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BMW ORACLE Racing leaps into the lead

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There were perfect conditions for racing on Monday, as a classic sea breeze developed over Narragansett Bay. Strong southwest winds, 15 – 20 knots, whipped up a froth of whitecaps on the bay, and allowed the crews to put on a fantastic display of match racing for the thousands of spectators afloat and ashore.

In the first match of the day, BMW ORACLE Racing won its third consecutive race, to jump into the lead in the UBS Trophy. But the real excitement came in the second match when a flurry of action near the top mark left both boats penalised, a crew member in the water, two shredded spinnakers, and several thousand thrilled spectators.

With the second match this afternoon worth two points, BMW ORACLE Racing leaps into the lead with a 5 to 2 points advantage in the UBS Trophy. Racing in the Pro-Driver series continues on Tuesday afternoon.   more...

 



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A reader has asked a question that I can't find any information on. If anyone has any information on this topic, please send it to me.  editor@h2onotes.com

"At this time there is a lot of talk on sailnet.com/lakemichigan that the State of Michigan has deemed the Orion 12 gage flare gun a legal weapon. That if we are caught with it we will be fined and /or jail and /or seizure of our boats. "

 



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After Bout With Gulf Stream, Air Mail Languishes in the 'Hole'

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Imbedded with the crew of the sailing vessel Air Mail, I write this from the cluttered navigation station below deck while ghosting along on a sea so windless and still, we recently were passed by a small gob of Sargasso weed riding a half-knot current.

This long lull in the breeze offers no comfort to the seven weary sailors with me who have diligently stood watch on and off for six days, through wild winds and dispiriting calms. They and 39-foot Air Mail, a sturdy, 20-year-old racing sloop, are part of a 36-boat expeditionary force dispatched from the Chesapeake Bay on June 11, bound for Bermuda, 750 miles away.

The fleet travels quietly under sail in mandated radio silence except for twice-daily contact via satellite phone with mission overseers in Annapolis operating under the code name "Grog & Gruel Bermuda Ocean Race," who track their daily progress.    more...

 



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BMW ORACLE Racing shows its teeth and evens the score at the UBS Trophy

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It was a challenging day at the UBS Trophy on Sunday as unstable wind conditions early in the day meant the tacticians were the most important men on the water, especially in the first race. BMW ORACLE figured out the shifts better, and sailed to a quick victory on a short race course.

In the second match, an ever increasing sea breeze built throughout the contest, and the teams battled in a strong wind, under a brilliant blue sky for this race, the downwind runs spectacular with the boats being pulled along at over 12-knots by their massive spinnakers. Again, BMW ORACLE sailed a strong race, and evened the series with its second win on the day.

Narragansett Bay was a spectacular venue on Sunday, and the waters were filled with hundreds of spectator craft enjoying America’s Cup Class racing at Newport.   more...

 



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Displacement worksheet

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Cruising guru Nigel Calder offers a formula for calculating what your boat really weighs when it's all loaded up and ready to sail. Use the worksheet to accurately predict your boat's performance.  more...
 


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Morning Glory 1st to Bermuda

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Flash!

The MaxZ 86 Morning Glory crossed the finish line first off St David’s Lighthouse at 14:58:31 EDT to grab line honors in the 44th Newport to Bermuda Race. Their elapsed time was 48hr 28min 31sec, beating sistership Pyewacket again in the process. No word yet on how far behind Pye was. We'll update as we can.   more...

IMS MAXZ CLASS 10
| START TIME: 14:30
| COURSE LENGTH:  635.0 Miles
| COURSE: OCEAN RACING
| PERFORMANCE CURVE SCORING
| Note: * = C/R Yacht with 100% D/A applied as embedded in Cert.
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|                                                             GP     FINISH    IMPL'D  CRT TIME  FINISH
|SAIL NO    YACHT NAME     YACHT TYPE  SKIPPER   CLUB       RATING D:HR:MN:SC   WIND   HR-MN-SC CLS  FLT
---------  --------------- ---------- ---------- ---------- ------   --------  ------  -------- --------
GER5386   MORNING GLORY   MAXZ86     PLATTNER   KYC         353.9 2:14:58:31  15.625  48-28-31  1    1 
       4   PYEWACKET       MAXZ86     DISNEY     LAYC        353.9  : 0: 0: 0   0.000   -               
   28686   WINDQUEST       MAXZ86     DeVOS      MBYC        382.8  : 0: 0: 0   0.000   -   



