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  • A Fast Jaunt To The Stinky Rocks

    A Fast Jaunt To The Stinky Rocks

    Saturday June 19th's BAMA Double Handed Farallones started in bright sunshine and light winds off of Baker Beach at 08:00

    While 42 boats in 6 divisions had registered, 13 boats recorded DNS status for various reasons, among them was the forecast for lumpy
    seas and winds in the high 20's and gusts to low 30s offshore. The routing showed that this, the 43rd edition , was going to be a quick one,
    despite the light winds on the starting area, which was also sheltered from...
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 06-23-2022, 04:03 PM.

  • Coasties Searching For Missing Couple

    Coasties Searching For Missing Couple




    PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is searching for two 65-year olds who are reported overdue after failing to return Monday from a sailing trip to the Azores, Portugal.
    Missing are Virginia Beach natives Yanni Nikopoulos and Dale Jones.

    Nikopoulos and Jones departed from Hampton, Virginia on June 8 for the Azores. The boaters reported to Jones's daughter on June 13 that heavy weather had damaged their vessel and that they were headed back to Hampton. The
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  • The Outside Route On A Riptide, Home Cooking And Guile Net The $10.000!

    The Outside Route On A Riptide, Home Cooking And Guile Net The $10.000!

    Day 5: Pure and Wild for the win, secret weapons, breakfast lasagna
    Field Report | 24-Hr Fact Sheet
    photo: Team Pure and Wild by Thomas Hawthorne

    It’s been years since Ketchikan welcomed R2AK’s finishers to its shores, but by the early hour of Team Pure and Wild’s crossing of Dixon Entrance, you could tell that things were happening in welcomed and familiar ways. As their tracker blip went from “When will they get here?” to “We better
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  • The Narrows Takes It's Toll

    The Narrows Takes It's Toll


    Progress Chart: https://r2ak2022.maprogress.com


    Day 3: Big milestones, everyone finds their race, unknowing runs rampant


    Field Report
    photo: Teams Wraith 2AK and High Seas Drifters by Laura Bennett

    Before we get to the daily dose of R2AK’s blathering fever dream, we need to set the record straight: if you don’t know, we probably don’t either.

    To be clear: we are hustling. Up and down R2AK’s elongating
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  • A Wild Ride Aboard Mālama

    A Wild Ride Aboard Mālama




    "A wild ride": Elena Hight and Ian Walsh complete Newport Bermuda Race with 11th Hour Racing Team


    Bermuda June 19, 2022
    
    At 06:48 EDT, 11th Hour Racing Team crossed the finish line of the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race after a grueling 41 hours and 28 minutes 43 seconds at sea.

    Skipper Charlie Enright (USA) and Justine Mettraux (SUI) were joined by special guests Red Bull big wave surfer Ian Walsh (USA) and backcountry snowboarder
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  • Mod 70' ARGO Rides A Starboard Tack All The Way To Bermuda And A New Course Record


    Jason Carroll’s MOD70 Argo takes the start of the Newport Bermuda Race. Credit: Daniel Forster/PPL


    HAMILTON, Bermuda (June 19, 2022)—Jason Carroll (New York City) and the crew of the MOD70 Argo outran every elapsed-time record associated with the Newport Bermuda Race when they completed the 52nd edition Saturday night at 2320:09 (ADT).

    Argo’s elapsed time of 33 hours, 0 minutes and 09 seconds is more than 30 hours faster than Carroll’s Gunboat 62 Elvis set
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  • The Imoca's Seek Shelter From The Storm

    The Imoca's Seek Shelter From The Storm




    DALIN, BEYOU RUYANT PASS THE ICELAND GATE TO SAFETY. COUSIN ABANDONS.

    With the three leading skippers having passed the Iceland gate and so ‘neutralising’ their races, effectively now waiting until the bad weather clears sufficiently for them to restart, the remainder of the fleet are dealing with the big, developing low pressure system which forced the race organisation last night to take the decision to impose this safety measure.

