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Nearly a dozen years ago, a British dentist and a couple of mates set out on the 50-foot trimaran Mollymawk and knocked 14 hours off of Eric Tabarly’s then 30-year old reference time from Bermuda to Plymouth. About the time that you read this, Lloyd Thornburg’s MOD 70 Phaedo^3 should sail into Plymouth and absolutely [...]

May 4th, 2016

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The Star Sailors League hit a new high this week, with 90 teams racing the SSL City event in Hamburg Germany for a share of the $100,000 prize purse.  In a big nod to series creator Michel Niklas’s vision, young racers are kicking ass after one day – Connecticut crew Josh Revkin sits in first [...]

May 3rd, 2016

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Shots will be fired across the bow of PHRF-San Diego this weekend as the first Super 30 class start will be featured in the Cortez Racing Association’s Opening Day Regatta. The Super 30’s will be racing under KMSi and boats are getting measured and rated for this and future events and we look forward to [...]

May 3rd, 2016

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Rhode Island is one of the leading lights in marine research, and the R.I. Marine Archeology Project is giving a public talk Wednesday morning about one of the most exciting finds in recent memory. Head over to the Old State House, 150 Benefit Street in Providence at 1000 today to learn about what they believe [...]

May 3rd, 2016

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May 3rd, 2016

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On Wednesday May 4th, shortly after midnight and while sailing off Cape Finisterre in 25-30 knots of northeasterly wind, Sébastien Josse sustained serious damage to the batons on his mainsail, when he broached his IMOCA60 Edmond de Rothschild during a gybe. The damage poses no immediate threat but is irreparable at sea, and after consultation with his [...]

May 3rd, 2016

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Local Knowledge Friends Claudia Allison, Robert Baumann and I chartered a Colgate 26 for an afternoon sail on the SF Bay Friday 4/29/16. It proved to be quite an eventful day. After rescuing a downed windsurfer near the St Francis YC. and transferring him to the Coast Guard response boat we decided to follow the two [...]

May 3rd, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ The recent 2016 N2E Ensenada race off the Californian coast was a glorious downwind run in 18-25 knots of wind which held throughout the night. Three PHRF boats used a C SPRIT® and each performed well in the stiff breeze, covering the 125 miles in record time. Here is what they had to [...]

May 3rd, 2016

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Who would be that much of an idiot to put that on their spinnaker? From the J/24 Course at the Annapolis NOOD regatta thanks to Dan Phelps/SpinSheet. Title inspiration from one of the funniest movies ever.  

May 3rd, 2016

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On Tuesday 3rd May, at around 1900hrs GMT+2, Erwan Le Roux, the skipper of FenêtréA Cardinal, sustained substantial damage to the port float on his Multi50 trimaran. Erwan was leading The Transat bakerly Multi50 fleet when the incident occurred, sailing downwind in a northeasterly 25-27 knots, and was approximately sixty miles off Cape Finisterre. He [...]

May 3rd, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ The Star Sailors League continues on its merry way 180 sailors, 90 teams, 100,000 dollars on the riverfront in Hamburg, Germany.  Live, big money, knockout format monohull sailing may be right up your alley.  Check it out all week, right here on the front page.  Full schedule here.  

May 3rd, 2016

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We’re not sure how this happened, but it did… The Transat bakerly Race Control received a call from the skipper Maxime Sorel aboard the Class40 VandB. He had a serious collision with a cargo ship, and the bowsprit has been damaged, with potential damage to the rig, which is still standing up. His present position is [...]

May 3rd, 2016

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2016 saw the 42nd running of the Zellerbach/Elvstrom regatta- hosted by the St.FYC with 7 different classes racing along the San Francisco city front. Dinghies, multi-hulls and kitefoilers were well represented with 100+ sailors on the course both Saturday for light air racing and Sunday when the big breeze kicked in.   First run in 1962- it made an [...]

