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Notice of Race

Sep 15, 2008 2 Comments by

Greetings yachties, Posted here are the Notice of races I get. Send me yours, always. THE RACING RULES OF SAILING for 2009–2012 rrs200920092012showingchanges-6255 http://www.sailing.org/25472.php © 2008 Speed & Smarts Issue #103. Tips for steering fast upwind Sailing a boat upwind is one of my favorite things in life. There is nothing quite like steering a boat […]

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Whitbread & Volvo

Sep 11, 2008 6 Comments by

The Volvo Ocean Race starts from Alicante, Spain on October 4 with an in-port race, with the fleet then setting out on Leg 1 around the world on October 11. The Volvo event began as the Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race from Portsmouth, England back in 1973 and continued every 4 years until Volvo […]

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B&G Simrad 3 Photos

Sep 08, 2008 1 Comment by

Bottom mark Little Barrier With the forecast of very light winds a few days before the race we had stripped the boat of any excess weight and made sure that we were 100% cocked for the potentially very long race. As it turned out on the day there was plenty of breeze but having a […]

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B&G Simrad 2008

Sep 07, 2008 1 Comment by

The 2008 Short handed Sailing Association of New Zealands running of the mid winter 2 handed series will be remembered for the weather & almost 50 yachts finishing within 6 minutes at 4am! The first race was postponed 2 weeks because of an afternoon forecast 45knots. The second race was postponed 24 hours because of […]

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Ice

Sep 04, 2008 3 Comments by

Greetings yachties, I have collected a few land yacht pictures and stories of Ice, Snow and Sand. Enjoy This shot of Emil Fauerbach’s Princess II is from the first Northwest Ice Yacht Regatta sailed in Menominee, Michigan in 1913. Note the Fauerbach pennant which always flew on the Princess boats. HISTORY OF THE FOUR LAKES […]

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Whats New??

Sep 03, 2008 3 Comments by

Greetings Yachties, This thread is all about what yachtyakka supporters have new for you. http://farryachtdesign.blogspot.com/ The trim tabs on the Farr Yacht Design Open 60’s PAPREC-VIRBAC 2 and GITANA 80 were inspired by the trim tabs that are quite common on powerboats. On powerboats, the tabs are generally hung off the back of the transom, […]

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Lastest yachting News September

Sep 01, 2008 Comments Off on Lastest yachting News September by

Gitana 13 claims seventh record At 06:22 local time yesterday the maxi-catamaran completed its seventh passage – Hong Kong to London – breaking the previous record held by Philippe Monnet since 1990. The new record time is 41 days 21 hours 26 minutes 34 seconds, meaning the team covered the 15,312 miles at an average […]

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Latest Yachting News Off The Wire August

Aug 29, 2008 1 Comment by

Welcome to: Off The Wire club & news updates as they come in. updated often Audi MedCup ~ Cartagena TP 52-Med Cup Update, Cartagena Paul Cayard Saturday, August 30, 2008 After a one hour delay onshore, the?first race of the day got underway at 1415.? Today was different than all the other days from a […]

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Next Cup? Maybe? Maybe Knot ?

Aug 25, 2008 3 Comments by

Greetings yachties, The count down to the next cup has begun, posted below I will publish stories, video and links to this outrageous event. Enjoy the trip 🙂 Russell Coutts talks to international press here 33rd Americas Cup Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Watch CBS Videos Online Greetings Yachties, Thanks […]

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Foilers Part 1

Aug 25, 2008 14 Comments by

  Greetings yachties, The following is a brief look at the work gone into Foilers and the quest for speed. The latest news is at the end of the thread. Enjoy R Class lifts off October 2008 Warning: There are alot of links in this post, I suggest you open a second tab so you […]

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