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Team Alinghi draws first blood from BMW Oracle Racing in the UBS Trophy

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It has been 21-years since the world’s greatest sailboat racers have graced the waters off Newport, but on Saturday afternoon, as if the calendar had been turned back two decades, a start gun fired, and the Defender of the America’s Cup, Team Alinghi, edged across the starting line just inches ahead of BMW ORACLE Racing in the first race of the UBS Trophy.

It was a spectacular day for racing on Narragansett Bay, with a nice 10-12 knot breeze powering the yachts when racing started at 14:10. Hundreds of spectator craft dotted the waters, and several thousand race fans lined the shore to watch these America’s Cup Class yachts engage in battle. Fort Adams was a particularly popular spot to watch the racing, where the America’s Cup itself was on display as an added attraction.

In the first match of the day, an enormous windshift nearly allowed a dramatic come-from-behind win for the BMW ORACLE Racing team, but Alinghi managed to hang on for an exciting victory.   more...

 



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WW-1 Weather Watch Pro

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WW-1 Weather Watch Pro
Future Tech Gadget Gift geek cool gadget Product Technology Future Cool smallest, Buy Gift Sale Electronics device camera player new gadget future gadget Future Technology News technology ReviewSpeedtech offers a Weather station on the Wrist for $150.

The Weather Watch Pro uses a Swiss-made impeller for current, average, and maximum windspeed. One of the impeller fins is magnetized, highlighted in green and always points North. This allows you to mechanically determine wind direction. The display is Backlit and the unit is water resistant. Weather Watch Pro can be detached from the wrist strap and worn on a lanyard.
The Weather Watch features the following functions:
Windspeed
Barometric Pressure with 9 hr history graph
Altitude
Chronograph
Yacht Racing Timer
Clock with Alarm
Date
Temperature
Windchill

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How turtles get from A to B

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Sea turtles can navigate themselves around the world with their own equivalent of the global positioning system (GPS), scientists believe after new research.

Turtles are able to navigate across thousands of miles of open ocean relying on the Earth's magnetic fields.

Scientists have wanted to know how turtles make vast Atlantic journeys, returning to specific feeding sites with pinpoint accuracy.

According to a recent report in the journal Nature, tests show that the turtles can locate their position from subtle variations in the Earth's magnetic field.

The turtles' navigation aid is the equivalent of the GPS, but instead of relying on satellites in space, it depends on magnetism.   more...

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5 Keys to Asymmetric Speed and Teamwork

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The reigning J/80 World Champion details how he makes his sprit boat go faster off the wind than the competition.

Want to get more speed out of your asymmetric spinnaker and become more comfortable racing with this type of sail? It’s worth remembering, first off, that all your knowledge of speed with traditional symmetric spinnakers isn’t wasted when you get on a boat with an asymmetric. Several premises have proven to be fast under either kind of chute.

At the top of your list is pulling the rig forward when sailing downwind. This alone can have a huge effect on boatspeed because it projects the spinnaker away from the mainsail into clearer wind. Ease off your backstay for starters. You might want to sight up your rig after easing it to ensure that you don’t ease it so much that you create reverse fore-and-aft bend (we call this "inverting" the rig). In most boats, you’ll find you can ease the backstay a lot before this happens.  
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Steering Downwind With Tom Whidden

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How is steering downwind different from steering upwind?
It takes more latent ability to steer a boat well on reaches and, especially, on runs. You’ll see a greater number of good helmsmen upwind than you will downwind, even though everybody assumes downwind is easy. One big difference between upwind and downwind is that you feel a lot less breeze when you are driving off the wind. For example, if the true wind speed is 14 knots, you might feel 20 knots of apparent wind on a beat, but on a run you may only feel about seven knots apparent. This means that you’re sailing in lighter air a majority of the time off the wind, which is why most guys light up their cigarette or eat their sandwich—because it’s a relief from the noise an wind of beating.   more...

