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Calendar / Offshore Racing
Offshore Racing – Monday, May 21, 2018
Monday, May 21, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Newport RI, USA - Leg 9 - Day 1

Yesterday, the start to leg 9 of the Ocean Race over 3'300nm from Newport RI across the Atlantic Ocean to Cardiff GBR was given in good sailing conditions with a 15kn westerly wind. Being the last big offshore race, the results will count double. The fleet is advancing at speeds above 20kn pushed by a well-established rear wind. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) was leading this morning UTC with 1,7nm on 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED and 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) sailing closely together.
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Offshore Racing – Sunday, May 20, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Newport RI, USA - InPort Race

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Newport RI, USA - InPort Race Rain and moderate winds prevailed yesterday during the Newport InPort Race, as always the prologue to the next leg of the Ocean Race, to be started this evening. 'Brunel' of Bouwe Bekking NED took the lead right from the start and was the clear winner ahead of 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) and 'Vestas' of Charlie Enright USA. With this rank 2, 'Mapfre' extended her lead in the InPort Race rankings.
This evening at 18h UTC, the start will be given to leg 9 of the Ocean Race leading over '3300nm across the Atlantic Ocean to Cardiff GBR.
The news and the video summary of the InPort Race.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, May 19, 2018
Offshore Racing – Friday, May 18, 2018
Friday, May 18, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Newport RI, USA - Inport Race today

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Newport RI, USA -  Inport Race today Today in Newport RI, the Ocean Race will be relaunched with the InPort Race, before the 7 teams will start to leg 9 across the Atlantic Ocean to Cardiff GBR on Sunday. Most probably, the overall victory will be decided between 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) and 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) 3 points behind. The 3rd-ranked 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) is already 11 points back.
The InPort Race can be followed live starting at 12.30h UTC.
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Offshore Racing – Saturday, May 12, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018   

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - St-Barth FRA - Final results

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - St-Barth FRA - Final results 14 of the 16 two-person teams still in the race crossed the finish line off St-Barth FRA in the meantime. We reported about the victory of Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA yesterday. The only all-female team with Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke GER/FRA finished the race yesterday with a 19h backlock on rank 10.
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Offshore Racing – Friday, May 11, 2018
Friday, May 11, 2018   (Image © Alexis Courcoux)

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - St. Barth FRA - Day 18 - Win for Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - St. Barth FRA - Day 18 - Win for Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA No change on top of the rankings during the final approach of the Transat AG2R to St-Barth. Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA defended their lead an crossed the finish line over one hour before the 2nd-ranked Sébastien Simon/Morgan Lagravière FRA. Another 4 hours back followed Gildas Mahé/Nicolas Troussel FRA on 3rd. Up to now, 4 of the 16 two-person teams still in the race have reached the arrival. The all-female Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke GER/FRA team are still on the 10th place with 135nm left to the finish. Their backlog on rank 9 is 10nm, the advantage on the 11th place 8nm.
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Offshore Racing – Thursday, May 10, 2018
Thursday, May 10, 2018   

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 18

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 18 The first boats will arrive on the French Caribbean island St-Barth late this evening, but the race is still fully open. With 167nm to go this morning UTC, Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA are still on top 16nm ahead of Sébastien Simon/Morgan Lagravière FRA beträgt 16 Meilen. Gildas Mahé/Nicolas TrousselFRA on 3rd are 37nm behind. Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER advanced on rank 10.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Newport RI, USA - Final results - 'Mapfre' wins !

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Newport RI, USA - Final results - 'Mapfre' wins ! The light winds near the finish resulted in a massive compression in the fleet, all the way back to the backmarker 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS) who were trailing the leaders by over 130nm just one day ago. But when 'Mapfre' (Xabi Fernandez ESP)RE crossed the finish line on Tuesday morning, she was only 20nm behind.
The Spanish team 'Mapfre' stunned the fleet by stealing the leg 8 win in the last 100 meters with a shocking come-from-behind attack into a foggy almost windless Newport RI, passing the long-time leader 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED). This success has a huge impact on the overall race leaderboard, where 'Mapfre' regained the lead from 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) with a 3 points' advantage. 'Brunel' retains the third podium position.
The news and the video of the arrival.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018   

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 17

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 17 With 400nm to the arrival, the gaps between the leading boats have increased somewhat. Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA were 11nm ahead of Sébastien Simon/Morgan Lagravière FRA this morning UTC. Gildas Mahé/Nicolas Troussel FRA on 3rd are already 27nm behind. Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER up on rank 11 have now a 150nm backlog.
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Offshore Racing – Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Tuesday, May 8, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 16

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 16 At Press Deadline this morning 6h UTC, the boats were in the final approach to the finish line off Newport RI. The final outcome is still open as - with 16nm left - the leading 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) was only 0,7nm ahead of 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) and 2,8nm in front of 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP).
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Tuesday, May 8, 2018   

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 15

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 15 600nm ahead of the arrival, the fleet is closing up in the slackening trade winds. The leading Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA have only 1,3nm left of their big lead. Sébastien Simon/ Morgan Lagravière FRA will probably take the lead during this morning, as they are sailing in a better angle to the wind and are faster at this moment. Gildas Mahé/Nicolas Troussel FRA moved up on rank 3 with an 11nm backlog. Sailing in the closely packed mid-fleet, Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER are now 12 with a 129nm deficit.
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Offshore Racing – Monday, May 7, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018   (Image © Martin Keruzore)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 15

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 15 With 280nm left this morning UTC, the outcome of leg 8 to Newport RI was still wide open, as the gaps between the boats are minimal and the approach to the finish line bears some challenging meteorological barriers. 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) was 12nm ahead of 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA). 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA) and 'Turn the tide on plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR), 37 respectively 50nm behind are not too far away either. The fleet will arrive during the late evening UTC, prime time EDT.
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Monday, May 7, 2018   

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 15

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 15 The 16 two-person teams still in the race will be underway for another 4 days until the finish at the French Caribbean island St-Barth. The most northern team Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA defended the lead but the 2nd-ranked Sébastien Simon/Morgan Lagravière FRA were only 1,6nm behind this morning UTC. The position of Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke GER/FRA remained unchanged with a 122nm backlog and rank 10. The podium is too far away, but they could still improve their ranking in the time left.
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Offshore Racing – Sunday, May 6, 2018
Sunday, May 6, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 14

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 14 675nm were left this morning UTC for the leading 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) to the port of call Newport RI. Nothing has been decided yet, as the gaps between the teams are still quite small. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) on 2nd was only 5nm behind, and the weather conditions are very instable leaving all strategic option open. ETA will be Monday morning.
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Sunday, May 6, 2018   

Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 14

 Bénéteau Figaro - Transat AG2R - Day 14 1'000nm away of the arrival on the French Caribbean island St-Barth, the leading boats are still closely together. Adrien Hardy/Thomas Ruyant FRA are 9nm ahead of Sébastien Simon/Morgn Lagravière FRA. New on rank 3 are Leboucher FRA/Pratt GBR. Justine Mettraux SUI/Isabelle Joschke GER/FRA are unchanged on rank 10 with a 112nm backlog.
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Offshore Racing – Saturday, May 5, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018   (Image © Sam Greenfield)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 13

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 8 - Day 13 The seven teams, driven by a well-estalished trade wind, made good mileage in the past 24 hours and were approaching Florida this morning UTC. With the breeze slackening in the North now, the distances between the boats are about to shrink. 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) is now only 7nm ahead of 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA). Another 2nm behind follows 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA) on rank 3. The ETA in Newport R.I. is Monday morning.
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