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  • A Challenging 3 Bridge Fiasco Provided A Bit Of Most Everything

    A Challenging 3 Bridge Fiasco Provided A Bit Of Most Everything

    The 2023 Single Handed Sailing Society's 3 Bridge Fiasco will be remembered for a number of things, the cold weather,
    the big ebb and very light winds at the start, the persistent Tule fog that hug the course in some very dense sections and the late clearing
    and building breeze that finally appeared much later than many had hoped for. But also for the large number of DNC's and DNF's, more than 1/3 the fleet of 315 registered boats. But for those who managed to persevere and complete...
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  • The Southward Progress Continues

    The Southward Progress Continues

    Cat and mouse towards the doldrums
    It's a game of inches as the fleet works southwest towards the equator




    Lighter conditions don't mean easier conditions as the IMOCA fleet finds itself constantly shifting gears, making sail changes and gybing as the teams zig-zag southwest towards the equator and the doldrums.

    Every change in the breeze brings the potential for a sail change. Each move by the opposition brings a decision on whether to match or
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  • Alex Barrier Launches All Woman Jules Verne Trophy Team

    Alex Barrier Launches All Woman Jules Verne Trophy Team

    Jules Verne Trophy: sailor Alexia Barrier embarks on a round-the-world sailing trip with an all-female crew


    Sailor Alexia Barrier is embarking on an unprecedented project: to seek the record for sailing around the world with a 100% female crew. A "dream" she explains and a mission to show that anything is possible.

    Jerome Val/https://www.francetvinfo.fr/




    Alexia Barrier already has a Route du Rhum and a Vend?e Globe behind
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  • Slip Sliding Slowly South

    Slip Sliding Slowly South

    The Ocean Race, Leg 2: Slowly sliding south

    The fleet had a slow night, gybing south from Cabo Verde



    25 January 2023, The Ocean Race, Start of Leg 2 in Cabo Verde ? Anne Beaug? / Biotherm
    It's been a tense first night as the IMOCA fleet has sailed south, away from Mindelo and towards the uncertainty of the Doldrums.



    It was an exciting start, despite the light conditions, with close quarters action as the fleet leaves Cabo Verde
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  • A Mild Start For Leg 2 Of The 2023 Ocean Race

    A Mild Start For Leg 2 Of The 2023 Ocean Race



    After being buffeted by strong trade winds for the duration of the short stopover, the waters off Mindelo, Cabo Verde were relatively calm on Wednesday for the start of Leg 2 of The Ocean Race.

    The short stopover marked the first time The Ocean Race has visited west Africa and this island chain despite it featuring in the race course for all 14 editions as a tactical consideration on the leg from Europe down to the south Atlantic Ocean.


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  • A New Permanent Mark For Yellow Bluff Honoring Sailing Legend Hank Easom

    A New Permanent Mark For Yellow Bluff Honoring Sailing Legend Hank Easom




    A surprise for local sailing legend, Hank Easom was unveiled recently at Brickyard Cove in Point Richmond a short time ago!








    A little piece of Bay sailing history was made with the unveiling of the new Hank Easom Yellow Bluff permanent buoy.




    1,000 lb bottom tackle will hold the buoy in position, combating the extremely strong currents along the Yellow Bluff shoreline.

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  • Pineapple Cup Line Honors For Pyewacket

    Pineapple Cup Line Honors For Pyewacket

    Pyewacket70 captures line honors in the 35th Pineapple Cup - Montego Bay Race


    Pyewacket70 finishes with an elapsed time of 2 days 18 hours 15 minutes and 19 seconds having sailed a distance of 895 miles

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    The race record for monohulls last set in 2005 by Tom Hill's Titan 12 at 2 days, 10 hours, 24 minutes and 42 seconds.)



    Images Julianna Barbieri/Manuka SEM


    January 25, 2023 Montego Bay, Jamaica - Pyewacket70, the modified
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  • Rikki, Calisto And Pyewacket Racing For The Rum

    Rikki, Calisto And Pyewacket Racing For The Rum

    Sunday, January 22, 2023 Miami, F.L. - Pyewacket70, the modified Volvo70 owned by Roy P. Disney and Callisto Racing, owned by Kate and Jim Murray got off to a flying start in the second start of the 35th Pineapple Cup - Montego Bay Race. Both teams crossed the Appleton Estate start line at 1405 ET under sunny skies in a 12-15 knot southwesterly.








