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 27 Jul 2010
 


All the Latest Sailing news

Welcome to this edition of Sail-World.com's UK newsletter.

So much happening at home and overseas this week - the sailing season is in full swing!

The best results this week were achieved by British teams, who dominated at the SB3 World Championship. The British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta concluded, be sure to view the images from the event and we have news from the various dinghy classes and of course all the local news too.

Internationally its a busy time also with World Championships having just concluded and others yet to start.

Read all the latest news in this edition.


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Local Hero commemorates Uffa Fox's amazing journey
Dougal Henshall/Bearfacemedia,
In 1930, Cowes yachtsman Uffa Fox sailed the 22mtre class yacht Vigilant the 1000miles from the Isle of Wight to Stockholm. In 2010, this trip is being re-enacted by Luke Yeates and his crew on the classic yaht Vixen, as they follow Uffa's track up into the Baltic. Once there they will compete in the Trosa Royal Palace Classic Yacht Regatta, before returning to the waters of the Solent.... [more]
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SB3 World Championships - 3 Sad Old Blokes not so sad
Katie Ashworth,
SB3 World Championships. 32 boats in the Gold Fleet did not react to the Tango flag and continued to sail the course leaving them outside the 15 minute time limit for the Championship and as a result added a 'Did Not Finish' (DNF) results to their score sheet.... [more]
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RS Elite championship - Climax to an exceptional event
Martin Wadhams,
RS elite Championship update: Every ingredient combined to make this Solent Projects sponsored championship special and it will be remembered for a long time. Perfect racing run like clockwork by PRO Roger Wilson's Royal Lymington Yacht Club team across a range of conditions - a highly competitive yet good natured fleet... [more]
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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race – One month to go
Trish Jenkins,
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is only a month away, the Royal Ocean Racing Club is set to host the event on Monday 23rd August 2010.... [more]
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Chicago - Mackinac 2010: a little bit of news
Sail-World.com,
102nd Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac,presented by Veuve Clicquot. Line honours leaders Karl Kwok's Beau Geste the Farr 80 from Hong Kong beat Dick and Doug DeVos' Z86 Windquest by 36 minutes, the two boats finishing last night at 21:43 and 22:19 respectively.... [more]
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Anglo American Boat Club: Virgin GB Row 2010
Matthew Dickens,
Anglo American Boat Club: Virgin GB Row 2010 - Four female rowers have become the first women ever to row around the coast of Britain... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup - Reggini conquers all
Joy Dunigan,
Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup - Despite an early 9:30 start, only one race would be possible on the final day of the inaugural Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup. With the overall victory in the balance, and tight grouping among numerous boats further down the standings, it would be an exciting one.... [more]
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18ft Skiff German Grand Prix - Heavy weather takes its toll on fleet
Frank Quealey,
A steady 16-knot breeze, increasing to 18 knots, with gusts between 19-22 knots, made it essential for each team to use the small rig. Norbert Peter, skipper of German skiff Magic Marine, said: 'Going upwind was like riding a wild mustang and downwind a mixture of huge jumps and nosedives. Nearly everybody succeeded today in nosedives'.... [more]
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Class40 World Championship winner decided
Grand Pavois Organisation,
The Class40 World Championship winner has been decided. Five races including two coastal courses took place on the waters of Gijon during this championship. Mistral Loisirs-Pôle Santé Elior won today's race.... [more]
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Governor's Cup win to defending Champions from New Zealand
Nancy Mellon,
For the final day of one of the best Governor's Cups ever, it was another cool, overcast day with light, erratic breeze. In the semi-finals, the first team with two wins moved on to the Finals. The final races between last year's defending champion team from Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron of William Tiller, Harry Thurston and Shaun Mason, and the almost unbeaten team of Chris Segerblom, Connor... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Albeau dominates day two
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
Albeau annihilates the world's fastest fleet in Fuerteventura with an awesome display of skill, determination, and absolute domination, to claim a perfect score.... [more]
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International Laser sailors competing in Oz -PSA Summer Transport Deal
Trevor Griffiths,
With a well established Laser racing circuit and in the lead up to the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Perth with upcoming test events, the Australian Laser builder Performance SailCraft Australasia freight offer will make the the appeal of trip down under even greater.... [more]
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European Laser Standard Championship - Final day shakeup
Sail-World.com,
Laser Standard European Championship final day. Two more races were completed on the last day of racing and big changes happened on the leader board as a result.... [more]
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Laser Radial World, Day 6 - Champions crowned
Sue Pelling,
