Beautiful Finale to Big Boat Series

San Francisco, CA (September 18, 2016) - The record-setting 52nd Rolex Big Boat Series hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club drew to a close today in splendid late-summer sailing conditions. After a slight delay waiting for the breeze to fill, a seabreeze of 15 to 18 knots arrived and brought with it decidedly warmer temperatures. For the first time in four days, crews shed their foul weather gear and fleeces as they took to the racecourse. This year’s regatta attracted the largest fleet ever: 127 boats in 11 classes. Throughout its storied history, the Rolex Big Boat ...

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Some wonder whether talks stalled in Viking’s plans to make New…

Some wonder whether talks stalled in Viking's plans to make New... http://ift.tt/2co7vOM Viking Odin, sails the Danube River, in Budapest, Hungary. Viking River Cruises unveiled plans more than a year ago to make New Orleans the home port for its first North American itineraries sailing the Mississippi River with stops in St. James, East Baton Rouge and West Feliciana parishes. Sailing via Sailing News http://ift.tt/1A3EQ6d September 19, 2016 at 07:46AM

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Sea Notes: New Bedford Whalers race goes into wee hours

Sea Notes: New Bedford Whalers race goes into wee hours http://ift.tt/2cRGzb9 When skippers in the annual New Bedford Yacht Club Whalers Race take off for a "day" of sailing, it's not your typical mid-morning to sunset day sail. This year, 12 boats competed in the traditional 105 nautical mile Whalers Race, which began Saturday at 11 a.m. in relatively light air from the south and east. Sailing via Sailing News http://ift.tt/1A3EQ6d September 19, 2016 at 03:45AM

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