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  • The Magic Returns To NYYC

    The Magic Returns To NYYC

    New York Yacht Club to Challenge for 37th America’s Cup with American Magic NEW YORK, N.Y. — Earlier this week the Trustees of the New York Yacht Club approved a challenge for the 37th edition of the America’s Cup, sailing’s most prestigious trophy. “We are extremely excited to continue our quest to regain the America’s Cup with American Magic,” says Paul M. Zabetakis, M.D., Commodore of the New York Yacht Club (at right). “Upon receiving the Protocol for the 37th Match, we...
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  • Martine Awarded The Magnus Olsson Prize

    Martine Awarded The Magnus Olsson Prize


    © Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo AB TWO TIME OLYMPIC CHAMPION MARTINE GRAEL AWARDED THE MAGNUS OLSSON PRIZE Stockholm, Sweden, 31 December 2021: The Mange Olsson Foundation has announced Martine Grael is the 2021 winner of its prestigious Magnus Olsson Prize. Awarded annually to an individual who has made an indelible contribution to the world of sailing, previous recipients include Torben Grael, Sir Ben Ainslie, Stan Honey, Santiago Lange, Grant Dalton, Carolijn Brouwer and Peter Burling. ...
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  • Seasons Greetings!

    Seasons Greetings!



    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

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  • Plenty Of Practice In Portugal

    Plenty Of Practice In Portugal

    The Portugal Grand Prix Round 1 is off and running at Vilamoura, Portugal, with teams and individuals of 28~ 49ers 24~ 49er FXs 7~ 470s 13~ Laser Radials 47~ Laser Standards Primarily contestants from the greater European area with a few Russians and Turkish and Polish sailors all refining their game with Olympic aspirations. Round 1 runs from Dec 13th through December 17th Round 2 runs from Dec 19th through Dec 23rd ...
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  • Spanish Bookends For 52 Super Series 10th Anniversary

    Spanish Bookends For 52 Super Series 10th Anniversary

    Baiona and Barcelona Bookend Historic 10th Year of the 52 SUPER SERIES in 2022. The 52 SUPER SERIES, the world’s leading grand prix monohull circuit, will mark its historic tenth year of continued success with an exciting five regatta season which will open in May at a beautiful venue which is new to the circuit, Baiona in North West Spain and conclude in October in Barcelona – back where the circuit first kicked off in 2012 when five TP52s raced. After a 2021 circuit limited ...
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  • Kitefoild World Series Highlights From Fuerteventura Rolls Into Gran Canaria

    Kitefoild World Series Highlights From Fuerteventura Rolls Into Gran Canaria

    Big offshore gusts and sunny skies delivered a barnstorming conclusion to the 2021 KiteFoil World Series Fuerteventura. Max Maeder of Singapore came out on top of a thrilling duel with Axel Mazella from France. Poema Newland of France dominated the women’s division, winning the trophy ahead of Great Britain’s Ellie Aldridge. After a rain stormy day of confused winds on Friday, the classic Fuerteventura northerly breeze kicked in for the climax of the event, the offshore gus...
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  • The Cup Openth Up

    The Cup Openth Up

    The entry period for the 37th America’s Cup is now open. As of 12am 1st December 2021 Challengers can now officially enter the next edition of the oldest trophy in international sport. Kevin Shoebridge, COO of Emirates Team New Zealand said, “The Defender, RNZYS & Emirates Team New Zealand, have had very positive initial interest since the release of the Protocol of the 37th America’s Cup, feedback and interest from prospective teams, both existing and new has been very enco...
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  • Charlie Checks In

    Charlie Checks In

    DAY 3 – NOVEMBER 9, 2021 – 2200 CET – SKIPPERS LOG Charlie Enright onboard Alaka’i Frustrating conditions. This ridge is toying with most of us…a couple boats seem to have poked through. Seen a lot of Charal today, at one point we were both doing 8 knots at Finesterre, a quarter mile apart. Both upwind on different tacks. Saw LinkedOut for a couple minutes…they got a couple gusts, sailed their boat well through the transitions, then they were over the horizon. We fee...
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  • Learning To Fly

    Learning To Fly

    To enhance performance, it’s important that nothing is left to chance as every detail counts. In this way, for many years, research into hydrodynamics has played a central role and has been the focus of a great deal of the work undertaken by naval architects and design offices. Now though, with the advent of flying boats like the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, far greater emphasis has gone into the aerodynamic element too, which is so vital on these carbon giants. In the space of four year...
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  • Outteridge Joins The Kiwi's

    Outteridge Joins The Kiwi's



    NZ Herald Accomplished sailor Nathan Outteridge has joined Team New Zealand for the next America's Cup campaign. The 35-year-old Australian, a two-time Olympic medallist with a strong America's Cup history, qualifies under the strict nationality rules to be introduced for the next Cup cycle. Outteridge, who lives in Auckland with wife Emma, the daughter of Team NZ manager Ross Blackman, has long been a regular rival of Kiwi helmsman Peter Burling and foils controller Blair ...
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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.



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  • 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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