Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Vestas 11th Hour Racing es el cuarto equipo confirmado.

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21 March 2017

Vestas 11th Hour Racing launch Volvo Ocean Race campaign with sustainability message

Vestas are returning to the Volvo Ocean Race for a second consecutive edition, after launching their 2017-18 campaign in partnership with 11th Hour Racing at simultaneous events in Newport, Rhode Island and Aarhus – where it was also announced that the fleet will make a ‘fly by’ of the Danish city on the final leg

Vestas are returning to the Volvo Ocean Race for a second consecutive edition, after launching their 2017-18 campaign in partnership with 11th Hour Racing at simultaneous events in Newport, Rhode Island and Aarhus – where it was also announced that the fleet will make a ‘fly by’ of the Danish city on the final leg.

Vestas 11th Hour Racing will be led by the American duo of Charlie Enright and Mark Towill. The team are the fourth to announce for the upcoming edition, which begins on 22 October, and they will use the race to promote a sustainability message around the world.

Enright and Towill had their first Volvo Ocean Race experience as skipper and Team Director of Team Alvimedica in 2014-15.

“It’s an exciting time,” said Enright. “We’ve achieved a strong collective of sponsors, and the boat has now been refitted and branded in Lisbon, waiting for us to get over there and get it out on the water.

“We’re working hard on building a competitive team ahead of the race, and have a couple of transatlantic sailings lined up for April and May.”

The Vestas 11th Hour Racing campaign is a unique platform for Vestas to promote its vision, which is to be the global leader in sustainable energy solutions.

“The Volvo Ocean Race is a proven platform for Vestas and a unique strategic fit to promote our new vision and market-leading energy solutions in our key markets and engage with customers,” said Vestas President and CEO Anders Runevad.

It’s also an ideal fit for 11th Hour Racing, a programme of The Schmidt Family Foundation which establishes strategic partnerships within the sailing and marine communities to promote systemic change for the health of our marine environment.

“Our partnership with 11th Hour Racing sends a very strong signal with two leading players within sustainability combining forces to promote sustainable solutions within wind and water,” added Runevad.

Wendy Schmidt, 11th Hour Racing Co-Founder and President of The Schmidt Family Foundation, said: “Mark and Charlie have been serving as ambassadors for 11th Hour Racing for the past two years, having witnessed first hand during the last Volvo Ocean Race the many ways pollution and plastic debris are destroying ocean life and threatening all of us. Our partnership with Vestas is about inspiring positive change in the way we think about energy and the natural resources of the planet.”

Vestas competed in 2014-15 as Team Vestas Wind – running aground on Leg 2 and rebuilding the boat against all odds to make a landmark return in Lisbon at the start of Leg 8.

This is only the second time in the Race’s history, and the first since 1993-94, that three major team sponsors have returned for a second consecutive Race – with Vestas, Dongfeng and MAPFRE all back on the start line. Team AkzoNobel take the total number of confirmed teams to four with seven months still to go to the start of the race.

The Volvo Ocean Race also revealed that a mark of the course will ensure the fleet will sail close to Dokk1 in Aarhus on the final leg of the 2017-18 race between Gothenburg and The Hague – giving the people of the city a great view of the competing teams on their One Design Volvo Ocean 65s.

“The teams will be on their final leg after racing 45,000 miles and to round the mark off Aarhus will be a great challenge for the fleet, who I’m sure will receive a welcome boost from the Danish public,” said Mark Turner, Volvo Ocean Race CEO. “Denmark has a great history with this race already and today another chapter is written as Aarhus is added to the course.”

Twenty-five Danish sailors have competed in the race to date and two teams have raced under the Danish flag – SAS Baia Viking in 1985-86 and Team Vestas Wind in 2014-15. Vestas 11th Hour Racing will sail under Danish and American flags.

“This will be a great experience for visitors and citizens alike – and will bring wide international attention to Aarhus that will benefit the city’s growth and development,” said Aarhus Mayor Jacob Bundsgaard.

The teams will depart Alicante on 22 October and race 45,000 nautical miles around the world with stops at Lisbon, Cape Town, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff and Gothenburg before the finish in The Hague.

The One Design concept has reduced the need for campaigns to announce as early as in previous editions and there is no reason why a campaign getting off the ground this summer can’t go on and win the trophy.

WMRT Match Cup Australia, primer día clasificatorio. Dominio de Taylor Canfield.


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Perth, Australia (March 20th, 2017) – In front of a packed lawn at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Taylor Canfield and his US One team are the standout performers of Qualifying Session 1 of Match Cup Australia. This is the first event of the 2017 World Match Racing Tour. Canfield, from the US Virgin Islands, chalked up three wins and a second place to dominate his group.

