Botadura oficial del TP52 Synergy

Foto copyright Synergy

Foto copyright Synergy

Foto copyright Synergy

Foto copyright Synergy

Fuente info Synergy


The launch of Synergy’s new TP52 yacht took place in Cascais, Portugal.

The Russian team immediately started practicing and testing the boat in an effort to prapare for the opening Audi MedCup-2011 event. Portugal Trophy will be staged on 16-22 May in Cascais, Portugal.
Meanwhile Synergy will participate in RC44 Austria Trophy, the second regatta of RC44 Championship Tour-2011. This event is going to take place in Gmunden on 11-15 May.

Nuevo RC44 para Team Aqua

Foto copyright Nico Martinez

Fuente info Maxcomm Communication

Press release

Team Aqua launches a new RC 44

The RC 44 Austria Cup – 10 – 15 May – will be a special occasion for Team Aqua as they race in their new boat for the first time.
Chris Bake’s Team Aqua has been a leading force on the RC44 circuit since its launch in 2007. The team won the RC 44 Championship Tour in 2007, and finished first in the match race ranking in 2010 with pro sailor Cameron Appleton at the helm. Team Aqua was however sailing on the oldest boat in the fleet up until now, and decided that to maintain the momentum a new boat would be invested in for the 2011 season.
“The RC 44 boat and concept are a winner”, says Bake. “Dynamic one design boat, ease of transport, varied locations, competitive, huge support from the class and ultimately fun. I absolutely love it and I am determined to carrying on competing at the highest level. The fact of acquiring a new boat is a testimony to the quality of this Class. We hope many other teams will join in in the near future.”
Boat captain Nigel King has been working closely with RC 44 boat builders Pauger to make sure that the new boat is ready and raring to go by the time racing commences at the RC 44 Austria Cup on Lake Traunsee. He explained: “Chris Bake is a massive supporter of the class and committed for the long-term so the team felt it was the right time to invest in a new boat to see Aqua through the next few years.”
“Nigel King, Karl Funk and Chris Noble have done a great job at preparing the boat”, said Cameron Appleton, the team’s project manager, match race helmsman and fleet race tactician. “Thanks to their hard work we will have a race-ready boat for the next race on Lake Traunsee. We are all looking forward to this; those are exciting times for our team.”
Besides being one of the principal contenders of the Tour, Team Aqua uses its boat as a platform to promote an eco-friendly message. The team supports the World Land Trust and “2041”, an organisation founded by polar explorer, environmental leader and public speaker Robert Swan, OBE, the first person in history to walk to both the North and South poles, and dedicated to the protection of the poles. Team Aqua offsets its carbon footprint and promotes sustainable development.

Team Aqua is an international sailing team owned by Dubai based businessman Chris Bake. Kiwi sailor Cameron Appleton is the team’s pro skipper; crewmembers are Matt Cassidy, Andrew Estcourt, Ben Graham, Chris Noble, Nigel King, Christian Kamp, Jimmy Maloney and Karl Funk. Chris is a passionate sailor who grew up in Spain, sailed through school in England and University in America. “Aqua”, the Spanish word for water, is a reference to his kids’ names. The team’s objective is to be competitive, to always look for solutions to enhance its performance and to ensure that it functions as a team.

VOR, Groupama 4 listo para salir del astillero Multiplast

Fuente info Seaailsurf

Groupama 4 prépare sa sortie de chantier

Après près de 11 mois de chantier, c’est par la route que le monocoque de Franck Cammas, destiné à la prochaine Volvo Ocean Race, va rejoindre la base du Groupama Sailing Team à Lorient.
jeudi 28 avril 2011

A 6h30, samedi matin, le convoi exceptionnel s’élancera pour rejoindre la base lorientaise de l’équipage (arrivée prévue vers 9 h). Ce départ représente l’aboutissement de plus de 40 000 heures de travail pour les 30 techniciens en charge de la réalisation de ce prototype.

En effet, depuis décembre, les équipes d’Olivier Pavia et Fred Ehanno se relaient 6 jours par semaine pour terminer le premier Volvo 70 français jamais réalisé. Ce bateau emportera avec lui les espoirs de tout le chantier dans une compétition jusqu’alors remportée par les anglo-saxons.

Pour Jean-Baptiste Mouton, en charge du projet chez Multiplast : « …les dernières semaines ont été évidement très denses mais le fait de passer le week-end dernier les contrôles de jauge sans problème et au millimètre près a été une belle reconnaissance du savoir-faire du chantier… ».

Pierre Tissier, Responsable du suivi de construction pour le Team Groupama : « …Nous travaillons depuis plusieurs années avec Multiplast, nous nous connaissons très bien et échangeons en toute transparence, cela est indispensable pour construire un bateau fiable et performant… »

Reste maintenant pour les équipes techniques la mise en place des appendices (quille, dérive, safrans), du gréement (mat, bôme) et de l’électronique qui sera effectuée en collaboration avec l’équipage, avant une mise à l’eau prévue dans la seconde semaine de mai.

Info presse Multiplast /