May 2nd, 2016

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I know most of us have heard the old excuse “there is usually more wind than this at this time of year”. That was being heard round Qingdao after 3 days of the Extreme Sailing Series event as the only foiling likely to be done if nothing changed was the wrapping of the Sunday roast. [...]

May 2nd, 2016

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Finally, the Flying Tiger has found it’s true calling – human trafficking. What’s yours?  

May 2nd, 2016

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The Transat Bakerly started this afternoon from Plymouth on the south coast of England. A cold rain and building breeze greeted the 25 sailors as they docked out and made their way to the start area off Plymouth Hoe, the same place where Sir Francis Drake played his famous game of bowls in 1588 while [...]

May 2nd, 2016

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Okay maybe that’s a bit harsh, but jeez, we think you have to turn your man card in if you want tone of these. For fuck’s sake, if you want a sailboat, you buy a sailboat. If you want a power boat, ya get a power boat. Everybody knows that never the twain shall meet! [...]

May 1st, 2016

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Drew from Spinnaker Sailing in Frisco has an interesting proposition for the right folks… We just bought 12 Andrew’s 21’s. These were the boats used by Balboa YC for the Governors Cup. We are looking for a space to bring 6 of them too, either all at once or perhaps 2 at a time. We [...]

May 1st, 2016

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US Sailing has reached it’s nadir by foisting Dee “I’m not handicapped” Smith into the Olympics by insisting that he should represent the US in the Paralympic Sailing Games in Rio. From an organization that has a history of incompetence, irrelevance, and remains grossly unconnected from the sport it purports to represent, with this sham, it has [...]

April 30th, 2016

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Zika, Roussef’s impeachment, and Brazil’s nasty recession have taken the focus off the putrid condition of the Olympic Sailing Venue in Guanabara Bay, but a team of high level documentarians is hoping to make sure the environmental lessons learned in this debacle of an Olympics will never be forgotten.  If you believed any of the [...]

April 29th, 2016

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Few sailors have made the kind of sacrifices Conrad Colman has in his pursuit of solo ocean racing glory. We love his story, we love his passion, we love his attitude; “I’ll sail the shit out of this boat, or die trying.”  Conrad’s looking for some love from the SA community, so give yourself something [...]

April 29th, 2016

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Big Pimpin’ Since the birth of the Melges 24, boats from the Zenda, Wisconsin-based company have set the standard for the world’s grand prix sportboats. As the heavy, spinnaker-pole fleets began creeping inexorably toward their grand prix death, the Melges 32 showed them all that speed doesn’t have to be complicated.  And as racers downsized, [...]

April 28th, 2016

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April 28th, 2016

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What most of you schlubs can’t possibly see is the value of a $500 Louis Vuitton long sleeve shirt. What makes it priceless however, is the complete lack of even the most basic idea of what “America’s Cup” boats are supposed to look like. Good lord, these guys are a major sponsor of the AC [...]

April 27th, 2016

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Antigua Sailing Week is currently underway and in the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea dozens of highly strung yachts are duking it out. It’s the 49th time that the regatta has been held with a promise that the big 5.0. next year is going to be a bumper event. If you look at the [...]

April 27th, 2016

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Who among us has not experienced this, or at least something very close to it? Props to hottie Lolo.  

April 27th, 2016

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Props to Sportscar!  

April 27th, 2016

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The Southern Hemisphere Moore 24 fleet, a.k.a. hull #40, GANNET, departed for Opua, New Zealand when the wind came up on Tuesday, April 26—Monday the 25th in the U.S—to resume what, time and chance permitting, will be her first circumnavigation and her owner’s sixth. She is heading to South Africa via Australia, where her port [...]

April 27th, 2016

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Sunday April 24, the 25 second shitbox, (Anarchy), in haste to get back to San Diego, left Ensenada before a large front was due to approach. 50 K offshore and 20 K inshore was forecast, and was was due to come in in the afternoon from the northwest. A bit incautious, but we wanted to [...]

April 26th, 2016

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Well not yet, but here are 3 teams practicing in Bermuda thanks to Rachel Fallon-Langdon.  

April 26th, 2016

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