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  • Keeping It Clean In The Southern Ocean

    Keeping It Clean In The Southern Ocean



    After about 10 days in the Southern Ocean, I wake up this morning to the boat broaching. I stop her from broaching only to realize it is freezing outside! The sun is up, it comes up around 4am UTC, there are some cumulus clouds floating about but what broached the boat was a little squall bringing 26 knots after a night of 18-20knots. The boat doesn’t like the sudden change in breeze strength and direction making her wipe out slightly. It’s a gentle broach and easily fixed...
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  • Retour a la Base: 30 Imoca's Singlehanded Transatlantic

    Retour a la Base: 30 Imoca's Singlehanded Transatlantic

    BETWEEN SQUALLS AND LIGHT TRADE WINDS, A “STICKY” START!
    11/30/2023





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    all images: Anne Beauge / Return to the Base


    They were in a hurry to head home! At precisely 12 p.m. (5 p.m. Paris time), in the bay of Fort-de-France, 30 of the 32 solo sailors engaged in this first edition of the Return to La Base spectacularly gathered on the line, for a contact start which did not fail to raise the excitement
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  • The Red Sea Beckons: Day One Of AC 40 Regatta

    The Red Sea Beckons: Day One Of AC 40 Regatta



    Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful venues in the world for high-performance sailing, the Red Sea served up challenging afternoon conditions for the sailors in the America’s Cup Preliminary Regatta Jeddah, presented by NEOM.

    Ahead of racing, His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal, the Minister of Sport, visited the outstanding, world-class facilities that have been created for the America’s Cup and was hosted by Grant Dalton, joint CEO of
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  • Limping Back To The Start: Converting An Ocean 50 Into A Proa

    Limping Back To The Start: Converting An Ocean 50 Into A Proa



    On the 2nd day of the Transat Jacques Vabre, Luke Berry and Antoine Joubert suffered serious damage aboard their Ocean Fifty Le Rire Medecin Lamotte. We contacted Luke a few hours after he brought his injured trimaran back into the port of Saint Malo.

    Off the coast of the Iberian Peninsula, shortly after the start of the second stage of the Transat Jacques Vabre , Luke Berry dismasted and suffered serious damage to his trimaran Le Rire Medecin Lamotte. On his return from...
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  • A New Course For US Team In Sail GP

    A New Course For US Team In Sail GP




    NEW YORK, Nov. 29, 2023 - SailGP’s United States team has been purchased by technology investor and founding Uber engineer Ryan McKillen, Margaret McKillen, and two-time world champion sailor Mike Buckley. They are joined by a diverse group of investors representing the sport, technology, entertainment and media industries.

    The Avenue Sports Fund, led by Avenue Capital Group CEO Marc Lasry, is the lead investor in what will be the largest team acquisition
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  • Rough Row To Hoe For Solo Global Racers Seeking The Conveyor Belt

    Rough Row To Hoe For Solo Global Racers Seeking The Conveyor Belt

    The latest week in the Global Solo Challenge has seen the majority of the skippers at sea confront, some for the first time, the relentless and dynamic Southern Ocean. As the fleet that has reached the South spreads from Tristan da Cunha to South of Australia, each skipper faces unique trials, embodying the spirit of solo sailing.






    Cole Brauer: A Sweet Surge in the Rankings

    On ‘First Light’, Cole Brauer shared a touching story...
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  • Auckland Off The Table For Sail GP Hosting

    Auckland Off The Table For Sail GP Hosting

    Auckland Off The Table For Sail GP Hosting





    SailGP will work to find a new venue to host its planned regatta in New Zealand in March next year, after deciding not to stage the event in Auckland as planned.

    Tātaki Auckland Unlimited today announced the worldwide foiling league’s decision, noting the unavailability of Wynyard Point land as a spectator facility was a sticking point in holding the event in Auckland.

    In a statement,
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  • Top Dogs In Class 40 Decided In Transat Jacques Vabre

    Top Dogs In Class 40 Decided In Transat Jacques Vabre

    Forza Italia! Ambrogio Beccaria and Nico Andrieu win Class 40



    All photos copyright Jean-Marie Liot / Alea

    Italian skipper Ambrogio Beccaria and French co-skipper Nicolas Andrieu sailing the all Italian Musa 40 Alla Grande PIRELLI took first place in the highly competitive Class40 race on the 16th Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre two handed race when they crossed the finish line off Fort-de-France, Martinique in beautiful morning sunshine at 08:01:36
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 11-25-2023, 12:47 PM.