Laser Radial World Youth Championship - After a highly charged day's racing on the Clyde in some of the trickiest conditions of the week, Giovanni Coccoluto (ITL) and Erika Reineke (USA) have been crowned the new Laser Radial World Youth Champions.... [more]
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America's Cup television trials conclude with bang
Tim Jeffery,
A strong sea breeze on the final day of the America's Cup television trials concluded what has widely been regarded as a highly successful evaluation. Over the past four days two high-performance monohulls and multihulls have been loaded with a plethora of cameras and microphones and put through match racing maneuvers to help find new camera angles and test surround sound format.... [more]
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Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy celebrates two years
Carolyn Lashmar,
London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) Open Weekend took place today, July 25, at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA). 300 Optimist sailors took to the water to attempt the challenge of simultaneously tacking on a whistle.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: superb sailing performance determines Barcelona winner
Audi MedCup Media,
Artemis led the TP52 section of the regatta, by a single point, going into the one and only race of the final day. Soon after the start of the race, the odds looked suddenly to be stacked against an Artemis regatta win when they picked the wrong side of the first beat and rounded the top mark in eighth place, with their main rivals Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) in second.... [more]
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Letter from the Defenderland: How the America's Cup could be run
Dick Enersen,
Dick Enersen shares his perspective of the latest happening in the America's Cup world: 'I have written that it will be very difficult to conduct an old school America's Cup on San Francisco Bay and, frankly, nothing has changed on the Bay to alter that thought, since the tides still rip, container ships, tankers and ferries still come and go, and it's not as big, or as deep, as it looks.... [more]
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Audi Melges 20 Gold Cup Regatta (ITA) - Cold breeze blasts fleet
International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,
The storms that forced a race's abandonment yesterday and nearly ended the raging One Sails dance party last night left an unexpected gift on the mountains to the North of Lake Garda this morning - six cm of snow!... [more]
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Governor's Cup 2010 - Day four and down to the final four
Nancy Mellon,
Governor's Cup 2010 - Day Four - Day four of racing brought another beautiful day for sailing in Southern California with sunshine and good wind. Don Becker, PRO, and the race committee started the races at 1130 and were finished with the double round robin early. They continued with the beginning of the semi-finals and the pairings for the final standings.... [more]
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2010 PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Moussilmani explodes
Paul Griffiths,
2010 PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam, Day One - Cyril Moussilmani sailed flawlessly in the tough conditions and claims an early event lead, whilst the long-standing legends fall by his wayside after three action packed rounds of Sotavento style slalom.... [more]
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Portable gas stove SAFETY ALERT for boaters
Sail-World Cruising,
If you have the kind of yacht which does not come with a pre-installed marine stove, or if you like taking a portable stove with you for picnics, this warning will have special relevance:... [more]
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Internet Images Rules for Events, Sponsors and Event Photographers
Brendan Maxwell - TetraMedia,
Sailing is one of those sports which is much more followed on the Internet, than in magazines, newspapers or on television. It is therefore vital that marine events and marine industry professionals pay careful attention to the needs of Internet consumers.... [more]
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GP42 class adopt improvements for 2011
ORC Press,
The International GP42 Association announces today several innovations to the class rules that for the 2011 season and beyond will reduce operating costs while not compromising on the high-performance nature of the world's fastest offshore-capable 42-footer. These include some structural changes to the boat as well as new limits on crew, sails, and outside assistance.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Paneri Cowes Regatta 2010 - final day
Justin Chisholm,
British Classic Yacht Club Paneri Cowes Regatta 2010 - final day. Although light airs prevailed on the final day of the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta, there was just enough wind for the single scheduled race to be started on time at midday.... [more]
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Audi MedCup: Artemis bounces back on Day 4 at Barcelona
Audi MedCup Media,
After an uncharacteristically disappointing regatta in Marseille last month, finishing eighth, Paul Cayard and the crew of Torbjorn Tornqvist's Swedish flagged Artemis have bounced right back ahead on the penultimate day of the Camper Regatta – Conde de Godó Trophy... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth Worlds Day 5 - American and Italian go for gold
Sue Pelling,
Laser Radial World Youth Championship 2010 Day 5 (Largs, Scotland, Saturday 24 July) With 12-13kts of breeze kicking in from the south this morning, the conditions on the Clyde for the penultimate day of the Laser Radial World Youth Championship, could not have been better.... [more]
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European Laser Standard Youth Championship: Eifion Mon still in charge
Gdynia Sailing Days,
