Sydney Harbour delivered ‘classic conditions’ in an electrifying opening day of the 2016 Extreme Sailing Series™ finale today that saw two teams capsize. Clear blue skies were met with a blustery north-easterly breeze of around 22 knots as the eight international crews hit the iconic waters of Australia’s largest city, for the eighth and final Act of this season.
** NEW RECORD**
Thomas Coville spent the Cape Horn this Thursday, 8 DECEMBER TO 2 H20 (French hour): http://bit.ly/2hlNzf0
He crossed the greatest oceans in 8 days 18 hours 28 minutes and gets a new record: the one of the Pacific
FLETCHER-SCOTT POSTS 1-1 TO TAKE OVERALL LEAD AT MS AMLIN INTERNATIONAL MOTH REGATTA
British Olympian survives battles with countrymen on day punctuated by wild weather
HAMILTON, Bermuda — Dylan Fletcher-Scott, England’s representative in the 49er Class at last summer’s Rio Olympics, grabbed the overall lead at the MS Amlin International Moth Regatta today after posting a pair of first-place finishes in the regatta hosted by Royal Bermuda Yacht Club.
Fletcher-Scott, who placed 6th in the 49er Class, holds the overall lead with the low score of 13 points. “It was wicked fun.
The South Sound Sailing Society's annual 4 race winter long distance series got off to a solid start on Saturday with
the 30.7 nm Vashon Island Race. The 1st of 4 events which includes the 30.8 nm Duwamish Head race, the 38.4 nm Toliva Shoal Race
and the 29.5 nm Islands race, boasts the most miles
This afternoon at 14 H 49 min and 52 seconds, it's been exactly a month that Thomas Coville crossed the starting line of his attempt to record of the tour of the world to ushant.
Tomorrow already, Cape Horn, with nearly 3 days ahead of the current holder, Francis Joyon-Trimaran
At 0800 UTC this morning (Tuesday), the Vendée Globe Race Directors were alerted by Kito de Pavant’s technical team about serious damage aboard his boat Bastide Otio. Kito de Pavant, who was sailing at 16 knots under mainsail with two reefs in very heavy seas, informed his shore team that the boat had experienced a very big shock to the keel, hitting an unidentified floating
ROMAIN ATTANASIO HAS HIT A UFO AND IS HEADING FOR CAPE TOWN
MONDAY 05 DECEMBER 2016, 16H37
Romain Attanasio, skipper of the Famille Mary - Etamine du Lys boat hit a UFO (unidentified floating object) at around 1130 UTC today (Monday 5th December). Romain was around 470 miles south of Cape Town (South Africa) when his boat,
THE PACIFIC: A GREAT DESCENT IN SKI UNTIL THE HORN
With a good half of the Pacific Ocean behind him, Thomas Coville now travels at a very high speed towards Cape Horn, which he should cross in the middle of the week - that is to say on Wednesday night - 'About two days on the record time.
Constrained to descend below the latitude of Cape Horn, the skipper of Sodebo Ultim 'will regain the icy cold coming straight from the Antarctic ice pack.
MAINSAIL BACK UP, JÉRÉMIE BEYOU BACK RACINGSUNDAY 04 DECEMBER 2016, 19H58
At 1900 UTC yesterday evening, Jérémie Beyou alerted everyone that there had been damage on Maître CoQ. While sailing in thirty knots of wind, the mainsail suddenly came down. Jérémie decided to head further north to get away from the low-pressure system and analyse the situation. Since then, the skipper of Maître CoQ has managed to replace his damaged mainsail hook with a spare
December 3rd, 2016 - Miami, FL, U.S. - As a result of an amazing Championship, with all placements of the series -apart from one - within the fifth position of the ranking, the Irish team of Embarr IRL829 (2-75/DNS) has been crowned at the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship.
The Melges 40 successfully completes sea trials with flying colors in Dubai
(03 December / Zenda, WI) - The Melges 40™ is the largest, fastest and only canting keel sailboat ever offered by Melges Performance Sailboats (MPS), designed by Botin Partners