Begins!

    The serious things begin!










    This Sunday, May 8, at 2:40 p.m., with a slight delay on the scheduled time, the start of the 3 rd edition of the Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race was given off Brest. The 24 sailors in the IMOCA class taking part in the event then set off gently, propelled by a westerly breeze blowing between 6 and 8 knots. An erratic wind which will greatly complicate the situation for the solo sailors over the first
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  • Algae Bloom In Estuary Raises Concerns
    by Photoboy



    Scientists Link Oakland Estuary, Lake Merritt Murky Water to Algal Bloom


    Aug 8, 2022

    SF Baykeeper Cautions Against Contact with the Brown Waters



    OAKLAND—Over the past weeks, many residents and visitors to Lake Merritt, the Oakland Estuary, San Leandro Bay, and surrounding areas of San Francisco Bay have been contacting Baykeeper’s pollution hotline to report discolored water.



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  • Crash Course At Cowes
    by Photoboy
    Short, action-packed races on the final day of Cowes Week 2022
    http://www.cowesweek.co.uk




    The last day of Cowes Week featured short, action-packed races in a solid north-westerly gradient wind, culminating in a spectacularly busy finish line at the Royal Yacht Squadron. A risk of the wind dying in advance of an afternoon sea breeze prompted a change to the race schedule, with three committee boats used, in addition to the Royal Yacht Squadron line, to compress
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    Yesterday, 09:46 AM
  • Sir Schwenky Dank Rescued In Dramatic Fashion
    by Photoboy
    Pacific Cup Skipper Safely Evacuated on Return Voyage
    August 8, 2022



    Pacific Cup race organizers are happy to report that Andy Schwenk (57, Point Richmond, CA) has been brought safely to land by a combination of Coast Guard, Air Force, commercial shipping, and assistance from a fellow yacht. A rapidly-spreading infection required the action.

    Andy’s Spindrift V, an Express 37, had completed the 2022 Pacific Cup, finishing first in her class on July 18.
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    08-08-2022, 09:08 AM
  • 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
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