Race 9 retirement for Jamaica Get All Right

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(Source:Clipper Race) As the fleet starts Race 9 to Qingdao in China, Jamaica Get All Right has unfortunately had to retire due to a failed forestay bottle screw fitting.  The forestay supports the mast and is also what the Yankee headsail is attached to. The crew on board are fine and well and conditions safe  … Read more

Casualty

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Wedgetail and her crew all safe after the dismasting – Ian Mainsbridge / all2easy (Source: Rolex Sydney Hobart) So it was with the Queensland sloop Wedgetail, the Reichel/Pugh 55 that reached the sanctuary of Hobart’s Kings Pier marina this afternoon after dismasting off Tasman Island in heavy south-westerly weather at 4 am today. Skipper Bill  … Read more

TP52 Shogun V (ex Azzura) Dismasted

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(Source: Scuttlebutt) In 18 knots of southerly breeze, Rob Hanna’s TP52 Shogun V was dismasted off Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on day two of the Premier Composite Technologies TP52 Southern Cross Cup Regatta, Saturday 14 December 2013. The black carbon fibre mast was 26 metres tall at the midday start of race four  … Read more

Furling Trouble

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© Tanguy de Lamotte / Initiatives-Coeur © Tanguy de Lamotte / Initiatives-Coeur Tanguy de Lamotte had a spot of bother yesterday. Read his account here.

Over and Out

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ORACLE TEAM USA, the defender of the 34th America’s Cup, has capsized its giant AC72 catamaran on San Francisco Bay during a training session. No one on the crew was injured. The capsize took place during the team’s eighth day on the water. Conditions were fresh, with building winds whipping up waves against one of  … Read more

Ski Pole

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Photo: Max Ranchi Its not meant to do that, right?! Fun times on the opening day of the Melges 32 World Championships in Newport, RI.

40 Degrees Dismasted

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A few minutes after the start of the Class 40 Atlantic Cup, ’40 Degrees’ mast came tumbling down – Check out the interview with co-skipper Hanna Jenner shortly after the incidence. Bummed.

Maître CoQ to get a brand new mast

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Photo: Yvan Zedda (Source: Vendee Globe) Unlike what had been initially planned after Jérémie Beyou’s Maître CoQ lost its mast, the monohull will eventually receive a brand new mast that is currently being built. What a positive way for the entire Maître CoQ sailing team to turn a tough blow into a good opportunity! After  … Read more