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  • A Clean Sweep For Black Jack

    A Clean Sweep For Black Jack

    Black Jack clean sweeps Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race

    After taking line honours and setting a new race record in the Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race yesterday, Peter Harburg’s 100ft Black Jack has today been declared the overall winner of the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s (RPAYC) 226 nautical mile race.



    In the hands of Harburg’s long time skipper, Mark Bradford, Black Jack clean-swept the trophies, also winning
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  • Container Ship Towed Successfully Into San Francisco Bay

    Container Ship Towed Successfully Into San Francisco Bay



    ALAMEDA, Calif. — The Unified Command coordinated the tow of the Wan Hai 176, a 564-foot container ship, to anchorage nine in the San Francisco Bay, Sunday evening.
    Due to more favorable weather conditions, the Delta Deanna, a 112-foot tug, was able to pass tow lines to the Wan Hai 176’s crew at its anchored location approximately seven miles off the coast of Point Reyes.


    Once the lines and anchors were secured, the tug began towing the Wan Hai 176 with the
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  • Port Of Benicia Blaze Destroys Wharf

    Port Of Benicia Blaze Destroys Wharf

    Benicia Port Fire Extinguished Benicia, CA (April 10, 2022) – The Benicia Port Fire that began Saturday, was declared contained at 9:40 a.m. on Sunday, April 10, and was declared extinguished at 12:24 p.m.




    On Saturday April 9 at 12:20 p.m., the Benicia Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the 1000 block of Bayshore Drive adjacent to the Amports port terminal.

    “While responding, we received updates that the fire near the petroleum...
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  • Argo Smashes Antigua To Newport Record

    Argo Smashes Antigua To Newport Record

    New Record For Mod 70 Argo!


    From Brad Read / Sail Newport


    Jason Carroll's (Newport RI- USA) MOD 70 Argo and crew of 7 are streaking up the Western North Atlantic attempting the Antigua to Newport Sailing Record!

    At their current pace, they could be crossing the finish line at Castle Hill by sundown this evening.

    The current record is owned by MOD 70 Phaedo and is 3 days, 5h 54m 49s. To break the record, they will have to finish by
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 04-11-2022, 09:45 AM.

  • Disabled Cargo Ship Drama Off Point Reyes

    Disabled Cargo Ship Drama Off Point Reyes




    ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard, California Department of Fish and Wildlife Office of Spill Prevention and Response and Marin County established a unified command to continue its response to the 564-foot container ship located approximately seven miles off the coast of Point Reyes, Calif., Saturday morning.





    The Wan Hai 176 remained stable at anchor overnight while tugs transited to the ship’s location. The towing vessel Tug Stacey Foss
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  • The Cream Rises In Mallorca

    The Cream Rises In Mallorca

    Palma Bay witnessed 10 gold medal winning performances on Saturday 9 April, the concluding day of the Trofeo Sof?a Mallorca. With 1,015 competitors, this regatta made for a glorious start to the Hempel Sailing World Cup Circuit of 2022. This week also marked the start of a new Olympic cycle towards Paris 2024, and a vital opportunity for the world’s top sailors to make a statement of intent.


    With 11 to 15 knot winds from the north-west, the offshore breeze blowing off the Bay...
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  • A Perfect Combo On The Bay Of Palma

    A Perfect Combo On The Bay Of Palma

    The Bay of Palma turned on the perfect combination of sunshine and solid south-westerly winds for the fourth day of competition at the 51 Trofeo Sof?a Mallorca Olympic classes regatta, the first Hempel World Cup Circuit of 2022.

    The Bay of Palma turned on the perfect combination of sunshine and solid south-westerly winds for the fourth day of competition at the 51 Trofeo Sof?a Mallorca Olympic classes regatta, the first Hempel World Cup Circuit of 2022.


