Offshore Racing

Offshore Racing – Sunday, August 9, 2020
Offshore Racing – Saturday, August 8, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020   

Figaro 3 - Solo Concarneau - Day 2 - 11 boats within 2nm with 52nm left

 Figaro 3 - Solo Concarneau - Day 2 - 11 boats within 2nm with 52nm left On the second day of the Figaro 3 Concarneau Solo Regatta, the fleet is still closely packed in the rather light winds of up to 12kn. ----- This morning UTC, Pierre Quiroga FRA, neck-and-neck with Tanguy Le Turquais FRA and Alan Roberts GBR, were in the lead with 52nm left to the finish in Concarneau FRA that will be reached during this Saturday afternoon. The first 11 boats are separated by only 2nm and everything is possible. ----- The race tracker, the news and the event facebook page.
Offshore Racing – Friday, August 7, 2020
Friday, August 7, 2020   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores FRA - Leg 1 - Final results

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores FRA - Leg 1 - Final results Yesterday at Les Sables d'Olonne, leg one of the 'Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables' event was concluded with the leading boats defending their positions. ----- Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was the winner in the Protos Minis, Léo Debiesse FRA remained first in the Series Minis. Much disputed were the finishes for the ranks 2 and 3. Irina Gracheva RUS defended her 2nd rank just 45sec ahead of Antoine Perrin FRA. In the Series Minis, Lennart Burke GER relegated Fabrice Sorin FRA on rank 3, crossing the line with a 10min advantage as 2nd. ----- In spite of light wind during most of the race, the Foiler-Mini of Tanguy Bouroullec demonstrated her speed potential. ----- The results and the news. ----- The start to leg 2, destination Roscoff FRA, will be given on Monday.
Friday, August 7, 2020   

Figaro 3 - Solo Concarneau - Day 1, with 31 foiling Figaros racing

 Figaro 3 - Solo Concarneau - Day 1, with 31 foiling Figaros racing Yesterday, the start to Round 2 of the French Solo-Skippers Annual Championship 2020 was given in Concarneau FRA. The race with 31 foiling Figaros 3 on the starting line is leading over 280nm. ----- Early this morning, the fleet reached the most northern mark off the western point of Brittany. Corentin Douget FRA was in the lead one mile ahead of Pierre Quiroga FRA. On rank 3 followed Sam Goodchild GBR. ----- The race tracker and the event facebook page.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, August 6, 2020
Thursday, August 6, 2020   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables FRA - Day 2, trios leading in the two categories with 60nm left

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables FRA - Day 2, trios leading in the two categories with 60nm left In light airs of up to 10kn, the 72-boat Mini fleet progressed only slowly yesterday. This morning UTC, the leading Tanguy Bourroulec FRA was still 50nm from the arrival, closely followed by Antoine Perrin FRA (backlog 1,7nm) and Irina Gracheva RUS (5,2nm) both with options for victory. This trio was the first to touch some fresher winds this morning and will hardly be caught by the immediate pursuers. ----- Same situation in the Series Minis where the first three are separated by 5nm only. With 60nm left to the finish, Léo Debiesse FRA is on the position one ahead of Fabrice Sorrin FRA and Quentin Riché FRA. ----- The first finishers of leg 1 will cross the line at Les Sables this afternoon. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Wednesday, August 5, 2020   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables FRA - Day 1

After the Corona break, the Minis 650 started their sailing season in Les Sables d'Olonne, but the classic long-distance race to the Acores and back follows a different route this year. Three round courses have been set off the French Atlantic Coast, and yesterday by noon, the start to the first leg was given. ----- In light winds, the 72 Solo skippers had completed one-third of the distance by this morning UTC. Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was leading in the Protos, closely followed by Antoine Perrin FRA 1,2nm back. With a 5nm deficit followed Irina Gracheva RUS on rank 3 as the first woman. ----- The leading Series-Mini of Fabrice Sorin FRA was only 3nm behind the first Proto, with Léo Debiess FRA on 2nd 0,2nm in arrears. Lennart Burke GER on 3rd was not far behind. ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the video of the start.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Wednesday, July 22, 2020   (Image © Thierry Martinez)

Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Final results

 Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Final results Yesterday late in the morning UTC, the line honors of the Drheam Cup in La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA went to the Ultime-Trimaran 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA 2 hours in front of Thomas Coville FRA and his team on 'Sodebo'. ----- In der Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL finished first 3 hours ahead of Luke Berry FRA ----- After a close duel, Sam Goodchild GBR had the upper hand on Tom La Perche FRA in the Solo-Figaro-3-Class, arriving 45 minutes earlier. ----- The last participants will reach the finish by noon UTC today. ----- The race viewer with ranking lists and the news.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020   

Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - Cherbourg FRA - Day 2, first finishers today

 Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - Cherbourg FRA - Day 2, first finishers today After 40 hours underway, all fleets are on a course back to France. ----- In the Ultime Trimarans, Franck Cammas FRA/Charles Caudrelier FRA on 'Edmond de Rothschild' have an 87nm lead on 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA. ----- In Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL remains on position one, but his advantage on Nicolas Groleaux FRA is only 2nm with 190nm to sail to the finish. ----- In the Solo Figaro 3, Sam Goodchild GBR is the first 6nm ahead of Paul Quiroga FRA. ----- The first finishers are expected at the arrival in La trinité-sur-Mer by noon today. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Monday, July 20, 2020
Monday, July 20, 2020   

Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - Cherbourg FRA - Day 1

 Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - Cherbourg FRA - Day 1 94 boats departed from Cherbourg yesterday noon in light wind racing for the 2020 Dhrem Cup. ----- The Ultime-Trimarans, sailing on the long course, already reached the Northern waypoint South of Irlands this morning UTC. Yves Le Blevec FRA with his 'Actual' is leading, 12nm ahead of Thomas Coville FRA with his 'Sodebo'. In Class 40, Jan Lipinski POL is in the first position. ----- The closely packed Figaro 3 Solo Skipper fleet is sailing the short course of 400nm. At the waypoint off the most Southwestern point of England, Tom Laperche FRA is in the lead one mile ahead of Pierre Quiroga FRA. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, July 19, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020   

Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - Cherbourg FRA - Start at noon UTC today

 Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - Cherbourg FRA - Start at noon UTC today By noon, the start to the Dhream Cup, a 420-mile-race across the English Channel, will be given off Cherbourg FRA. Considering the very light winds announced, the course has been shortened. Instead of rounding the Fastnet Rock, a virtual waypoint South of Ireland must be touched. ---- The preview. ---- The start will be broadcast live on French TV and live stream on the official website.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, July 18, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020   

Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - Cherbourg FRA - Start tomorrow

 Class 40, Figaro 3, Ultime-Trimaran, IRC - Dhream Cup - Cherbourg FRA -  Start tomorrow Tomorrow off Cherbourg FRA, the start to the first big Offshore Event after the Corona lockdown will be given with over 100 Teams split in 11 classes, among them the Ultime-Trimarans, the Class 40, the Minis or the Figaro 3. The Figaro 3 sail another Act of the French Solo Offshore Championship. ----- The race leads from Cherbourg across the English Channel and back to La Trinité-sur-Mer, ETA Tuesday. ----- The start will be broadcast on French TV3. ----- The preview.
Offshore Racing – Friday, July 17, 2020
Offshore Racing – Thursday, July 16, 2020
Thursday, July 16, 2020   (Image © François Van Malleghem)

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Final Day - successful test event concluded

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Final Day - successful test event concluded This morning UTC, Miranda Merron FRA will cross the finish line as 17th and last-ranked of the Vendée Arctique. We reported on the close victory of Jérémy Beyou FRA ('Charal') yesterday. ----- The final test race for the Vendée Globe has herewith been successfully terminated with the conclusion, that the foilers have proven themselves in different conditions. In addition, several participants were able to secure their missing qualifying miles for the Vendée Globe, such as Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER, who was able to keep up with her 12-year-old Open 60, but then fell back due to a broken boom. ----- The news.
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