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Archive for June 2018

A Flyer Clinches Volvo Ocean Race

French skipper Charles Caudrelier hoists the trophy after claiming victory. His first win was six years earlier while sailing with Franck Cammas’ Groupama team. © Eloi Stichelbaut / Dongfeng Race Team The Volvo Ocean Race has arrived at its closest finish in the race’s long and storied history. More »

The r2ak Is Getting Interesting-er

The 25 teams that remain in the fourth annual Race to Alaska are finally getting some wind. For the first three days after last Saturday’s high-noon start, the fleet sweltered under a blob of high pressure that, if nothing else, gave the human-only powered craft their, ahem, day in the sun — and left everyone else wishing they’d brought more sunblock. More »

Puddles to Podiums

"Wow, it looks like a spaceship!" So said the tiny voice from the tiny boat as the FX skiff blew past on day three of Olympic Development camp, which also was day two of this week’s Treasure Island Sailing Center summer camp for pee-wees. More »

The End Is Nigh

It’s like a seven-game series in the NBA finals. Dongfeng has the slimmest of leads over MAPFRE with about 24 hours of racing left. Team Brunel is currently in fourth place. More »

Iris Comes Down the Coast

"I’ve been intrigued with singlehanded distance races since reading about Chichester winning the first modern-day Transatlantic race in 1960," says John Colby of Portland, Oregon. "Then several years ago my crew and I mutually parted ways on Cocos Keeling Island in the Indian Ocean — no place to recruit new crew. More »

Celebrate Sailing

Tomorrow’s summer solstice (June 21) marks the official start to summer and, for most people around the world, the start of the most active sailing season. Yes, California is a little different. More »

Get Ready for the Trans-Tahoe Regatta

Lake Tahoe’s biggest regatta hits the water this weekend for two days of alpine racing. The Trans-Tahoe regatta will feature several PHRF divisions "starting Friday, June 22 with afternoon buoy races followed by the long-distance race on Saturday, June 23 with a new competitive race course," the Tahoe Yacht Club said. More »

r2ak: The Race Is On!

Two days into the wild and crazy Race to Alaska, Russell Brown’s Gougeon 32 PT Watercraft is already looking like the boat to beat. Last year, Brown set the solo record for the 710-mile race from Victoria, BC to Ketchikan, Alaska — 9 days, 6 hours. More »