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Scuttlebutt Photos of the Week
July 1, 2011

Here is a random assortment of photos from the sport.
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Repeated earthquake damage forced the demolition of the 90-year-old Pleasant Point Yacht Club's headquarters in Christchurch, New Zealand.

From the U.S. Junior Women's Singlehanded Championship in Pt. Richmond, CA on June 25-30. Photo by Erik Simonson.

The show-stopping 289-foot Maltese Falcon off Castle Hill Light for the start of the Transatlantic Race this week in Newport, RI. Photo by Emily L. Ferguson.

The Gulf Cooperation Council Sailing Championships at the Bahrain Sailing Club near Al Jazayer Beach in Zallaq brought together 55 sailors from Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, UAE and Qatar. Photo by Christophe Launay.

Our friends at sent us this photo of the Scuttlebutt on the 175-foot USS Constitution, called "Old Ironsides" because cannonballs could not penetrate her tough oak sides. Restored in 1925, the ship now serves as a museum at the Charleston Navy Yard in Boston, MA. It’s good to know the Scuttlebutt was well protected.

The Scotiabank International Optimist Regatta had sailors from 10 countries at the St. Thomas Yacht Club in the U.S.V.I. Photo by Dean Barnes.

The 59th Giraglia Rolex Cup, organised by the Yacht Club Italiano in conjunction with the Société Nautique de Saint-Tropez (St.Tropez, France / Genoa, Italy), hosted 194 entrants from 20 countries for three days of inshore racing (June 19-21) and A 243 nm offshore race on June 22. Pietro Supparo’s Gianin 6 (ITA), the self-proclaimed ‘slowest yacht of the fleet', as winners of Class ORC on corrected time. Gianin 6 is a Hallberg-Rassy 41 built in 1976. Photo submitted by Giuliano Luzzatto.

Christopher Visick sent these images from the Victorian State OK Dinghy Championship held on Albert Park Lake, which is situated in the heart of Melbourne, Australia. Around the lake is the Melbourne F1 Grand Prix Track.

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