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  • Half Way For Hamachi

    Half Way For Hamachi





    Good Tuesday All!

    Here in the Seattle area, Tuesday is J24 racing on Lake Washington. The lake can be fickle, shifting winds, puffs you shouldn't go chase but watch your competitor sail thru your lee. The update from the boat resembles similar conditions.
    Yesterday they did a great job of connecting all the wrong dots going from wind hole to wind hole. Sometimes too much information can make you forget about your instincts. The first 48 hours, without
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  • Notes From Boats : July 12th Edition

    Notes From Boats : July 12th Edition





    City Lights Position:
    Good morning. Our 0800 position was 30 44.5N 138 45.5w.
    All 9 souls in very good spirits despite the many sail changes in variable wind conditions at all hours of the night, and learning that our breakfast burritos would be incomplete since the bacon was forgotten on shore. After some consideration, our amateur meteorologist has proclaimed the Doyle J2 as our most comfortable lounging cushion, from which he now contemplates the clouds...
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  • Hawaii Bound Hamachi Fixes Gremlins

    Hawaii Bound Hamachi Fixes Gremlins




    Janette Laffiitte provides the color from the course where family members are guiding the J-125
    Hamachi
    across the Pacific in The BMW division of speedsters heading to Kaneohe Bay





    July 11th

    Good Monday All! I wish the news was better but yesterday's elation turns into today's deflation. As the song goes, Monday Monday, can't trust that day.

    Mind you they are still sailing hard but from the sounds of it, they...
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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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  • 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
    ...
    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
    ...
    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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