Fuente info Carla Anselmi GAETANO MURA – SOLO ROUND THE GLOBE RECORD
Next Saturday Italian sailor Gaetano Mura will leave Cagliari, in Sardinia, for a 25,000 nm long, single-handed round-the-world voyage on a Class40 called Italia, aiming at the new distance record.
On Saturday, October 15, Sardinian navigator Gaetano Mura will leave his native island on bard a Class40, aptly called Italia for a voyage that will take him around the planet in an attempt to set the new time reference. Gaetano has been training for over one and a half year for this challenge: to sail more than 25,000 nautical miles around the world and beat China’s Guo Chuan record of 137 days. The start, that was originally planned for Wednesday October 12, has been delayed due to adverse weather conditions in southern Mediterranean. A powerful low-pressure forming over the Eastern Atlantic has been intensifying constantly and Gaetano Mura’s weathermen forecast winds as strong as 50 knots on the area accompanied by violent rainstorms and high seas, up to 6 metres. A situation that has urged Mura’s shore team to postpone the start for safety reasons and to enable the public to say goodbye to Gaetano.
Trimarán Oceánico Presentado en Mallorca el nuevo proyecto de Maserati de Vela Oceánica que encabeza Giovanni Soldini
Los Canarios Carlos Hernández y Oliver forman en el núcleo de la tripulación
Palma de Mallorca
Esta mañana ha sido presentado en Puerto Portals (Calvia – Mallorca) el segundo proyecto de vela oceánica de Maserati y que de nuevo encabeza el patrón italiano Giovanni Soldini, se trata de un trimarán de la clase MOD 70, que ha sido optimizado a las características para las que está diseñado el proyecto, que no es otro que regatas oceánicas y batir records de velocidad entre dos puertos. Esta visita está incluida en la campaña denominada Maserati Tour 2016.
El nuevo trimarán de Maserati, cuenta en el núcleo de su tripulación con dos regatistas canarios, concretamente Carlos Hernández y Oliver Herrera, ambos de Lanzarote, señalar que Carlos Hernández ya acompaño a Soldini en el anterior monocasco VO7, con el que batieron y están en posesión de media docena de records.
FRANCIS JOYON WILL BE TACKLING THE JULES VERNE TROPHY AGAIN
Friday, 8th April
It’s now official: Francis Joyon will be setting off in the autumn to try to improve on the Jules Verne Trophy record time. It will once again be on his IDEC SPORT ‘ultime’ trimaran with a crew that he will attempt to complete the voyage in under 45 days. We met up with him to find out more.
Francis, this time it is official. A year after your first attempt, you will be setting off around the world again in the autumn to tackle the Jules Verne Trophy.
“Yes… we have not yet finished the job, so we’re going back. When we finished in Brest on 8th January (after 47 days, 14 hours and 47 minutes), we even thought about setting off again a few days later… but that was more or less said as a joke, as there was after all some work to do on the boat. This time, we are serious: we will move to stand-by in late October this year to make another attempt.”
IDEC SPORT COMPLETES THE ADVENTURE AFTER 47 DAYS 14 HOURS AND 47 MINUTES
JULES VERNE TROPHY
January 8th, 2016
IDEC SPORT crossed the finishing line off Ushant at 1650hrs UTC on Friday 8th January. Francis Joyon and his crew of five took 47 days 14 hours and 47 minutes to sail around the world. This was the third best time in the history of the Jules Verne Trophy
IDEC SPORT has begun the final stretch. Early this afternoon, Francis Joyon and his men had around 700 miles to sail. They had hoisted the big gennaker in 30 knots of wind and heavy seas. They should cross the line late tomorrow afternoon and get back to Brest for dinner.
Francis Joyon and his men are preparing for the final battle. IDEC SPORT will be facing three stormy days and three stormy nights before completing their round the world voyage. It will be getting tough from this evening.
Around 800 miles west of the Azores this afternoon, IDEC SPORT is sailing at 32 knots and carrying out a series of gybes: four since the middle of the night. Once again, they are sailing at full speed. “We are on the edge of the high-pressure area. That is why occasionally we have to head back up north to find some more wind,“ explained Francis Joyon. So far, everything is fine. “The seas are quite pleasant. We have an average wind speed of 25 knots and clear, blue skies. We’re paying attention to avoid getting too close to the high, while analysing what is coming up in the next few hours,” the skipper of IDEC SPORT told us.