    With
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  • Early Pounding Expected For Newport Bermuda

    Early Pounding Expected For Newport Bermuda




    A fleet of 187 yachts is set to sail the “Thrash to the Onion Patch,” which may well live up to its name if the weather forecast holds


    A close start in 2018 among the fastest Gibbs Hill Lighthouse Division boats, including Rambler 88. Daniel Forster/PPL photo
    NEWPORT, RI (June 16, 2022)—With a forecast that looks fresh to frightening for at least the first 36 to 48 hours of the race, a fleet of 187 sailing yachts is set to take on
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  • Storm's A Brewing In North Atlantique

    Storm's A Brewing In North Atlantique

    VENDEE ARCTIQUE - LES SABLES D’OLONNE COURSE IS ALTERED
    THE FLEET WON’T PASS NORTH OF ICELAND





    Alt route


    In the face of a forecast for deep low pressure system set to bring strong gales in the area of Iceland, the organisation of the Vend?e Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne race this morning took the decision to change the scheduled course to eliminate the passage round to the north of Iceland for the 24 solo skippers racing. The altered...
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  • The Proving Ground Takes It's Toll

    The Proving Ground Takes It's Toll




    Stage 1, Day 1: The fast, the smart, and the broken
    Header photo: Team Narwhal by Jim Meyers

    First, most important: everyone is ok. Us, you, 100% of this year’s racers, and the brave men and women of the US Coast Guard and R2AK support vessels that affected four rescues in the Race’s first four hours. Everyone is ok.

    Bruised egos, dashed dreams, but body and souls intact. Breathe in, exhale slowly. Everyone is ok.

    Level
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  • Gabart ReadyTo Rhum-ble
    by Photoboy
    Route du Rhum. Francois Gabart: "I feel like I belong in offshore racing"Published by Philippe Elies on 04 October 2022 at 12h00


    French skipper Francois Gabart poses in front of his flying maxi-trimaran SVR-Lazartigue, on July 22, 2021 in Concarneau, before its launch Fred TANNEAU AFP / Archives

    If the Paris court granted him a derogation to have the right to participate in the Route du Rhum, Francois Gabart knows that the dispute with the Ultimate class
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    Today, 11:46 AM
  • The Maxi's Turn To Turn Heads
    by Photoboy


    Surprises on opening day of maxi racing at Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez
    Press release issued by the International Maxi Association on 04/10/2022


    With a light wind forecast for this entire second week of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez, the race committee from the Soci?t? Nautique de Saint-Tropez, aided by the International Maxi Association’s race officer Ariane Mainemare, worked miracles to get a first race started and finished on the opening day of maxi racing,...
    Yesterday, 02:56 PM
  • An Electric Finish To Week One Of Les Voiles de Saint Tropez
    by Photoboy
    A dazzling finale to Act 1 of Les Voiles
    Trophies and rewards for the Classic stars: Shenandoah, Scud, Skylark, Sumurun, Jap, EugeniaV, Espar II, Lulu and Bona…
    Nanoq takes the win once more in the BMW Trophy


    Thousands of square metres of sails have been lowered in a joyous din this Saturday evening after a truly amazing finale to part one of Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez 2022. The particularly boisterous conditions that greeted today’s fleets prompted the Race
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    10-03-2022, 03:30 PM
  • An Expeditious 24h Ultim Bodes Well For Future Records
    by Photoboy

    For his first solo race, and one month from the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe, the skipper of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild impressed. First to cross the start line of the 24H Ultim yesterday at 12 noon off Groix, Charles Caudrelier never let go of the lead, easily containing his adversaries. He won the 24H Ultim this Sunday, October 2 at 7h 54 minutes and 52 seconds after 493 miles of racing at an average speed of 24.71 knots, after 19 hours 54 minutes and 52 seconds of navigation....
    10-03-2022, 12:15 PM
  • The Mad Maxi Race Is ON!
    by Photoboy



    Rainy start, happy start? The Breton drizzle was part of the game this morning at Lorient La Base when the 4 maxi trimarans left the pontoons to reach the start area of ​​the 24H Ultim located to the east of the island of Groix. And the conditions shouldn't improve over the next 24 hours, giving them a real warm-up for the start of the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe: wind, heavy seas, rain… Just that.








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    10-01-2022, 01:50 PM
  • A Quad Of Ultim Maxi Madness
    by Photoboy


    The four competitors of the 24H Ultim made the powder talk this Friday during the speed runs! Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, Maxi Banque Populaire XI, Mieux and Sodebo Ultim 3 fiercely confronted each other during the three sessions organized in the harbor of Lorient. In the end, Thomas Coville's trimaran won with the record of 42.93 knots over one mile.
    Now it's off to sea with the start of the 24 Hour Ultim tomorrow at 12 noon on a 440-mile course in the Bay of Biscay. After a
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    09-30-2022, 02:23 PM
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