With the rain, in the wind up to 18 knots and unpleasant waves we had first day of finals of European Laser Standard Youth Championship & Trophy 2010... [more]
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RS Elite UK Nationals - Pressure cooker sailing on day two
Martin Wadhams,
Keelboat racing cannot get much closer than this. A tightly bunched fleet, place changing to the last and total tension were the order of the day throughout all three races. The windward mark in race 6 will not be forgotten by many crews. As the tide turned against the fleet on the beat there were some mighty big snakes for those who pushed their luck.... [more]
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Sun shines on the Governors Cup
Nancy Mellon,
Governor's Cup 2010 - Day three of racing brought improved conditions with good wind, less surf, and sunshine. The sun came out at 1430, bringing additional wind. The good conditions made it possible to complete eight flights for a total of forty-eight matches.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam – Registration Day
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
The scene is set for five days of world class racing, as sixty-three men, including many past and present world champions, sign up to battle round the buoys off the white sands of Sotavento... [more]
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Mundial 40' Gijon, Class40 World Championship Coastal race
Veronique Largeau,
An 18-mile downwind leg took the fleet to Lastres and Thierry Bouchard on Mistral Loisirs-Pôle Santé Elior took the lead, Marie Toit-Caen La Mer was second and Destination Dunkerque third.... [more]
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SAP 505 World Championships, Denmark, 24 July to 5 August Preview
Dansk Sejlunion,
SAP 505 World Championships - Predicting a winner from a fleet as tough as the 505 fleet is never easy, especially when the entry has climbed to more than 120 teams from 11 different nations... [more]
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Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta 2010 - Big entry for Olympic preview
Lucy Harwood,
Just a few days remain until entries for the Skandia Sail for Gold regatta close on Monday 26th July. Currently over 800 competitors from 53 nations have entered the fifth installment of this ISAF Sailing World Cup event. Many World, European and Olympic champions are entered..... [more]
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SB3 World Championships 2010 - GBR sailors dominate Gold Fleet
Katie Ashworth,
For races 10, 11 and 12 of the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships the Gold Fleet moved to the winder Bravo Course underneath the Riva cliffs. Both South African entries to the event lie in the top 10 leading into the final day of racing.... [more]
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Laser Radial World Youth Championship - wind at last
Sue Pelling,
Laser Radial World Youth Championship 17-25 July 2010, Largs, Scotland -Day 4: Sparkling day on Clyde as qualifying series comes to a close... [more]
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World & European Championships Sailing - Podium determined by wind
Diana Bogaards,
On the final day, Friday July 23, a lack of wind determined the podium positions of the World & European Championships Sailing 2010 in Lelystad/Netherlands. The breeze did not want to fill in.... [more]
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F16 Euro Challenge win to young Australian team
www.2Bsailing.eu,
Lisa Darmanin and her skipper cousin Jason Waterhouse have raced to success on Lake Como in Italy, holding off a top-class fleet, including two Olympic sailors and some of the rising stars of multi-hull racing to claim the Euro F16 crown.... [more]
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Audi Med Cup TP52 pictures
Sail-World.com,
Audi Med Cup 2010 - Camper Regatta - action pictures from Stefano Gattini and Guido Trombetta... [more]
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European Laser Standard Youth Championship - No sailing today
European Laser Standard Youths,
124 sailors from 26 countries were on water earlier and twice today for the European Laser Standard Youth Championship & Trophy 2010. Conditions were too bad to sail even one race.... [more]
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Class40 World Championship - Destination Dunkerque sets the tone
Veronique Largeau,
Thomas Ruyant on Destination Dunkerque wins the practice race, Gonzalo Botin on Tales finishes second and Thierry Bouchard on Mistral Loisirs-Pôle Santé Elior is third.... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth World Championship - Consistency pays
Ellie Williamson,
The wind arrived on the Clyde a little later than predicted today causing yet another long postponement at the Laser Radial Youth World Championship.... [more]
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XOD Central Solent Championships
Royal Southampton Yacht Club,
XOD Central Solent Championships - Heads turned on the decks of the Red Funnel ferry as 17 XODs from Yarmouth, Cowes, Hamble and Itchenor sailed from a start line on the Netley shore and raced to the northernmost Hythe buoy near Hythe jetty.... [more]
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Governor' s Cup 2010 - Round Robin completed
Nancy Mellon,
Day two of racing included completion of the first round robin. The wind was light, the temperature mild with overcast most of the day, but the racers were able to complete thirty-six matches in time to return to participate in the BeerCan racing in big boats in the evening.... [more]
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A Finn for Africa
Robert Deaves,
For the first time in nearly 25 years, competitive Finns are now available in South Africa, a country with a long and proud history in Finn sailing.... [more]
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Laser Radial Youth World Championships - The wind has arrived
