Trofeo 6m Almirante Rodriguez Toubes del Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo. Gallant, líder parcial.

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- La flota partió de Sanxenxo rumbo a la Escuela Naval Militar de Marín a las 12:30 horas con un viento muy colón en dirección en intensidad


Sanxenxo (Pontevedra), 21 de mayo de 2016

Hoy sábado ha comenzado en las inmediaciones del Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo la primera manga del Trofeo 6m Almirante Rodriguez Toubes con un recorrido costero por la ría de Pontevedra hasta la Escuela Naval Militar de Marín, en donde el director de la Escuela, José María Núñez Torrente, recibió a la flota y en especial a SM el Rey Don Juan Carlos como vencedor de esta primera manga como patrón del “Gallant”.

La regata fue un continuo mano a mano entre el barco español y el barco británico “Alibaba” de Peter Dubens que con Ib Andersen a la táctica intentó en repetidas ocasiones superar al “Gallant” que contaba de táctico con un gran conocedor de las Rias Baixas, Pedro Campos. La tercera posición fue para el “Aida” de Juan Carlos Escotec y que tenía a Paco Botas como patrón y que a mitad de prueba consiguió desmarcarse del “Caprice” con Laureano Wizner de táctico. La quinta plaza fue para el “Ian” de Cesar Elizaga que contaba con Willy Alonso a la táctica y la sexta posición para el “Acacia” de Mauricio Sanchez-Bella que contaba entre su tripulación con el Almirante Jaime Rodriguez Toubes.

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“Carozo real” al timón de un AC45, muy top.

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Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge, opens interactive ‘Tech Deck’ at Land Rover BAR

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cambridge opens new ‘Tech Deck’ Education Centre at the home of Land Rover BAR – Britain’s team to bring the America’s Cup home
The 1851 Trust’s Royal Patron joins local school children for the first interactive STEMcrew lesson in the new Education Centre
Sir Ben Ainslie and the sailing team train with The Duchess ‘flying’ on-board ‘T1′- one of the team’s development boats, a foiling 45-foot catamaran

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The Transat bakery 2016. Problemas estructurales para el Class 40 Generali-Horizon Mixité.

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Joschke suffers damage to her boat

The Franco-German sailor Isabelle Joschke is currently assessing her options with her shore team after she discovered structural damage to the bow area of her Class40 yacht, Generali-Horizon Mixité, in the north-Atlantic.
Joschke, aged 39, had been leading the very close battle at the head of the Class40 fleet at a position about 630-nautical miles east, southeast of Nova Scotia but is now deciding where to head to, to make repairs.
The boat was sailing on starboard tack in 30 knots of wind when Joschke heard strange noises coming from the portside bow area, forward of the main bulkhead.

On inspection, she discovered water coming into the sail locker and quickly rolled her staysail and turned the boat downwind, 180 degrees away from the race heading.

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Elvstrom Sails y una promo para no perderse.

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En Elvstrom encontraron la mejor forma de coronar a todos los barcos. Están ofreciendo una financiación de 6 y 12 cuotas , en pesos, con 0 de interés. Parece que el invierno estará bien calentito para sus máquinas.
Con acuerdo con bancos y tarjetas han encontrado la forma de acomodarse al momento actual.
Acercate a la velería con tu tarjeta y llévate la vela que tu barco merece.

Elvstrom Sails Sudamérica
Francia 564- San Isidro / 4742-5032

The Transat bakery 2016. Macif de François Gabart, primer barco en llegar a Nueva York.

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Gabart takes line honours in The Transat bakerly 2016 and wins the Ultime class

Francois Gabart, the young heart-throb of French solo offshore sailing, completed his first solo win on board his new 100ft trimaran, Macif, today when he crossed the finish line of The Transat bakerly off New York.

The 33-year-old Frenchman, who in 2013 became the youngest ever winner of the Vendée Globe solo round-the-world race, sailed a brilliant race from Plymouth, covering the official distance of 3,050 nautical miles in 8 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes and 39 seconds. He narrowly missed out on a new race record, which was set by Michel Desjoyeaux in 2004, and still stands at a time of 8 days, 8 hours, 29 minutes.

