• Left Side Advertisers




    Quantum Sails


    RBS Battens


    Whitecaps Marine


    North Sails


    Jan's Marine Photgraphy


    H2oshots.com


    Advertise with US


  • The Front Page RSS Feed

    Published on 12-14-2017 02:44 PM
    Article Preview



    Big sea state building for @teamAkzoNobel who are currently furthest west in the south group. Surfing at speed in excess of 20kt with no mainsail whilst they attempt to repair their track


    Report from OBR Jeremie Lecaudy on Turn the Tide on Plastic:

    Today we finally saw what the Southern Ocean looks like. It looks good.
    Albatross are constantly flying by the boat, they surf the top of the highest waves and come close to the front sails to rotate around the boat, in search of their next breakfast.

    The mornings are cold and the sailors look tired from the busy night manoeuvring on deck. Short naps, intense ...
    Published on 12-14-2017 02:18 PM
    Article Preview




    The morning begins well. Dario has already heard his voice and sent the coordinates.
    Tonight, he managed to sleep a few more hours, and they all felt in his tone. Despite the physical weakness the mood is high! ...
    Published on 12-14-2017 12:26 PM
    Article Preview



    TRACKER

    In the Azores spring

    This morning, while he had started from the east in his race to get closer to the Azores yesterday, Franšois Gabart jibed on this 40th day of racing to get away from ...
    Published on 12-14-2017 10:51 AM
    Article Preview





    One of the favourites to take line honours in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, LDV Comanche, was purchased today (14 December 2017) by Sydneyĺs Jim Cooney from its American owner Jim Clark, making the super maxi yacht an Australian owned and ...
    Published on 12-14-2017 10:16 AM
    Article Preview



    Gotta love the enthusiasm for getting the most out of one jetski... ...
    Published on 12-14-2017 10:05 AM
    Article Preview




    44 minutes ago
    From onboard Vestas 11th Hour Racing:

    Update 1145UTC: We are sending it down mountainous waves. Not an exaggeration. They look like something out of another world.

    Sustained wind speed is currently at 41 knots. The boat is in one piece and the team seems very much in control. Very wet above and below. You can see your breath in the cabin and the sailors on deck are dancing variations of the Macarena and Saturday Night Fever to stay warm. The team is going for miles. Definitely not the most conservative mode we've run all day.
    Albatross and other seabirds circle around the boat effortlessly.

    When Charlie came down after ...
    Published on 12-14-2017 09:29 AM
    Article Preview




    Newsflash
    14/12/2017

    Capsizing the Ultim Actual off Cape Horn. Follow the latest information
    Thursday 14 December 16h00



    Yves le Blevec was rescued early in the afternoon by the Chilean Coast Guard. Filed at first in Puerto William (Chilean port of Navarino Island, located in the Beagle Channel) he was then taken care of by the military to be taken to ...
    Published on 12-13-2017 04:53 PM
    Article Preview



    ��STORM UPDATE:

    The wind is up as the storm builds. We're leaping off waves at
    speeds in the mid 20s (knots) but the downwind angle is easier to stomach than anticipated.

    Charlie is finishing up his chicken a la king with extra sweet and spicy sauce at the nav desk. Mark is perching right behind me with the same dish, coated in BBQ sauce. Both smell amazing. I strike up a deal ...
    Published on 12-13-2017 01:21 PM
    Article Preview



    The Youth Sailing World Championships are in full swing in Sanya China LINKY

    And the USA is well represented with sailors in each discipline, and cumulatively, are currently in 3rd with 39 points, behind
    Italy with 32 points and Israel with 36 points.

    ************************************





    Leading competitors in the nine fleets at the 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships were trading blows in a tense third day of racing in Sanya, China.


    Those in contention for medals were fighting for every inch across the four course areas to put themselves in a good position ahead of the penultimate day.

    In another ...
    Published on 12-13-2017 10:59 AM
    Article Preview

    The calm before the storm
    13/12/2017



    TRACKER


    The passage of the Horn for Yves le Blevec is expected early Wednesday night.