Sue Pelling,
Laser Radial Youth World Championships. The wind arrived on the Clyde a little later than predicted today causing yet another long postponement, but thankfully a light south-westerly made its way up towards the race course area. After today's racing, a pattern is clearly starting to establish itself but there is one day of qualifying races remaining so it is still ‘early days'.... [more]
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PWA Sotavento, Fuerteventura Grand Slam – Event Preview
PWA/Paul Griffiths,
This year's Fuerteventura Grand Slam will run from the 23rd of July through to the second of August. Currently slalom's archrivals, Bjorn Dunkerbeck (Starboard, Severne) and Antoine Albeau (JP, NeilPryde) are neck-and-neck with an event win and a second place a piece.... [more]
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OK Dinghy European Championship preview
Robert Deaves,
With the highest entry for more than 20 years, the OK Dinghy European Championship in Medemblik, Netherlands next week is set to be the highlight of the year for many sailors.... [more]
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ISAF Match Race Rankings - 21 July 2010
ISAF Media Unit,
The leaders of the current ISAF World Match Race Rankings remain unchanged but the chasing pack are applying pressure and closing the gap. Current Open World Match Race Champion Adam Minoprio (NZL) has had his lead narrowed as has Lucy Macgregor (GBR) in the Women's Rankings.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta
Justin Chisholm,
At this stage in the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta the top slots in almost all the classes were too close to call and any crews with aspirations of a class win were painfully aware that their two results today could make or break their regatta. With so much at stake throughout the entire regatta fleet, it is perhaps no surprise that the start lines for both of the day's races we... [more]
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Round Britain and Ireland 2010 - Crew selected for BKA bid
Ellie Williamson,
Eleven of the British Keelboat Academy's young keelboat sailors are celebrating after earning their call-up for this year's Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race as the crew of the BKA-run TP52 John Merricks II.... [more]
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Audi MedCup Circuit - Quantum Racing shows the way
Audi MedCup Circuit,
Quantum Racing lead the TP52 Series after the first day of racing, while Madrid - Caser Seguros' s perfect hat trick of wins sees them top the GP42 leaderboard.... [more]
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SB3 Worlds 2010 - GBR dominate Gold fleet finals
Katie Ashworth,
Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships 2010 * Monday 19th July – Friday 23rd July 2010 For races 10, 11 and 12 of the Volvo Laser SB3 World Championships the Gold Fleet moved to the winder Bravo Course underneath the Riva cliffs. With increased wind strengths of 20 knots, the Gold Fleet were in for some spectacular racing. With points separation tight at the top of the fleet, everyone left the d... [more]
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Melges 24 World Championship 2010 - 84 entries, 17 nations
Fiona Brown,
Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship 2010- With anticipation building ahead of the 2010 Marinepool Melges 24 World Championship, taking place in Estonia from the fourth - 12th August, eighty-four crews from seventeen nations are very soon set to converge on the 1980 Moscow Olympic Regatta venue in Tallinn.... [more]
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Two points cover top five after three races in Audi MedCup, Barcelona
MedCup Media and Sail-World,
Just two points separate the top five teams after the first day of racing at the Camper Regatta on what proved an especially testing first day of racing as the Audi MedCup Circuit competes for the first time ever off Barcelona, Spain. As an introduction to a new venue nothing was gained easily with the start line set directly in front of where the Olympic village was for the 1992 Olympic Games,... [more]
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RS Elite Nationals kicks off with three races and three winners
Martin Wadhams,
RS Elite championships 2010 - Day one of the Solent Projects sponsored RS Elite championships saw a record fleet of over thirty boats competing in near perfect conditions in Christchurch Bay. Hosted by the Royal Lymington Yacht Club the fleet headed out into the bay with a forecast of 15 knots, sunshine and waves and real uncertainty over the form book.... [more]
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British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta - Ingrid Abery images
Ingrid Abery images,
More images by photographer Ingrid Abery from the British Classic Yacht Club Panerai Cowes Regatta.... [more]
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European Laser Standard Youth Championship - Mon Eifion retains lead
Gdynia Sailing Days,
The third day of European Laser Standard Youth Championship & Trophy 2010, which takes place as a part of the Gdynia Sailing Days, is finished.... [more]
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Flying 15 Nationals - Day 4 and Overall
Flying 15's,
With Steve Goacher and Phil Evans already crowned Champions they put their feet up for the final race leaving the runners up slot to be decided by those in the hunt at the Flying 15 Nationals... [more]
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Whale dismasts yacht - investigation pending
Sail-World Cruising,
The advice to stay several hundred metres away from a whale took on new resonance after the latest incident in South African waters. The owners of a well known Cape Town Sailing Academy were dismasted this week by a whale who apparently didn't notice the yacht and breached virtually on top of them.... [more]
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