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Deadly Volvo yacht race 'like a slalom': competitor

Hong Kong - Teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race had to slalom their way around numerous fishing boats while approaching Hong Kong on the fourth leg of the journey, French sailor Franck Cammas told AFP, after a collision left one Chinese fisherman dead.

Around the world in 42 days: French sailor smashes solo record

Brest - Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

Thousands flock to Le Havre for tall ships parade

Le Havre - Tens of thousands of people lined the quays of the French port of Le Havre on Sunday to see some of the world's oldest and most majestic sailing ships glide past on the city's 500th anniversary.

French sailor sets new Atlantic solo record

Paris - French yachtsman Francis Joyon beat his own record for the solo trans-Atlantic crossing on Wednesday to set a new benchmark of five days two hours and seven minutes.

High emotion as Queen Mary 2, four trimarans race to New York

Saint-nazaire - Four high-tech trimarans, made purely for racing speed, and the Queen Mary 2, built soley for luxury, set off for New York on Sunday, the centrepiece of celebrations marking the 100th anniversary of the arrival of US troops in Europe to fight in World ...

Op-Ed: Yachting season celebrates its 100 Anniversary in San Francisco Special

San Francisco - This Sunday, April 23rd, to mark the occasion of the 100th Opening Day on the Bay, the Pacific Inter-Club Yacht Association will celebrate in grand style.

Search suspended for star Chinese sailor lost in mid-Pacific

Bejing - The US Coast Guard has suspended its Pacific Ocean search for star Chinese sailor Guo Chuan, it said, after rescuers found his drifting yacht and confirmed he was not there but aboard his lifejacket.

Fears for star Chinese sailor missing in Pacific

Bejing - Chinese sailing fans expressed fears and hopes Thursday for star sailor Guo Chuan, who was missing in the Pacific on an attempt to set a record crossing of the ocean.

Corpses, excrement, litter: Welcome to Rio Olympic sailing venue

Rio De Janeiro - When Olympic sailors compete in Rio the cameras will show a made-for-television scene of sparkling tropical waters and mountains. Luckily, the billions of viewers won't catch the revolting stink.

Rio official blames financial troubles for pollution woes

Rio De Janeiro - Raw sewage and garbage litter Rio's Guanabara Bay, the Olympic sailing venue in the shadow of Sugarloaf Mountain, with pollution one of several major headaches for organizers and athletes ahead of the Games.

Russian officials say North Korea released detained yacht

Moscow - A Russian yacht detained by North Korean coast guards was released Sunday and has set sail for the far-eastern city of Vladivostok, Russian officials said.

Russia says yacht detained by North Korea

Moscow - A Russian yacht has been detained by North Korean coastguards in the Sea of Japan and towed in to land with five crew members on board, Russian officials said Saturday.

Olympic marina inaugurated in filth of Rio bay

Rio De Janeiro - With horrifying levels of pollution in the water the picture postcard Olympic marina at Guanabara Bay has been inaugurated just four months ahead of the Rio Games.

French adventurer seeks Pacific record with 'flying' boat

Los Angeles - Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault scans the horizon with his blue Breton eyes. He is feeling good. A record is there to be broken.

U.S., Cubans in first regatta since diplomatic thaw

Havana - Cuban and American sailors competed Tuesday in the first regatta since their countries' decision to seek normal ties after more than five decades of Cold War strains.
 

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The event will be this coming Sunday  April 23  2017 in San Francisco Bay.
The event will be this coming Sunday, April 23, 2017 in San Francisco Bay.
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