Gabart actually sailed a total distance of 4,634 miles at an average speed of 23.11 knots in a remarkable voyage that, unusually for The Transat bakerly, took him and his close rival Thomas Coville on Sodebo, hundreds of miles south of the Azores into the tradewinds before sling-shotting northwest up to New York.

His beautiful blue, white and yellow Van Peteghem Lauriot-Prevost-designed multihull, in which Gabart hopes to set a new outright solo round-the-world record, reached the finish at 18:24 local time in New York, as recorded by the Sandy Hook Pilot Association boat, with its jubilant skipper waving to his team support boat as he crossed the line.

Shortly afterwards Gabart reflected on a race that, for much of the time, saw him in close company with Coville on the older Sodebo. For the first three days the two skippers were never more than a few miles apart, having crossed the Bay of Biscay in sight of each other.

“The competition with Thomas on Sodebo was wonderful. It made the race incredible for me. We are working together to organise more races for these type of boats, and when we see what happened in The Transat bakerly, and how close the competition was, we know there is a place for it. This is just the beginning of the journey.”

Gabart clearly loved his first outing on his new mile-munching ocean-racing thoroughbred, and he more than stepped up to the challenge that the 30-metre giant posed. “It was a big challenge for me. You should have 10 or 15 people to manage these boats, and it’s just me. It was my first solo race on Macif, and I didn’t know if I was able to do it, so I am really proud of what I did.

“To arrive into New York was perfect. The boat is in good shape. Me? Well, maybe not! I’m very tired, but I’m incredibly proud.”

As winner of the Ultime class, Gabart will be presented with a special watch from The Transat bakerly official timekeeper Ralf Tech.

Commenting on Gabart’s performance, The Transat bakerly Event Director Herve Favre said: “Francois and Thomas put on an amazing show at the front of the fleet and Francois has emerged a worthy and deserving winner. Over the next week we will see the winners of the IMOCA 60, Multi50 and Class40s emerge and each winner will be a hero in my book.”

The Big Apple has only been used once before in the race as the finish port and that was in the very first edition in 1960 when the winner, one Sir Francis Chichester on the monohull Gipsy Moth III, was at sea for 40 days, 12 hours 30 minutes. Sailing a multihull from a different century, Gabart was 32 days, 3 hours and 36 minutes quicker than the British legend.

As Gabart crossed the line Coville was still some 118nm from the finish while the third-placed trimaran in the Ultime class – Actual skippered by Yves Le Blevec – was still 509.6nm away.

For the other classes in the fleet, the finish line is still over 800 miles away. Armel Le Cléac’h (Banque Populaire) continues to lead the IMOCA 60 fleet with an anticipated arrival time of 19:00 local time on Friday. Vincent Riou on PRB is 76 miles behind and still hot on his stern.

In the four-boat Multi50 class, Gilles Lamiré (Frenchtech Rennes St Malo) is continuing to extend his lead, with a 219 mile advantage between him and the chasing Lalou Roucayrol (Arkema).

Trading places at the top of the Class40 fleet is Isabelle Joschke (Generali–Horizon Mixité) and Thibaut Vauchel-Camus (Solidaires en Peloton–Arsep), with Joschke currently holding a six-mile advantage.

On Tuesday Armel Tripon on Black Pepper announced his retirement from The Transat bakery, after he sustained damage in the week’s earlier storms, leaving eight Class40s now en route to the Big Apple.

The class rankings at 20:00 BST – updated every four hours.

