Offshore Racing – Saturday, August 17, 2019
Saturday, August 17, 2019   

ORC - 2019 ORC European Championship - Oxelösund, Sweden - Final Results

 ORC - 2019 ORC European Championship - Oxelösund, Sweden - Final Results The ORC European Championship was concluded yesterday in Sweden after 5 races in all three classes. ----- Erik Barth DEN, Swan 45 finished first in the ORC-A-rankings. In the ORC-B-rankings, Axel Seehafer GER on an X-41 won the title. In the ORC-C-rankings, with 37 teams the largest class, Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN on a J/112 was on the first place. ----- All teams came from around the Baltic Sea. ----- All results, the event facebook page and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, August 15, 2019
Thursday, August 15, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon Solo - Douarnenez FRA - Leg 2 - Final results

 Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon Solo - Douarnenez FRA - Leg 2 - Final results Yesterday in Douarnenez the 2nd and last stage of the one-hand race ended in a thrilling final. Pierre Leboucher FRA won with only 5 minutes ahead of Xavier Macaire FRA, who had won the 1st stage and thus secured the overall victory. Justine Mettraux SUI, who in the meantime had moved up to 4th place, finished the stage 1 hour 7 minutes behind on 9th place. The results and the reports.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Wednesday, August 14, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon Solo - Leg 2 - Day 3

 Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon Solo - Leg 2 - Day 3 Grey weather and light winds prevailed yesterday when the fleet rounded Fastnet Rock. On their way back to Douarnenez, 180nm were left this morning UTC. Pierre Leboucher FRA is the new leader 6nm ahed of Benjamin Schwartz FRA on rank 2 and Erwan Le Draoulec FRA 3rd. Justine Mettraux SUI, the best places woman, moved up on rank 4 with a 9nm backlog on the leader. ----- In freshening rear winds, the first boats will arrive by tomorrow morning. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Offshore Racing – Monday, August 12, 2019
Monday, August 12, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon Solo - Leg 2 - Day 2

 Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon Solo - Leg 2 - Day 2 This morning UTC, the 16 Figaro 3 solo skippers heading North direction Fastnet Rock across the Bay of Biscay faced a medium northerly breeze. After one third of leg 2, the leader is still Loïs Berrehar FRA 4nm ahead of Tom La Perche FRA on rank 2. The winner of leg 1, Xavier Macaire FRA, follows on the last position. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, August 11, 2019
Sunday, August 11, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon Solo - Leg 2 - Day 1

 Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon Solo - Leg 2 - Day 1 Yesterday, the start to leg two of the Figaro-3-Solo-Regatta was given in Gijon ESP. The course is leading across the Bay of Biscay to the Fastnet Rock off Ireland and back to the finish in Douarnenez FRA. After a night with very little wind, the closely packed fleet was lead by Lois Berehhar FRA one mile ahead of Pierre Quiroga FRA this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the report from the start.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, August 10, 2019
Offshore Racing – Thursday, August 8, 2019
Thursday, August 8, 2019   

Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Les Sables d'Olonne - Leg 2 - Final results

 Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Les Sables d'Olonne - Leg 2 - Final results Instead of the announced 30kn wind, calms reigned during the final approach phase and the first Minis reached Les Sables in the evening only. Again, Erwan Le Menée FRA in the Protos and Matthieu Vincent FRA in the Series-Minis finished first consolidating their overall final leads. ----- The race tracker with results and the daily news.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   

Various classes - Fastnet Race - Plymouth GBR - Day 5

157 Monohulls - half of the 313 yachts remaining in the rankings - reached the finish in Plymouth by this morning UTC. All Multihulls had terminated the race yesterday. ----- The overall winner in calculated time, the IRC-classification, is the third-ranked Monohull 'Wizard', the VOR70 of David Askew USA, with Charlie Enright USA steering. ----- The race tracker, all ranking lists by division/class and the news.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Leg 2 - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Leg 2 - Day 2 New on top of the Proto Minis is Tanguy Bouroullec FRA with a 3nm advantage. In the Series Minis, Hugo Dhalenne FRA defended the first position 1,2nm ahead of Guillaume L'Hostis FRA. The moderate winds on the Bay of Biscay persisted yesterday and the leading boat were only 100nm away from the port of destination Les Sables d'Olonne. ETA in the night on tomorrow. ----- The race tracker and the daily news (in French).
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019   

Various classes - Fastnet Race - Day 4

Yesterday, after 1 day, 19 hours and 56 minutes, 'Rambler88' of George David USA arrived as first Monohull ahead of 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS, the 20 foot longer Maxi. The VOR70 'Wizard' with Charlie Enright USA followed on 3rd at the finish of the Fastnet Race in Plymouth GBR. 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA on rank 4 was the first Open60. Meanwhile, 53 teams finished the race. The winner in calculated time could not yet be confirmed this morning UTC. ----- The fastest finisher was - as we reported yesterday - the Ultim Trimaran 'Edmond de Rothschild’ arriving on Sunday already after 1 day, 4 hours, 2 minutes and 26 seconds underway, bettering the race record, set by Loick Peyron and the crew of the Maxi 'Banque Populaire' in the breezy 2011 race by 4 hours 45 minutes and 34 seconds. ----- The race tracker with all ranking lists and the report.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Laredo ESP - Leg 2 - Day 1

 Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Laredo ESP - Leg 2 - Day 1 Yesterday, the start to leg 2 of the Transcascogne, leading over 280nm back to Les Sables d'Olonne, was given in Laredo ESP. The fleet, sailing in very light winds, was still closely together this morning UTC. ----- In the Protos, Erwan Le Menée FRA, winner of leg 1, was already ahead. Marie Gendron FRA and Axel Tréhin FRA followed one mile behind. ----- In the big Series Minis fleet, Hugo Dhalenne FRA and Paul Cloarec FRA are neck and neck on top. Irina Gracheva RUS followed half-a-mile back on 3rd. ----- This afternoon, fresher winds from the West have been announced. ----- The race tracker und der daily news (fr.).
Offshore Racing – Monday, August 5, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019   

Various classes - Fastnet Race - Plymouth GBR - Day 2

 Various classes - Fastnet Race - Plymouth GBR - Day 2 In a close duel of the leading two Ultim-Trimarans, 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA overtook the leading 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA on the last metres of the 608-Mile-Fastnet-Race, finishing 56 seconds ahead in a new record time. Four Multihulls completed the race by this morning UTC. ----- Leading in the Monohulls at 5:45 UTC was 'Rambler 88' of George David USA 4nm ahead of 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS. The best Open 60 was 'Charal' of Jérémy Beyou FRA/Chris Pratt GBR on rank 4. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, August 4, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019   

Various Classes - Fastnet Race - Cowes GBR - Day 1

Light winds prevailed at the start of the 600nm 2019 Fastnet Race yesterday in Cowes GBR with the Multihulls as first at 12:30 UTC, obviously still leading the fleet this morning UTC. ----- 'Edmond de Rothschild' (Franck Cammas FRA/Charles Caudrelier FRA) was first by a small margin ahead of 'Macif' (François Gabart FRA). Thomas Coville FRA followed on 3rd with his 'Sodebo'. Clear situation in the Monohulls as well. The 100-Foot-Maxi 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS was 10nm ahead of the VOR70 'Wizard' with Charlie Enright USA. On rank 3 followed 'Rambler88' with George David USA. ----- The leading boats will round the Fastnet Rock during this morning. ETA back in Plymouth Sunday evening UTC. ----- The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
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