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  • Having A Blast On The Great Lakes

    Having A Blast On The Great Lakes




    By Laura Muma



    In one punch after another, storm cells rocked the racing and cruising divisions throughout Saturday night during the 113th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac presented by Wintrust. The predicted storms not only came to fruition, but they also continued throughout the night in rapid succession.



    As of 11 a.m. CDT, 15 boats have officially retired, reporting ripped main sails, exploded spinnakers, and broken
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  • Garda Shines For The Melges 24 European Tour

    Garda Shines For The Melges 24 European Tour

    ꜱᴘᴀʀᴋʟɪɴɢ ᴅᴀʏ ᴏꜰ ꜱᴀɪʟɪɴɢ ᴡᴇʟᴄᴏᴍᴇꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴇʟɢᴇꜱ 24 ꜰʟᴇᴇᴛ ᴏɴ ɢᴀʀᴅᴀ ʟᴀᴋᴇ




    The fourth event of the 2022 , , considered also , opens with a sparkling day of racing: it was thanks to a fresh and unstable Ora that the fleet completed four races, opening the series organized by Fraglia Vela Riva in a bombastic way.







    Former Italian Olympian , well assisted by another Olympian, Giovanna Micol, took the lead of the pack with (?,...
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  • The 2022 Mark Foy Trophy Goes To The Aussies

    The 2022 Mark Foy Trophy Goes To The Aussies



    Mark Foy Australian 18ft Australian Acrobatic Championships Lazarus Capital Partners and The Rag & Famish Hotel top two overalls
    The best Europeans are the Germans of Black Knight, down to third place overall, but always first continental; further leap ahead of the other German team on "Peroni", European second and fifth overall






    It ended with 12 total regatta, a lot of scuffs, but a lot of show the Mark Foy European
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  • Semi Controlled Chaos In Corpus Christi

    Semi Controlled Chaos In Corpus Christi




    Thursday

    Four points separate the top four boats heading into the final day of the J/24 World Championship hosted by Corpus Christi Yacht Club in Texas USA.
    Paul Foerster’s Grand Slam 2 remains atop the leaderboard with 21 points, after posting a 4,7 on Thursday. Mike Marshall’s American Garage and Nobuyuki Imai’s Siesta are tied at 24 points for second and third, respectively. John Mollicone’s New England Ropes is only one point further
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  • Malizia Passes The 90 Degree Self Righting Test

    Malizia Passes The 90 Degree Self Righting Test




    In the fast-growing world of IMOCA sailing, there are all sorts of teams – French, international, large, small, well-funded and not so – but one that stands out right now is the group behind the charismatic German skipper Boris Herrmann.

    This outfit is one of up to five or six in the Class that is taking on the pioneering challenge of both The Ocean Race – starting from Alicante in Spain in January – and the next Vendee Globe, starting in
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  • Vanishing Point Washes Ashore

    Vanishing Point Washes Ashore

    OKALOOSA COUNTY
    Stolen sailboat from Destin washes up on Pensacola Beach




    by: Kimber Collins: https://www.wkrg.com/northwest-flori...nsacola-beach/



    DESTIN, Fla. (WKRG) — A vessel was spotted by Steve Luppert and Pensacola Beach locals Wednesday morning. A Beneteau sailboat washed ashore, empty.




    The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said the “Vanishing Point” sailboat was reported
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  • Solo And 16: Cal Curriers Epic Voyage To The Old World

    Solo And 16: Cal Curriers Epic Voyage To The Old World

    PALO ALTO, Calif. (KRON) — Sixteen-year-old Cal Currier is going to have quite the story to tell his Palo Alto High School classmates when he returns from summer break.

    Story via https://www.kron4.com/news/bay-area/...-across-ocean/

    Currier is the youngest sailor ever to sail solo across the Atlantic Ocean west-to-east. On Friday, the daring teen was less than 1,150 miles from reaching the shores of Gibraltar south of Spain.



    KRON4 was able to...
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  • Merritt';s Mackinac Win A Top Seller

    Merritt';s Mackinac Win A Top Seller

    Girl, 14, drives 36-foot sailboat alone at night, wins Mackinac race
    Phoebe Wall Howard
    Detroit Free Press







    MACKINAC ISLAND — A 14-year-old girl sailing her first Bayview Mackinac Race with her father won Sunday night after 33 hours of nonstop work.

    As the duo pulled into the Mackinac Island harbor just after 9 p.m., a crowd at the Pink Pony restaurant and bar cheered, whistled and applauded.

