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  • Minnehaha Continues Leading The Slow Ascent North

    Minnehaha Continues Leading The Slow Ascent North

    Big week-end ahead.

    In the un-aptly named Pacific, Ian isn’t slowed down too much by his torn mainsail, and Jeremy has resumed his course towards Cape Horn after the front yesterday. 600 miles from the rock, he is a little further east than he would like but keeps a good distance to the Chilean coastline: 250 miles, or 5 times more than Abhilash at the same latitude! Unlike his Atlantic mates, he can count on accurate weather information.
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 03-11-2023, 04:18 PM.

  • 2023 Newport Harbor Cabo Race Is Underway!

    2023 Newport Harbor Cabo Race Is Underway!

    The 2023 Newport Harbor Cabo Race Gets started today with 14 Boats in 2 Divisions:

    Aimant de Fille (J/145)

    Oliver Ernest: Skipper
    Steven Ernest: Owner
    Chris Snow: Navigator
    Additional Crew Lynn Bowser, Tony DiarBakerli, Steven Pacelli, Mike Robinson,
    Arthur Vasenius


    ARGO 4 (J/125)
    Kenny Kieding: Co-Skipper...
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  • Holcim-PRB's Lead Dissolving At Rapid Pace

    Holcim-PRB's Lead Dissolving At Rapid Pace

    There has been more of the same in The Ocean Race on Friday - but in a good way. All four teams are clicking down the miles, racing to the east in fast reaching conditions.

    The wind is up, the water is still (relatively) flat, and the miles keep sliding away under the keel.

    The fleet continues to compress slightly, closing the race up with the leg 3 scoring gate fast approaching. The ETA is now Monday morning UTC.

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  • The Hairiest Of Nights

    The Hairiest Of Nights

    Hello Friends-

    I am coming to you live from a very active North Atlantic Ocean as we make our way from Grenada to Lorient, France in the 8th and final leg of the Globe40 RTW race.

    This leg has been a bit of everything from a strong upwind start in the lower Caribbean to being becalmed for 3 days to now being pummeled as we approach the Azores archipelago.

    Last night was the hairiest night of our entire RTW voyage. The wind and sea state kept building until
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  • Biscayne Bay Turns Up The Heat

    Biscayne Bay Turns Up The Heat


    March 9, 2023 - Miami, USA

    A stunning fleet of one hundred and seventy-one boats were out on Biscayne Bay as the 96th Bacardi Cup entered its fourth day and the Bacardi Invitational Regatta kicked off.

    Racing doesn’t get better than this, with the perfect Miami weather delivering 12-15 knots of breeze, challenging shifts and pressure, with
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  • 1st Globe40 Team Expected To Make Landfall Next Week

    1st Globe40 Team Expected To Make Landfall Next Week


    The Anglo-American crew on AMHAS moved into the lead at the Azores gate to the west of the archipelago today at 19H21 UTC with a 51 miles lead over their closest rival, the Dutch team on SEC HAYAI. In this 8th and final leg of the GLOBE40, Craig Horsfield and Oliver Bond have covered nearly 2279 miles, with around 1325 miles to go to the finish in Lorient, Brittany. Like their fellow competitors, they’re
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  • Strube & Melleby Top Dogs

    Strube & Melleby Top Dogs

    Eivind Melleby and Mark Strube have moved into the lead at the 96th Bacardi Cup!
    Expectations for racing at 1100 hours today were swept aside as the breeze filled in later and lighter than forecast on race day 3.
    Eivind Melleby/Mark Strube played another consistent hand with finesse, scoring a 4th to edge into the series lead.

    An on-water postponement saw the Race Committee searching Biscayne Bay
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  • The Cream Rises On Sydney Harbor

    The Cream Rises On Sydney Harbor

    18ft Skiffs
    Winning Group 73rd JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship, Race 7
    Today's Sponsor: Vaikobi
    Thursday, 9 March, 2023
    Sydney Harbour

    Defending champion Andoo team of John Winning Jr, Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton held off a final challenge over the last downwind leg of the course to win an exciting, incident packed Race 7 of the Winning Group JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship on Sydney Harbour today.

