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Photoboy
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Joined: 03-16-2010
Location: SF Bay Area
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  • Pushing It To The Limit In Lanzarote

    Pushing It To The Limit In Lanzarote



    For some time the Lanzarote forecast for day two of the 44Cup Calero Marinas showed conditions exceeding the RC44 class’ theoretical upper wind limit of 25 knots. Anticipating this PRO Maria Torrijo brought the start time forward to 09:30.

    As the race got underway the wind off Puerto Calero was already into the high teens with the odd gust into the early 20s. Daniel Calero’s newbies on Calero Sailing Team won the pin from Chris Bake’s Team Aqua while
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  • Stiff Winds In Lanzarote Take RC44's to Their Limit



    For some time the Lanzarote forecast for day two of the 44Cup Calero Marinas showed conditions exceeding the RC44 class’ theoretical...
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  • A Slow March To Vallarta Ends With A Pyewacket Overall Win

    A Slow March To Vallarta Ends With A Pyewacket Overall Win

    DISNEY’S PYEWACKET WINS THE 2024 PV RACE



    March 1, 2024 (San Diego, CA) A lot of sailors would suggest that it’s ‘when’ you start that matters -- the earlier the better. Others would insist that it’s the weather on your start day that matters most, the windier the better. Both are logical and have been true separately and combined. But what if neither mattered?


    Not many (any?) spectators on Shelter Island watching the Saturday
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  • DISNEY’S PYEWACKET WINS THE 2024 PV RACE



    March 1, 2024 (San Diego, CA) A lot of sailors would suggest that it’s ‘when’
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  • In Rarefied Company: The Aura Surrounding Cole Brauer

    In Rarefied Company: The Aura Surrounding Cole Brauer

    Waiting for the "second winner" of the Global Solo Challenge
    By Marco Nannini.





    After the first to cross the finish line of the Global Solo Challenge, French Philippe Delamare on Mowgli, we’re getting ready to welcome the second winner, the young Ms. Cole Brauer on First Light. Let me explain.


    Cole Brauer on crossing the finish line will become the first American female to ever complete a solo non stop circumnavigation
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  • In Rarefied Company: The Aura Surrounding Cole Brauer

    Waiting for the "second winner" of the Global Solo Challenge
    By Marco Nannini.





    After the first
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  • 50 / 50: Caudrelier's Completion Of Arkea Ultim Challenge Is Timely!

    50 / 50: Caudrelier's Completion Of Arkea Ultim Challenge Is Timely!





    French solo racer Charles Caudrelier, skipper of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the finish line off the coast of Brest, this Tuesday morning at 08:37:42hrs hrs local time (UTC+1hrs) to win the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest, the first ever solo multihull race around the world, sailed in giant 32m long ULTIM class trimarans.

    The race leader who has been unchallenged at the front of the race since the night of January 17, Caudrelier– triumphs on the
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  • 50 Days At Sea, Caudrelier's 50th Birthday Celebrated In Grand Style!





    French solo racer Charles Caudrelier, skipper of the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild crossed the finish line off the coast of Brest,...
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  • Making Tracks South Of The Border

    Making Tracks South Of The Border

    PV2024 Day 5:
    MONDAY MORNING PV RACE UPDATES
    San Diego, CA (February 26, 2024) Most boats on the course are about 24 hours behind last year’s record-setting pace. Compared with their 2022 position at this same elapsed time, Rio 100 and BadPak are roughly 200 miles short. Such Fast, a Thursday starter, is about 140 miles short of last year’s Monday morning location.



    Tracker: https://cf.yb.tl/sdpv2024#




    ORR1


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  • 2024 San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race Thread

    PV2024 Day 5:
    MONDAY MORNING PV RACE UPDATES
    San Diego, CA (February 26, 2024) Most boats on the course are about 24 hours behind last year’s
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  • Under 150 NM For Caudrelier To Finish!

    Under 150 NM For Caudrelier To Finish!

    The last hours at sea for ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest leader Charles Caudrelier as he seeks to close out solo multihull round the world race win.




    A tantalising three hundred miles from the finish line of the first ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest solo ULTIM round the world race, French skipper Charles Caudrelier spent his 50th birthday and his 50th day of racing since leaving Brest on Sunday 7th January keeping his giant blue and white Verdier designed ULTIM Maxi Edmond
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    started a topic Under 150 NM For Caudrelier To Finish!

    Under 150 NM For Caudrelier To Finish!

    The last hours at sea for ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest leader Charles Caudrelier as he seeks to close out solo multihull round the world race win.
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  • Delamare Wins, Cole's Northerly Ascension Continues Her March Into History Books






    Today February 24th at 14:03 UTC, 3:03 pm local time, after 147d 1h 3m 37s at sea, Philippe Delamare on Mowgli has won the Global Solo Challenge 2023/2024, first competitor to complete his circumnavigation by the three great capes, solo and non stop. The sea state was very challenging with waves over 6 meters even close to the finish line. Philippe has faced a serious storm to complete his circumnavigation and 2 days ago in the building seas he was knocked down...
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  • Delamare Takes 1st, Cole's Northerly Ascension Into Record Books Continues!






    Today February 24th at 14:03 UTC, 3:03 pm local time, after 147d 1h 3m 37s at sea, Philippe Delamare on Mowgli has...
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  • The End Of One Journey Sparks Desire To Continue The Objective

    The End Of One Journey Sparks Desire To Continue The Objective

    Long, but final debrief.







    A bit over 10 days ago, my participation in the Global Solo Challenge came to an abrupt and unfortunate end when I dismasted in the South Atlantic Ocean. I had just written a downtrodden and somber blog entry a day or two before where I expressed how challenging and inhospitable the South Atlantic Ocean had been to me.

    Sure enough, she finished me off shortly after that entry. While navigating northward
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  • Long, but final debrief.


    A bit over 10 days ago, my participation in the Global Solo Challenge came to an abrupt and unfortunate end
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  • Photoboy
    replied to 2024 Caribbean 600 Reports!
    Video Clips From The 2024 Caribbean 600





    The Start of the 2024 RORC Caribbean 600



    Argo
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    started a topic 2024 Caribbean 600 Reports!

    2024 Caribbean 600 Reports!

    The 15th edition of the RORC Caribbean 600 started in glorious conditions on Monday 19th February off Fort Charlotte Antigua.


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  • Caudrelier Takes Safety Stop In The Azores

    Caudrelier Takes Safety Stop In The Azores

    With less than 1,200 miles to go to the finish of the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest, Charles Caudrelier on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, leader of the race since the end of January, has elected to take shelter in the Azores, thereby making a technical stopover.



    The “24-hour stopover timer” was started by race management at 0504hrs UTC. His objective is to avoid a big depression approaching from the south of Iceland which is set to make the Bay of Biscay “impassable”
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    started a topic Caudrelier Takes A Safety Break In The Azores

    Caudrelier Takes A Safety Break In The Azores

    With less than 1,200 miles to go to the finish of the ARKEA ULTIM CHALLENGE-Brest, Charles Caudrelier on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild, leader of the...
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