 



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Small-Boat Master, Augie Diaz

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As an eight-year-old, Augustin Diaz moved with his family from Cuba to Clearwater, Fla., where he joined the Clearwater Optimist Pram club for $10. When the family moved to Miami a year later, he was ranked fourth among 110 kids. Diaz earned All-American honors at Tulane University three times and was College Sailor of the Year in 1974. A frequent Snipe class champion, Diaz works in a family medical equipment business and says he "disappeared" for 10 years when his kids were young. Now he’s racing again with a youthful enthusiasm, winning several major Star and Snipe regattas in 2002 and receiving a Rolex Yachtsman of the Year nomination. In 2003, Diaz has sailed well in the Star, and when he hit the Snipe winter circuit, he caught fire, winning three of four events. We talked with him after the final event in Nassau, Bahamas.   more...


 



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Coutts wants out asap from Alinghi

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Russell CouttsRussell Coutts is looking to part ways with Alinghi as soon as possible.

Coutts has had the lid placed on his efforts to get more influence organising the 2007 America's Cup.

Britain's Daily Telegraph journalist Tim Jeffrey says Coutts wanted an influential voice as the architect of the event, rather than just being the skipper of the defending boat.

He says Coutts has been promised much, but little has been delivered.

Alinghi is currently sailing a regatta in Newport, Rhode Island against fellow syndicate Oracle.

Coutts says he was reluctant to go because he wants to make a clean break.

Jochen Schumann and Murray Jones have taken up the key afterguard positions on Alinghi at present.

Brad Butterworth is out with a broken ankle.

Russell Coutts is keen to move on from Alinghi and start afresh. He says he feels like he has been duped by Alinghi boss Ernesto Bertarelli.

And it appears Coutts is not listed under the design team for Alinghi, so he can potentially sail for another syndicate at the 2007 Cup.   more...

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Team Alinghi draws first blood from BMW Oracle Racing in the UBS Trophy

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It has been 21-years since the world’s greatest sailboat racers have graced the waters off Newport, but on Saturday afternoon, as if the calendar had been turned back two decades, a start gun fired, and the Defender of the America’s Cup, Team Alinghi, edged across the starting line just inches ahead of BMW ORACLE Racing in the first race of the UBS Trophy.

It was a spectacular day for racing on Narragansett Bay, with a nice 10-12 knot breeze powering the yachts when racing started at 14:10. Hundreds of spectator craft dotted the waters, and several thousand race fans lined the shore to watch these America’s Cup Class yachts engage in battle. Fort Adams was a particularly popular spot to watch the racing, where the America’s Cup itself was on display as an added attraction.

In the first match of the day, an enormous windshift nearly allowed a dramatic come-from-behind win for the BMW ORACLE Racing team, but Alinghi managed to hang on for an exciting victory.   more...

 



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Newport Bermuda Race - IMSCR CLASS 5 - Local Racers

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SAIL                                                            ------------
NUMBER     YACHT NAME    YACHT TYPE  SKIPPER   CLUB       RATING CLASS  FLEET
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   25558  SAGITTA         J442       SOMES      BAYVIEW     573.9   0.0  125.4

   44007  BROWN-EYED GIRL J442       DINHOFER   INDIAN HBR  574.9   1.0  126.4
   43944  MABUHAY II      J442       SALVATI    LYC, NYYC,  576.0   2.1  127.5
      49  GOLD DIGGER     J442       BISHOP     AMERICAN    577.0   3.1  128.5
     444  RUNAWAY         J442       GLENN      CCA         577.0   3.1  128.5
   42844  CHARLIE V       J442       SCHULMAN   SEA CLIFF   577.5   3.6  129.0
   35777  MONHEGAN        J442       VAN BREEMS SOUND SAIL  578.0   4.1  129.5
   42969  TRILOGY         J442       CARLSON    WYC         578.0   4.1  129.5

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