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Sail On Hobie Alter

Hobart “Hobie” Alter, who started out shaping surfboards, and ended up shaping a culture, passed away peacefully at his Palm Desert home on March 29 surrounded by his loving family. Born on October 31, 1933 in Ontario, California, he was … Continue reading

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Spindrift 2 Breaks American Discovery Route Record

After crossing the finish line in San Salvador in the Bahamas this morning, November 6th, just before 0600hrs GMT, Dona Bertarelli and Yann Guichard’s maxi trimaran, Spindrift 2, has beaten the previous record for the Discovery Route, held since 2007 by … Continue reading

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Kiwis Take First Local Point in Big Boat Duel

They are nearly identical vessels, considered to be the fastest race boats in Australasia, and last night TeamVodafone and Team Australia met up for the first time in New Zealand waters. The Head to Head was scheduled ahead of tomorrow’s … Continue reading

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Super Sunday: ORACLE TEAM USA Mounting a Comeback

ORACLE TEAM USA has scrapped its way back into contention at the 34th America’s Cup with a pair of victories Sunday over Emirates Team New Zealand. The defender won Race 14 by 23 seconds and Race 15 by 37 seconds … Continue reading

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First MOD70 Capsize

At 13:34 UTC, the MOD70 Spindrift capsized on the first leg of the Route des Princes inshore races off Dun Laoghaire, Ireland. All crew are safe and sound, but Jacques Guichard, skipper Yann’s brother and a key member of the crew, … Continue reading

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Francis Joyon Shatters North Atlantic Record

In his quest to beat the North Atlantic record, Francis Joyon on board IDEC, has smashed Thomas Coville’s 2008 record by 16 hours, 34 minutes and 30 seconds. Joyon completed his journey in a time of 5 days, 2 hours, 56 … Continue reading

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And He’s Off!

Francis Joyon initiated his attempt to smash the outright solo sailing record this morning at 09:15:20 hrs UTC (11:15:20hrs CET). In order to beat the current record of 5 days, 19 hours, 30 minutes and 40 seconds held since July … Continue reading

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NEEL Trimarans Launches a New 60

BWS walked through the NEEL 45 at the United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis last October and came away impressed. From the looks of it, this new 60 is a continuance of NEEL’s unique and innovative styling. The latest arrival to … Continue reading

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