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We can’t think of a more beautiful place to stage a yacht race than within the Vava’u Group’s lush maze of islands.
The Folkboats are coming! The Folkboats are coming! Okay, they’re already here and have been for some time, but their International Championships run through tomorrow.
We quizzed our readership last week to see if anyone could properly identify the purpose of the unusual Russian sailing craft pictured below.
Along with the fall’s first major storm hitting the Oregon/Washington coasts this weekend also came the inevitable request for assistance by sailboat.
All the clamor — mostly from New Zealand, but also from the United States — that Oracle Team USA  ‘must have’ cheated in its spectacular comeback from 8 to 1 to retain the Cup is rapidly dying down.
No one thought it would ever come down to the 19th race! © Gilles Martin-Raget / ACEA Thanks to an improbably spectacular America’s Cup, Oracle’s improbably exciting comeback from an 8 to 1 defecit, and the improbably dazzling AC72s, today’s final showdown between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand is one for the ages of not just yacht racing, but all of sport.
As the 34th America’s Cup winds down to a thrilling finish, there’s another America’s Cup going on that is likely off your radar: the International C Class Catamaran Championship, also known as the ‘Little America’s Cup’ which is taking place right now in Falmouth, England.
Never before in yachting history has there been such drama surrounding a race as for the first race of today’s ongoing 34th America’s Cup battle between Oracle Team USA and Emirates Team New Zealand.
Oracle has taken the gun for the last four races of the America’s Cup.
"I’m going to be driving down to La Paz next month with Bernard and Becky Robinson who live there on their San Diego-based powerboat Worth Waiting 4," writes Ginger Clark.
Since innovative multihulls are in the spotlight this summer, we thought we’d introduce you to another variation on the theme.
The fat lady didn’t sing yesterday, so Oracle fans Jen Edney of Nebraska, Nancy Cantrell of San Rafael, Bruna Shidler of San Francisco, and Doña de Mallorca of wherever she is at the moment, gather to brew up enthusiasm for a continued Oracle rally.
"Ouch, arghh, oof!" Such sounds were heard as a Baja Ha-Ha Rally Committee member’s arm was being twisted to extend the entry deadline a bit longer for this year’s San Diego-to-Cabo San Lucas cruisers’ rally. 
Thanks to two America’s Cup races being slated for today because there was too much wind yesterday, Oracle Team USA’s Larry Ellison has conflicting commitments.
As predicted would happen when the Department of Parks and Recreation absorbed the Department of Boating and Waterways last year, California state lawmakers tried to dig their fingers into the Harbor and Watercraft Revolving Fund for non-boating uses.
Everyone hoped that Tropical Storm Manuel would have fizzled completely when it made landfall near Manzanillo, as it brought a lot of rain but no wind to the Puerto Vallarta area.
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