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Photoboy
Photoboy
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Joined: 03-16-2010
Location: SF Bay Area
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  • Disaster Narrowly Averted By Good Communication And Proper Planning



    So this happened:

    On December 1st I departed on a delivery from Woods Hole, MA to Puerto Rico, with the owner Laura Shulman and crew Tomasz Dvorak. We left in a NW wind, 25-35 knots with only a staysail up and sailed conservatively with wind aft of beam, towards the Gulf stream. As we approached the wind became lighter and we hosted the mainsail, until ultimately, we were motor sailing safely across the GS.


    We exited the GS in light upwind conditions
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  • Quick Communication And Preparation Save The Day



    So this happened:

    On December 1st I departed on a delivery from Woods Hole, MA to Puerto Rico, with the owner Laura Shulman
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  • Winch Cleaning Project Goes All Wrong

    Winch Cleaning Project Goes All Wrong

    “Suddenly, the tragedy”: the Mini 6.50 goes up in smoke before his eyes







    PHOTOS AND TESTIMONIALS – Quentin Mocudet, skipper of Mini 6.50 number 1015 saw his boat catch fire on the reservoir in La Turballe. The unfortunate sailor recounts the mishap. The origin of the flames may be in the fumes of the petrol F used to clean the winches

    “Since the age of 8 I have been practicing competitive sailing in Optimist with the
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  • Winch Cleaning Project Goes All Wrong

    “Suddenly, the tragedy”: the Mini 6.50 goes up in smoke before his eyes







    PHOTOS AND TESTIMONIALS
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  • A New 24 Hour IMOCA Record

    A New 24 Hour IMOCA Record

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    558 miles in 24 hours. The crew of Charal 2, currently on delivery to Lorient after taking part in the Route du Rhum, has just put in a solid performance with an average speed of 23.25 knots over 24 hours. An absolute record in IMOCA which will not however be homologated. Too bad, but still impressive...





    The Charal 2 crew. From left to right: Franck Cammas, Valentin Le Floc'h, Nicolas Andrieu and Kevin Bloch. | CHARAL SAILING TEAM n...
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    A New IMOCA 24 Hour Record!

    558 miles in 24 hours. The crew of Charal 2, currently on delivery to Lorient after taking part in the Route du Rhum, has just put in a solid performance...
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  • Drive It Like You Stole It

    Drive It Like You Stole It

    RIDERS ON THE STORM


    Glassy seas, but an ominous sky greeted the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team out today deep in the Gulf of Cagliari – the Golfu de Casteddu in local Sardinian- and with a forecast for the wind to increase significantly but some debate and conflict over quite how much and when, it was a tricky day for the team’s meteorologists. It was even harder actually on the water as the team docked out from their quite astonishingly well-appointed base in the...
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    started a topic Drive It Like You Stole It

    Drive It Like You Stole It

    RIDERS ON THE STORM


    Glassy seas, but an ominous sky greeted the Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli team out today deep in the Gulf of Cagliari
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  • Putting The Big Back Into A Big Boat Regatta!

    Putting The Big Back Into A Big Boat Regatta!

    Andoo Comanche and Willow win 2022 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge



    The John Winning Jr-skippered maxi yacht, Andoo Comanche, produced a masterclass of high-speed sailing to win Line Honours in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today.

    Meanwhile, the Jim Cooney-skippered and owned Volvo 70 Willow was declared the overall winner.

    Under glorious sun and in southerly 15 knot winds that suited perfectly, Andoo Comanche was first to finish the
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  • Putting The Big Back In A Big Boat Regatta

    Andoo Comanche and Willow win 2022 SOLAS Big Boat Challenge



    The John Winning Jr-skippered maxi yacht, Andoo Comanche, produced
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  • Helena Scutt Crowned Female Moth World Champion

    Helena Scutt Crowned Female Moth World Champion



    Day 6 – Moth Worlds

    The Moth 2022 World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Argentino at its headquarters in Dirsena Norte, came to an end. It was a challenging event: conditions weren’t always easy, but we managed to have thirteen fair races that gave us new champions.
    On the sixth and last day, three races were completed.
    In the first race, 8 knots were blowing from the NE sector. Massimo Contessi won this race.





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  • Helena Scutt Crowned Female Moth Champion



    Day 6 – Moth Worlds

    The Moth 2022 World Championship, organized by the Yacht Club Argentino at its headquarters in Dirsena
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  • Burning Rubber In OZ

    Burning Rubber In OZ

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    PROJECT LANDSPEED: A POSITIVE PROGRESSION TO 200 KM/H
    Lake Gairdner - 5th December 2022

    After what has seemed like endless weather delays over the past couple of months, finally Horonuku got to stretch its legs on a dry Lake Gairdner with breeze that is edging closer into the required zone for world record attempts.








    The promising weather forecast coupled with reports of a dry lake was enough for the Landspeed
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    started a topic Burning Rubber In OZ

    Burning Rubber In OZ


    PROJECT LANDSPEED: A POSITIVE PROGRESSION TO 200 KM/H
    Lake Gairdner - 5th December 2022

    After what has seemed like endless weather
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  • Cabbage Tree Island Race: Lead Up To Sydney Hobart

    Cabbage Tree Island Race: Lead Up To Sydney Hobart

    A fleet of 69 boats is heading north in the 172 nautical mile Cabbage Tree Island Race after an exciting twilight start on Sydney Harbour.




    It was an eventful pre-start sequence off Point Piper as the packed fleet jostled for position, with an 11 knot sou’easter setting them on their way.

    Hamilton Island Wild Oats, one of four 100-foot maxis in the fleet, was over the line early and subsequently recalled as Black Jack and Andoo Comanche broke away,
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  • Cabbage Tree Island Race : Lead Up To Sydney Hobart

    A fleet of 69 boats is heading north in the 172 nautical mile Cabbage Tree Island Race after an exciting twilight start on Sydney Harbour.

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  • Introducing the new The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup

    Introducing the new The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup

    Introducing the new The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup
    A new trophy is announced for the VO65 one design class in The Ocean Race 2022-23




    Along with five confirmed IMOCA teams racing around the world, up to five VO65 teams will be on the starting line in Alicante, Spain in January, with an option to compete for a new trophy within The Ocean Race called The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup.

    The new trophy has been specially created for VO65 teams and will be awarded
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  • A New Trophy Within The Ocean Race: The VOR 65' Sprint Cup

    Introducing the new The Ocean Race VO65 Sprint Cup
    A new trophy is announced for the VO65 one design class in The Ocean Race 2022-23

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  • Gaist Makes 8th

    Gaist Makes 8th


    UPDATE : French/English.. Arnaud GAIST Golden GLOBE RACE 2022 is retiring from the #GGR2022 Message just received..... With the Barnacles and my weakness in the mast it would be Cape Horn in APRIL the route back is to St Helene and back to Les Sables d'Olonne.


    https://goldengloberace.com/live-tracker/




    Arnaud's retirement makes 8, which is 1/2 half of the fleet which set sail from les Sables d'Olonne on September 4th, some 88 days ago.
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  • Gaist Makes 8th Retirement In Golden Globe Race


    UPDATE : French/English.. Arnaud GAIST Golden GLOBE RACE 2022 is retiring from the #GGR2022 Message just received..... With the Barnacles and my...
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