Offshore Racing

Offshore Racing – Thursday, August 15, 2019
Offshore Racing – Saturday, August 10, 2019
Offshore Racing – Thursday, August 8, 2019
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   

Various classes - Fastnet Race - Plymouth GBR - Day 5, Wizard of David Askew USA IRC Overall Winner

The winner in IRC calculated time, the Overall Fastnet Race Winner, is the third-ranked Monohull 'Wizard', the VOR70 of David Askew USA, with Charlie Enright USA steering. ----- 157 Monohulls - half of the 313 yachts remaining in the rankings - reached the finish in Plymouth by this morning UTC. All Multihulls had terminated the race yesterday. ----- The race tracker, all ranking lists by division/class and the news.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Leg 2 - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Leg 2 - Day 2 New on top of the Proto Minis is Tanguy Bouroullec FRA with a 3nm advantage. In the Series Minis, Hugo Dhalenne FRA defended the first position 1,2nm ahead of Guillaume L'Hostis FRA. The moderate winds on the Bay of Biscay persisted yesterday and the leading boat were only 100nm away from the port of destination Les Sables d'Olonne. ETA in the night on tomorrow. ----- The race tracker and the daily news (in French).
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Tuesday, August 6, 2019   

Various classes - Fastnet Race - Day 4, Rambler88 USA first monohull

Yesterday, after 1 day, 19 hours and 56 minutes, 'Rambler88' of George David USA arrived as first Monohull ahead of 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS, the 20 foot longer Maxi. The VOR70 'Wizard' with Charlie Enright USA followed on 3rd at the finish of the Fastnet Race in Plymouth GBR. 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA on rank 4 was the first Open60. Meanwhile, 53 teams finished the race. The winner in calculated time has still to be determined this morning UTC. ----- The fastest finisher was - as we reported yesterday - the Ultim Trimaran 'Edmond de Rothschild’ arriving on Sunday already after 1 day, 4 hours, 2 minutes and 26 seconds underway, bettering the race record, set by Loick Peyron and the crew of the Maxi 'Banque Populaire' in the breezy 2011 race by 4 hours 45 minutes and 34 seconds. ----- The race tracker with all ranking lists and the report.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Laredo ESP - Leg 2 - Day 1, start to leg 2 given yesterday

 Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Laredo ESP - Leg 2 - Day 1, start to leg 2 given yesterday Yesterday, the start to leg 2 of the Transcascogne, leading over 280nm back to Les Sables d'Olonne, was given in Laredo ESP. The fleet, sailing in very light winds, was still closely together this morning UTC. ----- In the Protos, Erwan Le Menée FRA, winner of leg 1, was already ahead. Marie Gendron FRA and Axel Tréhin FRA followed one mile behind. ----- In the big Series Minis fleet, Hugo Dhalenne FRA and Paul Cloarec FRA are neck and neck on top. Irina Gracheva RUS followed half-a-mile back on 3rd. ----- This afternoon, fresher winds from the West have been announced. ----- The race tracker und der daily news (fr.).
Offshore Racing – Monday, August 5, 2019
Monday, August 5, 2019   

Various classes - Fastnet Race - Plymouth GBR - Day 2, Edmond de Rothschild FRA Multihull line honors in record time, Rambler88 USA leading in Monohulls

 Various classes - Fastnet Race - Plymouth GBR - Day 2, Edmond de Rothschild FRA Multihull line honors in record time, Rambler88 USA leading in Monohulls In a close duel of the leading two Ultim-Trimarans, 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA overtook the leading 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA on the last metres of the 608-Mile-Fastnet-Race, finishing 56 seconds ahead in a new record time. Four Multihulls completed the race by this morning UTC. ----- Leading in the Monohulls at 5:45 UTC was 'Rambler 88' of George David USA 4nm ahead of 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS. The best Open 60 was 'Charal' of Jérémy Beyou FRA/Chris Pratt GBR on rank 4. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Monday, August 5, 2019   

Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon-Solo - Douarnenez FRA - Day 1, 16 boats underway to Gijon ESP