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  • Double Handed Farallones Cancelled

    Double Handed Farallones Cancelled

    DHF Cancelled - Will be Rescheduled for Later This Year



    A storm warning has now been posted for our offshore waters, for the area covering the Farallones. The forecast now
    shows winds of 30-40 knots, with gusts to 55. Furthermore, the even bigger problem is the forecast for boat-breaking
    waves. We have reviewed our course options, including the "Dogs Off Chains" course that we posted earlier in the week,
    but the reality is that even that course...
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  • Taking Their Lumps At Pittwater Classic

    Taking Their Lumps At Pittwater Classic




    Black Jack leads fleet in Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race


    As expected, Peter Harburg’s super maxi Black Jack made the best of the start in Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club’s (RPAYC) Club Marine Pittwater to Coffs Harbour Yacht Race this afternoon.

    Due to start at 1pm off Barrenjoey Headland, signalling the start of the chase for line and overall honours, the fleet was recalled when too many yachts were over the line early.
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    Pittwater to Coffs 2022 - YB Tracking Race Viewer
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  • The Chase Is On!

    The Chase Is On!

    EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND TAKE FLIGHT IN HYDROGEN POWERED FOILING CHASE BOAT

    Just one week after Emirates Team New Zealand first christened their hydrogen powered foiling catamaran ‘Chase Zero’, the 10m prototype was up and foiling around the Waitematā harbour in Auckland today.

    Chase Zero has been progressing through a highly measured and stringent commissioning process with every element of the Hydrogen powered boat tested independently and collectively before bringing...
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  • The 30 Plus Knot Charge Towards The Canaries
    by Photoboy



    For more than 24 hours, the 25 team members of the Finist?re Atlantique Challenge ACTION ENFANCE have been driving their machines at high speed. Evidenced by the average speeds of the Ultims over the last few hours of racing: nearly 34 knots! After a first passage abreast last night requiring numerous maneuvers and changes of sails, the giants of the seas are heading downwind towards Porto.

    After a start in light airs, the 4 Ultims carried out trajectories towards
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    Today, 07:07 PM
  • That Sinking Feeling
    by Photoboy
    A Custom Line superyacht sank off the coast of Turkey but was prevented from falling to the sea floor in the nick of time. When the boat started taking water, no less than 10 people were on board, so it was sailing almost at full capacity.





    The incident took place off the coast of Seferihisar, in the western part of the country, local media reports. Available below is a video of the Coast Guard boat approaching the vessel, which, at this point, is more than
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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
  • A Quad Of Ultims Ventures Out Into The North Atlantic
    by Photoboy



    Top start for Finist?re Atlantique -
    CHILDHOOD ACTION Challenge Good weather, beautiful sea, and light airs.


    This Friday the conditions are almost perfect on the magnificent lake of Concarneau for the start at 1 p.m. sharp of Finist?re Atlantique - Challenge ACTION ENFANCE. Only a few knots of wind are missing to allow the four Ultims to take off and express all their spectacular potential. But, in the light south-westerly flow which sets the tempo,
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    Yesterday, 02:42 PM
  • Unhappy Ending After Powerboat vs Sailboat Collision Near Angel Island
    by Photoboy
    One person died Thursday in a boat collision on the San Francisco Bay that resulted in one of the vessels spinning out of control, police said.



    Person Killed Following Boat Collision in San Francisco Bay – NBC Bay Area


    Authorities at the scene of a boat collision in the San Francisco Bay. (June 30, 2022)
    Provided by NBC Bay Area


    Authorities at the scene of a boat collision in the San Francisco Bay. (June 30, 2022)
    The
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
  • J-Class Jumpstarts The 2022 Superyacht Cup
    by Photoboy
    Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 got off to a flying start today with a quartet of J Class yachts conducting a superb symphony of sail racing out on the Bay of Palma to launch the latest edition of Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta.Two windward-leeward races in near perfect sailing conditions of 10 to 14 knots, saw the awe-inspiring 40m-plus J Class yachts – Ranger, Svea, Topaz and Velsheda –...
    06-29-2022, 12:56 PM
  • Powerful Porto
    by Photoboy





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    06-29-2022, 11:17 AM
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