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  • Gitana Relaunched With Shorthanded Emphasis

    Gitana Relaunched With Shorthanded Emphasis




    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild relaunched


    Wednesday, may 11, 2022 - Early yesterday morning, the large doors to the Gitana shed were opened to release the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild from her five-month refit. Enjoying a ringside seat, her skipper, Charles Caudrelier, looked on attentively, though his mind is already geared towards the open ocean and the Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe, the major meet in the team’s 2022 race schedule. For its 12th
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  • Saving Calypso's Crew From Davey Jones's Locker

    Saving Calypso's Crew From Davey Jones's Locker





    An incredible rescue involving U.S. Coast guard crews out of Cape Cod, after some sailors were hit by a “rogue wave” that crippled their boat.

    It happened Sunday evening about 100 nautical miles south of Long Island Sound.

    Crews from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod were launched to help the sailboat after it was hit by that rogue wave.

    When crews arrived on the scene, they realized how bad it was. The sailboat had been
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  • Duelin Dalin Setting The Pace

    Duelin Dalin Setting The Pace

    IT’S DALIN LEADING THE ‘USUAL SUSPECTS’ AFTER TWO DAYS IN THE GUYADER BERMUDES 1000 RACE


    After two days at sea in the Guyader Bermudes 1000 Race, the IMOCA fleet is now heading south-southwest on a starboard reach towards the Gallimard Waypoint situated about 250 nautical miles west-northwest of Cape Finisterre.






    Not for the first time in recent races, the leader, who has dominated from the start off Brest on Sunday, is the APIVIA skipper...
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  • Coasties To The Rescue Off Washington Coast

    Coasties To The Rescue Off Washington Coast




    SEATTLE — The Coast Guard rescued seven people over the weekend after the 143-foot yacht they were aboard took on water and became disabled 25-miles off the Washington coast.


    Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River command center received a radio call from the crew of the vessel at 6 a.m. Saturday, reporting the yacht was taking on water due to the transom door opening and failing to close.

    After observing smoke, the yacht crew members also
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  • Wally Cento Galateia Win PalmaVela Maxi Class With A Fistful of Firsts

    Wally Cento Galateia Win PalmaVela Maxi Class With A Fistful of Firsts

    Wally Cento Galateia Win PalmaVela Maxi Class With A Fistful of Firsts



    The Wally Cento Galateia won the IRC-IMA Maxi division at Mallorca’s big boat season opener PalmaVela with a perfect scoreline of six wins from six starts.

    Victory in a final light-winds coastal race back-and-forth across the Bay of Palma maintained their perfect tally to win by eight points ahead of Andrea Recordati’s recently acquired Wally 93 Bullit. Second place today ensured
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  • The Leaders Round Fastnet

    The Leaders Round Fastnet




    Fastnet is (good speed) done!
    Started yesterday from Brest, Charlie Dalin has already reached the northernmost point of the course!
    A small but fruitful first night...
    At around 1am Charlie took the Finistere Department Trophy way-point located 100 miles west of Point Brittany. A first trophy for our skipper Apiva who obviously doesn't plan to stop there!
    He then started the comeback towards Fastnet and was the first to pass it at 16:12! It is with a
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  • The Imoca Single Handed Season Begins!

    The Imoca Single Handed Season Begins!

    The serious things begin!










    This Sunday, May 8, at 2:40 p.m., with a slight delay on the scheduled time, the start of the 3 rd edition of the Guyader Bermuda 1000 Race was given off Brest. The 24 sailors in the IMOCA class taking part in the event then set off gently, propelled by a westerly breeze blowing between 6 and 8 knots. An erratic wind which will greatly complicate the situation for the solo sailors over the first
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  • FlyingNikka Splashes

    FlyingNikka Splashes

    "FlyingNikkais in the water! Incredible effort by King Marine, project manager Miguel Costa, and all the systems suppliers to get this complex and challenging design first imagined by Roberto Lacorte to the water on a schedule set a year ago. Congratulations and thanks to all."
    Mark Mills






    Designed by a team coordinated by Irish designer Mark Mills of Studio Mills Design, FlyingNikka , 19 meters long and equipped with latest generation...
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  • Having A Blast In Brest

    Having A Blast In Brest

    Burton wins the Pom'Potes Challenge runs for a second!


