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After months of negotiations, Italy’s Ferretti Group today announced that it has acquired the Wally yacht brand through an exclusive license agreement. The news will be officially presented at the start of boot Düsseldorf, which opens this weekend. “There has long been a mutual fascination between us and Wally and from today we will continue to develop this extraordinary brand with method, vision and investments. And with the same energy and creativity that have led Ferretti Group to the top of the yachting world,” says Ferretti CEO Alberto Galassi. Read on courtesy of IBI...

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a true tragedy

A fire broke out at the Mount Gay Distilleries in Barbados yesterday, with the blaze burning 150,000 gallons of alcohol in a storage tank before being brought under control by the local fire services. The Rémy Cointreau-controlled rum brand confirmed that there had been a blaze at its St Lucy site yesterday (16 January). The Barbados fire service received a call at 2:18pm local time after reports of an explosion. Deputy chief fire officer Henderson Patrick told local media: “Arriving on the scene we discovered that it was an alcohol tank that was involved in the fire. The tank normally holds around 300,000 gallons of alcohol and we were informed that it was about half-full”....

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are we missing something?

All that's left of Wild Oats XI today after its controversial Sydney-Hobart campaign is the keel and bulb, about to be shifted by crane to a quiet corner of Woolwich Dock. The facility in Sydney is owned by the Oatley family, owners of WOXI and WOX. The hull and spars are already packed away in the shed. Presumably everything will be exhumed and re-assembled for the Gold Coast race in late July and the Hamilton Island Race Week that follows in August. The Oatley family also own the Hamilton Island resort. All makes sense, really... - Anarchist David....

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what kinda bullshit is this?

Who wants to a two-man Melges 24 in the Olympics for an offshore boat? Two people sailing it? On a boat that takes 5 to sail properly? Seriously, could this be a bigger waste of time? They want to "test it" first? There's no need, just ask anyone who knows how to sail a 24 what retarded idea this is. And of course World Failing is in the mix. Could they fuck things up more than they already have? Oh sorry, that was a rhetorical question. Here is the story And don't be fooled by the paid propaganda coming from the cut n' paste queen. Fake news.  ...

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old ain’t bad

Your readers might get a kick out of this. The picture is of Steve Dashew sailing his C-Class catamaran in SoCal in 1968 with a double skin, asymmetrically trimmed mainsail- not miles different from the next Americas Cup mainsail configuration. Sometimes we take ourselves too seriously. The Herreshoffs patented most of the good ideas in the early 1900s and the C-Class sailors made a lot of them work. Today we have better funding, better materials and better tools for modeling, but not necessarily better ideas. - Anarchist Dan....

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the kids are alright

Conditions for Saturday’s 33nm Cabrillo I Race around the Coronado Islands were about as bad as they could get. The forecast showed no wind. It was raining. It was cold. The course sailed into Mexican waters and without even stopping for a drink at Husong’s. However, for the sailors from the California State University Maritime Academy, it was one of the most anticipated days of their sailing careers. It all started in November 2018, the Andrews 77, Ocean (originally Alchemy), was graciously donated by the Feracota family from Chicago. After being trucked to Marine Group Boatworks in National City, members of Dave Servias’s SD Boatworks and Wally Cross’s Infinity Yacht Services helped Cal Maritime begin a month-long re-assembly process. Measuring in at 86’ on the deck, with over 100’ of mast height, this boat serves as an ideal vehicle to propel the Cal Maritime Sailing Team from their successful Farr 40 campaign to an all-inclusive, competitive, cadet-run offshore sailing program. With many of the fifteen members of the Cal Maritime Sailing Team having never sailed anything larger than a CFJ, the excitement was palpable. After some training with the masthead genoa, the team met to devise a race game plan. “Stay safe, but competitive” was the mantra of the day. With a bang of the starting gun, Team Captain, Johannes McElvain did just that, getting a first-place start, close to the top competitor Peligroso, a well-sailed Kernan 70.  As both masthead genoas unfurled, a two hour drag race ensued. Despite staying close, CMA’s luck and wind ran out, when Peligroso sailed into a nice puff one hundred yards to windward, as CMA reciprocally sank into a windless hole, putting them a mile behind. As CMA drifted, with slower competitors passing, things looked bleak. The cadets of CMA weren’t going to...

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ice scotw

Maureen Krueger Bohleber of Green Lake, WI, won the Nite Class division at the International Skeeter Association Regatta sailed on Lake Pepin in Lake City Minnesota on Jan 11-13. She is the first woman to hold an ISA title  its 75 year history. The Nites joined the ISA 29 years ago. (There was a women-only class in the ISA from 1940 to 1958. Maureen competed with men. ) Results here: http://dniceboat.org/isaniya/2019ISA.htm I'll have a post up on iceboat.org tomorrow morning with more detail. Thanks, Deb Whitehorse iceboat.org Four Lakes Ice Yacht Club...

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