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Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (Image © Brian Carlin)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 2

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 2 After 36 race hours, the 7 teams are sailing North along the Brazilian coast in light winds around 10kn. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA has taken the lead 2,2nm ahead of 'Mapfre'. 'Brunel' on rank 3 follows 4nm behind. The fleet will probably remain closely together until the dispurbances of the innertropical convergence zone, where several tactical options will challenge the navigators.
The race viewer, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA - Day 2

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA - Day 2 Last Sunday, the start to the two-person Transat of the Bénéteau Figaro class was given in Concarneau FRA. Summery temperatures and light winds have been accompanying the 19 teams right from the begin. This morning UTC, the fleet is approaching Cape Finisterre at the most northwestern point of Spain.
Sébastien Simon/Morgan Lagravière FRA are in the lead 4nm ahead of Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA. The only female team Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke GER/FRA in on the 14th place with a 15nm backlog.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, April 24, 2018   

Class 40, Multi 50 - Les 1000 milles - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1

 Class 40, Multi 50 - Les 1000 milles - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the start was give to the Solo 1'000 Miles Race of Les Sables d'Olonne with 14 Class 40 and 2 Multi 50 on the starting line. Gijon ESP - Wolf Rock South of Ireland and back to les Sables is the round-trip route.
The morning UTC, Phil Sharp GBR was in the lead of the Class 40 one mile ahead of Sam Goodchild GBR. In the Multi 50, Thibaut Vauchel FRA was 4nm in front-
The race viewer, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Monday, April 23, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 8 - Day 1

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 8 - Day 1 Yesterday, the start was given to the 5'700nm leg 8 of the Ocean Race from Itajai BRA to Newport RI, USA. The seven teams are sailing upwind direction East searching for fresher winds.
'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP had taken the lead right after the start and was 0,1nm in front this morning UTC. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA and 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS were the first followers. The whole fleet is separated by one mile only.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 22, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Mapfre wins In-Port race

'Mapfre' (Xabi Fernandez ESP) won the Itajaí In-Port Race yesterday after battling with team 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) for the lead on the first of three laps of the race course. After taking the lead on the first downwind leg in a moderate 10kn seabreeze, the Spanish team protected well the rest of the way, and extended the advantage in the In-Port Race Series over 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) who finished in third place.
VOR website.
Offshore Racing – Friday, April 20, 2018
Friday, April 20, 2018   (Image © Ainhoa Sanchez)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - 'Scallywag' arrived in Itajai

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - 'Scallywag' arrived in Itajai Yesterday, three days before the start to leg 8 of the VOR over 7'500nm from Itajai to Newport RI, USA, 'Scallywag' arrived at the port of call in Brazil. After the tragic loss at sea of John Fisher GBR, David Witt AUS abandoned leg 8 and did a stopover at the closest harbour in Chile. The transfer to Brazil around Cape Horn was done by a substitute team. In the coming two days, yacht and equipment have to be examined, repaired or replaced to be in shape for the next leg, as the materilal stress during the crossing of the Southern Seas was tremendous.
The news and the video.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA-St.Barth FRA - Prolog

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA-St.Barth FRA - Prolog On the coming Sunday, 20 two-person teams start to the Transat of the Beneteau Figaro Class. Over the past weekend, a prologue was held won by Anthony Marchand/Alexis Loison FRA. The all-female team Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER finished 6th.
The ranking list and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - 'Vestas' arrived in Itajai

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - 'Vestas' arrived in Itajai Yesterday, 'Vestas' sailing under jury rig joined the VOR fleet at Itajai BRA. The team was 9 days underway from the Falklands to Brazil. The shore team is now busy to fix and adjust the new mast before the start to leg 8 to Newport RI in 9 days on April 22nd.
The video news.
Remains now 'Scallywag' having rounded Cape Horn two days ago after their stop in Chile after the tragic loss of John Fisher GR at sea. 700nm from Itajai, the team endeavours to be ready for the start to leg 8 next week. The Scallywag facebook page.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 15, 2018
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Enda O'Coineen IRL finishes

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Enda O'Coineen IRL finishes While the preparations for the next Vendée Globe (2020) have already started, Enda O'Coineen IRL has finished the Vendée 2016/17 on Easter Sunday ! Loosing the mast South of New Zealand, he was forced to abandon the race. Finally, he was lucky finding a replacement to resume the round-the-world race. He covered the remaining distance from New Zealand to les Sables d'Olonne in 66 days.
The report.
Offshore Racing – Monday, April 9, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 22 - 'Mapfre' in Itajai Ziel

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 22 - 'Mapfre' in Itajai Ziel Yesterday, 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP crossed the finish line of leg 7 in Itajai with a 5 day's backlog on the winner 'Brunel'. After their 17-hour repair stop after Cape Horn, she stalled in the St-Helena anticyclone during days. The overall lead went now to 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) one point ahead of 'Mapfre'. The leg winner 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) moved up on rank 3. 'Vestas' left the Falklands under jury rig yesterday hoping to be able to be in Itajai on time to make the necessary repairs before April 28, the start date for leg 8.
The news.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018   (Image © Ugo Fonolla)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 21

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 21 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP was 21nm away from the finish in Itajai this morning UTC. After their repair stop near Cape Horn, the Spanish overall VOR leaders dropped back considerably on the South Atlantic, loosing the first position in the consolidated rankings. Four races are on the program and nothing has been lost yet.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, April 7, 2018
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