Offshore Racing

Offshore Racing – Saturday, December 8, 2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018   

RORC - Transatalantic Race - Grenada - Day 13 - Win for Franco Niggeler SUI

Contrary to our rough handicap calculations, it was Franco Niggeler SUI with his team and Roberto Bermudez ESP steering the 50-Foot 'Kuka3', who finished yesterday morning UTC shortly after press deadline as 2nd monohull and grasped the IRC calculated time victory inspite of a 2 days' backlog on the huge 130-foot Super-Maxi 'My Song'.
The news.
Offshore Racing – Friday, December 7, 2018
Friday, December 7, 2018   

RORC - Transatlantic Race - Grenada - Day 13

 RORC - Transatlantic Race - Grenada - Day 13 This morning UTC, just at press deadline, Franco Niggeler SUI with his 'Kuka' and the Volvo-Ocean-Race veteran Roberto Bermudez ESP steering crossed the Transatlantic Race finish line as 2nd. The backlog after a repair stop was to much to stay on top of the IRC handicap rankings where the line-honours' 130-Foot-Maxi 'My Song' of Pier-Luigi Loro Piana ITA is the winner.
The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, December 6, 2018
Thursday, December 6, 2018   

IRC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - St-Lucia

 IRC - Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - St-Lucia Today, after 11 days underway, Jean-Pierre Dick FRA and his team will cross the finish line of the classic ARC as winners. 110nm were left this morning UTC. The two-leg ARC+ with a stopover on the Cape Verdes has been concluded by 55 of the 72 teams involved. The winners in the third ARC+ Mikko Ketonen LAT will arrive in St-Vincent tomorrow.
The race tracker with results (for all 3 races) and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018   

Class 40 - Route du Rhum - Pointe à Pitre FRA - Day 31

 Class 40 - Route du Rhum - Pointe à Pitre FRA - Day 31 Earlier as expected, Jacques Valente SUI finished the Route du Rhum this morning at 6h UTC as 33rd of the Class 40. His backlog on the Class winner Yoann Richomme FRA is 14 days, due above all to the repair stop in Gijon ESP the Swiss was forced to in the early days of the race. 5 participants are still underway, 4 of them will arrive in Pointe à Pitre today.
The race tracker and the news.
Wednesday, December 5, 2018   

RORC - Transatlantic Race - Grenada - Day 12 - S^Victory and record for 'My Song'

 RORC - Transatlantic Race - Grenada - Day 12 - S^Victory and record for 'My Song' Yesterday, the 130-Foot-Maxi 'My Song' of Pier-Luigi Loro Piana ITA crossed the finish line of the Transatlantic Race after 10 days and 6 hours realizing a new record for monohulls. She will probably not only win the line honours but also finish first in calculated time, as the second-ranked 'Kuka' of Franco Niggeler SUI lost too much in a repair stop.
The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018   

Class 40, Rhum Multi, Rhum Mono - Route du Rhum - Day 30

 Class 40, Rhum Multi, Rhum Mono - Route du Rhum - Day 30 Four more boats crossed the finish line of the Route du Rhum in Guadeloupe yesterday, a Class 40 and 3 Rhum Multis, among them the Vendée-Globe-Legend Bertrand De Broc FRA as 11th. The next solo-skipper expected probably next morning is Jacques Valente SUI who was 140nm from the arrival this morning UTC.th
The race tracker and die news.
Offshore Racing – Monday, December 3, 2018
Offshore Racing – Sunday, December 2, 2018
Sunday, December 2, 2018   

Class 40, IMOCA Open 60 - Route du Rhum - Day 27

 Class 40, IMOCA Open 60 - Route du Rhum - Day 27 The last Open 60 - Alexa Barrier FRA the only of the three women in the IMOCA class completing the race - crossed the finish line in Pointe à Pitre. In the Class 40, the fight for rank 25 after 27 race days was very close with Olivier Magre FRA finishing only 129 seconds ahead of the local Carl Chipotel FRA ! Meanwhile, 39 Class-40 terminated the race.
The race tracker and the news.
Sunday, December 2, 2018   (Image © Arthur Daniel)

RORC - Transatlantic Regatta - Grenada - Day 7 - Victory for 'Maserati'

 RORC - Transatlantic Regatta - Grenada - Day 7 - Victory for 'Maserati' The close duel of the two MOD-70 multihulls since the start continued on the home stretch off Grenada as well and the winner Giovanni Soldini ITA with his 'Maserati' crossed the finish line only 41 minutes ahead of 'PowerPlay' with Ned Collier USA.
The monohulls will remain underway for another 3 days with 'My Song' of Pier-Luigi Loro-Piana ITA in front 841nm away from the arrival. Franco Niggeler SUI folgt with his 'Kuka' on rank 2 is 430nm behind.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, December 1, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018   (Image © Joaquin Vera)

RORC - Transatlantic Race - Day 6 - first arrivals today

 RORC - Transatlantic Race - Day 6 - first arrivals today The two 70-Foot Trimarans approaching the finish line 30nm away are still in a direct fight with 'PowerPlay' only 10nm behind the leading 'Maserati'. Nothing has been decided yet.
In the monohulls, the clear leader 'My Song' is now also on position 1 in calculated time as Franco Niggeler SUI with his 'Kuka' was forced to a short repair stop.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Offshore Racing – Friday, November 30, 2018
Offshore Racing – Thursday, November 29, 2018
Thursday, November 29, 2018   

RORC - Transatlantic Challenge 2018 - Day 4

After two third of the race, the duel on top of the rankings is going on for the two MOD-70 trimarans 'Maserati' (Giovanni Soldini ITA) and 'PowerPlay' (Ned Collier USA) now 24nm behind. The monohulls are only at one third of the distance with 'My Song' (Pier-Luigi Piana ITA) clearly leading ahead of 'Kuka' of Franco Niggeler SUI, leading in calculated time.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, November 29, 2018   

Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Day 5

 Atlantic Rally for Cruisers - Day 5 The leading yachts have now reached one third of the course across the Atlantic Ocean, and with the Vendée Globe skipper Jean-Pierre Dick FRA, a prominent helmsman sailing on a JP54 is in the lead. The part of the ARC fleet departed one week ahead and having done a stopover on the Cape Verdes is already approaching the Caribbeans with the X-60 of Ziga Polanc POL in the lead.
The race tracker for all 3 fleets and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, November 28, 2018
Wednesday, November 28, 2018   

RORC - Transatlantic Challenge - Day 3

 RORC - Transatlantic Challenge - Day 3 The leading two 70-foot trimarans have now reached the trade winds and are chasing at speeds above 30kn direction Caribbeans. 'Maserati' (Giovanni Soldini ITA) is 3nm in front of 'PowerPlay' (Ned Collier USA). In the monohulls, the 130-foot 'My Song' remains well ahead. In calculated time, Franco Niggeler SUI with his 50-foot 'Kuka' stays on the first position.
The news and the fleet tracker.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018   (Image © Giles Morel)

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Ultime, Multi 50 - Route du Rhum - Day 22

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Ultime, Multi 50 - Route du Rhum - Day 22 Arrivals from all six boat categories in Pointe-à-Pitre have been adding up yesterday, and by this morning UTC, only 23 solo skippers were still underway.
The 4th and last Ultime trimaran of Romain Pilliard FRA finished yesterday two weeks after the winner Francis Joyon FRA. In the Class 40, 20 participants crossed the finish line so far.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
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