1. Francois Gabart/Macif – Finished after 8 days, 8 hours, 54 minutes and 39 seconds
2. Thomas Coville/Sodebo – 88.21nm from the finish
3. Yves Le Blevec/Actual – 504.50nm from the finish

1. Armel Le Cléac’h/Banque Populaire – 857.2nm from the finish
2. Vincent Riou/PRB – 76.10nm from the leader
3. Jean-Pierre Dick/St Michel Virbac – 182.74nm from the leader

1. Gilles Lamiré/French Tech Rennes St Malo – 950nm from the finish
2. Lalou Roucayrol/Arkema – 219.62nm from the leader
3. Pierre Antoine/Olmix – 415.94nm from the leader

1. Isabelle Joschke/Generali Horizon Mixité – 1421.3nm from the finish
2. Thibaut Vauchel-Camus/Solidaires en Peloton – ARSEP – 6.60nm from the leader
3. Phil Sharp/Imerys – 18.59nm from the leader

Louis Vuitton ACWS Nueva York. Increíble triunfo de Emirates Team New Zealand.

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Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series New York in the most epic fashion today.
It was a winner takes all 3rd and final race of the day, with the kiwi team leading the regatta tied on points with Oracle and only two points ahead of 3rd and 4th.The start couldn’t have been worse for Emirates Team New Zealand who were off the start line in a distant 6th place.
On a shortened race course the run way for a comeback was slight, but the opportunities were constant for the entire fleet, but it was Glenn Ashby, Ray Davies, Peter Burling, Blair Tuke and Guy Endean who saved the best play until last.

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Astilleros del Sur estrena instalaciones en San Fernando.

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Buenas nuevas para Astilleros del Sur.

René Descartes dijo alguna vez :”Dos cosas contribuyen a avanzar: ir más deprisa que los otros o ir por el buen camino”. En Astilleros del Sur preferimos ir siempre por el buen camino, convencidos que cada paso sea siempre de forma segura, brindando todo nuestro esfuerzo a fabricar mejores barcos, para un público y una industria, cada día más exigente. Hoy nos gratifica compartir con nuestra comunidad náutica, lo que es para nosotros, un paso más hacia adelante en ese buen camino. Nos hemos mudado a una plata de construcción de mayor tamaño, mejor distribución del circuito productivo, pañoles de gran tamaño, mejores oficinas y mejores condiciones de trabajo para nuestro personal, zona de armado, de montaje, de construcción de muebles, sala de laqueado, de pre alistamiento de piezas, prueba y control de calidad. Lo que hace unos años parecía poco probable, hoy es una realidad que nos llena de orgullo. Nuestra nueva casa se encuentra situada, también en San Fernando, a metros del rio, en la calle Servetto 361. Quedan invitados a conocerla.
Por mudanza de líneas telefónicas comunicarse al 15-3695-0706.

Leandro Sanchez Artigue

Mundial juvenil 2016 en Auckland, del 14 al 20 de diciembre.

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For immediate release: Wednesday 4 May 2016
Issued on behalf of World Sailing
Auckland confirmed for 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships

World Sailing announced today that Auckland, New Zealand has been confirmed as the host venue for the 2016 Youth Sailing World Championships.

The 2016 selection process was opened in March 2016 after the Oman Sailing Committee exercised the right to withdraw their hosting of the event as a final contract had not been concluded
Following a comprehensive selection process, Auckland will host the Youth Worlds in conjunction with World Sailing and Yachting New Zealand from 14 – 20 December 2016.
Yachting New Zealand Chief Executive David Abercrombie said, “This announcement is very exciting for Auckland and for New Zealand. The circumstances provided New Zealand with a unique opportunity to host the prestigious youth sailing event and we’re thrilled to work together with World Sailing to deliver a fantastic event later this year.

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The Transat Bakerly 2016. Comienza el cruce del Atlántico norte rumbo a Nueva York.

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2nd May 2016

The Transat bakerly 2016 sets sail on one of the greatest race courses of them all

The 25 boats in The Transat bakerly 2016 fleet set sail today on one of the great races in solo sailing, the 3,050-nautical mile passage across the north Atlantic from Plymouth to New York.

Spectators both on shore and on the water turned out to watch as the mainly French fleet gathered under grey skies on Plymouth Sound to answer the starter’s gun fired from the decks of the Royal Navy frigate HMS Kent at 14.30pm.

Ahead of the solo skippers and their boats lies one of the most daunting challenges in professional sport – the north Atlantic, complete with bitterly cold storm force headwinds, an ever-present adverse swell, freezing fog and even the danger of ice.

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