    According ...
    Published on 12-13-2017 10:38 AM
    Article Preview





    Only in the world ... but connected

    After 39 days at sea, Franšois Gabart continues his bypass west of the Azores anticyclone in an easterly trade wind that tends to weaken. If the skipper ...
    Published on 12-13-2017 10:13 AM
    Article Preview

    Pressure coming on as Southern Ocean storm approaches


    TRACKER

    A north-south divide of more than 200 miles has opened up in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet as the teams prepare for a deep Southern Ocean depression to strike...




    Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 04, morning on board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Dee Caffari in her thoughts after getting the latest position report. The boat is now the only one who took the option to go north while the rest of the fleet is heading south. ...
    Published on 12-12-2017 03:27 PM
    Article Preview


    1: Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 3. John Fisher in the foreground with Vestas 11th Hour racing approaching fast on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. Photo by Konrad Frost/Volvo Ocean Race. 12 December, 2017



    2: Leg 3, Cape Town to Melbourne, day 03, on board MAPFRE. Photo by Jen Edney/Volvo Ocean Race. 12 December, 2017.


    Emotions are running high for Team Brunel skipper Bouwe Bekking, who suffered a loss in the family this week.

    I always say family first to my crew(s). It is the most import thing in life. The job we are having takes it's toll. Long away from home , when in stopovers never enough time ...
    Published on 12-12-2017 10:59 AM
    Article Preview

    It smells like Horn!
    12/12/2017

    The first big barrier, one of the major pitfalls if not the major pitfall, of this turn of the world in reverse, is approaching.





    In 48 hours, Yves should have doubled ...
    Published on 12-12-2017 10:41 AM
    Article Preview




    These days when nothing must happen ...

    On Tuesday, Franšois Gabart has 2447 miles ahead of Thomas Coville's theoretical road record. And he has only 2274 miles to go. Strongly perched on this windfall 4 and a half days ahead, still carried by a strong trade wind, the skipper trimaran MACIF has all the cards in hand. Oh, if only the North Atlantic could deign to let it pass peacefully ...
    Point race in brief:

    The MACIF trimaran traveled 720 miles in 24 hours (30 knots)
    The situation after the Azores still uncertain
    Arrival in Ushant between Saturday and Monday


    ...
    Published on 12-11-2017 02:25 PM
    Article Preview

    After a fast and furious opening 24 hours of Leg 3, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet were today enjoying a brief moment of respite as they cross a high-pressure ridge.





    A spectacular start to the 6,500 nautical mile leg from Cape Town in South Africa to Melbourne, Australia, on Sunday saw the city's famed 'Cape Doctor' breeze send the fleet on its way yesterday with 20 to 25 knots and huge ...
    Published on 12-11-2017 12:21 PM
    Article Preview



    Last week before Ouessant

    Last week of racing for Franšois Gabart and the trimaran MACIF. While only 37 days have elapsed since his departure from Ouessant last Saturday, November 4, the large trimaran is no more than 2,800 miles from the finish line of what promises to ...
    Published on 12-11-2017 10:53 AM
    Article Preview





    It is with a heavy heart that I tell you Ian Farrier passed away in San Francisco on his way back from the USA yesterday. We are in deep shock as we come to terms with the huge loss of our captain, and our focus is on Ian´┐Żs immediate family and the Farrier Marine team.

    Ian was a visionary, a multihull genius, an all-round nice guy who leaves behind a huge legacy to the sailing world.
    ...
    Published on 12-11-2017 10:19 AM
    Article Preview



    Updates from the ocean:
    Last coordinates reported 14░ 39'51 ' n 49░ 46'8 ''. Dario and his pa2sh are in the full of disturbance, achieved already from the early hours of the morning
    ...
    Published on 12-10-2017 12:16 PM
    Article Preview



    TRACKER



    IN THE 40TH!
    12/10/2017

    Yves le Blevec, on the Ultim Actual, is since that night in the 40 ░, the gateway to the great south ... "It starts to cool, I saw my first big albatross! "He said this morning.
    ...

  • Right Side Sponsors


    North Sails


    NorCalSailing



    H2oshots.com


    Quantum Sails


    RBS Battens


    Whitecaps Marine


    Advertise with US