    Under the sun and despite moderate wind conditions (15 to 16 knots maximum), the skipper of Bureau Vall?e treated himself to the D?fi Pom'Potes, a run of 0.7 miles in the harbor of Brest. He won by just one second ahead of Charlie Dalin (Apivia). A little earlier, the "Cap sur l'emploi" operation brought together 14 companies and dozens of job seekers, another success on this busy day.



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  • Palma Vela Charges Into The 2022 Maxi Season

    Palma Vela Charges Into The 2022 Maxi Season

    GALATEIA AND NADIR, LEADERS OF AN UNBEATABLE START FOR PALMAVELA



    The best bay of Palma has welcomed the classes that today have inaugurated the tests of the 18th PalmaVela. Sun, strong wind and waves have been the ingredients of a first day that has required the best of skills. Galateia reigns among the Great Lengths and the Spanish Nadir among the ClubSwan 42.





    Today, Thursday, the 18th PalmaVela began in the bay of Palma with the...
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  • Breezy Start For Super Series Scarlino
    by Photoboy



    Royal Cup leaders Quantum Racing are back on form in Scarlino


    After two races in winds which topped 27kts in the gusts Quantum Racing lead the Royal Cup Scarlino 52 SUPER SERIES regatta. With American owner driver Doug DeVos back as helmsman after missing the last event in July in Mallorca, the 2022 World Champions posted two second places in challenging, shifting breezes to finish the day on top of the leaderboard.

    While Thailand’s Whitcraft
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    Today, 11:42 AM
  • Ultim Season Is Upon Us
    by Photoboy



    Engaged in the last straight line before the big autumn meeting of ocean racing, between Saint-Malo and Pointe-a-Pitre, the Ultims will face each other one last time before November 6, the start date of the 12th Route. of Rum – Destination Guadeloupe.
    A few days before the start of the 24H Ultim, the teams are fine-tuning their preparation. Last confrontation in race mode before the Route du Rhum, this event in false solo will allow the 4 skippers* present to validate...
    Today, 10:20 AM
  • The French Conquer Cadiz
    by Photoboy
    “MANAGING THE WHOLE RIG WAS VERY TRICKY”: DELAPIERRE ON SWAPPING DOWN TO A FOUR-CREW CONFIGURATION FOR C?DIZ FINAL



    France driver Quentin Delapierre has spoken about the unexpected challenge of swapping down to a four person crew configuration for the C?diz Final, after light winds and choppy conditions plagued the racecourse.

    A last-minute message from race management instructed teams to jettison two members of their crew ahead of the Final. Delapierre elected
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    Yesterday, 11:53 AM
  • Practice Time Gives Gamecock Something To Crow About
    by Photoboy


    Gamecock Struts to IC37 North American Championship


    Newport, R.I. — A year of hard work—three winter series regattas in Fort Lauderdale and a full summer of sailing in Newport—paid off for Peter McClennen's Gamecock team (above) as they blitzed a competitive 20-boat fleet to win the 2022 IC37 North American Championship. The team was so dominant through the first six races of the regatta it was able to enjoy a leisurely cruise to the dock while
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    Yesterday, 09:38 AM
  • Getting Inside Fiona
    by Photoboy
    A highlight reel of footage captured by SD 1078 in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Fiona Sept. 22, 2022.



    Hurricane Fiona is the first Category 4 storm of the 2022 season. SD 1078 is battling 50-foot waves and winds measured over 100 mph to collect critical scientific data and, in the process, is providing a completely new view of one of Earth’s most destructive forces.




    Inside the storm, SD 1078 is sailing at sustained...
    09-23-2022, 01:59 PM
  • Calamity Averted Aboard The Wizard
    by Photoboy
    A disaster narrowly averted:
    Merlin was sailing well on the 1st day of the Rolex Big Boat Series last Thursday when a nasty halyard wrap forced them to retire towards the end of the 1st race. The crew assessed the problem and the boat made arrangements with KKMI in Richmond to get the carbon headstay replaced in short order. While she missed the 1st start on Friday, the boat and crew were back out and racing for race 4.
    Had the team not been tuned into the rig's nuances, a much more
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    09-22-2022, 08:13 AM
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