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Offshore Racing

Offshore Racing – Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Tuesday, June 25, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 4 - Day 3, Peron FRA ahead of Richomme FRA with 150nm to go

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 4 - Day 3, Peron FRA ahead of Richomme FRA with 150nm to go Yesterday evening, an attack close to the Cowes coast was successful for a group of five, leaving the rest of the fleet some miles behind before rounding the 'Owers' waypoint. Eric Peron FRA was leading 0,6nm ahead of the overall first Yoann Richomme FRA. The solo skippers are now on the way back to France 150nm away this morning UTC.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Monday, June 24, 2019
Monday, June 24, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 4 - Day 2, Le Cléac'h FRA leading along the English coast

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 4 - Day 2, Le Cléac'h FRA leading along the English coast Heading East along the English South Coast this morning UTC, the 46 Figaro Solitaire solo skippers were sailing closely together with Armel Le Cléac'h FRA 0,2nm ahead of Lois Berrehar FRA. A quartet started an attack very near to the shore, but without success up to now. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, June 23, 2019
Sunday, June 23, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 4 - Day 1, the final leg 4 started, Loison FRA leading

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 4 - Day 1, the final leg 4 started, Loison FRA leading This morning UTC, Wolf Rock at the most southwestern point of England was rounded with Alexis Loison FRA leading ahead of Eric Péron FRA and Jérémy Beyou FRA. The start to the final Leg 4 of the Figaro Solitaire, leading over 480nm from the Bay of Morlaix FRA to the English South Coast and back to Dieppe FRA was given yesterday. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Friday, June 21, 2019
Friday, June 21, 2019   (Image © Simon Jourdan)

Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet 2019 - Douarnenez FRA - Final results, Loison/Coville FRA first overall, Beccaria/Riva ITA first Series Mini

 Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet 2019 - Douarnenez FRA - Final results, Loison/Coville FRA first overall, Beccaria/Riva ITA first Series Mini Yesterday, the 2019 Mini Fastnet, sailed on Minis 6.50 in good wind conditions, was concluded in Douarnenez FRA with 64 of the 82 two-person teams finishing the race. We reported yesterday on the victory of Alexis Loison/Thomas Coville FRA on their Prototype Mini650. First in the Series Minis were Ambrogio Beccaria/Alberto Riva ITA on rank 7. ----- The final ranking lists and the news.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, June 20, 2019
Thursday, June 20, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Final results, leading trio with Marchand FRA as winner over 8h ahead of rest of the fleet

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Final results, leading trio with Marchand FRA as winner over 8h ahead of rest of the fleet Yesterday, leg 3 of the Figaro Solitaire ended in Northern Brittany FRA after a difficult race influenced by very variable conditions with light unconstant winds and strong currents. The leading trio Anthony Marchand FRA, Gildas Mahé FRA and Alexis Loison FRA finished 8 hours before the bulk of the fleet and moved obviously considerably forward in the overall rankings. Yoann Richomme FRA remains on top 90min ahead of Gildas Mahé. Alexis Loison FRA on rank 3 is 2h 22min back. The final leg to be started on Saturday will decide on the final outcome. ----- Justine Mettraux SUI was never really in the race and finished on rank 38, two ranks behind the Vendée Globe winner Armel Le Cléac'h FRA .... As 17th in the overall rankings, she remains the best woman in the 47 boat fleet. ----- The ranking lists, the news and the videos.
Thursday, June 20, 2019   

Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet 2019 - Douarnenez FRA - victory in record time for Loison/Coville FRA

 Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet 2019 - Douarnenez FRA - victory in record time for Loison/Coville FRA After a tight duel, the last-year winner Alexis Loison FRA together with Thomas Coville FRA finished first one hour ahead of François Jambou/Pascal Fievet FRA, improving the record by 4 hours. Only half of the fleet had crossed the finish line this morning UTC. Unfortuntely, the race tracker was out of service this morning. ----- The news.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 3 - Day 3, the leading trio finishes this morning UTC

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Leg 3 - Day 3, the leading trio finishes this morning UTC The leading trio with Anthony Marchand FRA on first 18nm before the finish line in Roscoff FRA will finish the race during this morning UTC. But Gildas Mahé FRA is only 0,6nm behind and also Alexis Loison FRA as 3rd with a 5,4nm backlog have chances to win leg 3. The closely packed bulk of the fleet, 45nm and more behind, will finish the race during the night on tomorrow. ----- The race tracker and the news (in French and English.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   (Image © Simon Jourdan)

Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet 2019 - Douarnenez FRA - Day 3, the leading duo on the home stretch 80nm ahead

 Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet 2019 - Douarnenez FRA - Day 3, the leading duo on the home stretch 80nm ahead The leading duo was 64nm from the finish this morning UTC with Axel Tréhin/Thomas Coville FRAclosely followed at sight by François Jambou/Pascal Fievet FRA on the 1st and 2nd positions. The pursuers were 80 and more miles behind. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019   

ORR and Classic Yachts - 22nd Marion to Bermuda Yacht Race - Final results

The Farr 63 'Kiwi Spirit' of Jonathan Riley USA was the line honors leader right from start and finished yesterday well ahead of the Baltic 52 'Kinship' of Francis Seldorff USA. 40 yachts, split in five divisions, participated in the 22nd Marion to Bermuda Yacht Race. ----- All results in elapsed and calculated time, as well as the news
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2, 60nm lead for a trio, bulk of 46 solo skippers trailing in light winds and currents

