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Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Wednesday, April 18, 2018   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA-St.Barth FRA - Prolog

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Concarneau FRA-St.Barth FRA - Prolog On the coming Sunday, 20 two-person teams start to the Transat of the Beneteau Figaro Class. Over the past weekend, a prologue was held won by Anthony Marchand/Alexis Loison FRA. The all-female team Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER finished 6th.
The ranking list and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - 'Vestas' arrived in Itajai

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - 'Vestas' arrived in Itajai Yesterday, 'Vestas' sailing under jury rig joined the VOR fleet at Itajai BRA. The team was 9 days underway from the Falklands to Brazil. The shore team is now busy to fix and adjust the new mast before the start to leg 8 to Newport RI in 9 days on April 22nd.
The video news.
Remains now 'Scallywag' having rounded Cape Horn two days ago after their stop in Chile after the tragic loss of John Fisher GR at sea. 700nm from Itajai, the team endeavours to be ready for the start to leg 8 next week. The Scallywag facebook page.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 15, 2018
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Wednesday, April 11, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Enda O'Coineen IRL finishes

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Enda O'Coineen IRL finishes While the preparations for the next Vendée Globe (2020) have already started, Enda O'Coineen IRL has finished the Vendée 2016/17 on Easter Sunday ! Loosing the mast South of New Zealand, he was forced to abandon the race. Finally, he was lucky finding a replacement to resume the round-the-world race. He covered the remaining distance from New Zealand to les Sables d'Olonne in 66 days.
The report.
Offshore Racing – Monday, April 9, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 22 - 'Mapfre' in Itajai Ziel

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 22 - 'Mapfre' in Itajai Ziel Yesterday, 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP crossed the finish line of leg 7 in Itajai with a 5 day's backlog on the winner 'Brunel'. After their 17-hour repair stop after Cape Horn, she stalled in the St-Helena anticyclone during days. The overall lead went now to 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) one point ahead of 'Mapfre'. The leg winner 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) moved up on rank 3. 'Vestas' left the Falklands under jury rig yesterday hoping to be able to be in Itajai on time to make the necessary repairs before April 28, the start date for leg 8.
The news.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 8, 2018
Sunday, April 8, 2018   (Image © Ugo Fonolla)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 21

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 21 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP was 21nm away from the finish in Itajai this morning UTC. After their repair stop near Cape Horn, the Spanish overall VOR leaders dropped back considerably on the South Atlantic, loosing the first position in the consolidated rankings. Four races are on the program and nothing has been lost yet.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, April 7, 2018
Offshore Racing – Friday, April 6, 2018
Offshore Racing – Thursday, April 5, 2018
Thursday, April 5, 2018   (Image © Pedro Martinez)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Day 19 - 'AkzoNobel' on rank 3

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Day 19 - 'AkzoNobel' on rank 3 This morning UTC, 'AkzoNobel' with Simeon Tienpont NED finished as 3rd in leg 7 at the Brazilian holiday resort Itajai. The next to arrive will be Dee Caffari GBR with 'Turn the tide on plastic', but this in 2 days only.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Wednesday, April 4, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 17 - 'Brunel' first in Itajai BRA

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Itajai BRA - Leg 7 - Day 17 - 'Brunel' first in Itajai BRA The leading duo reached Itajai BRA, port of call of leg 7, yesterday after 17 days underway. 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED defended the first place and finished just 15 minutes ahead of 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA. The Sino-French team will herewith take the overall lead if 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) remains on rank 5. The Spanish team stalled yesterday in the St-Helena anticyclone and has approximately 3 days left to the finish. Their deficit on 'Turn the tide on plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR) on rank 4 is over 120nm.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018   (Image © Martin Keruzore)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 7 - Day 17 - first arrivals this afternoon

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 7 - Day 17 - first arrivals this afternoon The leading duo 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) and 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA), separated by 1,5nm, had 130nm to left this morning UTC to the port of call Itajai BRA. An exciting matchrace lies ahead ! The positions behind the leaders are firm, as the distances between the boats are considerable.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Offshore Racing – Monday, April 2, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 7 - Day 16

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 7 - Day 16 On the South Atlantic, the duel between 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED), reclaiming the first position 13nm ahead, and 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) continues. 660 Meilen or roughly 2 days are left to Itajai BRA. 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) has lost some distance on the leading duo and with a 188nm backlog, he is out in the fight for victory. 'Turn the tide on plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR) and 30nm behind 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) have been caught by the St-Helena anticyclone, trailing at speeds around 3kn this morning UTC.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
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