  • Metal For Orcas Fails To Deliver

    Metal For Orcas Fails To Deliver

    New York Post

    WEIRD BUT TRUE


    Blaring death metal wards off killer whale attacks on sailors
    By Social Links for Ben Cost
    Published Nov. 17, 2023, 1:44 p.m. ET




    Cautious seafarers are rocking the boat so orcas won’t.

    As killer whales continue to target boats off Spain and Portugal, some enterprising sailors have devised an unlikely way to keep Free Willy at bay — by blasting heavy metal music across
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  • The King Of Transatlantics Takes Another Bullet

    The King Of Transatlantics Takes Another Bullet





    Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagraviere (For People) take first place in the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre in the IMOCA category (before jury)


    When they broke the finish line of the 30th anniversary edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre off Fort-de-France, Martinique in the inky darkness of this Sunday morning at 0202hrs local time, (0602hrs UTC) Thomas Ruyant and Morgan Lagraviere (For People) won the IMOCA race. (subject to Jury)
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  • 2024 DH Farallones: Taming The Beast!
    by Photoboy



    The Doublehanded Farallones Race was a true test of mettle this year, dishing out 25-35 knots of southerly storm winds, which gradually turned offshore, meaning that it was sort of a reverse Farallones race – off the wind on the way to the island, and upwind on the way back. Boats that were able to reduce sails and remain in control found that they had a record-fast sail out to the island in rough conditions, but had a slower return back against the wind. The winds eventually
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  • ETNZ Reveal, Splash, Rig And Sail New AC 75 On Single Day!
    by Photoboy
    12 APRIL 2024




    EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND FIRST TO SAIL THE NEW AC75
    With the weather clearing in Auckland, Emirates Team New Zealand took advantage of a window to quietly launch the raceboat that will defend the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup in Barcelona in October. The hopes of this sailing-mad nation rest on a progressive and heavily refined design, a (big) step-on from their America’s Cup winning boat ‘Te Rehutai’ of AC36. The
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    04-12-2024, 11:20 AM
  • Spring Keel And Wheeler Welcome The Return Of Winter Weather!
    by Photoboy
    There are times when universes collide, bringing various masses hurtling together in a semi quantum chaotic stew that can only be attributed to timing, weather and the pull from planetary forces... Saturday's racing in the waters off Treasure Island was one of them.

    The St Francis Yacht Club was hosting the Spring Fest, with some of the fleets starting of the western edge of T.I. and simultaneously, the Berkeley Yacht Club was hosting the Annual Rollo Wheeler Regatta off the Berkeley
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    04-09-2024, 12:57 PM
  • Worth The Wait: The Breeze Returns To Mallorca
    by Photoboy
    5 Apr 2024

    The best winds came in late at the 53 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca by Iberostar today but the wait was worth it, especially for Britain’s ILCA 7 racer Micky Beckett and Italian Nacra 17 Olympic and world champions Ruggero Tita and Caterina Banti who won their events with a day to spare at the Mallorca’s emblematic Olympic classes event which has drawn a record entry for an Olympic year.





    Beckett’s victory is his third back-to-back
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    04-05-2024, 01:59 PM
  • Easter Weekend Raid Puts Estuary Pirates Behind Bars
    by Photoboy
    Police sink suspected San Francisco Bay bandits after seafaring pirates terrorize houseboats, yachts

    Chris Eberhart: https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-si...080005540.html


    Police sink suspected San Francisco Bay bandits after seafaring pirates terrorize houseboats, yachts
    Suspected seafaring bandits terrorizing San Francisco Bay residents are now landlocked in jail cells.



    Three suspected maritime burglars accused of breaking into a
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    04-03-2024, 04:26 PM
  • Nuking Day One Conditions At Trofeo Princesa Mallorca
    by Photoboy


    With gusts to over 30kts at times and a big, untidy swell which has been built up by nearly two weeks of strong winds in the Balearica Islands, of the ten Olympic scheduled events only the Formula Kite Men and Women, the ILCA 6 and ILCA 7 singlehanders and the redoubtable 470 Mixed were actually able to race and open their accounts on schedule at the 53 Trofeo Princesa Sofia Mallorca by Iberostar.



    “It was nuclear today and I was loving it! We don’t
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    04-02-2024, 11:23 AM
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