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Hurricane Predictions 2019

Boats were still grounded on St. John this month, though the hurricanes hit in September © Erika P. Rodriguez for The New York Times

In the last three years, utter destruction and devastation from hurricanes have wracked the Southeast United States from Texas to the Carolina’s, and some areas of the Caribbean. Florida based prediction organization Global Weather Oscillations Inc. (GWO) has consistently predicted months in advance the landfall locations of all 7 hurricanes to strike the U.S. since 2016. What separates GWO from other organizations is ClimatePulse ...

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Offshore Racing Association

Rear Adm. (ret.) William “Bill” Merlin '56 (far left) sailed aboard the legendary Merlin for the 2018 Newport to Bermuda Race with his son Chip. Merlin is shown shortly after the race started. © Daniel Forster / PPL

The Offshore Racing Association announces the launch of a 2019 research study called “The ORA H-Zero Handicap Analysis,” a multi-part project with the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race Association (MBCYRA) and Newport Bermuda Race Organizing Committee (BROC). The research is led by ORA Technical Director James Teeters and initial funding has been secured. The purpose of the study is to ...

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ARC tour in Galapagos

World ARC 2019-20 - Start Leg 3 © World Cruising

After the World ARC fleet been successfully checked-in in the Galapagos, participants are now enjoying their time in Puerto Baquerizo on the island of San Cristobal. This morning the first World ARC tour started from the peer for a half day tour around the island. After 40min drive they first stopped at El Junco the biggest fresh water lagoon on ...

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Perini Navi S/Y 47m E-volution

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Among the boats in the Perini Navi shipyard is the construction of a new 47-meter long and 10.5-meter wide E-Volution sailboat with the new hybrid propulsion system that combines a diesel engine with an electric motor developed from Perini Navi. The entire boat was designed by the company’s internal team with its technological innovations and the experience gained over the ...

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NZ Women’s Match Racing

Juliet Costanzo (RPAYC - AUS) - NZ Womens Match Racing Championship - Day 3 - February 11, 2019 - photo © Andrew Delves

Light winds at the RNZYS meant Day 3 of the NZ Womens Match Racing Championships got off to a slow start this morning, but afternoon breeze filled in allowing the second robin to be completed and our semi-finalists to be decided. Celia Willison (RNZYS YTP) and her NZ Womens Match Racing team had a strong start to the regatta, winning ...

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EFG Sailing Arabia

2019 EFG Sailing Arabia - The Tour, final day - photo © Vincent Curutchet / Lloyd Images / Oman Sail

The EFG Sailing Arabia The Tour fleet had a packed programme on the final day in Masirah, with no fewer than six Stadium races producing five different winners. Once again the island venue produced highly competitive racing, with a shifting and changeable wind testing the skills and adaptability of the 10 international crews taking part in the two-week challenge down ...

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Transpac Tahiti Race

Transpac Tahiti Race 2020 © Transpacific Yacht Club

The Transpacific Yacht Club and Archipelagoes Tahiti are pleased to announce their plans to organize the 16th edition of the Transpac Tahiti Race in late May 2020. This is one of the world’s longest classic ocean races, a 3570-mile voyage from Los Angeles to Papeete first sailed in 1925, with a small but influential group of boats and sailors counted ...

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RORC Caribbean 600

Giovanni Soldini's Multi 70 Maserati (ITA) is hot favourite for Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Caribbean 600 - photo © Guilain Grenier / www.Martin-Raget.com

Multihulls have been racing in the RORC Caribbean 600 since the very first race in 2009 when Claude Thelier’s (FRA) Region Guadeloupe, skippered by John Burnie (GBR), set a record that was not bettered until 2015. In recent years the multihull fleet has been on the rise and the current race record is most definitely under threat. For the 11th ...

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Golden Globe Race

Onboard Jean-Luc Van Den Heede's French Rustler 36 yacht MATMUT during the 2018 Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world race. © Jean-Luc Van Den Heede / PPL / GGR

Jean-Luc Van Den Heede endured another tough night with 45knots winds and 6-7m seas but his Rustler 36 Matmut is now within 100 miles of the finish line at Les Sables d’Olonne and the 73-year old Frenchman is expected to arrive to a huge welcome at 08:00 UTC tomorrow (09:00 French time). His great rival, Dutchman Mark Slats sailing a ...

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10th edition of Les Voiles de St. Barth

Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille - photo © Christophe Jouany

With less than three months to go until the start of the 10th Les Voiles de St. Barth Richard Mille, the line-up for this anniversary edition is continuing to grow with highlights such as the US Maxi 72 Bella Mente returning to action, and several boats that completed the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe. A number of the competitors in ...

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