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  1. 2017 Transpac

    July 6 - July 22

Rio Wins the 2017 Yachting Cup, Inaugural Pac52 Class Event

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Rio 100 Line Honors in West Coast debut!

After her 7,500 mile journey from Sydney, Australia to Los Angeles, California, the mighty Rio 100 made her West Coast sailing debut in the 17th edition of the Newport Harbor Yacht Clubs 800 nautical mile Newport Beach to Cabo Race. Aiming at breaking the current record of 2 days, 13 hours, 25 minutes, and 58 seconds set by Doug Baker on Magnitude 80 in 2005, Rio 100 met fickle winds when leaving Newport, but by the next morning was seeing consistent boat speeds around 15 knots, building to 18-20 knots of speed by that afternoon. By the end of her 800 mile run down the Baja coast, Rio and her crew were able to hold off the ORMA 60, Mighty Merloe, and earned Line Honors! Her final elapsed time was 2 days, 14 hours, 3 minutes, and 56 seconds, just 38 minutes shy of a new course record. After being delivered back, Rio will be getting prepped for her next regatta, the SoCal 300 on May 22nd. Until then, enjoy this video that crew member Tyler Wolk made of their trip South!  

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Weather could ruin fortunes of many

If talk around the dock in the last 24-hours is anything to go by, the big boats are genuinely concerned about keeping their craft in one piece. The skipper of multi-million dollar, newly launched Comanche will have a rough sleep tonight, “It is crazy to do this as the first race and it could end in tears, you can get some weather that breaks an unproven boat.” The race record looks off the table according to the five skippers of the supermaxis in this years race, and Wild Oats XI don’t want to even think about setting a new race record for eight line honours wins. “To get any sort of record you’ve got to win. You got to finish the race. If we do a good job this week we will be in contention, who knows mate it’s the kiss of death we have to stay away from it,” says her skipper Mark Richards. The mind games are nearly over, it’s almost time for racing to take the spotlight.

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