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  • A Misty End To July For Bonita Racers!

    A Misty End To July For Bonita Racers!

    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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  • Pinned In Queens

    Pinned In Queens




    The FDNY freed a sailboat that had gotten stuck under the Roosevelt Island bridge on Saturday morning, officials said.

    A man was rescued by FDNY Marine units after the vessel’s mast got wedged in the steel work on the bridge at about 7:15 a.m., a spokesperson told The Post.

    In coordination with Department of Transportation bridge operators the boat was freed “with minimal damage,” according to FDNY.







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  • Having A Blast On The Great Lakes

    Having A Blast On The Great Lakes




    By Laura Muma



    In one punch after another, storm cells rocked the racing and cruising divisions throughout Saturday night during the 113th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust. The predicted storms not only came to fruition, but they also continued throughout the night in rapid succession.



    As of 11 a.m. CDT, 15 boats have officially retired, reporting ripped main sails, exploded spinnakers, and broken
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  • Garda Shines For The Melges 24 European Tour

    Garda Shines For The Melges 24 European Tour

    ꜱᴘᴀʀᴋʟɪɴɢ ᴅᴀʏ ᴏꜰ ꜱᴀɪʟɪɴɢ ᴡᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴇʟɢᴇꜱ 24 ꜰʟᴇᴇᴛ ᴏɴ ɢᴀʀᴅᴀ ʟᴀᴋᴇ




    The fourth event of the 2022 , , considered also , opens with a sparkling day of racing: it was thanks to a fresh and unstable Ora that the fleet completed four races, opening the series organized by Fraglia Vela Riva in a bombastic way.







    Former Italian Olympian , well assisted by another Olympian, Giovanna Micol, took the lead of the pack with (?,...
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  • The 2022 Mark Foy Trophy Goes To The Aussies

    The 2022 Mark Foy Trophy Goes To The Aussies



    Mark Foy Australian 18ft Australian Acrobatic Championships Lazarus Capital Partners and The Rag & Famish Hotel top two overalls
    The best Europeans are the Germans of Black Knight, down to third place overall, but always first continental; further leap ahead of the other German team on "Peroni", European second and fifth overall






    It ended with 12 total regatta, a lot of scuffs, but a lot of show the Mark Foy European
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  • Semi Controlled Chaos In Corpus Christi

    Semi Controlled Chaos In Corpus Christi




    Thursday

    Four points separate the top four boats heading into the final day of the J/24 World Championship hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club in Texas USA.
    Paul Foerster’s Grand Slam 2 remains atop the leaderboard with 21 points, after posting a 4,7 on Thursday. Mike Marshall’s American Garage and Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta are tied at 24 points for second and third, respectively. John Mollicone’s New England Ropes is only one point further
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  • Malizia Passes The 90 Degree Self Righting Test

    Malizia Passes The 90 Degree Self Righting Test




    In the fast-growing world of IMOCA sailing, there are all sorts of teams – French, international, large, small, well-funded and not so – but one that stands out right now is the group behind the charismatic German skipper Boris Herrmann.

    This outfit is one of up to five or six in the Class that is taking on the pioneering challenge of both The Ocean Race – starting from Alicante in Spain in January – and the next Vendee Globe, starting in
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  • Vanishing Point Washes Ashore

    Vanishing Point Washes Ashore

    OKALOOSA COUNTY
    Stolen sailboat from Destin washes up on Pensacola Beach




    by: Kimber Collins: https://www.wkrg.com/northwest-flori...nsacola-beach/



    DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — A vessel was spotted by Steve Luppert and Pensacola Beach locals Wednesday morning. A Beneteau sailboat washed ashore, empty.




    The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said the “Vanishing Point” sailboat was reported
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  • Solo And 16: Cal Curriers Epic Voyage To The Old World

    Solo And 16: Cal Curriers Epic Voyage To The Old World

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (KRON) — Sixteen-year-old Cal Currier is going to have quite the story to tell his Palo Alto High School classmates when he returns from summer break.

    Story via https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/...-across-ocean/

    Currier is the youngest sailor ever to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean west-to-east. On Friday, the daring teen was less than 1,150 miles from reaching the shores of Gibraltar south of Spain.



    KRON4 was able to...
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  • Merritt';s Mackinac Win A Top Seller

    Merritt';s Mackinac Win A Top Seller

    Girl, 14, drives 36-foot sailboat alone at night, wins Mackinac race
    Phoebe Wall Howard
    Detroit Free Press







    MACKINAC ISLAND — A 14-year-old girl sailing her first Bayview Mackinac Race with her father won Sunday night after 33 hours of nonstop work.

    As the duo pulled into the Mackinac Island harbor just after 9 p.m., a crowd at the Pink Pony restaurant and bar cheered, whistled and applauded.

    Merritt
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  • Cabbage Tree Island Race: Lead Up To Sydney Hobart
    by Photoboy
    A fleet of 69 boats is heading north in the 172 nautical mile Cabbage Tree Island Race after an exciting twilight start on Sydney Harbour.




    It was an eventful pre-start sequence off Point Piper as the packed fleet jostled for position, with an 11 knot sou’easter setting them on their way.

    Hamilton Island Wild Oats, one of four 100-foot maxis in the fleet, was over the line early and subsequently recalled as Black Jack and Andoo Comanche broke away,
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    12-02-2022, 12:11 PM
  • Introducing the new The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup
    by Photoboy
    Introducing the new The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup
    A new trophy is announced for the VO65 one design class in The Ocean Race 2022-23




    Along with five confirmed IMOCA teams racing around the world, up to five VO65 teams will be on the starting line in Alicante, Spain in January, with an option to compete for a new trophy within The Ocean Race called The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup.

    The new trophy has been specially created for VO65 teams and will be awarded
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    12-01-2022, 03:22 PM
  • Gaist Makes 8th
    by Photoboy

    UPDATE : French/English.. Arnaud GAIST Golden GLOBE RACE 2022 is retiring from the #GGR2022 Message just received..... With the Barnacles and my weakness in the mast it would be Cape Horn in APRIL the route back is to St Helene and back to Les Sables d'Olonne.


    https://goldengloberace.com/live-tracker/




    Arnaud's retirement makes 8, which is 1/2 half of the fleet which set sail from les Sables d'Olonne on September 4th, some 88 days ago.
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    12-01-2022, 12:50 PM
  • Dates Confirmed For AC37
    by Photoboy
    AC37 Event Limited (ACE) today confirmed both the intended race area and the race dates for the America’s Cup Match 2024.




    The Racing Area for both the Challenger Selection Series and the America’s Cup Match itself have now been agreed with Barcelona’s Capitan Maritimo and are set to the south of the City along Barcelona’s beachfront, affording the perfect natural viewing gallery right along the coastline for spectators.

    A permanent
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    11-30-2022, 10:28 AM
  • Rudder Jumpers The Latest Twist For Stowaways
    by Photoboy
    Spanish coastguard finds stowaways on ship rudder



    By Mattea Bubalo
    BBC News

    Three stowaways have been found sitting on the rudder of a ship after it completed an 11-day voyage from Nigeria, Spanish authorities say.
    A photo shared by the coastguard shows the men sitting on the rudder at the oil tanker's stern, their feet less than a metre away from the water.
    They were taken to hospital at the tanker's destination in Gran Canaria and treated
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    11-29-2022, 10:29 AM
  • 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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    11-27-2022, 03:00 PM
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