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  • The Proving Ground Takes It's Toll

    The Proving Ground Takes It's Toll




    Stage 1, Day 1: The fast, the smart, and the broken
    Header photo: Team Narwhal by Jim Meyers

    First, most important: everyone is ok. Us, you, 100% of this year’s racers, and the brave men and women of the US Coast Guard and R2AK support vessels that affected four rescues in the Race’s first four hours. Everyone is ok.

    Bruised egos, dashed dreams, but body and souls intact. Breathe in, exhale slowly. Everyone is ok.

    Level
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  • Crossing The Lull

    Crossing The Lull

    "THE DAGGERBOARD BOATS CAN STILL BE IN THE MIX AT ICELAND"...RACE DIRECTOR LE GOFF




    Of the 24 skippers still racing on the second Vendee Arctique – Les Sables d'Olonne, ten are sailing on IMOCAs with straight daggerboards. Out in the east it is rookies Benjamin Ferre and Guirec Soudee who are the top two on the rankings. Ferre races the 2015 boat which was formerly MACIF and SMA and Soud?e has the 2007 Farr boat which was launched as Estrella Damm
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  • The 2022 Ditch Run : A Quick Fun Run In The Sun

    The 2022 Ditch Run : A Quick Fun Run In The Sun

    106 boats registered for the 31st edition of the 65 nm run from Richmond to Stockton in the
    31st edition of The Ditch Run. ( the original name) otherwise referred to as "The Redneck Transpac"

    With an intensive heat spell in the central valley in the days before the Saturday June 11th start, combined with
    an approaching late season weather system dropping down from the northern Pacific, the forces meshed perfectly
    to produce on of the better warmth plus wind...
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  • A Fast Night For Vendee Arctique Sailors

    A Fast Night For Vendee Arctique Sailors




    A fast first night of the Vendee Arctique Les Sables d’Olonne has seen the skippers on the latest generation, fast foiling IMOCAs sustain average speeds of over 25 knots in ideal conditions as they charge westwards towards a ridge of high pressure 150-200 miles wide which will see speeds plummet later today.

    Separating slightly to the north of his closest rivals Romain Attanasio (Fortinet-Best Western) is judged to be this morning’s early leader – being...
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  • R2AK 2022: A Rambunctious Start

    R2AK 2022: A Rambunctious Start


    With a weather forecast between seasick and dangerous for the next two days, R2AK High Command is extending the proving ground by 24 hours.
    Race start is still 5am, Monday 6/13.
    Racers will need to finish in Victoria no later than 5pm on Wednesday 6/15.
    No change to any Victoria schedule of events.
    Racers missing the Tuesday skipper's meeting will get a make up on Wednesday.
    Second start in Victoria is high noon on Thursday
    Race hard, be safe.
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  • Persistence Pays In OYRA Full Crew Farallones

    Persistence Pays In OYRA Full Crew Farallones


    David Schumann's Seacart 30' Bottle Rocket exits the bay en route to a hard fought
    1st to finish run in the 2022 OYRA Full Crew Farallones


    The 2022 Full Crew Farallones Race departed San Francisco Bay on Saturday June 4th with 24 boats in 5 divisions in much more tranquil conditions than would have occurred back in early spring, where gales and 9' plus swells engulfed the Gulf of the Farallones on a regular basis. The light winds on this day were expected to gradually...
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 06-07-2022, 03:14 PM.

  • Tulikettu Proves To Be A Survivalist

    Tulikettu Proves To Be A Survivalist

    Abandoned Infiniti 52 found off Portuguese coast
    07/06/2022



    Tulikettu, deemed lost at sea in April, has been found and safely returned to shore.

    The first Infiniti 52 Tulikettu, designed by Hugh Welbourn, was sailing from Cascais, Portugal, back to the team base in Gosport, England across the Bay of Biscay.