    Merritt
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  • July 15th Updates And Whatnot

    July 15th Updates And Whatnot





    Ocean Navigator

    Galatea position 7/15: on July 15, at 8:00 AM PDT, 27d 21m N, 145d 44m W
    After careful consideration, the crew of Galatea is now striving for arrival _before_ the Luau. Our most recent calculations show arrival near the start of the Luau would incur too steep a reentry angle back to civilization risking burning up. Instead, we seek arrival in time to "pre-luau", thus easing our transition. We humbly request of Neptune a safe...
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    Last edited by Photoboy; 07-15-2022, 12:35 PM.

  • July 14th Up Date: Pyewacket On Final Approach, 1/2 Point Achieved By All but One

    July 14th Up Date: Pyewacket On Final Approach, 1/2 Point Achieved By All but One



    Entire Fleet



    Alaska Airlines

    Pyewacket70 8AM Thursday: 23 03n 156 23w
    Final (hopefully) 8am position report.. and importantly, final drone flight of the race. Kyle has just launched and its time to hustle on deck to watch his bird's death defying feats in the tropical dawn...after a beautiful moonlit night coming in hot... we averaged over 21.5kts for over 5 hours straight. Such an amazing boat.. great crew and a bit of a sad moment to...
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  • Getting Inside Fiona
    by Photoboy
    A highlight reel of footage captured by SD 1078 in the Atlantic Ocean during Hurricane Fiona Sept. 22, 2022.



    Hurricane Fiona is the first Category 4 storm of the 2022 season. SD 1078 is battling 50-foot waves and winds measured over 100 mph to collect critical scientific data and, in the process, is providing a completely new view of one of Earth’s most destructive forces.




    Inside the storm, SD 1078 is sailing at sustained...
    09-23-2022, 01:59 PM
  • Calamity Averted Aboard The Wizard
    by Photoboy
    A disaster narrowly averted:
    Merlin was sailing well on the 1st day of the Rolex Big Boat Series last Thursday when a nasty halyard wrap forced them to retire towards the end of the 1st race. The crew assessed the problem and the boat made arrangements with KKMI in Richmond to get the carbon headstay replaced in short order. While she missed the 1st start on Friday, the boat and crew were back out and racing for race 4.
    Had the team not been tuned into the rig's nuances, a much more
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    09-22-2022, 08:13 AM
  • Pacific Paddle Completed!
    by Photoboy
    After 92 days at sea, Marin kayaker reaches Hawaii, becomes second person ever to do so
    By Gregory Thomas : https://www.sfchronicle.com/travel/a...x-17456038.php


    On Tuesday afternoon, Marin kayaker Cyril Derreumaux paddled to shore on Hawaii's big island, capping a 92-day voyage and establishing him as the first kayaker ever to travel alone from California to the islands under his own power.

    The 46-year-old Frenchman, who lives in Larkspur, had attempted the
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    09-21-2022, 10:15 AM
  • First Flight For AC 40'
    by Photoboy
    AC40 UP UP AND AWAY
    Auckland - 21st September 2022

    It was up up and away on a very successful maiden sail for Emirates Team New Zealand’s AC40 on the familiar waters of the ‘back paddock’ between Auckland’s Waiheke Island and Howick Beachlands.








    After a long tow out behind the team’s hydrogen powered chase boat ‘Chase Zero’, the sails hoisted and sheeted on, it took just a handful of minutes for helmsman Nathan...
    09-21-2022, 08:47 AM
  • The Swans Grace Porto
    by Photoboy


    The 2022 Rolex Swan Cup signed-off in style on Sunday with deciding races across all the classes settling the final positions after a week of intense but friendly racing.

    Teams competing in the four ClubSwan One-Design classes settled matters with two closely fought windward-leeward races, while the varied and diverse 56-strong fleet of Swans taking part in the Rating classes took on a long coastal race around the La Maddalena archipelago, taking in the islands of Santo
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    09-19-2022, 10:23 AM
  • A Rocky Exit For deBoer
    by Photoboy
    GGR entrant Guy deBoer runs onto rocks at night in Canaries while the fleet moves through the first ‘film gate’


    It was South African GGR entrant Kirsten Neusch?fer (SA) who relayed Guy deBoer’s VHF radio Mayday call to GGR Race Control on Friday morning at 03:10 am UTC.

    Guy’s Tashiba 36 had run aground on the North coast of Fuerteventura, just 10 miles from the Lanzarote Marina Rubicon film drop gate he had passed a few hours before. He had activated
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    09-19-2022, 07:59 AM
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