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Attrition and drama rates climb in the 2018 GGR Attrition and drama rates climb in the 2018 GGRAttrition rate of 55% is evidence that Mother Nature is in chargeWhile some sailors scoffed at a 'retro race', the 2018 Golden Globe Race's attrition rate of 55% is evidence aplenty that, while modern sailors are clever, the challenges put forth by Mother Nature remain utterly unconvinced of mankind's superiority.by David Schmidt Posted 22 Oct 10:00 PDT Golden Globe Race day 113: Lepage rescue update Golden Globe Race day 113: Lepage rescue updateExpected to be evacuated from his dismasted yacht todayFrench solo yachtsman Loïc Lepage is expected to be evacuated from his dismasted yacht Laaland shortly after first light on Tuesday (23:30 UTC Monday). By then both the bulk carrier Shiosai and the sailing yacht Alizes II will have reachedby Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 22 Oct 19:09 PDT Draheim & Favela capture Championship of Champions Draheim & Favela capture Championship of ChampionsThree victories in four races in US Sailing Championship eventBill Draheim (Royse City, Texas) and Rod Favela (Heath, Texas) rode a string of three victories in four races to win the 44th Championship of Champions regatta, a US Sailing Championship event.by Sean McNeill Posted 22 Oct 12:40 PDT 2018-19 Melges 20 Miami Winter Series 2018-19 Melges 20 Miami Winter SeriesOne epic venue, four incredible eventsSince 2009, the Melges 20 Miami Winter Series has become one of North America's most popular one-design racing series. Hosted by the Coconut Grove Sailing Club, each event boasts a deep fleet of Corinthian and professional teamsby International Melges 20 Class Association Posted 22 Oct 09:12 PDT 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 3The Game is OnThe third day of the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race has seen the course open up. All yachts, still racing, have passed Stromboli and the majority are heading into a steady westerly on the leg from the volcanic island to the north-west corner of Sicily.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 22 Oct 08:52 PDT A Class Worlds at Hervey Bay preview A Class Worlds at Hervey Bay previewGraced by more sailing glitterati than we have seen in many yearsAs the season in Europe slowly draws to a close on what has been for some, another rather frustrating year of too much/too little wind and with most European class associations are looking towards their final regattas of the yearby Gordon Upton Posted 22 Oct 08:17 PDT Jeff Johnson on the SDYC's Lipton Challenge Cup Jeff Johnson on the SDYC's Lipton Challenge CupJeff Johnson on the San Diego Yacht Club's 104th Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge CupI checked in with the Jeff Johnson, the San Diego Yacht Club's Waterfront Director, via email, about the SDYC's 104th Sir Thomas Lipton Challenge Cupby David Schmidt Posted 22 Oct 08:00 PDT LOKI three-peats J/109 North Americans LOKI three-peats J/109 North AmericansDavid Rosow's team from New York have won the coveted title for the third timeThe Larchmont YC hosted the 2018 J/109 North American Championship for a very competitive twenty-boat fleet on western Long Island Sound. The fleet was treated to a very wide range of racing conditions over the span of ten races!by J/Boats Posted 22 Oct 05:53 PDT 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 6 2018 FAST40+ Race Circuit Round 6Wind deprived finale in the Central SolentThe sixth and final round of the 2018 FAST40+ Circuit proved a frustrating one for the sailors involved, but at least served to confirm the pre-eminence of Rán 7 in a competitive fleet.by Phil Riley Posted 22 Oct 05:25 PDT 2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 1 2018 Etchells Worlds in Brisbane day 1What a tease!On shore this morning you felt that it was going to be a grand day. The time had come. Race one, and even race two were upon us. A champion crew was soon going to be determined for the 2018 Etchells Worlds being held on Moreton Bay in Brisbane, Australia.by John Curnow Posted 22 Oct 05:02 PDT J/88 wins Annapolis Fall Series J/88 wins Annapolis Fall SeriesThe Chesapeake Bay comes alive in the fall when the weather gets a little coolerThe Chesapeake Bay comes alive in the fall when the weather gets a little cooler, weather fronts start moving in faster from the west, and the winds increase significantly.by J/Boats Posted 22 Oct 04:55 PDT Pontos Winches Get 'Karverized' part 2 Pontos Winches Get 'Karverized' part 2What makes the design so unique?In our previous post, Upffront broke the news that Karver Systems had acquired Brittany based Pontos and their range of innovative winches. Now operating under the name 'Pontos by Karver' it's time to consider: what makes the design so unique?by Kerri Robson, Upffront Posted 22 Oct 01:00 PDT U.S. Match Racing Championship U.S. Match Racing ChampionshipPearson Potts, Yankee Creole Race Team wins Prince of Wales BowlThe 2018 U.S. Match Racing Champion is a familiar name, as Pearson Potts (Newport, R.I.) defended his 2017 title and became the holder of the Prince of Wales Bowl after tight racing in Chicago.by Amy Baxter Posted 21 Oct 23:31 PDT International Masters Regatta at San Diego overall International Masters Regatta at San Diego overallFive time Match Racing Champion Dave Perry winsAn impressive fleet of determined sailors came to the 2018 International Masters Regatta ready to race. Five time Match Racing Champion Dave Perry came to race too, but like a true Master, his preparation began the moment he received his invitation.by Casey Allocco Posted 21 Oct 22:26 PDT 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy overall 2018 KiteFoil World Series Italy overallNocher crowned at KiteFoil World Series FinalMonaco's Maxime Nocher trumpeted his comeback when he lifted the KiteFoil world champion's crown after a stuttering World Series final fought out on the Italian resort island of Sardinia.by Ian MacKinnon Posted 21 Oct 21:51 PDT Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego overall Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego overallTeam Oman Air top the US Act podiumTight, tense racing thrilled the Californian crowds that gathered on Harbor Island, as Team Oman Air topped the US Act podium on day four of Extreme Sailing Series™ San Diego – thwarting Alinghi in the final races of the day.by Extreme Sailing Series Posted 21 Oct 20:48 PDT 2018 Kona North Americans at Pensacola overall 2018 Kona North Americans at Pensacola overallTemko sails a near perfect series to snatch the titleSixteen year old Alex Temko from Clearwaater, Florida sailed a near perfect six-race series to capture the 2018 Kona North American Championship at Pensacola Yacht Club in Pensacola, Florida today.by Talbot Wilson Posted 21 Oct 19:07 PDT Golden Globe Race day 112: Loïc Lepage rescue Golden Globe Race day 112: Loïc Lepage rescue600 miles SW of Perth, Western AustraliaAt 18:27 UTC on Saturday 20th Oct. the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre at Canberra (JRCC Aus.) picked up a distress beacon alert from French solo skipper Loïc Lepage.by Barry Pickthall, Golden Globe Race Posted 21 Oct 18:54 PDT 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 2 50th Rolex Middle Sea Race day 2Negotiating the Strait and NarrowThe first 24 hours of the 2018 race have proved once again that the challenging nature of the Rolex Middle Sea Race is as much a test of concentration and perseverance in light airs as it is seamanship in heavy conditions.by Rolex Middle Sea Race Posted 21 Oct 11:41 PDT New Jeanneau Sun Fast for 2019 New Jeanneau Sun Fast for 2019As well as the launch of the Sun Fast World CupIn the wake of recent new model development, Jeanneau has announced a yacht for its Sun Fast range. The next Sun Fast will keep the strong DNA of a racing boat, easy to sail single-handed or with a crew. She will touch water in 2019.by Jeanneau Australia Posted 21 Oct 11:34 PDT
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