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  • Emirates Team New Zealand Hydrogen Foiling Chase Boat In Fitout Preparing For Launch

    Auckland, New Zealand - 6th February 2022 Emirates Team New Zealand’s prototype hydrogen foiling chase boat is in the final stages of a complex fit out prior to its launch in March. The construction of the boat was started in August 2021 at the team’s North Shore build facility, the appendage construction is in its final stages and the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powertrain installation is underway at the team’s base in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour. The construction of the boat ...
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  • Bezos Boat To Dismantle A Bridge

    Bezos Boat To Dismantle A Bridge


    image © Ruben Griffioen

    Rotterdam bridge to be dismantled for Oceanco's 127m sailing yacht Y721
    2 February 2022• Written by Holly Overton Boat International The Koningshaven bridge in Rotterdam is set to be dismantled to allow Oceanco's 127 metre sailing yacht project, known as Y721, to pass through. Dutch media outlet Rijnmond reported that the centre portion of the bridge, known by locals as De Hef, would need to be removed to accommodate the record-bre...
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  • 11th Hour Racing Team unveils plans in build up to The Ocean Race 2022-23

    11th Hour Racing Team unveils plans in build up to The Ocean Race 2022-23

    Professional offshore outfit 11th Hour Racing Team to complete two transatlantic crossings in 2022 as they build up to the round-the-world Ocean Race 2022-23.
    “2022 is our year for testing reliability and pushing performance,” Mark Towill, CEO.
    Two months of training at the home of the Team and sponsor 11th Hour Racing - Newport, Rhode Island, USA.


    Photo by Thierry Martinez / 11th Hour Racing Port-La-Forêt, France (January 27, 2022) - US-based offshore sa...
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  • The Next Generation Begins Production

    The Next Generation Begins Production

    AC40's IN PRODUCTION Just over 11 months since Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC75 ‘Te Rehutai’ crossed the finish line to claim the 36th America’s Cup, its younger sister class- the AC40 is already in production. While much of the world was having a well-earned break during the transition from 2021 into 2022 the 7 axis CNC machine at McConaghy Boats production facility was working 24/7 carving out the tooling for the hull of the new class. The AC40 hull shape is based on that of T...
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  • The Training Never Stops

    The Training Never Stops

    USCG Training of Ocean Beach in San Francisco These 40' Surf Rescue Vessels are designed to perform rescues in dubious conditions, and come equipped with two independently sealed motors, so if one get flooded and the engine conks out, the other can still be utilized to get crew out of harms way... You might ask why the crew is all outside and not inside? Simply because the are water tight and designed to withstand a roll over, and if you were inside during such and event, the beatin...
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  • French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin dies rowing solo across Atlantic Ocean

    French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin dies rowing solo across Atlantic Ocean



    The body of a 75-year-old Frenchman who was attempting to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean has been found at sea.

    Key points: Jean-Jacques Savin set off from Portugal at the beginning of January He sent several distress beacons earlier this week Mr Savin completed a solo voyage across the Atlantic in 2019 Jean-Jacques Savin was "found lifeless inside the cabin" off the coast of Azores, an archipelago belonging to Portugal, said a statement posted to Mr Savin's Fa...
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  • 7 Days Removed From Transatlantic Rowing Record

    7 Days Removed From Transatlantic Rowing Record

    British rower with incurable cancer sets new world record with two friends for Atlantic crossing Three British women, one of whom has incurable cervical cancer, have shattered the world record for rowing across the Atlantic. Kat Cordiner and teammates Abby Johnston and Charlotte Irving arrived in Antigua on Sunday evening. The women completed the 3,000-mile crossing from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour in the Caribbean in 42 days, seven hours and 17 minutes, knockin...
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  • Saturday's Tonga Volcano Details

    Saturday's Tonga Volcano Details

    The eruption of the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Ha'apai volcano on Saturday was so large, it was a spectacle best appreciated from space. The eruption was remarkable in that it involved the simultaneous formation of a volcanic ash plume, an atmospheric shock wave and a series of tsunami waves. While details are still emerging and we are still within an eruption episode that could have more twists and turns, there are several pieces of information that can help us begin to understand this event a...
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  • Words To Live By....

    Words To Live By....

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  • Survival Mode at 16ft skiff Australian Championship

    Survival Mode at 16ft skiff Australian Championship

    With boat speeds nudging 26 knots, and a nor’east wind strength not far behind, it was survival of the fastest in Race 6 and 7 of the 2022 Red Pumps 16ft skiff Australian Championship today, hosted by Belmont 16s on Lake Macquarie. SKE Electrical and Jamesco both snapped their second-rig masts, two boats broke rudders, one snapped its top batten in a bear-away, and there were multiple retirements. Back on shore, crews were applying eye drops by the litre to salve their blood-red peepers...
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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
    ...
    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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