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HELLY HANSEN St Pete NOOD Regatta Preview
(St Petersburg, FL)- The Helly Hansen National Offshore One Design (NOOD) Regatta Series— the largest national sailboat racing circuit in the United States— returns to St. Petersburg, FL, for the first stop of its 30th anniversary season from February 16th to 18th, 2018. The event is organized by Sailing World and hosted by St. Petersburg Yacht Club.Every year, hundreds of sailors compete for top marks in one of more than 10 classes and a chance at the Overall Winner title, which earns the winning team a berth at the Helly Hansen Caribbean NOOD Championship...
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Eight Bells: Warren Miller- a great J/Boats sailor
(Newport Beach, CA)- Eight Bells: Warren Miller- a great J/Boats sailor in Southern California.Warren Miller, the iconic and beloved filmmaker who introduced generations to the thrills and freedom of skiing and outdoor adventures (e.g. sailing), passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday evening, January 24th. He died peacefully of natural causes at his home on Orcas Island, WA.Miller earned global acclaim and a passionate, multi-generational following for his annual ski feature films, which kicked off the ski season for more than 60 years, showing in hundreds of cities across the U.S. and around the world. Packed with adventure...
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Three Bridge Fiasco Lives Up To Its Name
(San Francisco, CA)- The 2018 Three Bridge Fiasco on January 28 lived up to its name, with a number of adjectives that can be tossed in for good measure, such as chaos, anchoring, ripping ebb, light air and determination. This was classic winter sailing on San Francisco Bay.For many, it was the impromptu voyage out under the Golden Gate Bridge when the currents overwhelmed hull speed after rounding Blackaller and attempting to cross the river. For others, it was a day of setting the hook and waiting; either for stronger wind or less current. Or both.But, the one thing this...
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Exciting Chiloe Santander Regatta in Chile
(Puerto Montt, Chile)- The archipelago of Chiloé in the southern region of Chile known famously as “Patagonia”, has been the site of the extraordinary event called the “Regata de Chiloe” (Chiloe Regatta) that takes place every two years.  The boats and crews all convene in Puerto Montt, then head south towards the archipelago, one of the most unique places to sail in the world- imagine spectacular snow-capped Andes Mountains mixed with the Swedish archipelago off Stockholm- truly a mind-bending spectacle of nature in its most raw, unspoiled form.It's a wonderful stage and a very complicated one to sail. For a...
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Diamanti Crowned Francesco Ciccolo Trophy Winner!
(Marina di Carrara, Italy)- The 2017 Italian J/24 Championship sailing season ended in December and saw two quite familiar faces from the Italians J/24 class at the top of the standings for each category.Winning the Francesco Ciccolo Trophy, emblematic of the best owner-helmsman (ranking based on the best four scores achieved in seven regattas all season), was once again ITA 212 JAMAICA sailed by Pietro Diamanti. Rounding out the top five in the category were ITA 489 VALHALLA HOTEL VERONA sailed by Fabio de Rossi in 2nd, ITA 427 MAGICA FATA sailed by Massimo Frigerio in 3rd, ITA 304 FIVE...
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