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  • Day 2 Of St Barth Magic

    Day 2 Of St Barth Magic

    Battle lines begin to take shape on second day of Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille


    Image ? Christophe Jouany


    Yesterday's first day of racing at Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille lived up to all its promises, and today was the same and more for all the crews. Already, early results point to intense competition taking shape across the classes, maxi to multi, and everything in between.

    Kicking it off in CSA 1, Maximilian Klink’s Botin
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  • All Washed Up In Avalon

    All Washed Up In Avalon



    Source: https://www.phillyvoice.com/avalon-b...jersey-shore/?

    A man who fell asleep on his 35-foot sailboat is lucky to have walked away unscathed after the vessel's anchor came free and the boat ran aground in Avalon on Thursday morning.

    The incident happened on the 47th Street beach, where onlookers spotted the Pearson 35 sailboat along the shore around 10:00.

    According to the Cape May County Herald, the unidentified owner of the boat had anchored
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  • The 320nm Solo du Maitre Is On!

    The 320nm Solo du Maitre Is On!




    The (big) sprint is on!

    The 33 Figarists involved in the 19th edition of the Solo Ma?tre CoQ got to the heart of the matter on Tuesday. At 11:50 am, with a very slight delay on the scheduled time, they set off on the long course of the event, propelled by a northerly wind blowing between 10 and 12 knots. A flow which should however ease during the afternoon and switch to the northwest, thus making the first miles of the race to the Ile de R? tricky, the bypass of
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  • A Brutal Day In Paradise

    A Brutal Day In Paradise




    After a two year hiatus due to the pandemic, racing at last resumed at Les Voiles de St Barth Richard Mille, the third and penultimate event in the International Maxi Association’s Caribbean Maxi Challenge. And what a start it was with the easterly wind firmly in the low 20s and gusting more with large waves rolling in from the Atlantic. Race Director Luc Poupon and the race team sent the Maxi class off from Gustavia on the south side of St Barts on a 28 mile course to...
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  • A Good Friday On The Solent

    A Good Friday On The Solent



    The first day of the RORC Easter Challenge was blessed with sparkling conditions in the Solent. A light gradient breeze from the south east built during the day to over 10 knots of pressure. Brilliant sunshine throughout the day added to the superb conditions.

    The RORC Race Committee led by Steve Cole held a number of practice starts, followed by three short, sharp windward leeward races.

    The coaching team out on the water giving competitors top advice included
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  • Define Dismasted

    Define Dismasted



    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — The Coast Guard hoisted two mariners from a damaged sailing

    vessel approximately 86 miles southeast of Cape Fear on Friday.


    Following the hoist, an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter aircrew safely transported the mariners back
    to Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City.


    Watchstanders from the U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District command center received notification
    from the International Emergency Rescue Coordination Center stating
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  • Svea To Make Return To Competition

    Svea To Make Return To Competition



    J Class Svea Set To Return To Race In Europe With Swedish Syndicate


    A group of successful Swedish entrepreneurs and businessmen who are all passionate about sailing, will campaign JS1 Svea and plan to start racing this summer in Europe with a mostly Swedish crew.


    Svea is under new ownership and due to be shipped from Charleston, USA to arrive in Palma in May where the new team will prepare the boat in time for June's Palma Superyacht Cup where
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  • The Rerighting Of The Little DouDous

    The Rerighting Of The Little DouDous



    The recovery operations of the OCEAN FIFTY Les P'tits Doudous continue on the Spanish coast, under the houlet of Adrien Hardy and his team. Arrived in the area yesterday morning, they have since been active to recover anything after the Sunday-Monday night crash. Good news this Wednesday afternoon, The Little Doudous were able to be returned and although the mast is in several pieces, the platform itself seems relatively spared.


    As often as a hard blow occurs at
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  • Murder Suspect Nabbed In Santa Cruz Harbor

    Murder Suspect Nabbed In Santa Cruz Harbor



    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KRON) — A homicide suspect went on the run before he was nabbed in the Santa Cruz harbor as he was attempting to steal a boat, investigators said Monday.

    Austin Michael Medeiros, 27, was taken into custody by Santa Cruz Harbor Patrol officers Sunday afternoon.

    Santa Cruz police said officers found a loaded stolen firearm and psychedelic mushrooms in Medeiros’ possession.

    Law enforcement authorities in Northern California...
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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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  • 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.



    Our staff...
    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
  • 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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