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  • The Almighty Bang

    The Almighty Bang

    The New Zealand SailGP Team’s Saint-Tropez’ hopes are hanging in the balance after a disastrous incident onboard the team’s F50 Amokura. Shortly after the end of racing, New Zealand’s 29-metre wing collapsed, breaking off into the water and instigating an immediate salvage operation to ensure all debris was removed from the water. No injuries were sustained onboard.

    Speaking immediately following the incident, New Zealand driver Peter Burling said: “Thankfully everyone on board
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  • Cat-A-Strophic Rigging Failure Takes Wind Out Of Team NZ's Sails In St Tropez

    Cat-A-Strophic Rigging Failure Takes Wind Out Of Team NZ's Sails In St Tropez






    ROCKWOOL Denmark and New Zealand are in pole position after topping the leaderboard on the first day of drama-filled racing in Saint-Tropez. But a dramatic incident at the end of racing leaves doubts over whether the Kiwis will compete on day two.




    The Kiwis hit the water with a bang, blasting off the start line and securing a win in the first fleet race before backing it up with consistent 6th and 5th finishes. Nicolai Sehested’s
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  • Transatlantic Hamster Wheel Attempt Denied By USCG

    Transatlantic Hamster Wheel Attempt Denied By USCG




    Florida man arrested after trying to cross Atlantic in floating hamster wheel
    The man tried sailing from Florida to London, even threatening to blow himself up as officers attempted to detain him.

    Florida man Reza Baluchi was detained by the US Coast Guard on Friday after allegedly attempting to cross the Atlantic Ocean and reach the United Kingdom via a floating vessel resembling a hamster wheel, according to an official criminal complaint.

    Baluchi,
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  • Russian Inflatable Trimaran Circumnavigation Ends After Cookie Cutter Shark Attack

    Russian Inflatable Trimaran Circumnavigation Ends After Cookie Cutter Shark Attack

    Russian Expedition Team Rescued After Sharks Attack Their Boat



    Three times a charm as the old saying goes for an expedition team from Russia that was attempting to complete a circumnavigation in an inflatable catamaran. The team was rescued overnight after the third mishap during their voyage, this time after they reported their vessel was attacked by sharks.



    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) reports they began receiving a distress
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  • Six Metres Dance On The Solent Currents At Cowes For World Championship

    Six Metres Dance On The Solent Currents At Cowes For World Championship

    A STELLAR DAY FOR STELLA IN THE OPEN DIVISION AND A CLASSICS THREE-WAY TIE ON DAY TWO OF THE SIX METRE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2023



    Violeta Alvarez’ Stella takes a two-point lead in the Open Division at the halfway stage in the International Six Metre World Championship at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes.

    Dix Ao?t, Bribon and Silvervingen in a three-way tie at the top of the Classic Division.

    Tanker ship movement causes abandonment of fifth
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  • Powered Up In Porto Cervo

    Powered Up In Porto Cervo

    Surprise Spirit of Lorina double bullet as lumpy conditions challenge Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup fleet
    Press release issued by the International Maxi Association on 05/09/2023


    After a near perfect opening to the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, day two was more challenging. Conditions had dropped to a 20 knot northerly come start time, but there had been big onshore breeze overnight and a left-over sea state remained, made more lumpy by waves bouncing back off the rocky shoreline.
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  • Light Air Forces Shortened Course For Leg 2 Of La Solitaire Du Figaro

    Light Air Forces Shortened Course For Leg 2 Of La Solitaire Du Figaro

    Dhallene is 'cock of the north' at Chicken Rock


    The reward for rounding Chicken Rock light among the lead group early this morning has been a modest slingshot southwards, sailing downwind at almost double the speed of those who had still to complete this long climb from Kinsale to this most northerly turning mark of this Stage 2 course.




    Hugo Dhallene, stage leader, was making 11.5kts at 0800hrs local time, already nearly passing the NW tip of...
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  • Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Gets Off To A Roaring Start!

    Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup Gets Off To A Roaring Start!

    Supreme start to the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup as multihulls make their debut
    Press release issued by the International Maxi Association on 04/09/2023






    With conditions off the Costa Smeralda that started at 10 knots from the north and built to more than 20, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup, organised in conjunction with the International Maxi Association, got off to the best possible start today.

