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  • Skeleton Shrimp Use 18 Appendages to Feed, Fight and ... Frolic | Deep Look

    Skeleton Shrimp Use 18 Appendages to Feed, Fight and ... Frolic | Deep Look

    Deep Look

    On first impression, skeleton shrimp anatomy is confusing. These crustaceans use a funky assortment of body parts to move around like inchworms, feed on bits of sea garbage, stage boxing matches, and make lots of clingy babies.

    The striking bodies of skeleton shrimp are gangly and ridiculously elongated. These omnivores constantly sieve food particles or small organisms from the water by waving their bodies back and forth, using comb-like filters on their ...
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  • NYYC Bows Out

    NYYC Bows Out

    The New York Yacht Club has decided against contesting the next America’s Cup, though it’s Stars + Stripes team has vowed to stay in the game.. The famous club confirmed to Stuff on Wednesday they were “pausing our pursuit of the 37th America’s Cup”. Defenders Team New Zealand said they weren’t surprised by the development. “While it is disappointing to hear of the apparent loss of the NYYC from AC37, we are not entirely surprised as we started to see them struggling ...
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  • Not A Pretty Picture

    Not A Pretty Picture



    Storm in Athens this week caused lightning strike to boat lost all engines, tried using sail to avoid rocks but weather had other ideas will need a fair bit of repair.

    Mark Slavin...
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  • Clarity Sought By Burling And Tuke

    Clarity Sought By Burling And Tuke

    Peter Burling and Blair Tuke say they are waiting for "clarity" around the 37th America's Cup defence before re-signing with Team New Zealand. The Kiwi sailing duo, who have been competing in Europe for the New Zealand SailGP team following their 49er silver medal at the Tokyo Olympics, are off contract with Team NZ in December. In a joint statement to the Herald, Burling and Tuke said they have been in "regular conversation" with Team NZ over their futures but have yet to put pen to ...
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  • Adam & Mike Repeat As Norte' Murican 5o5 el Hefe's

    Adam & Mike Repeat As Norte' Murican 5o5 el Hefe's

    30 boats from 12 states and 2 countries, including many of the world's top 505 teams, came to Newport, RI and Sail Newport for the 2021 505 North Americans. We sorely missed our Canadian contingent, most of whom couldn't come race but who encouraged the running of the event as planned and named. After 12 races over 4 days, current World Champions Mike Martin and Adam Lowry hoisted the trophy yet again, besting Mike Holt/Carl Smit by 11 points, with Nic Baird and Eric Anderson 1 point further in ...
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  • Sam Gets Rough With Saildrone

    Sam Gets Rough With Saildrone

    A world first: Ocean drone captures video from inside a hurricane NOAA and Saildrone are collecting scientific data from inside Hurricane Sam NOAA and Saildrone Inc. are piloting five specially designed saildrones in the Atlantic Ocean to gather data around the clock to help understand the physical processes of hurricanes. (Saildrone Inc.) Download Image Saildrone Inc. and the NOAA have released the first video footage gathered by an uncrewed surface vehicle (USV) from inside a major hurri...
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  • Turning Over A New Super Maxi

    Turning Over A New Super Maxi



    Speed, safety, strength and silence: these 4 elements are at the core of R/P's Design No. 283 153.5' Superyacht the REICHEL/PUGH-NAUTA 151 — a one-off, blue water performance sloop with general concept by Nauta Design, Naval Architecture by Reichel/Pugh, and construction at the Royal Huisman shipyard.


    At the same time, this radical new concept will offer all the benefits associated with existing Royal Huisman yachts: comfort, low noise levels, an...
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  • Gabarts New Flying Machine

    Gabarts New Flying Machine

    While it was launched on July 22, SVR-Lazartigue , François Gabart's brand new flying trimaran was baptized with great fanfare two months later, yesterday Monday September 20. In the presence of course of his skipper and his Mer Concept teams, but also of his sponsor Didier Tabary, Founding President of the French cosmetics group Kresk, new owner of the SVR-Lazartigue trimaran  and of the movie star Mélanie Laurent. A star who underlined, for example, one of the key figures...
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  • Maxi Multi Banque Populaire Exits The Shed

    Maxi Multi Banque Populaire Exits The Shed



    Maxi Popular Bank XI
    This morning Armel, Kevin and the Team returned Maxi Popular Bank XI back to the water at Lorient La Base.
    The two skippers will resume training this weekend.









    It's the start of the Maxi Popular Bank XI Latest Campaign

    During the month of August, the Team worked to revise and optimize the trimaran for the Transat Jacques Vabre
    ...
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  • A Classic Week In Monaco In All Terms

    A Classic Week In Monaco In All Terms

    Monaco Classic Week-La Belle Classe is not just a regatta but a voyage through yachting history as the final day’s Grand Parade of vintage sailing and motor yachts testify - from the last steam-yacht still active, the 78.4m SS Delphine (1921), to the fleet of 12’ Dinghy (3.67m) class gems via the awe-inspiring gaff schooners Puritan (1930) and 47m Orion (1910) making her return to Monaco, and the 15M IR yachts including organisers’ Yacht Club de Monaco’s flagship Tuiga (1909), Mar...
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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
    ...
    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.
    ...
    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
    ...
    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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