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Top News – Friday, July 10, 2020
Friday, July 10, 2020   (Image © Pierre Bouras)

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 6, Ruyant FRA leader at the Polar Circle waypoint

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 6, Ruyant FRA leader at the Polar Circle waypoint Rounding the northern waypoint on the Polar Circle, Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut') succeeded to squeeze in ahead of the duo Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Charal') and Charlie Dalin FRA ('APIVIA'). Meanwhile, Ruyant dropped again on rank 6 with a backlog of 17nm. On top now is Charlie Dalin FRA, only 2,7nm ahead of Jérémy Béyou FRA. Kevin Escoffier FRA is new on rank 3, Boris Herrmann GER is 4th, and Samantha Davis GBR 5th only 8nm behind the leader. ----- Lull conditions prevailed yesterday when the fleet reached the most northern point of the race. ----- Considering the light conditions and the small distances between the boats, more position changes may be expected in the coming 48 hours. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
 
Top News – Thursday, July 9, 2020
Thursday, July 9, 2020   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 5

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 5 This Thursday morning at 6h UTC, the first boats reached the northern waypoint 'UNESCO' on the Polar Circle in moderate wind conditions. ----- Charlie Dalin FRA ('APIVIA') had a one-mile lead on Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Charal'). Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut') reduced his backlog on 7nm. Samantha Davis GBR ('Initiatives Coeur') followed as 4th with 32nm deficit, 8nm in front of Boris Herrmann GER ('SeaExplorer') on the 5h position. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
 
Top News – Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Wednesday, July 8, 2020   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 4

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 4 Two weather fronts with winds of up to 40kn have been crossed so far during the race. The approach to the northern waypoint on the Polar Circle continuous now in calmer waters. ----- With a western course, Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Charal') and Charlie Dahlin FRA ('Apivia') managed to overtake the previous leader Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut') yesterday, who is now 30 miles behind the top duo. Samantha Davis GBR ('Initiatives Coeur'), ​​who has moved up to fourth place, came up strongly as well. Boris Herrmann GER ('SeaExplorer') and Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER ('MASCF') follow 9 miles behind. The gaps between the Open 60s will shrink further, as the leading pack is currently sailing in a calm transition zone. ----- The Race-Tracker, die news and the videos.
 
Top News – Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 3

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 3 In fresh winds around 25kn West of Ireland, the fleet is heading North this morning with Thomas Ruyant FRA on his Open 60 'LinkedOut' increasing the advantage continuously. He was 16nm ahead of Jérémy Beyou FRA ('Charal') at the last checkpoint. One mile farther behind followed Charlie Dalin FRA ('APIVIA') on rank 3. Boris Herrmann GER ('SeaExplorer') moved up on the 4th position with a 53nm deficit. The best woman Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER ('MACSF') is on the 6th place leading Samantha Davies GBR ('Initiatives Coeur') and Clarisse Cremer FRA ('Banque Populaire') on the ranks 7 and 8 by a small margin. After Sébastien Simon FRA and Damien Séguin FRA, it was Armel Tripon FRA (L'occitane') yesterday who was forced to abandon the race with structural damages. Apparently, the repairs after a collision with flotsam done in a hurry before the start were not sustainable enough. ----- The report. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020   

Dart, Tornado, Corsaire - Regatta - Davoser SSC - Final results

 Dart, Tornado, Corsaire - Regatta - Davoser SSC - Final results Perfect conditions with a 3-5 bft thermal breeze prevailed on Lake Davos (5,120 ft altidude) over the past weekend allowing to complete 10 races. ----- In the Darts, Susanne Hefti/Karin Sommer SCoW finished first just one point ahead of Werner Heynisch/Monika Schroeder YCZ. ---- In the Tornados with teams from 4 nations, Jean-Marc Cuanillon/Michael Gloor YCB were the winners ahead of Martin and Paul Rusterholz RVS and Pavlis/Pavlisova CZE. ----- The the Corsaires, the winners were once more Ralph and Liliane Uhlmann SCSee. ----- The event website.
 
Top News – Monday, July 6, 2020
Monday, July 6, 2020   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 2

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables - Day 2 The 19 Open60 still in the race reached the Fastnet Rock off the Southwest point of Ireland this morning with Thomas Ruyant FRA ('LinkedOut') leading 1,5nm ahead of Charlie Dalin FRA ('Apivia'). On rank 3 followed Jérémy Béyou FRA ('Charal') with a 2,5nm backlog. Boris Herrmann GER ('Seaexplorer') on the 5th place has a 10nm deficit, just ahead of the fist woman Isabelle Joschke FRA/GER. The first to abandon the race was Sébastien Simon FRA ('Arkea Paprec') with a broken foil. Yesterday evening, the two-time Paralympic Champion Damien Séguin FRA ('Apicil') was forced to leave the competition as well with electricity problems. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, July 6, 2020   

Finn, Star - Niederhorn-Kanne/Rostige Kanne - Thunersee YC - Final results

 Finn, Star - Niederhorn-Kanne/Rostige Kanne - Thunersee YC - Final results Two more races were held on Lake Thoune in light and variable winds for the Finns and the Starboats, making it a total of five over the weekend. ----- Winner of the Finn Trophy was Christoph Burger TYC defending his lead of Saturday, followed by Gerhard Weinreich AUT and Christoph Christen SUI. 56 participants from 4 nations were finally ranked. ----- In the Starboats, Bernhard Seger/Walter Oess SVB remained on top as well. Uwe Barth/Steffen Rutz GER and Urs Hunkeler/Oliver Fuchs YTL - best of the day - completed the podium. ----- The event website, and the Club website.
 
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