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Day 2, 60nm lead for a trio, bulk of 46 solo skippers trailing in light winds and currents As to expect based on the weather forecast, light winds and the strong tide current heavily influenced racing right from the beginning of leg 3. Tanguy Le Turquais FRA trying an extreme course along the coast even went aground and had to be towed off. Here the video. The trio Alexis Loison FRA, Gildas Mahé FRA and Anthony Marchand FRA opted for the fastest route and, approaching the way point 'Hand deeps' at the English South Coast, they had a 60 mile advantage this morning UTC. The bulk of the fleet stays closely together. Rank 34 is only 20nm behind rank 4 and anything can happen to the solo skippers in the very light, variable winds and the still strong current on the very busy English Channel. ----- The race tracker and the news (in French and English).
Tuesday, June 18, 2019   

Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2, leading duo 25nm ahead at half-distance

 Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet - Douarnenez FRA - Day 2, leading duo 25nm ahead at half-distance In a very rapid race, the leaders already rounded the Fastnet Rock during the past night and are on their way back to Douarnenez FRA. Axel Tréhin/Thomas Coville FRA and François Jambou/Pascal Fievet FRA are sailing neck and neck with an advantage of already 25nm in front of the fleet. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Monday, June 17, 2019
Monday, June 17, 2019   (Image © Yvan Zedda)

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1, slow start with the leading trio within 0,2nm

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Day 1, slow start with the leading trio within 0,2nm Yesterday, 46 of the originally 47 solo skippers started on Morlaix Bay in Northern Brittany FRA to leg 3 of the Figaro 3 Solitaire over 450nm to the English South Coast and back. The light winds and the strong tide current make the course very challenging. ----- This morning UTC, the fleet was still very close together with Gildas Mahé FRA leading 0,1nm ahead of Pierre Leboucher FRA, and another 0,1nm back Adrien Hardy FRA on 3rd. Justine Mettraux SUI, 10th overall as best woman, follows on rank 26 with a 2,1nm backlog. ----- The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
Monday, June 17, 2019   

Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet - Douarnenez FRA - Day 1 - another solo offshore race

 Mini 6.50 - Mini Fastnet - Douarnenez FRA - Day 1 - another solo offshore race Mini650, Figaro3 and Open60 is the logical development path for offshore/oceanic racing, solo or crewed, in Europe. ----- Yesterday, 83 Solo Skippers on Mini650s started to the Mini-Fastnet-Race in Douarnenez FRA. This morning UTC, passing the most south-western point of England, Axel Trehin FRA was in the lead. ----- The race tracker and the event facebook page.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, June 16, 2019
Sunday, June 16, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Start at 13h UTC today

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Start at 13h UTC today The start to leg 3 of the Figaro 3 Solitaire will be given in Roscoff FRA today at 13h UTC. Light winds and a strong tide current will make the situation difficult. The course leads across the British Channel to the Irish South Course and back over 450nm. ----- The preview and the race tracker.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, June 15, 2019
Saturday, June 15, 2019   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Start tomorrow

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baie de Morlaix FRA - Leg 3 - Start tomorrow Tomorrow afternoon, the start to leg 3 of the Figaro Solitaire will be given on Morlaix Bay FRA. The course over 450nm leads to the Fastnet Rock South of Ireland and back. ----- Nothing has been decided yet in the overall rankings with Yoann Richomme FRA on first only 2hrs 17min ahead of Pierre Leboucher FRA. The best woman Justine Mettraux SUI on rank 10 is 4hrs 47min behind. ----- The ranking list and the news (in English and French). ----- The start can be followed livestream on this website www.sailing-news.com.
Offshore Racing – Friday, June 14, 2019
Friday, June 14, 2019   

IRC - Giraglia Race 2019 - Monaco MON - Final results, Rambler 88 USA winner on real time, Caol Ila R GBR first in IRC calculated time

 IRC - Giraglia Race 2019 - Monaco MON - Final results, Rambler 88 USA winner on real time, Caol Ila R GBR first in IRC calculated time As reported yesterday, the 88-Foot Maxi 'Rambler 88' of George David USA with Brad Butterworth NZL as tactician took the line honors on the Elapsed Time ranking list. The record was not beaten, as a lull patch in the approach to Monaco decelerated the fast pace. Meanhwhile, all 179 participants remaining in the race reached Monaco. In the IRC ranking list, the 72-Foot Maxi 'Caol Ila R' of Alex Schaerer GBR is on rank 1. 'Rambler 88' USA follows on rank 9. First in the ORC ranking list is 'Stella Maris' of August Schram AUT. ----- All other ranking lists, incl inshore/offshore, by class and the final report.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, June 13, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019   

Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baix de Morlaix FRA - Leg 2 - Final results, Hardy FRA winner, Richomme FRA extends overall lead

 Figaro 3 - La Solitaire - Baix de Morlaix FRA - Leg 2 - Final results, Hardy FRA winner, Richomme FRA extends overall lead After 2 days and 22 hours, Adrien Hardy FRA crossed the finish line of the Figaro Soltaire leg two in Northern Brittany FRA 5 minutes ahead of the leg one winner Yoann Richomme FRA who extended his overall lead to over 2 hours. Pierre Leboucher FRA and Armel Le Cléac'h FRA followed on the ranks 2 and 3. The Figaro 3 fleet was again closely packed with the ranks 2 to 6 separated by 30 minutes only. ----- The best woman Justine Mettraux SUI finished on rank 20 and advanced on the 9th place in the overall rankings, 5 minutes ahead of the Vendée Globe legend Michel Desjoyeaux FRA. ----- The start to leg 3 will be given on Sunday. ----- The ranking list and the news (in English or French).
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