Spindrift 2 crossed the equator at 0131hrs UTC on Friday 27 November, just under five days after setting off! Yann Guichard and his crew are on world-record pace. Current Jules Verne Trophy holder Banque Populaire V crossed the equator in 5 days, 14 hours, 55 seconds in 2011. The trimaran must now negotiate the trade winds of the Southern Hemisphere as she makes her way to Cape of Good Hope.
Competition could not have been closer for the opening salvos of the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup. Following the conclusion of the 2015 Match Racing Championship yesterday, Thanksgiving Day holidaymakers got to witness the first four fleet races, held within the confines of Virgin Gorda’s North Sound.
Harken Desarrolla una nueva Rueda de Recuperación de Spinnaker de fibra de carbono para barcos Grand Prix
Harken ha diseñado una nueva rueda de recuperación de spinnaker de fibra de carbono para cubrir una necesidad desatendida en el mercado de barcos Grand Prix. El diseño de este ultra-rápido sistema de una rueda conectada al sistema de pedestal recupera el spinnaker dentro del barco, en lugar de tener un equipo de tripulantes que lo hacen por el tambucho. Esto permite que el team gane unos segundos extra de velocidad con el spinnaker izado, haciendo retrasar el arriado hasta el último segundo.
They will be crossing the line separating the two hemisphere late in the night. Francis Joyon and his crew of five have slowed down in the Doldrums, but are already making their way out. The time to get to the Equator will therefore be more or less five days. Or in other words fifteen hours or so better than the current record time for this stretch.
Una abatida Marit Bouwmeester, tras perder el mundial por mejores puestos al empatar en puntos. Durisimo …
En un final dramático en el que tenía que alcanzar a alguna de las dos españolas que tenia por delante, Lucia Falasca mete un decimo puesto en la ultima regata y sus rivales un 23º Alicia Cibrian y un BFD !!! Martina Reino. Sufrido pero ya esta, Lucia Falasca y el Laser Radial argentino van a Río 2016. ¡ Felicitaciones, y vamos la celeste y blanca !!!!
Thursday, November 26, 2015 Dane crowned Laser Radial Women’s World Champion – Anne-Marie Rindom secures title in nail biting finish in Sultanate of Oman
The Laser Radial Women’s World Championship, organised by Oman Sail, concluded today with Anne-Marie Rindom from Denmark securing the overall world championship title.
The 24-year-old Scandinavian representing Horsens Sejlklub in Jutland, managed to stay cool on a somewhat frustrating day dominated by general recalls, and clinch the event from Marit Bouwmeester (NED). They both finished the day on equal points, but two first places in the overall rankings was enough to break the tie in Rindom’s favour.
Vladimir Liubomirov’s Bronenosec Sailing Team prevailed today at the conclusion of the 2015 RC44 Match Racing Championship held on the idyllic waters of Virgin Gorda’s North Sound in the British Virgin Islands.
Bronenosec Sailing Team started the day with a two-point advantage over Torbjörn Törnqvist’s Artemis Racing in second, and, alongside Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF, was the top scoring boat today. She dropped just one match, in flight five, to Team Aqua. Liubomirov’s team ended the day four points clear of Team Aqua, which ultimately took second in the 2015 Match Racing Championship, one point ahead of Artemis Racing.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Laser Radial Women’s World Championship in Oman braced for epic final – Denmark and Belgium take joint lead with one day to go
Leading the field on equal points with just two races to go are Evi Van Acker (BEL) and Anne-Marie Rindom (DEN). Van Acker with three first places to count however, moves into pole position.
With a 4,6 score today, number 1-ranked Van Acker (30), said she felt she could have done better but her focus now is on the final two races. “It is a pity I guess, but it is what it is and I have to be full on for tomorrow. The forecast is also for some lighter winds so it is likely to be really tricky so I will just have to be really focused.
DELIVERY OF AC45S TESTING BOAT TO MARK NEXT STAGE OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
SoftBank Team Japan will take delivery of their first AC45S in December and according to sailing team manager and tactician Chris Draper, the sailors can’t wait to put the turbocharged race yacht through it’s paces.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Thrilling start to Laser Radial Women’s World Championship Final Series in Oman – Denmark at top but Netherlands in hot pursuit
The opening races of the Final Series produced the windiest conditions seen so far at the Oman Sail-organised Laser Radial Women’s World Championship. After a tough opening three days on the water, and a day of relaxation enjoying cultural activities on Reserve Day yesterday, competitors were ready for action this morning for the first, final showdown.