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  • Two Sail-drones Captured Then Released By Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    Two Sail-drones Captured Then Released By Iran's Revolutionary Guard

    The U.S. Navy prevented a support ship from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy (IRGCN) from capturing an unmanned surface vessel operated by the U.S. 5th Fleet in the Arabian Gulf, Aug. 29-30.




    U.S. Navy press release

    While transiting international waters around 11 p.m. (local time), Aug. 29, U.S. 5th Fleet observed IRGCN support ship Shahid Baziar towing a Saildrone Explorer unmanned surface vessel (USV) in an attempt to detain it. U.S. Navy
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  • High Times In The Irish Sea

    High Times In The Irish Sea



    34 J/24s vied in two races in winds of 6-10 knots to open to 2022 J/24 European Championship, hosted by Howth Yacht Club in Ireland. Six nations are represented: Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Ireland, Italy and the United States. American Kurt Dammeier, with newly crowned J/24 World Champion Mike Marshall on the crew, took Amuse Bouche to the early advantage with a pair of thirds for 6 points. James Torr’s MaJic from Great Britain kept consistent on the day with a 4,5 for 9
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  • A More Managable Day On The Bay

    A More Managable Day On The Bay

    HIGHLIGHTS

    A perfect ‘Bay Day’ with 8 to 14 knots of sea breeze in sunny St Margaret’s Bay




    Port tack start is the high point of a sensational day for Lambriex & van der Werken in the 49er
    Lambriex’s girlfriend, Odile van Aanholt, continues to lead the 49erFX fleet with crew Annette Duetz
    A perfect six bullets for Tita & Banti so far in the Nacra 17


    49er:
    Bart Lambriex & Floris van der Werken (NED)
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  • The Power And The Fury!

    The Power And The Fury!



    Just released video of the monster storm that rolled through Corsica and Northern Italy on August 18th



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  • Nova Scotia Speedbumps On The Road To Paris

    Nova Scotia Speedbumps On The Road To Paris

    Nova Scotia kicks up hard for the Olympic skiffs

    31.08.2022 by Ben Remocker



    Hubbards, Nova Scotia, Canada –

    All the pent-up pre-regatta tension was set free on a wild and wavy race track on day one of the 49er, 49erFX and Nacra 17 World Championships in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    HIGHLIGHTS

    Multiple nosedives and capsizes in conditions that kicked up to 27 knots with waves of 1.5 metres
    First-time race wins at a
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  • Yannick's Newest IMOCA 60' Splashes

    Yannick's Newest IMOCA 60' Splashes



    An emotional sequence this Monday August 29 in Port-la-For?t when the sailing team, led by Yannick Bestaven, slowly pushed the monohull in the colors of the Vend?e poultry maker, Ma?tre CoQ, to get it out of the CDK yard.

    Focused on the task but with joy in their eyes, the men and women of the team shared this highlight with a delegation of representatives from Ma?tre CoQ.

    “What an incredible moment! See the curves take shape as the boat moves forward
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  • A Blast Across The English Channel

    A Blast Across The English Channel

    PIROUELLE PUSHING LEADER LAPERCHE HARD, DOLAN PROFITS FROM FAST, PRODUCTIVE NIGHT IN THE CHANNEL
    Published on 30/08/2022

    After two of the toughest, fastest and most demanding spinnaker reaching legs of recent editions of La Solitaire du Figaro - totaling nearly 220 relentless nautical miles - accomplished in winds gusting to over 30kts, only one minute separated the top two leading skippers, Tom Laperche and Guillaume Pirouelle, as they passed the Cardinale Chauss?e de Sein buoy
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  • The Algal Bloom Spreads And Worsens

    The Algal Bloom Spreads And Worsens


    Washed up on peninsula, a picked over shark


    Thousands of dead fish are piling up across the Bay Area.

    KQED Reports: https://www.kqed.org/news/11923920/d...al-bloom-grows

    From the concrete outer edges of Oakland's Lake Merritt to the sandy beaches of San Francisco's Fort Funston, and the pebbled banks of Oyster Point in San Mateo County, the carcasses of fish likely poisoned by a harmful algal bloom — more commonly known as a red tide —...
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  • Cloudbreak Delivers Ecstasy And Agony

    Cloudbreak Delivers Ecstasy And Agony




    We are tired, torn, at a loss. Those who were eliminated today have lost most of their gear in horrendous crashes. The four of us remaining in the final can’t fathom our fortune. I find myself replaying the narrow misses on huge barreling sections, the brushes with reef and disaster. Making the final feels less an act of competitive prowess as much as a revelation: this is what windsurfing can feel like. Powerful, perfect and real.

    The morning is still in
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  • All Wrapped Up In Hamilton Island

    All Wrapped Up In Hamilton Island




    The 36th edition of Hamilton Island Race Week concluded on Saturday with a mixture of courses around Lindeman Island, the traditional landmark of the closing passage race which sorted the finish order in multiple divisions of the Hamilton Island and the Australian Yachting Championship point scores.

    The strong south-east trade winds trumped the showers and there were smiles all around as more than 200 crews packed up wet boats before glamming-up for the traditional...
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  • 18 Footers Commence 2022-23 Championship Season
    by Photoboy
    18ft Skiffs
    NSW Championship, Race 1
    Today's Trophy: W.C. 'Trappy' Duncan Memorial Trophy
    Race Sponsor: Royal Oak Double Bay
    Sunday, 27 November 2022
    Sydney Harbour




    The 18 footers 2022-23 championship season began today when the Australian 18 Footers League staged Race 1 of the NSW Championship in a mainly 8-10 knot North East wind on Sydney Harbour.

    The series favourite Andoo team of John Winning Jr., Seve Jarvin and Sam
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    Yesterday, 03:00 PM
  • 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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    Yesterday, 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
  • A Broken Nose Sidelines Test Boat 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 15-20
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    11-21-2022, 12:38 PM
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