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 – Saturday, August 17, 2019
Offshore Racing – Thursday, August 15, 2019
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.
IMOCA Open 60 - Sailing in the headlines of world media: Greta Thunberg SWE crosses the atlantic on a Open 60 !
Yesterday Boris Herrmann GER/Pierre Casiraghi MON started with their Open 60 in Plymouth GBR for their North Atlantic crossing with the prominent 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg on board. The journey will last 2 weeks. The report from BBC.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, August 14, 2019
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
The moderate winds over the Bay of Biscay persisted yesterday for the Figaro-3 solo skippers heading North for the Fastnet Rock. Louis Berrehar FRA remains on position one but his lead on Tom La Perche FRA was down on one mile this morning UTC. Justine Mettraux SUI advanced on rank 9 with a 10nm backlog on the leader. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Monday, August 12, 2019
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
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
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
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
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
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.
16 Solo Skippers started yesterday with their foiling Figaros 3 in Douarnenez FRA to a two part race to Gijon ESP and back. This morning UTC, Benjamin Schwartz FRA was leading one mile ahead of Xavier Macaire FRA. Justine Mettraux SUI followed on rank 5 with a 2nm backlog. ----- The race tracker and the news of the start.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, August 4, 2019