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Top News – Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Wednesday, November 21, 2018   

A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 3 - Too windy

 A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 3 - Too windy Too much wind at the A-Cat Worlds in Australia this morning UTC and racing had to be cancelled for the day. Yesterday, we informed about the positions after 5 races before the final heat of the day was completed.
The rankings on top did not change: Glenn Ashby AUS remains leading in the Open classification 5 points ahead of Misch Heemskerk NED. New on rank 3 is Blair Tuke NZL.
In the Classics, 9 races have been completed. Andrew Landenberger AUS leads with a 5 points' advantage on Scott Anderson AUS. Graeme Parker AUS is 3rd.
The ranking lists and the news of yesterday.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018   

Class 40 - Route du Rhum - Point-à-Pitre FRA - Day 16 - Victory for Yoann Richomme FRA, Hennessy USA 12th

 Class 40 - Route du Rhum - Point-à-Pitre FRA - Day 16 - Victory for Yoann Richomme FRA, Hennessy USA 12th Yesterday, the Class 40 Route du Rhum winner Yoann Richomme FRA crossed the finish line off Pointe-à-Pitre/Guadeloupe in the French Caribbeans 8 hours ahead of Aymeric Chappellier FRA, who replaced Phil Sharp GBR on rank 2 in the lull patches of the last miles arriving 1hr 45min ahead of the Brit. Michael Hennessy USA (rank 12, 827nm to sail) will remain underway for a few days.
In the Amateur class 'Rhum Multi', Pierre Antoine FRA finished yesterday as winner. His closest opponents will arrive today. Loïck Peyron FRA with this historic small trimaran follows as 5th.
In the Rhum Monos, Sydney Gavignet FRA arrived yesterday as winner as well. Today, Sébastien Destremeau FRA willl finish as 2nd.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
 
Top News – Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Tuesday, November 20, 2018   

A-Cat - World Championship 2018 Hervey BAY - AUS - DAY 2

 A-Cat - World Championship 2018 Hervey BAY - AUS - DAY 2 Racing is underway in Australia this morning UTC and two races have been completed so far.
Glenn Ashby AUS extended his lead with another race win in the Open rankings. Mischa Heemskerk NED on rank 2 is now 11 points behind. Darren Bundock AUS, best of the day so far with the ranks 4 and 1 moved up on rank 3.
In the Classic rankings, Andrew Landenberger AUS added another race win as well and is now 9 points in front of Scott Anderson AUS. Graeme Parker AUS, day ranks 1 and 2, climbed on rank 3 overall.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40 - Route du Rhum - Pointe-à-Pitre FRA - Day 15, Hennessy USA 11th Class 40

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40 - Route du Rhum - Pointe-à-Pitre FRA - Day 15, Hennessy USA 11th Class 40 After three days in a close race, Damien Séguin FRA arrived in Guadeloupe FRA yesterday as 6th, Alan Roura SUI as 7th and - only 4 minutes later - Stéphane Diraison FRA as 8th Open 60. An first interview.
In the Class 40, the leading Yoann Richomme FRA was only 46nm from the finish line this morning that he will cross this afternoon. Phil Sharp GBR followed with a 117nm deficit on rank 2, but Aymeric Chappellier FRA was only 9nm back. Michael Hennessy USA followed on rank 11.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018   

Multihulls - St-Barth Cata Cup 2018, St-Barthélemy FRA, final results, Stroebel/Risoer USA 11th best NorAm team

 Multihulls - St-Barth Cata Cup 2018, St-Barthélemy FRA, final results, Stroebel/Risoer USA 11th best NorAm team Overall winners of the 11th St-Barth Cata Cup were not the clear leaders Iordanis Paschalidis/Konstantinos Trigonis GRE on their way to the fifth race win, but Patrick Demesmaeker/Olivier Gagliani BEL. The Greek World Champions rounded mark in the wrong direction, retired therefore from the race and dropped on rank 4 overall. The podium was completed by Enrique Figueroa/Ruben Booth ESP and Pablo Volker/Sergio Mehl ARG. Steven Stroebel/Michael Risoer USA finished 11th and Nedim Alca/Brian Hunt CAN 40th among the 46 participants from 11 nations.
The news and the final results.
 
Top News – Monday, November 19, 2018
Monday, November 19, 2018   

A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 1

 A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 1 Three races per fleet were sailed this morning UTC at the A-Cat World Championship in Australia and in both categories - the Foilers and the Classics - the dominators of the Australian Nationals of last week are in the lead with three bullets each.
Glen Ashby AUS is on top of the Open 6 points ahead of Mischa Heemskerk NED. On the 3rd place follows the 49er Olympic and America's Cup Champion Blair Tuke NZL. The best woman is the 2018 World Sailor of the Year Carolijn Brouwer NED on rank 35.
In the Classics, Andrew Landenberger AUS booked three race wins. Scott Anderson AUS and Alberto Farnesi SWE follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, November 19, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Ultime, Multi 50 - Route du Rhum - Day 14, Hennessy USA 11th

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Ultime, Multi 50 - Route du Rhum - Day 14, Hennessy USA 11th Only one arrival yesterday: Thierry Lamire FRA on his Multi-50 crossed the finish line in Guadeloupe as 4th of his class.
This morning UTC, the next Open 60 groupd will arrive in Pointe-à-Pitre. The two-time Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA - he has only one hand - will arrive as 6th. With a 25nm backlog follow Stéphane Le Diraison FRA and Alan Roura SUI sailing neck and neck !
In the Class 40, Yoann Richomme FRA extended again his lead on Phil Sharp GBR now 109nm behind. Another 20nm back follows Aymeric Chappellier FRA 3. Michael Hennessy USA is still on rank 11.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 19, 2018   (Image © Martinez Studios)

