Offshore Racing

Offshore Racing – Monday, May 25, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020   

Mini 650, ORC, Yardstick - Baltic 500 - Kiel GER - Line honours for Frank Eckardt GER/Yo Wiebel SUI

 Mini 650, ORC, Yardstick - Baltic 500 - Kiel GER - Line honours for Frank Eckardt GER/Yo Wiebel SUI Yesterday morning, the Pogo 40 'Black Pearl' of Frank Eckardt GER/Yo Wiebel SUI finished first at the Baltic500 regatta. The ranking list in calculated will be posted today on the Event-Website. ----- The stormy conditions on Saturday evening forced numerous boats to abandon the race. Despite the closed ports in Denmark, the damaged yachts were received in a friendly manner (and without quarantine!). Among the retiring teams were also the Olympic two-person-mixed-offshore candidates Christian Kargl/Lisa Berger AUT on a Mini 650 and Max Gurgel/Lena Weißkichel GER on an L30. ----- The news.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, May 24, 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020   

Mini 650, RC, Yardstick - Baltic 500 - Kiel GER - Day 3 - first after-corona regatta underway in Germany

 Mini 650, RC, Yardstick - Baltic 500 - Kiel GER - Day 3 - first after-corona regatta underway in Germany Last Friday, the first regatta in Germany after the Corona lockdown started in Kiel GER, an offshore race leading over 500 miles from Kiel around the Danish islands to Laeso and back to Kiel with two-person teams only. The very windy race with an up to 45kn wind will end this morning. ----- With 26nm to the finish line, the Pogo 40 'Black Pearl' of Frank Eckardt GER/Yo Wiebel SUI is leading 3nm ahead the Dehler 30 of Oliver Schmidt GER. (Btw, the 'Foiling School' of Yo Wiebel SUI is offering offshore sailing trainings o a Pogo 40.) ----- The race tracker and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, May 23, 2020
Offshore Racing – Thursday, May 21, 2020
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Tuesday, May 19, 2020   (Image © Yvan Zedda)

IMOCA Open 60 - a new preparatory and selection race for the Vendée Globe has just been launched

 IMOCA Open 60 - a new preparatory and selection race for the Vendée Globe has just been launched The Vendée Globe 2020 - starting on November 8th - is likely to be the highlight of the 2020 regatta season. The important preparatory regattas across the Atlantic and back had to be canceled. On the one hand, it is about the qualification for the last starting places, on the other hand, the many new designs should be tested in racing. ----- The horizon is starting to look clearer for those aiming to compete in the 2020 Vendée Globe. On 4th July, they are due to start the Vendée-Arctic-les Sables d’Olonne, a 3600- mile solo ocean race around a big triangle reaching up to the limits of the Arctic Circle. ----- The news.
Offshore Racing – Monday, May 18, 2020
Monday, May 18, 2020   

Corona Cinema - Sir Robin Knox-Johnson GBR - a film portrait

 Corona Cinema - Sir Robin Knox-Johnson GBR - a film portrait In 1969, Robin Knox-Johnson GBR won 'The Golden Globe', the first solo non-stop round-the-world race, when the leading Bernard Montessier FRA for unknown reasons decided to turn shortly before the finish line to attempt another round. Knox-Johnson is still a most respected person in the British sail racing scene today. A 57-minute video portrait.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, May 14, 2020
Thursday, May 14, 2020   

IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2010/21 - Start on November 8 confirmed

 IMOCA Open 60 - Vendée Globe 2010/21 - Start on November 8 confirmed The organizers of the Vendée Globe are holding on to the start date November 8th for the Vendée Globe. What remains, however, is that the Corona measures allow access to the wide starting area along the Coast. With 500,000 spectators normally present on the starting day, the Vendée Globe is one of the most popular sporting events! The news.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, May 7, 2020
Thursday, May 7, 2020   

Corona Cinema - Video-Interview with Xavi Fernandez ESP

 Corona Cinema - Video-Interview with Xavi Fernandez ESP Together with his helmsman Iker Martinez ESP, Javi Fernandez ESP participated in three Olympic Games in the 49er Class winning a Gold and a Silver Medal. Later, the two switched to offshore racing including the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race, Fernandez even as a skipper. In a 49-minute video interview, the Spaniard reveals details on his sailing career.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, May 3, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020   

Whitbread Round the World Race 1997/98 - the official video, winner Paul Cayard USA

 Whitbread Round the World Race 1997/98 - the official video, winner Paul Cayard USA Our series of Ocean Races presents today the official film of the for the Round-the-World-Race 1997/98, for the first time with W60 Class yachts and a "points vs time" (instead of aggregate leg time) scoring system to enhance the value of the shorter race legs. After 9 legs, 'EFG Language' with Paul Cayard USA was the winner ahead of 'Merit Cup' with Grant Dalton NZL. 9 of the 10 teams finished the race. The video.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 26, 2020
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 19, 2020
Sunday, April 19, 2020   

Corona Cinema - Whitbread Round the Ocean Race 1989/90, Blake ahead of Dalton on top

 Corona Cinema - Whitbread Round the Ocean Race 1989/90, Blake ahead of Dalton on top At the 1989 Whitbread Round-the-Ocean-Race, the famous NewZealand skippers demonstrated their class for the first time. 'Steinlager' of the late Peter Blake NZL and 'Fisher & Paykel' with Grant Dalton NZL finished on the ranks 1 and 2. 'Merit' of Pierre Fehlmann SUI got much attention among the favorites completing the podium on rank 3. ----- The video summary (26 min).
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