    Andoo grabbed the lead, from
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  • The Relentless Push East

    The Relentless Push East

    A long reach east towards Tasmania

    The teams are in a relatively stable weather pattern for the next days, with boats set up to make miles east

    With all four teams sailing deep into the Roaring 40s, the full fleet is finally in what the sailors would consider to be more typical Southern Ocean conditions, with strong winds from a series of low pressure systems propelling them relentlessly east.

    The leader, Team Holcim-PRB, has made a dive to become
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  • Separation Increases Within The Persuers

    Separation Increases Within The Persuers

    It's an interesting day in The Ocean Race with quick moving weather making for a day of transitions in the southern latitudes.

    The big winner over the past 24 hours is second placed Biotherm, who have gained over 30 miles on Team Holcim-PRB.

    At the other end of the spectrum, 11th Hour Racing Team appear to be in danger of dropping off the back of a weather system and are making a noticeable dive to the south,
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  • Blasting Towards The Horn
    by Photoboy
    Lining up for the Horn

    Cape Horn is just over 1000 miles away, but they will be hard-earned miles...
    The teams have the end of the hardest part of the longest leg in the history of The Ocean Race in sight.

    On Friday afternoon UTC, the most iconic of landmarks to offshore sailors - Cape Horn - lies just over 1000 miles to the east.

    But those miles won't come easily. Gale force winds and 6-8 metre seas are on the menu
    Yesterday, 10:36 AM
  • Rough Road Ahead As Teams Approach Cape Horn
    by Photoboy
    Big conditions ahead on the way to Cape Horn

    The weather is forecast to provide one final taste of Southern Ocean conditions on the approach to Cape Horn.

    For 50 years of The Ocean Race, sailors have considered the Southern Ocean leg, the racing that takes place between Cape Town and Cape Horn, deep in the southern latitudes, as the biggest milestone in the event.

    Rounding Cape Horn marks the end of the southern conditions, where deep low...
    03-23-2023, 10:52 AM
  • In Their Own Words: The Captain Of SV Raindancer On The Whale Collision And Rescue
    by Photoboy
    The people on sunken boat SV Raindancer in the Pacific are safely aboard SV Rolling Stone after 10 hrs in a lifeboat.
    Great job by them and all the other yachts incl SV Far that went to the rescue.

    Most of the rescue was coordinated by WhatsApp using Starlink which is a game changer when it comes to safety. At least 8 yachts, mainly World Arc rally members plus a large ship responded.

    Update from the skipper of Raindancer Rick added in photos...
    03-21-2023, 04:20 PM
  • St Bart's Bucket A Win-Win Event
    by Photoboy

    Day 1

    Sailing counterclockwise around the island in an 18-25 knot northerly, 25 Superyachts sailed their first of three racing days at the St. Barths Bucket Regatta 2023. The testing conditions forced three entries to withdraw due to equipment failure and some to limp across the finish line; however, others seemed to have the luck of the Irish with them (after all, today is St. Patrick’s Day) and spun that into gold over the 20-26 nautical mile courses that were
    03-21-2023, 03:44 PM
  • No Matter Where You Go!
    by Photoboy

    There is always one lurking!...
    03-21-2023, 03:30 PM
  • The Battle For Point Nemo
    by Photoboy
    Close together, far from home

    The Ocean Race is still racing close together as they approach the most isolated place on the planet

    The four IMOCAs charging towards Cape Horn are approaching Point Nemo on Tuesday.

    Defined as the most isolated, remote place on earth, Point Nemo is a spot in south Pacific Ocean, 2,688 kilometres from the nearest land. In fact, the closest sign of civilisation is the International Space Station, orbiting
    03-21-2023, 10:58 AM