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  • A Boisterous 1st Day For Ocean Race Teams

    A Boisterous 1st Day For Ocean Race Teams

    The opening hours and the first night at sea on Leg 1 from Alicante to Cabo Verde have been tough. After a spectacular start in an offshore breeze that had the IMOCAs hitting 34knots at times as they headed out to sea, the entire fleet sailed into light winds.

    For most, the action concertinaed and the race started again. And then the big breeze arrived.





    Amory Ross reports from on board 11th Hour Racing Team on a difficult opening phase of the race but...
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  • Blasting Out Of Alicante

    Blasting Out Of Alicante





    IMOCAs set off around the world in perfect racing conditions

    With the weak weather front having passed through the start area earlier in the afternoon, the wind conditions had started to settle at WNW 12-14 knots for the start of the five IMOCAs.

    Nevertheless, as the race got under way two hours after the start of the VO65s, it was clear from the aerial view that there were still some shifts and puffs to be had.


    On the water
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  • The Monohulls Are Next

    The Monohulls Are Next

    SIZZLING COMPETITION IN THE RORC TRANSATLANTIC RACE



    At 0800 UTC on the eighth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, 17 boats are still racing in the Atlantic, with the first finishers in the monohull fleet expected on the 17th and 18th of January. The battle for the overall win under IRC and the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy is beginning to sizzle. There is a clear leader on the water, vying for the IMA Transatlantic Trophy; Volvo 70 I Love Poland (POL), skippered by Grzegorz
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  • Soldini And Crew Take Maserati For Record Ride And Line Honors!

    Soldini And Crew Take Maserati For Record Ride And Line Honors!


    "It's record!
    We crossed the finish line of the RORC Transatlantic Race winning Line Honours
    and setting a new record, of 5 Days, 5 Hours, 46 minutes, 26 seconds."


    Giovanni Soldini



    Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 crossed the finish line outside Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina, Grenada on Friday 13th January 2023 at 19:46:26UTC. Maserati Multi70 elapsed time sets a new Multihull Race Record for the RORC Transatlantic
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  • Back In The Starting Gates!

    Back In The Starting Gates!

    The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild is heading for Brest




    Friday the 13th, lucky day? The Maxi Edmond de Rothschild left its Lorient base to reach Brest and the waters of the city of Ponant shortly after noon. The objective for Charles Caudrelier, Franck Cammas and their four crew is to get closer to Ouessant and the start line of the Jules Verne Trophy, which Gitana Team is once again aiming at. Indeed, weather opportunities seem to be opening up in the coming days but
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  • Flesh Wounds And A Record Pace

    Flesh Wounds And A Record Pace

    12th January, Race Update: Day Five: At 0800 UTC on the fifth day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, three 70ft trimarans are under 1,000 miles from the finish at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina Grenada. Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi70 (ITA) is 782nm from the finish, leading the multihull class.


    MOD70 Zoulou (FRA) with Erik Maris at the helm is second, with 906nm to go and Frank Slootman’s MOD70 Snowflake (USA), skippered by Gavin Brady is third, 913nm
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  • Innovations In IMOCA Class May Decide Ocean Race

    Innovations In IMOCA Class May Decide Ocean Race

    Ahead of the start of the first offshore leg of The Ocean Race this weekend, the dockside at Alicante is busy with IMOCA technical teams making last minute adjustments and improvements to what are highly complex machines.




    This race could well be decided as much by the sailing teams as by their shoreside counterparts, in a class where it normally takes up to a year of sailing, testing and refining to bring a new IMOCA up to speed and to be race-hardened or race-ready.
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  • High And Dry At Grand Street Boat Ramp

    High And Dry At Grand Street Boat Ramp



    At the Grand Street Boat Ramp, there lays a bewildering situation, an Balboa 26' on its side without visible support or the nurturing bed of a trailer. The social media post by Jorge Lavorerio indicates that the owner said that " The keel didn't retract" when he loaded it on the trailer... How it then got to where it now rests is a bit of a mystery, and how it will get onto a trailer now is befuddling



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  • A New Year, New Promise For Team Malizia

    A New Year, New Promise For Team Malizia




    After a fraught build-up to the start of The Ocean Race, Boris Herrmann couldn’t have asked for a better way to open Team Malizia’s campaign.

    The German flagged boat was first across the finishing line to claim victory in an incredibly exciting and unpredictable In-Port Race on Sunday which at some point saw four of the five IMOCAs take the lead.

    The German skipper is quite open about the fact that Malizia capitalised on some good fortune
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  • The Bar Is Closed At Santa Cruz Small Boat Harbor

    The Bar Is Closed At Santa Cruz Small Boat Harbor


    Aside from destroying much of the beach front restaurants in Capitola, littering the Santa Cruz coast with thousands of tons of driftwood, tearing apart delicate sea front cliffs and more, the recent storms hitting the coast south of San Francisco has managed to dump mega cubic yards into the Santa Cruz Small Boat Harbor, essentially sealing off the harbor for any incoming or outgoing vessels.... Another solid week of " Atmospheric River" type storm lay stretched out across the...
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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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