    Courses were
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  • Yacht Club Italiano Hosts 8 Metre Worlds

    Yacht Club Italiano Hosts 8 Metre Worlds




    After yesterday's long day, spent waiting in vain for an improvement in the weather conditions, this morning at 12 the 8 Meters put to sea for the first day of racing in the World Championship. The Race Committee started the departure procedures around 13:00 in perfect weather conditions: north wind around 20 knots with higher gusts, clear skies and sea with steep and short waves which then flattened out over the course of the day. First regular departure on a route that from...
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  • ARGO Crushes Honolulu To Yokohama Record

    ARGO Crushes Honolulu To Yokohama Record

    The Argo crew cast off in Hawaii on Monday August 21, after 3 weeks of stand-by. A longer stand-by than initially planned and which will have seen its crew largely reworked for the largely successful attempt, on the Honolulu / Yokohama course. A crew that could count on the weather advice, ashore from Mark Michelson, with a Brian Thompson who was present for the important decisions.





    The record had been held since August 1995 by the crew of Steve Fosset on
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  • CORW Sailors Are Ready To Rumble
    by Photoboy
    West Coast Sailors Gear Up for California's Offshore Racing Series

    San Diego, CA (May 24, 2023) - The 2024 California Offshore Race Week (CORW) is here and the excitement is buzzing. The series includes three separate races down the coast from San Francisco to San Diego. The first leg starts off with the Spinnaker Cup, San Francisco to Monterey (84 nm), then the Coastal Cup from Monterey to Santa Barbara (205 nm), and finally the SoCal 300 from Santa Barbara to San Diego (255 nm).
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    05-24-2024, 02:53 PM
  • Square Waves: Not An 1980's New Wave Band
    by Photoboy


    Square waves or cross sea. The Ile de Re is an island in the French Atlantic and hides some of the strangest natural phenomena in the world: Its waves are square. The explanation is quite simple: They are normal waves that form a grid on the surface of the sea, as if it were a chess board. This is what is known in navigation as a crossed sea, a two-way sea or a cross of the sea. It is the state of the sea in which two wave systems travel at oblique angles.



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    05-23-2024, 11:00 AM
  • Big Boats And Big Fun At IMA Maxi Europeans
    by Photoboy
    New leader as V scores two bullets at the IMA Maxi Europeans
    Sorrento, 22 May 2024

    Starting an hour early, two coastal courses including the popular lap of Capri were completed on the third and penultimate day of the IMA Maxi European Championship, supported by Rolex as Official Timepiece. The 20 maxi yachts faced a sub-10 knot southwesterly and at today’s conclusion, the Championship, organised out of Sorrento by the Circolo del Remo e della Vela Italia (CRVI) and supported
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    05-22-2024, 08:51 PM
  • Cargo Sailing Vessel De Gallant Sinks Near Bahamian Island
    by Photoboy
    The vintage 1916 90-foot gaff rigged schooner De Gallant which was transporting coffee and cacao from Colombia to Europe sank in the Bahamas early yesterday with eight persons aboard. U.S. Coast Guard helicopters from nearby Great Inagua rescued six of them from a pair of liferafts.

    Thirty hours later the search continued for the missing two—both of whom are women and professional sailors—in a search area that stretches from the Inaguas to Horseshoe Reef. They were wearing
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    05-22-2024, 12:05 PM
  • Crew Member Announced For Jules Verne Trophy Attempt On SVR Lazartigue!
    by Photoboy
    Six sailors on the Trimaran SVR-LAZARTIGUE to conquer the Jules Verne Trophy




    The SVR-LAZARTIGUE Trimaran will tackle the Jules Verne Trophy, the round-the-world sailing record, at the end of the year. To win this “Grail” of ocean racing, there will be six on board. Francois Gabart, captain of the boat, will be surrounded by a highly complementary crew with multiple associated skills and experiences.

    The Jules Verne Trophy is undoubtedly
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    05-17-2024, 01:06 PM
  • Fun In The Sun For Beach Cats In Florida
    by Photoboy
    The Worrell 1000 Race 2024 Has begun!





    The 23rd running of the world-famous Worrell 1000 extreme, distance catamaran race got underway Sunday, May 12th in Hollywood Beach Florida. Twelve teams representing the US, Germany, France, The Netherlands and Australia launched from the beach at 10am, officially beginning the race’s 50th Anniversary event. With the first two legs completed, and the 3rd underway as of the writing of this article, the Worrell has
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    05-15-2024, 11:29 AM
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