Offshore Racing

Offshore Racing – Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Records, records ....

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Records, records .... The 2016/17 Vendée Globe not only provided records on the water, but also ashore. Yesterday, the organisers presented media data and Race Village visitor statistics. The TV coverage of 1236 hours on 97 Channels in 190 countries is twice the volume of the last edition. 71 mio video sessions were called on the official website. The Facebook page had 236'000 followers. And last but not least, the Race Village was visited by 2,25 mio spectators.
The report.
Wednesday, March 22, 2017   (Image © Ainhoa Sanchez)

Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 - 'Vestas' the 4th team to participate

 Volvo Ocean Race 2017/18 - 'Vestas' the 4th team to participate After 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA), 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) and 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED), the Danish 'Vestas' team confirmed the participation in this year's Volvo Ocean Race. The Volvo65 will be co-skippered by Charlie Enright USA and Mark Towill USA, the young Americans, who lead the Turk-USA team 'Alvimedica' in the last Volvo Race. The 'Vestas' Volvo65 was grounded on the Indian Ocean during the 2nd leg of the last Volvo Race, but was refitted for the final leg.
The report.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, March 19, 2017
Sunday, March 19, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro, Class 40 - Normandie Solo - Cherbourg FRA - Final results

 Bénéteau Figaro, Class 40 - Normandie Solo - Cherbourg FRA - Final results Charlie Dalin FRA crossed the finish line of the Figaro 280-Mile-Solo-Regatta 'Normandie Solo' as winner yesterday with a 13 minutes' advantage on Nicolas Lunven FRA on rank 2. Sébastien Simon FRA folllowed as 3rd. The best-ranked woman Justine Mettraux SUI, crew on Sally Barkow's 'SCA' Volvo team, finished on the remarkable 9th place among the 24 solo skippers. After a first phase in moderate winds, a fresh breeze of up to 30 kn filled in with a peak in the middle of the night, making the race quite challenging. For 7 participants, the wind was too strong and they had to abandon the race with damaged boats.
The news with results.
Offshore Racing – Friday, March 17, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017   

Volvo Ocean Race - Carolijn Brouwer NED and Marie Riou FRA join Team Dongfeng

 Volvo Ocean Race - Carolijn Brouwer NED and Marie Riou FRA join Team Dongfeng The French-Chinese 'Dongfeng Race Team' have selected Carolijn Brouwer NED and Marie Riou FRA for their Volvo Ocean Race campaign in 2017-18 – a move that confirms the impact of a rule change introduced by the race to encourage mixed male-female crews. The two women bring a wealth of experience to Charles Caudrelier’s team, including a total of five Olympic Games and a host of world titles. The Dutch triple Olympian participated in two Volvo Ocean Races, in the last edition as co-skipper of the all-female team 'SCA'. Marie Riou FRA won the last four Nacra-17 World Championships with Billy Besson FRA.
The news.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Wednesday, March 15, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Kito de Pavant: Collision with a whale - the video

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Kito de Pavant: Collision with a whale - the video Kito de Pavant FRA was forced to abandon the race during the passage of the Indian Ocean after collision of his Open 60 with an unidentified floating object. An analysis of the onboard videos revealed that it was a collision with a whale.
The video.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Offshore Racing – Sunday, March 12, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - the Media Conference of Sébastien Destremau FRA

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - the Media Conference of Sébastien Destremau FRA Sebastien Destremau FRA, finishing the 2016/7 Vendée Globe - the 8th edition of this solo round-the-world race - yesterday as 18th, was welcomed by over 10'000 enthusiastic spectators at the les Sables d'Olonne harbour. In a Media Conference, he told the impressive story of his race, the adventure with his vintage Open 60, without any chance to keep the speed of the more modern boats.
The report.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, March 11, 2017
Saturday, March 11, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 125

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 125 By midnight last night UTC, Sébastien Destremau FRA crossed the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne as 18th and last of the 2016/7 Vendée Globe. Light winds delayed the entrance into the harbour and he has been forced to wait for the tide to step ashore. The Frenchman, age 52, was an Olympic campaigner in the FD-Class in the 80ies of last century, participated in the America's Cup and the Volvo Ocean Race and has now finished the Vendée on the oldest boat of all participants, even without canting keel, achieving his personal objective.
The news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Friday, March 10, 2017
Friday, March 10, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 124

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Les Sables d'Olonne - Day 124 Sébastien Destremau FRA will terminate the Vendée Globe 2016/7 this afternoon as 18th and last. This morning UTC, he was 78 nm away from Les Sables d'Olonne. The race tracker and an interview with the starved out Frenchman who is looking forward to real meal.
The daily news.
Friday, March 10, 2017   (Image © Benoit Stichelbaut)

Volvo 65 - Volvo Ocean Race - Alicante ESP

 Volvo 65 - Volvo Ocean Race - Alicante ESP After 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA and 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP, two more teams have confirmed their participation in the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race (start in October in Alicante ESP): the Dutch 'AkzoNobel'-Team of Simeon Tienpont NED with a brand-new Volvo-Ocean-65 and an 'Unknown' team that will be presented end of March. The press release. The organisers expect 8 teams on the starting line.
The event website.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, March 9, 2017
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 122

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 122 The 18th and last finisher of the 2016/7 Vendée Globe, Sébastien Destremau FRA, is on the final approach with 475 nm left to Les Sables d'Olonne that he will reach by Friday afternoon. His emergency reserves have come to an end, and during the past days, Destremau was at an absolute minimum of food. He attempted in vain to catch fresh fish.
The news with video and the race tracker.
Offshore Racing – Friday, March 3, 2017
Friday, March 3, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 117

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 117 Yesterday evening just before 22 h UTC, Pieter Heerema NED, age 65, finished the Vendée Globe as 17th. Inspite of his little experience - he sailed an Open60 yacht for the first time a year ago - he succeed to bring his boat home safely. The news.
The last skipper underway is now Sébastien Destremau FRA sailing in northern trade winds. His journey over the remaining 1'700 nm will last another 8 days.
The race tracker, all reports and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, March 2, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 116

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2016/17 - Day 116 Pieter Heerema NED, age 65, will cross the finish line in Les Sables d'Olonne as 17th this evening. He had 190 nm to sail this morning UTC. The news. Left is then only Sébastien Destremau FRA who will spend another 8 days underway. His food supply has been substantially rationed for quite some time, and he tries no to grasp some extra-calories by fishing. The video.
The race tracker and the event website.
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