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Offshore Racing – Saturday, July 30, 2016
Saturday, July 30, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 5

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 5 Ian Lipinski POL with his round-bow Proto arrived on the Acores during the past night winning leg one. His only opponent in the Protos, Alberto Bona ITA, was 170 miles from Horta this morning. The first Series Minis will arrive tomorrow Sunday only. Tanguy Bouroullec FRA defended his lead ahead of Jonas Gerckens BEL 6 miles behind.
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Offshore Racing – Friday, July 29, 2016
Friday, July 29, 2016   

Mini 650 - Mini Fastnet 2016 - Douarnenez FRA - Day 5

 Mini 650 - Mini Fastnet 2016 - Douarnenez FRA - Day 5 The 22 solo skippers are heading South on a fast reaching leg direction Acores. Ian Lipinski POL clearly leading in the Protos missed the 24-hour-record of the Mini class (303 miles) by 6 miles only. He will reach the port of call Horta tomorrow evening taking the line honours. First in the Series Minis is Tanguy Bouroullec FRA 40 miles ahead of Jonas Gerckens BEL.
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Offshore Racing – Thursday, July 28, 2016
Thursday, July 28, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 4

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 4 After four days, the 22 Solo-Skippers are now halfway to the port of call of leg 1 and the fleet has been stretched over quite a distance during the 4 days sailed on a long reaching course so far.
Tanguy Bourroulec FRA leads in the Series Minis 32 miles ahead of Jonas Gerckens BEL. Out on a limb is Ian Lipinski POL in the Protos. The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, July 28, 2016   

Northatlantic Record - New York USA - Day 5 - 'Comanche' to arrive today by noon

 Northatlantic Record - New York USA - Day 5 - 'Comanche' to arrive today by noon The weather window opted for by 'Comanche' for the record attempt proves to be perfect, as this morning, Jim and Kristy Clark USA and their team were only 90 miles before Point Lizard, the finish (or start) point for all Transatlantic records. With an average speed of 22 kn so far, the 100-Foot-Maxi will cross the time line by noon today already smashing the old record of 'Mari Cha IV'.
The race tracker and the Comanche facebook page.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Wednesday, July 27, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 3

The leading group passed Cape Finisterre at the Northwest point of Spain yesterday afternoon. Leading in the Series Minis yesterday evening was Tanguy Bouroulec FRA 3 miles ahead of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA. As to expect no change in the Protos Minis where Ian Lipinski POL is a class of his own.
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Offshore Racing – Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 2 The 22 solo skippers are crossing the Bay of Biscay in moderate winds with Ian Lipinski POL clearly leading with an advantage on the other Proto of 13 miles. First in the Series Minis is Ambrogio Beccaria ITA 8 miles ahead of Thomas Dolan FRA. The race tracker and the event website.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 2 The 22 solo skippers are crossing the Bay of Biscay in moderate winds with Ian Lipinski POL clearly leading with an advantage on the other Proto of 13 miles. First in the Series Minis is Ambrogio Beccaria ITA 8 miles ahead of Thomas Dolan FRA. Valentin Gautier SUI follows on rank 9 with a 17 miles' backlog. Yann Burkhalter SUI is 13th.
The race tracker and the event website.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016   

North Atlantic Record - New York USA - 'Comanche' underway since Sunday

 North Atlantic Record - New York USA - 'Comanche' underway since Sunday Last Sunday, the 100-foot-maxi 'Comanche' of Jim and Kristy Clarke USA with Casey Smith USA as Boat Captain as substitute for Ken Read USA as well as Stan Honey USA as navigator started in New York to a record North Atlantic record attempt for monohulls. The existing record of 6 days, 17 hours and 52 minutes belongs to 'Mari-Cha IV'. Thanks to an ideal weather window, 'Comanche' has already an advantage of 450 miles on the old record.
The race tracker and the Comanche facebook page.
Offshore Racing – Monday, July 25, 2016
Monday, July 25, 2016   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1

 Mini 650 - Les Sables-Les Acores-Les Sables - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1 The Mini 650 fleet started in the Sables d'Olonne yesterday by noon in a light wind to leg one direction the Azores with the favorite Ian Lipinski POL on his round-bow Proto already in the lead at the first control mark. The event website however is not yet in full service as neither the race tracker nor the results page have been activated up to now. The daily news.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, July 24, 2016
Offshore Racing – Saturday, July 23, 2016
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Wednesday, July 20, 2016   

Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St.Malo FRA - Day 11

The Maxi-Trimaran 'Spindrift II' with Yann Guichard FRA and Dona Bertarelli SUI took the line honors in St-Malo yesterday evening at 23h CET, improving the record time of this race by over a day. The report. Roughly one hour later followed Lalou Roucayrol FRA with his 'Arkema' as first of the four Multi-50-Trimarans. The report. The Class 40 fleet will remain underway for another two days. Racing on the most northern course, Maxime Sorel FRA and 55 miles behind Benoît Cahron FRA have now taken the lead. The rest of the fleet is already over 120 miles behind.
The race tracker and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Tuesday, July 19, 2016   

Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St-Malo FRA - Day 10

 Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St-Malo FRA - Day 10 After 10 days' racing, the Multi-50 Trimarans are now in the final approach on St-Malo. 'Arkena' with Lalou Roucayrol FRA still in the lead had 176 miles left to the finish line this morning, but the race is not over yet as Gilles Lamiré FRA on rank 2 was only 32 miles behind, and even Thierry Brouchard FRA with a 42 miles' backlog has chances for the overall victory. Starting 3 days late, the Maxi-Trimaran 'Spindrift II' with Yann Guichard FRA has now passed all earlier starter and will reach St-Malo this afternoon taking the line honours. In the Class 40, the outsider Gonzalo Botin ESP has extended his lead on 31 miles. Phil Sharp GBR and another mile back Thibault Vauchel-Camus FRA are the first challengers. Isabelle Joschke GER/FRA descended on rank 5 with a 43 miles backlog. The Class 40 will be underway for 3 more days.
The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Monday, July 18, 2016
Monday, July 18, 2016   

Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St.Malo FRA - Day 9

 Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St.Malo FRA - Day 9 After 9 race days, the Multi 50s are approaching the finish in St-Malo. 365 have been left for Lalou Roucayrol FRA with his 'Arkema' this morning, and not far farther behind followed 'Spindrift II' with Yann Guichard FRA, who started three days later. After the capsize of the MOD-70-Trimaran 'Musandam Oman Sail' with Sidney Gavignet FRA (here the report), Guichard is now alone in the Class Ultime. Leader in the Class 40 is still Gonzalo Botin ESP with a 20 miles lead on Phil Sharp GBR. Isabelle Joschke GER follows 39 miles back.
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Offshore Racing – Sunday, July 17, 2016
Sunday, July 17, 2016   

Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St.Malo FRA - Day 8

 Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime, Open - Transat Quebec CAN- St.Malo FRA - Day 8 The Class 40 fleet has now reached the fresh West wind as well and started the fast ride under spi. Gonzalo Botin ESP established a new 24-hour-class-record with 373,6 miles, i.e. an average speed of 15,56 kn. The report. The race tracker is unfortunately out-of-service this moring and we cannot inform on the positions of the other classes. The event website.
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