RC44 - Cascis Cup - Cascais POR - Final results

 RC44 - Cascis Cup - Cascais POR - Final results No wind on the final day of the RC44 Cascais Cup der RC44, the last event of the annual championship. Nico Pons MON with his 'Charisma' (tactics Ray Davies NZL) is the winner and at the same time the RC44 2018 Annual Champion ahead of 'Team Aqua' of Chris Bake GBR (Cameron Appleton NZL) and 'Ceeref' of Igor Lah SLO (Adrian Stead GBR).
The final report and the ranking lists.
Monday, November 19, 2018   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Leg 1

 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Las Palmas ESP - Leg 1 As always in November, the Atlantc Rally for Cruisers is on the program with numerous European yacht owners transferring their boats to the Caribbeans for the winter season, and this in a friendly yachtracing mode. Last Sunday, the first group sailing in two legs via the Cape Verdes started in Las Palmas/Canaries. The bulk of the fleet will depart on the coming Sunday. The race tracker with the positions after leg 1.
The event website with the latest news.
 
Top News – Sunday, November 18, 2018
Sunday, November 18, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40 - Route du Rhum - Pointe-à-Pitre FRA - Day 13, Hennessy USA 11th Class 40

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40 - Route du Rhum - Pointe-à-Pitre FRA - Day 13, Hennessy USA 11th Class 40 Yesterday, Vincent Riou FRA and Boris Herrmann GER crossed the finish line as 4th and 5th of the IMOCA Open 60, while the duel for rank 6 is still open. Damien Séguin FRA and with a 58nm deficit Alan Roura SUI are expected to arrive tomorrow.
No change on top of the Class 40 with Yoann Richomme FRA 97nm ahead of Phil Sharp GBR. Michael Hennessy USA on 11th is 973nm back.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 18, 2018   

RC44 - RC44 Cascais Cup, Cascais POR, day 3

 RC44 -  RC44 Cascais Cup, Cascais POR, day 3 After two light days with a large Atlantic swell running, an aggressive-looking cold front off the Portugese coast filled in and delayed racing on the penultimate day of the RC44 Cascais Cup. Finally, the wind built into sailable mid-20 and two races could be sailed.
'Charisma' of Nico Poons MON (tactics Ray Davies NZL) dominated the day in the dramatically different conditions with two race wins and will start to today's final races with a three points' lead over the tied 'Team Aqua' (Chris Bake GBR/Cameron Appleton NZL) and 'Team Ceeref' (Igor Lah SLO/Adrian Stead GBR).
The results and the news.
Sunday, November 18, 2018   

A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 1

 A-Cat - World Championship 2018 - Hervey Bay AUS - Day 1 No wind this morning UTC at the opening of the A-Cat World Championship in Australia for the 69 Foiler-Cats and the 45 Classic. The clear favorite is Glen Ashby AUS, 9-fold World Champion, skipper of the America's Cup 'Team NZL' and World Champion in the foiling GC32 catamarans (with Sébastien Schneiter SUI), the "Foiler-King' of the year.
The event facebook page and the event website.
 
Top News – Saturday, November 17, 2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Ultime, Multi 50 - Route du Rhum - Day 12 - Paul Meilhat FRA Open 60 winner !

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Ultime, Multi 50 - Route du Rhum - Day 12 - Paul Meilhat FRA Open 60 winner ! The Open 60 Route du Rhum finish ended with an unexpected incident. The safe leader Alex Thomson GBR crashed with his 'Hugo Boss' on a rock off the Guadeloupe island 80nm before the arrival. He succeeded to free the boat that had only minor damage, using the engine, but he was penalized with a 24hrs time correction for using the motor. Arriving 12hrs after Thomson, Paul Meilhat FRA ('SMA') with his non-foiling Open 60 was declared winner. On rank 2 followed Yann Eliès FRA arriving 2hrs later.
Yesterday, two more Multis 50 crossed the finish line: Erwan Le Roux FRA and Thibault Vauchel-Camus FRA.
In the Class 40, Yoann Richomme FRA is now 92nm ahead of Phil Sharp GBR, and they are expected to arrive on Monday. Michael Hennessy US on rank 11 is 930nm behind.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 17, 2018   (Image © Martinez Studios)

RC44 - RC44 Cascais Cup, Cascais POR, day 2

 RC44 -  RC44 Cascais Cup, Cascais POR, day 2 To make up for yesterday’s missed race and with the prospect of a possibly ‘too big’ weekend ahead, four races were held on day two of the RC44 Cascais Cup, the final event of the 2018 championship for the high performance owner driver one designs. As yesterday, conditions on the water were warm for mid-November, with the sun out and wind that started at 10-12 knots and dropped off to six, as forecast, as the afternoon wore on.
The four race winners were 'Peninsula Petroleum' of John Bassadone GBR (Vasco Vascotto ITA tactician), 'Artemis Racing' of Torbjörn Tornquist SWE (Andy Horton USA), 'Charisma' of Nico Poons MON (Ray Davies NZL) and 'Team Nika' of Vladimir Prosikhin RUS (Dean Barker NZL). The overall lead is with 'Charisma' one point ahead of 'Nika'.
The results and the news of the day.
 
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