    She was sailing with her foil fully retracted when the hull struck an unidentified floating object on Monday, April 18. There was an
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  • Red Bull Gives Ernesto Wings

    Red Bull Gives Ernesto Wings

    ALINGHI RED BULL RACING WINS THE HOTLY CONTESTED TF35 MIES








    Ernesto Bertarelli's Alinghi Red Bull Racing triumphed at the end of a thrilling final day of the TF35 Mies Grand Prix, which came down to a match racing battle with closest rivals Realteam for L?man hope over the last three races of the series.








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  • A CORW Hat Trick For Pell Mell

    A CORW Hat Trick For Pell Mell

    Alex Simanis' Pt Bonita 27 Pell Mell Wins Overall California Offshore Race Week




    All it took was a year of elbow grease and a little bit of TLC for Alex Simanis to get his newly restored Pt Bonita 27, Pell Mell, back into the water… and titled a winner. The smallest boat on the course for the duration of the 2022 California Offshore Race Week has proved that it is heart and skill that gets you first overall, not size. Simanis’ Pell Mell is the official
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  • Kenichi Completes His Transpacific Voyage

    Kenichi Completes His Transpacific Voyage

    An 83-year-old sailor became the oldest person to cross the Pacific Ocean solo, arriving in Japan 69 days after leaving a San Francisco yacht harbor.




    ? Kyodo News ViaAssociated Press
    He’s 83. He just sailed alone from San Francisco to Japan


    83-year-old Kenichi Horie waves from his boat after his trans-Pacific voyage at Osaka Bay on Saturday.

    Kenichi Horie sailed into Kii Strait Saturday on his 19-foot aluminum sailboat, the
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  • The 30 Plus Knot Charge Towards The Canaries
    by Photoboy



    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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    Today, 07:07 PM
  • That Sinking Feeling
    by Photoboy
    A Custom Line superyacht sank off the coast of Turkey but was prevented from falling to the sea floor in the nick of time. When the boat started taking water, no less than 10 people were on board, so it was sailing almost at full capacity.





    The incident took place off the coast of Seferihisar, in the western part of the country, local media reports. Available below is a video of the Coast Guard boat approaching the vessel, which, at this point, is more than
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    Yesterday, 05:27 PM
  • A Quad Of Ultims Ventures Out Into The North Atlantic
    by Photoboy



    Top start for Finist?re Atlantique -
    CHILDHOOD ACTION Challenge Good weather, beautiful sea, and light airs.


    This Friday the conditions are almost perfect on the magnificent lake of Concarneau for the start at 1 p.m. sharp of Finist?re Atlantique - Challenge ACTION ENFANCE. Only a few knots of wind are missing to allow the four Ultims to take off and express all their spectacular potential. But, in the light south-westerly flow which sets the tempo,
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    Yesterday, 02:42 PM
  • Unhappy Ending After Powerboat vs Sailboat Collision Near Angel Island
    by Photoboy
    One person died Thursday in a boat collision on the San Francisco Bay that resulted in one of the vessels spinning out of control, police said.



    Person Killed Following Boat Collision in San Francisco Bay – NBC Bay Area


    Authorities at the scene of a boat collision in the San Francisco Bay. (June 30, 2022)
    Provided by NBC Bay Area


    Authorities at the scene of a boat collision in the San Francisco Bay. (June 30, 2022)
    The
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    Yesterday, 11:15 AM
  • J-Class Jumpstarts The 2022 Superyacht Cup
    by Photoboy
    Superyacht Cup Palma 2022 got off to a flying start today with a quartet of J Class yachts conducting a superb symphony of sail racing out on the Bay of Palma to launch the latest edition of Europe's longest-running superyacht regatta.Two windward-leeward races in near perfect sailing conditions of 10 to 14 knots, saw the awe-inspiring 40m-plus J Class yachts – Ranger, Svea, Topaz and Velsheda –...
    06-29-2022, 12:56 PM
  • Powerful Porto
    by Photoboy





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    06-29-2022, 11:17 AM
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