“It was a lot of fun,” he commented, “it’s been a while since we’ve been match racing or fleet racing these boats. Today was a little bit experimental with a new team, and it was good to get out there and mix it up with some other boats.” Though he admitted it is a bit early in the event to be reading too much into the results.

The Swan River’s Freshwater Bay sparkled in the sunshine through the morning, with a good easterly breeze making for a great spectacle in the early races. While Canfield was showing that he’s lost nothing in the off season.

Also at the top of the scoreboard in their respective groups of six teams were Kiwi Chris Steele in Group 1, and Frenchman Yann Guichard in group three.

Steele and his 36 Below Racing team also scored three first places, with a third place their other score, but they were penalized a further point for a collision. As a measure of the aggressive tactics on the racecourse, a number of penalty points were issued, with local wild card entry Matt Jerwood receiving two.

Group 3 produced the closest result of the day, which had the crowds on the edge of their seats, with Guichard and his Spindrift Racing team just one point ahead of joint second place held by Ian Williams, GAC Pindar and Torvar Mirsky. By the time group three got on the race course the wind had become light and shifty, which really challenged the teams.

Yann Guichard and the Spindrift Racing team probably have more multi-hull experience than any of the other teams, both in round the world multi-hulls, and super lightweight ones they sail on the Swiss lakes in summer.

Torvar Mirsky, one of the local skippers, said he was very happy with his results, “after four years away from the Tour, and new boats, we’re really happy to be in equal second place, and just one point off the lead.”

The event is being hosted by the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, which provides a magnificent venue, with a raised position that looks down on the racecourse, making their lawns a great grandstand.

Match Cup Australia
Results Day 1: Qualifying

Group 1
1. Chris Steele (NZL), 36 Below Racing – 7 pts
2. Phil Robertson (NZL), Robertson Racing – 9 pts
3. Matt Jerwood (AUS), Redline Racing – 14 pts
4. Pieter-Jan Postma (NED), Sailing Team NL – 17 pts
5. Sam Gilmour (AUS), Neptune Racing – 20 pts
6. Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE), ESSIQ Racing – 20 pts

Group 2
1. Taylor Canfield (ISV), US One – 5 pts
2. David Gilmour (AUS), Team Gilmour – 11 pts
3. Steven Thomas (AUS), RPM Racing – 11 pts
4. Sally Barkow (USA), Team Magenta 32 – 18 pts
5. Jonas Warrer (DEN), Warrer Racing – 18 pts
6. Nicolai Sehested (DEN), EWII Racing – 21 pts

Group 3
1. Yann Guichard (FRA), Spindrift Racing – 11 pts
2. Ian Williams (GBR), GAC Pindar – 12 pts
3. Torvar Mirsky (AUS), Mirsky Racing Team – 12 pts
4. Evan Walker (AUS), KA Match – 14 pts
5. Måns Holmberg (SWE), CFA Sports – 15 pts
5. George Anyon (NZL), RNZYS Performance Program – 20 pts

Olympic Week de la Comunitat Valenciana. La niebla y el escaso viento complican la acciones.

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La última jornada de la Olympic Week llega muy igualdad y con muchas cosas por decidir

La niebla y la falta de viento en la sede de Alicante deja la tercera jornada en blanco para los 470, 420 y Windsurf. Todo se decidirá mañana domingo, 12 de marzo, en la cuarta y última jornada de la cita olímpica valenciana

En Torrevieja, con unas mejores condiciones de viento al principio de la jornada, aunque después ha ido perdiendo intensidad e instaurándose al final la niebla, se han podido completar dos pruebas en todas las clases Laser

La clase invitada de radiocontrol, con el Trofeo Torrevieja IOM International Meeting en juego, se ha cerrado con 7 pruebas divido en dos flotas y con el local Guillermo Beltri como líder

Alicante, 11 de marzo de 2017

La Olympic Week de la Comunitat Valenciana cierra hoy su penúltima jornada, marcada por la nulidad completa del viento en la sede de Alicante en la que no se ha podido completar una sola prueba, aunque eso sí, el comité lo intentó incluso izando ‘Delta’ para la flota del área amarilla pero…

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ESS Muscat. SAP Extreme Sailing Team gana el primer evento del año.

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SAP Extreme Sailing Team gana el primer Acto de la temporada 2017 de Extreme Sailing Series™ en Muscat

Final de infarto en el Acto inaugural de las Extreme Sailing Series que concluyó con SAP Extreme Sailing Team en lo más alto del podio.