    Rikki, the third team competing in this year's Pineapple Cup started yesterday as organizers
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  • King Tides, Sunshine And Northerly Breeze Kicks Off 2023 CYC Midwinters!

    King Tides, Sunshine And Northerly Breeze Kicks Off 2023 CYC Midwinters!




    Saturday's CYC Mid-Winter regatta enjoyed an abundance of sunshine, crisp temperatures, air pressure ranging from adequate to inadequate, more than enough current and plenty of debris passing by for all!


    L36.com's Interpretation of the outflow at 13:30 on Saturday, without the added runoff!






    67 boats rallied to the call, the 1st Party Circuit event of 2023, with 7 fleets, to shake off any rust, enjoy some camaraderie,...
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  • IMOCA Podium Complete In Leg One Of Ocean Race

    IMOCA Podium Complete In Leg One Of Ocean Race

    Team Holcim-PRB lead into Cabo Verde to win Leg One of The Ocean Race

    11th Hour Racing Team secures second place over Team Malizia




    21 January 2023, Holcim - PRB Team crew rises the Leg Winner flag in Cabo Verde.
    Images: Sailing Energy / The Ocean Race



    French skipper Kevin Escoffier led his Swiss-flagged Team Holcim-PRB to victory in leg one of The Ocean Race in the early hours of Saturday morning.

    It marked
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  • Weekend Warmup For Upcoming Worlds
    by Photoboy


    Double-header Weekend for the Etchells in Miami

    With Gale Warnings up and down the Floridian coastline on Saturday, it was an easy decision for the Race Committee to call off the first day of racing for Florida States, the third regatta in the Biscayne Bay Regatta Series and another pre-worlds event warming up sailors for the AON Etchells World Championships in April.



    images: Pieter Vanderlaan And Nic Brunt




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    Today, 01:04 PM
  • 11th Hour And Malizia Flip The Script
    by Photoboy
    11th Hour Racing Team and Malizia win the weekend
    The rankings have flipped over the weekend with 11th Hour Racing Team jumping into the lead







    The American-flagged 11th Hour Racing Team pushed into the lead on leg 2 of The Ocean Race over the weekend.

    Skipper Charlie Enright and his crew held their nerve over an early decision to take a westerly routing on the descent down the Atlantic and the choice paid dividends on Saturday
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    Today, 11:30 AM
  • Dramatic Rescue Results In Arrest
    by Photoboy
    Man who allegedly left a dead fish at the 'Goonies' house rescued from rough seas near stolen yacht

    The man was taken into custody late Friday at a warming center near Astoria, Oregon, police said.







    Feb. 3, 2023, 11:56 PM PST
    By Dennis Romero

    Man who allegedly left dead fish at 'Goonies' house rescued from rough seas near stolen yacht (nbcnews.com)


    Unknowing rescuers plucked a man accused of
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    02-04-2023, 09:46 AM
  • A Matter Of Opinion
    by Photoboy




    Credit to GUYOT environnement - Team Europe who have regained the lead on the race tracker as well as their position as the most southerly boat in the fleet. In a race south, that's a good thing.... or is it?






    Two of the three boats positioned about 120 miles to the west - Team Holcim-PRB and 11th Hour Racing - have just (as at 1200 UTC) put in a gybe to the west, consolidating position and setting up for a weather transition...
    02-03-2023, 10:24 AM
  • Then There Were 4 : Attrition Leaves Just 1/4 Of Fleet Remaining
    by Photoboy
    Kirsten Neuschufer takes lead in Gruelling Golden Globe




    Picture Above: Kirsten Neuschufer (39) / South Africa / onboard her Cape George 36 – ” MINNEHAHA”. Credit: Kirsten Neusch?fer / GGR2022



    https://goldengloberace.com/live-tracker/





    Simon Curwen (GBR) HOWDENS, declares Chichester Class unable to repair his Hydrovane and sailing to Chile for repairs.
    Kirsten Neuschufer (ZAF) MINNEHAHA now...
    02-02-2023, 12:31 PM
  • Two Boat Testing Begins In Earnest In Auckland
    by Photoboy
    EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND BEGIN TWO BOAT TESTING

    Auckland - 2nd February 2023

    America’s Cup Defender Emirates Team New Zealand began its two boat testing programme on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour today in ideal 12- 15 knots NE winds. It was the first opportunity the team has had to sail in the past week in the wake of the unprecedented weather event in the city over the Auckland Anniversary weekend.




    Onboard the AC40’s for the 3.5
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    02-02-2023, 10:24 AM
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