 Figaro 3 - Douarnenez-Gijon-Solo - Douarnenez FRA - Day 1, 16 boats underway to Gijon ESP 16 Solo Skippers started yesterday with their foiling Figaros 3 in Douarnenez FRA to a two part race to Gijon ESP and back. This morning UTC, Benjamin Schwartz FRA was leading one mile ahead of Xavier Macaire FRA. Justine Mettraux SUI followed on rank 5 with a 2nm backlog. ----- The race tracker and the news of the start.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, August 4, 2019
Sunday, August 4, 2019   

Various Classes - Fastnet Race - Cowes GBR - Day 1, Edmond de Rothschild 1st Multihull, Scallywag 1st Monohull after 18 hours

Light winds prevailed at the start of the 600nm 2019 Fastnet Race yesterday in Cowes GBR with the Multihulls as first at 12:30 UTC, obviously still leading the fleet this morning UTC. ----- 'Edmond de Rothschild' (Franck Cammas FRA/Charles Caudrelier FRA) was first by a small margin ahead of 'Macif' (François Gabart FRA). Thomas Coville FRA followed on 3rd with his 'Sodebo'. ----- Clear situation in the Monohulls as well. The 100-Foot-Maxi 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS was 10nm ahead of the VOR70 'Wizard' with Charlie Enright USA. On rank 3 followed 'Rambler88' with George David USA. ----- The leading boats will round the Fastnet Rock during this morning. ETA back in Plymouth Sunday evening UTC. ----- The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, August 3, 2019
Saturday, August 3, 2019   

Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Laredo ESP - Leg 1 - Le Menée FRA leader at half-time in the 63-boat-fleet

 Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Laredo ESP - Leg 1 - Le Menée FRA leader at half-time in the 63-boat-fleet After almost two days racing, Erwan Le Menée FRA on his Protos Mini finished as winner of leg one of the Transcascogne in Laredo ESP. Axel Tréhin FRA on 2nd followed 4 minutes later. Tanguy Bouroullec FRA was 3rd. Marie Gendron FRA on rank 4 was best among the 5 women. ----- The first Series Mini to arrive was Matthieu Vincent FRA 7 minutes ahead of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as 2nd. ----- The ranking list and the event website.
Saturday, August 3, 2019   (Image © Carlo Borlenghi)

IRC, Open 60, Class 40, Various classes - Fastnet Race - Cowes GBR - Start today with US yachts such as Wizard, Rambler and Lucky in IRC-0

 IRC, Open 60, Class 40, Various classes - Fastnet Race - Cowes GBR - Start today with US yachts such as Wizard, Rambler and Lucky in IRC-0 Today between 12:30 and 14:00 UTC, six separate starts will be given for the 386 teams at the 2019 Fastnet Race with the spectacular Multihulls as first and the high-interest IMOCA 60 & Class40 15 minutes later as second. ----- The weather forecast predicts light to moderate winds. ----- The race can be followed over GPS-Tracking and a Live-Blog. ----- The official preview.
Offshore Racing – Friday, August 2, 2019
Friday, August 2, 2019   

Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Leg 1 - Day 2, duel for line honors, ETA this afternoon

 Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Leg 1 - Day 2, duel for line honors, ETA this afternoon Approaching the finish of leg one in Laredo ESP 24m away this morning UTC, Erwan Le Mené FRA was leading the Protos Minis 4nm ahead of Axel Trehin FRA. ETA this afternoon. The leading Series Mini of Matthieu Vincent FRA has 39nm left to Laredo. Ambrogio Beccaria ITA followed 2nm behind on rank 2. ----- Light winds prevailed during leg one of the Transcascogne, the crossing of the Bay of Biscay. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, August 1, 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019   (Image © Christophe Breschi)

Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1, 65 boats underway on the 590nm offshore course

 Mini 650 - Transcascogne - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1, 65 boats underway on the 590nm offshore course Yesterday by noon, the start to the Transcascogne, a two-leg offshore Mini650 race from Les Sables d'Olonne FRA to Laredo ESP and back, was given. This morning UTC, Axel Trehin FRA was leading the Mini Protos fleet 2nm ahead of Mathieu Vincent FRA on the first Series Mini. ----- 65 boats participate, among them 50 singlehanders and 15 with two-person teams. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, July 20, 2019
Offshore Racing – Friday, July 19, 2019
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