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  • July 11th Pac Cup : The Fleets Converge

    July 11th Pac Cup : The Fleets Converge

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    Overall Positions https://yb.tl/paccup2022


    Although it may be Sunday, it’s no day of rest for the intrepid crews in the 21st edition of the Pacific Cup. While conditions have ‘normalized’ a bit since the early days, the five dozen boats racing to Hawaii still have their hands full in more ways than one.

    Very much now in a downwind race to Hawaii, the fleet should be sailing with spinnakers up and due to the rather unique conditions
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  • Charal V2 Emerges

    Charal V2 Emerges




    This Monday, July 4, Charal, Jeremie Beyou and his entire team are pleased to unveil Charal 2. While retaining the racy and high-performance DNA of Charal 1 , the Charal Sailing Team has set out to set up a IMOCA more seaworthy, faster, more agile…resulting in an ambitious and daring design.


    The moment is always charged with emotion, enthusiasm and draws up gratifying prospects for the future. Giving birth to a boat, which is moreover one of the most efficient in
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  • A Maxi Tri Match Race To The Finish!

    A Maxi Tri Match Race To The Finish!

    A suspenseful denouement to the race



    http://www.gitana-team.com/fr/tracker/

    The top duo in the Finist?re Atlantique - Challenge Action Enfance is treating us to a thrilling denouement to the race. Currently battling it out at the latitude of Cape Finisterre, both crews were brought up on a diet of one-design competitions as past Figaro sailors, which means that racing with daggers drawn is very much part of their DNA. Despite radically different options yesterday
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  • Wind And Waves Greet The Swans

    Wind And Waves Greet The Swans

    Swan One Design Worlds – Day 1
    07/07/2022





    The Swan One Design Worlds, hosted by the Real Club N?utico de Valencia, got underway in some style today with three races for each competing class delivering dramatic and exhilarating racing in brisk conditions off Valencia, Spain.

    Following storms overnight the ClubSwan Racing fleet had to contend with a steady but shifting breeze that increased during the afternoon from 12-13 knots up to 20 knots
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  • The Pace Slowly Picks Up

    The Pace Slowly Picks Up

    The third day of the 2022 Pacific Cup arrives with no shortage of action. A second wave of boats is now on the race course and sailing to Hawaii. The Monday fleet, heavily split between North and South, now sees the more southerly boats beginning to break out into pressure. One of the Monday starters - the Freedom 40/40 cruising boat Circe - returned to port, while one of the race’s most prestigious entries - the Volvo 70 Wizard - withdrew from their Friday start with delivery-related keel...
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  • A Case Of The Slows

    A Case Of The Slows

    The 2022 edition of the Pacific Cup got off to a quick start for Monday's fleet, exiting SF Bay and spilling out into the Golden Gate Straits with relative ease, avoiding the building flood and riding the remaining ebb for all it was worth. Their luck changed dramatically after passing Mile Rock as the wind lightened and became erratic. Tuesday's fleet has not faired much better, but things are beginning to look up as the winds are finally beginning to cooperate...



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  • The Final Ascent

    The Final Ascent

    CLIMBING TO CONCARNEAU






    If the days follow one another and are not alike on the Finist?re Atlantique - Challenge ACTION ENFANCE, one constant persists with two boats which do not let go and progress almost equally in all the conditions encountered and under all speeds. This Tuesday at midday, the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild and Banque Populaire are still within a handful of miles. “Our little comrades from Gitana aren't very far away. The match...
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  • Charisma Victorious in Marstrand

    Charisma Victorious in Marstrand

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  • Neck And Neck After 3 Days

    Neck And Neck After 3 Days

    With downwind winds, the sailors were able to descend the Atlantic at high speed on Saturday with peak speeds of 40 knots in a sea that was not yet too heavy. After a jibe on Saturday afternoon to get closer to the Iberian coast, the wind picked up last night off the Portuguese coast. With rough to heavy seas, the sailors lost a bit of speed but the progress remained rapid with speeds close to 30 knots. In the early morning, the first 3 Ultims engaged in a real battle at the latitude of the Strait...
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  • The 30 Plus Knot Charge Towards The Canaries

    The 30 Plus Knot Charge Towards The Canaries




    For more than 24 hours, the 25 team members of the Finist?re Atlantique Challenge ACTION ENFANCE have been driving their machines at high speed. Evidenced by the average speeds of the Ultims over the last few hours of racing: nearly 34 knots! After a first passage abreast last night requiring numerous maneuvers and changes of sails, the giants of the seas are heading downwind towards Porto.

    After a start in light airs, the 4 Ultims carried out trajectories towards
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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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    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
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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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