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Super maxi Black Jack leads battered Sydney-Hobart fleet

Dec. 26, 2021 17:09 PM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Super maxi Black Jack was leading a much-reduced Sydney to Hobart race fleet on Monday after strong winds and high seas forced almost a quarter of the boats to retire. The storm forced 21 of the original 88 starters out of the race, and the other 67 were hoping for...

AP PHOTOS: Polish athlete and her wife welcome child's birth

Dec. 21, 2021 02:28 AM EST

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — When the Polish Olympic athlete Jolanta Ogar-Hill and her wife decided to have a baby, it was obvious to them both that Poland would not be the place to bring up their child. In recent years, right-wing ruling politicians and church leaders in the...

Slingsby's Australia does well at home in SailGP Sydney

Dec. 17, 2021 04:37 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia recovered from a poor start to score a vital race win on the first day of SailGP racing on Sydney Harbour, as two of its biggest rivals were involved in a damaging collision. Tom Slingsby’s Australian team finished third and seventh in the first two races...

3 Aussie skippers set for SailGP showdown on Sydney Harbor

Dec. 15, 2021 18:17 PM EST

Aussie Aussie Aussie, Oi Oi Oi! That’s three Aussies, as in the number of Australian skippers who will lead their teams onto scenic Sydney Harbor for the Australia Sail Grand Prix this weekend. Not only are bragging rights at stake, but Tom Slingsby, Jimmy Spithill...

Chinese boats spotted illegally hauling tuna in Indian Ocean

Dec. 08, 2021 16:38 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Chinese squid vessels were documented using wide nets to illegally catch already overfished tuna as part of a surge in unregulated activity in the Indian Ocean, according to a new report by Norway-based watchdog group that highlights growing concerns about the lack of international...

US-based boat Alaka'i dismasts off Spain, abandons racing

Nov. 11, 2021 17:30 PM EST

A U.S.-based crew had to abandon racing in the Transat Jacques Vabre after its 60-foot boat dismasted off the coast of Spain. Co-skippers Simon Fisher of Britain and Justine Mettraux of Switzerland were not hurt when the 95-foot mast on 11th Hour Racing Team Alaka’i...

11th Hour Racing begins shakedown cruise in new 60-footer

Nov. 07, 2021 15:02 PM EST

The U.S.-based 11th Hour Racing Team is using the Transat Jacques Vabre double-handed race across the Atlantic Ocean as the shakedown cruise for the new foiling 60-foot boat it will sail in a round-the-world race set to start late next year. Team co-founder Charlie...