La flota internacional de nueve equipos vivió una jornada repleta de acción con viento del noreste racheando hasta 25 nudos y un mar agitado, poco característico del golfo de Omán.

La resistencia de los tripulantes de los catamaranes GC32 se puso a prueba en el formato estadio en aguas de Muscat en las 6 intensas mangas disputadas en la que se alcanzaron velocidades de hasta 31 nudos.

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Mañana de reparaciones y cambios en la web, asi que les pido paciencia si ven que algo no funciona al 100%. Teníamos un problema de lectura que hacia “saltar” el texto secuencialmente, lo que molestaba mucho a la lectura de las notas. Los cambios serán casi imperceptibles, pero es basicamente un barrido distinto de las columnas de banners izquierdos y derechos que era lo que alteraba al resto. Lo que sí les pido a los que tenían ese problema (sólo con navegador Chrome ocurría) es que hagan F5 cuando vuelvan a abrir la web.
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Olympic Week de la Comunitat Valenciana, día 1. Mandan los favoritos.

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Los favoritos no fallan en el arranque de la Olympic Week de la Comunitat Valenciana

En Torrevieja, el canario Joel Rodríguez se pone al frente de los Standard, mientas que en Alicante Jordi Xamar y Nicolás Rodríguez y Sofía Toro y Ángela Pumariega lo hacen en 470

Mañana debutan las clases Laser Radial y 4.7 en Torrevieja, y las clases de windsurf en Alicante con la Copa de España en juego para los RS: X (sub19-sub21), Raceboard, Techno 293 (sub15-sub17).

Torrevieja (Alicante), 9 de marzo de 2017

La Olympic Week de la Comunitat Valenciana no ha podido tener mejor debut. Primer jornada en la que se ha podido completar el programa de tres pruebas en las dos sedes: Torrevieja y Alicante, y en ambas los favoritos y que cuenta opciones de pisar el podio el domingo no han fallado.

En Torrevieja, con el Nacional de Laser Standard en juego, color canario arriba de la tabla. Joel Rodríguez y Joaquín Blanco lideran la general provisional y ambos regatistas del náutico Gan Canaria lo hacen con 5 puntos. Los mejores parciales de Rodriguez 1-1-3, le dejan el nº 1. Por contra, Blanco con 2-2-1, se quedan con el 2. Por detrás Carlos Roselló (CN Ibiza) es tercero gracias a los parciales de 5-4-2 sumando 11 puntos.

Otro de los favoritos, Joan Cardona (RCN Palma), tampoco ha fallado situándose en la cuarta plaza con 13 puntos, seguido del lituano Martis Pajarskas con 20 puntos. En clave local, Jesús Rogel, ha terminado en la séptima plaza 22 puntos, destacando un quinto puesto como mejor parcial, logrado en la segunda prueba del día.


Por lo que respecta a la sede de Alicante, el guión se ha mantenido igual, con los favoritos mostrando sus cartas a la primera de cambio. Jordi Xamar (CN Cambrils) y Nicolás Rodríguez (RCN Vigo) han impuesto su ley en la capital de la Costa Blanca, aunque bien es cierto que su comienzo ha estado marcado por un tercero. Después, el tándem catalán-gallego se ha impuesto de manera clara en las dos siguientes pruebas. Eso les permite tener la primera plaza de la general provisional con 5 puntos.

Con cuatro de diferencia sobre ellos, se han colocado Enric Noguera (CV Puerto d’Andratx) y Toni Massanet (RCN Palma), quienes han ido de menos a más: 4-3-2. A un punto de ellos, ya en el tercer puesto, se quedan por el momento José Manuel Ruíz (CN Mar Menor) y Fernando Dávila (CN El Candado) destacando un triunfo parcial conseguido en la primera prueba del día.

En 470 Féminas, Sofía Toro (RCN La Coruña) y Ángela Pumariega (RC Astur Regatas) se colocan primeras de la general. La segunda plaza es para Bárbara Cornudella y Sara Lopez (CN El Balís), mientras que Aurora Miquel (CN Vilanova) y Andrea Doreste (CN Port D’Aro) se sitúan terceras.

Buenas condiciones de viento en líneas generales, aunque en ambas sedes ha llegado con algo de retraso. En Torrevieja han tenido una media de 11 nudos de intensidad que ha empezado al 160º para terminar al 180º (Sur). En cuanto a Alicante también un eje parecido, pero con una intensidad algo inferior, con 8-9 nudos de medias en las tres pruebas.

Mañana debutarán las clases Radial y 4.7 en Torrevieja, mientras que la Copa de España inicia su singladura en Alicante para las clases RS: X (sub19-sub21), Raceboard, Techno 293 (sub15-sub17).

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