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Scuttlebutt Photos of the Week
June 9-13, 2008

A random assortment of photos submitted to Scuttlebutt this week.
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Scuttlebutt salutes the British for their splashy events. Here we see the British Olympic team sailors receiving a send off to remember at the fifth quadrennial Sail for Gold Ball on Wednesday 11 June. More than 800 guests showed their support to the 24 Olympic and Paralympic team sailors, and were joined by the presence of HRH The Princess Royal.

Neville Crichton has smashed his own course record in the Giraglia Race, after steering his 100-foot maxi Alfa Romeo across the finish line at Genoa at 0803 hours this week. This is the 56th edition of the Giraglia Race, a 243-mile marathon starting from St Tropez via the Giraglia Rock at the northern tip of Corsica to the finish in the Italian port of Genoa. Crichton completed the 243-mile course in just over 18 hours, a massive improvement on the record set by Crichton's previous Alfa Romeo, a 90-footer which set a time of just over 22 hours back in 2003. Photo by Carlo Borlenghi.

It's racing, but the 2008 U.S. Kiteboarding National Championship definitely brings a new look to the sport of sailing. Five dozen kiteboarders are in San Francisco this week to compete. Click here for more photos by Charlie Bergstedt.

Four entrants will set out Sunday, June 22, in the Transpacific Yacht Club’s 13th running of the 3,571-nautical mile Tahiti Race from Los Angeles to Papeete. Based on current projections, the red line shows the anticipated optimum route.

Traditional sailing boat in the Canary Islands, Spain that is made of wood and used for match racing from March to October. It is 6.50 meters long and needs 11 crew. You need a person only to bale outwater and another one to move sand bags (18 x 25kg each one).

Taking the Raptor for a sail on Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin.

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