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May 15 Yesterday BMW ORACLE Racing earned one of the great comebacks in the 32nd America’s Cup, beating Luna Rossa Challenge after trailing by as much as 58 seconds at the first windward mark. The American team was 14 seconds behind at the beginning of the final run, but made a great pass down the left hand side of the race course, streaking past what appeared to be a slower Italian boat. In the other pairing, Emirates Team New Zealand won the start off Desafío Español 2007 and extended away (...)
Source: www.americascup.com
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Since leaving Singapore just on a week ago, Earthrace found itself engulfed in the Bay or Bengal’s first monsoon of the season. According to Earthrace captain, Pete Bethune, on leaving Singapore, the forecast was for moderate winds only, but within 24 hours this had all changed to a full monsoon. As Earthrace rounded Banda Aceh, on the tip of Indonesia, it found itself head on into big seas and strong winds, and these continued for three days, all the way to Cochin, India, where the boat (...)
Source: www.earthrace.net
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The Class 1 World Powerboat Championship is an exhilarating and breathtaking spectacle. It brings together the latest in state-of-the-art technology, an array of spectacular venues from the golden sands of the Arabian Gulf, the steely blue waters of the Norwegian Fjords and the sun drenched coasts of southern Europe and an international group of teams and racers who remain a breed apart in professional sport and compete for the most coveted prize in world powerboat racing – the Sam Griffith (...)
Source: www.class-1.com
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It was a wet and windy weekend for the opening round of the 2007 Honda Formula 4-Stroke Powerboat Series in Torquay this weekend (12/13 May), but come rain or shine, nothing was going to dampen the spirit of the 36 competitors participating in the championship – the world’s largest offshore powerboat series. Poor visibility and heavy rain, which had threatened Sunday’s race, made way for sunshine – and the odd shower – allowing the 75th round to take place in Torbay in front of hundreds of (...)
Source: www.honda-racing.co.uk
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The Sabre engineering team did their first test of the new "Sabre Spirit" and they declared that this new Weekender all that they had hoped for. Specs L.O.A.: 36 ft. & 8 in. L.W.L.: 28 ft. & 4 in. Beam: 10 ft & 5 in. Draft: Deep Keel: 6 ft. & 7 in. Wing Keel: 4.95 ft. Displacement: Deep Keel: 9,300 lbs Wing Keel: 9,920 lbs Ballast: Deep Keel: 3740 lbs Bulb/Wing Keel: 4,360lbs Rig Dimensions: P - 45.50 ft. E - (...)
Source: www.sabreyachts.com
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It was a difficult day to be an after guard member at the Louis Vuitton Cup on Monday. The first races of the Semi Finals saw an offshore breeze that varied from eight to 18 knots in strength and shifted by nearly 180 degrees. In fact, on the final run, the boats started under spinnaker and finished under genoa, tacking for the finishing line. The crews on Emirates Team New Zealand and Luna Rossa Challenge figured out the tricky conditions best, drawing first blood in the ‘first to five’ (...)
Source: www.americascup.com
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World Champion Scott Gillman of the Emirates Team held off the challenge of Italian Guido Cappellini and American Jay Price to win the opening round of the 2007 U.I.M. F1 World Championship for power boating at the 9th Annual Grand Prix of Portugal in front of tens of thousands of race fans along the 1.66 kilometer course on the Arade River on Portugal’s Algarve Coast. The 4-time World Title holder led from the start and never looked back while feeling the pressure from Cappellini who (...)
Source: www.f1boat.com
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In the wake of the popular new Catalina 23 and Catalina 29, Chris-Craft is preparing to introduce the third member of its center console line, the Catalina 26. This new Catalina 26 will have many of the same great features found on its sister models, making it a sharp and efficient fishing boat. The Catalina 26 will be launch this summer. Specs Length overall: 26 ft. Beam: 8 ft. & 6 in. Hull draft: 17 in. Dry weight: 5,500 lbs Fuel capacity: 145 gal Water capacity: 15 gal (...)
Source: www.chriscraftboats.com
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British yachtsman Tony Bullimore has had to call a halt to his latest solo circumnavigation attempt after a 164 ft. pin holding the fore stay on his 102 ft. catamaran Doha lost a retaining bolt and begun to pull out. "If the pin had pulled out completely, the rig would have fallen down and I would have been left adrift." Bullimore said early today, adding. "When I found it during a daylight check of the rig a few days ago, my heart almost stopped. With the rig under so much (...)
Source: www.teambullimore.com
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The eighth and final round of the NZ Offshore Powerboat Race, Inex Metals Offshore Powerboat Championship will be held this Saturday afternoon on Auckland’s Waitemata Harbour, under the city’s iconic Harbour bridge. The fifteen lap, 100-mile race will see the cream of New Zealand’s offshore powerboats go head to head as they all chase overall and class honors. The course will be similar to last year with the boats starting up the western end of the harbour, passing Watchman Island to the port (...)
Source: www.nzoffshore.co.nz

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