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Daily Archives: July 17, 2013

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The Mai Tais will taste good either way

July 17th, 2013

(July 17, 2013) – The 2225-mile Transpac race attracts the sleek sleds designed to surf the tradewinds on the biennial race from Los Angeles to Honolulu. Despite being ground zero for “Have a Hobie Day”, this west coast classic does not attract offshore multihulls. But this year it attracted two. One multihull is fueled by


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TRANSPAC: Halfway To Hawaii

July 17th, 2013

(July 17, 2013) – In the last 48 hours most of the 58 entries in the 47th LA-Honolulu Transpac are now at the halfway point or beyond on this 2225-mile race that started in three waves last week. Of the first wave of starters that left LA in fast conditions on Monday afternoon, July 8th,


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New World Record

July 17th, 2013

(July 17, 2013) – The World Sailing Speed Record Council ratified the new Singlehanded Monohull 60 foot Transatlantic Record. From June 27 to July 6, Marc Guillemot (FRA) onboard the Open 60 Safran completed the 2880m route in an elapsed time of 8 days 5 hours 20 minutes and 20 seconds (avg speed of 14.62


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Governor’s Cup – Day 1

July 17th, 2013

Corona del Mar (July 17, 2013) Twelve teams began the round robin segment of the Governor’s Cup, the 47th Annual International Junior Match Race Championship. Undefeated at 7-0 are Balboa Yacht Club and Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, led respectively by skippers Ryan Davidson and Chris Steele. – Event details More: Three teams are unbeaten


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Farr 30 World Championship – Day 1

July 17th, 2013

Newport, RI (July 17, 2013) – The Farr 30 World Championship got underway today, with three races held in light condition. Rod Jabin and his Ramrod team lead the 13-boat field, rolling a 2-2-1 to hold a three point lead over Kevin McNeil’s Seabiscuit. Racing concludes Saturday. – Event website More: The heat wave continued


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America’s Cup: Update on Artemis Racing and the AC72 Rudder Rule

July 17th, 2013

(July 17, 2013) – Artemis Racing this week completed the structural testing on its second AC72. The team turned the platform upside down, placed it on dollies and then used heavy weights and hydraulic rams to torque it. The current timetable has Artemis Racing hitting the water early next week. If conditions permit, the team


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Edgartown Yacht Club’s Edgartown Race Weekend

July 17th, 2013

 Something Fun for Everyone EDGARTOWN, MASS., MARTHA’S VINEYARD (July 17, 2013)—The Big Boat Buoy Races that comprise the first segment of the annual Edgartown Yacht Club Race Weekend begin this Thursday, July 18 and continue through Friday, July 19 on Edgartown Outer Harbor and Nantucket Sound.  Twenty nine boats in IRC and PHRF (Spinnaker, Non-spinnaker



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