Artemis Racing wins in Virgin Gorda as Team Nika clinches 2015 title
Artemis Racing today won the fleet racing at the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup, with a four point margin over Peninsula Petroleum, having led from the outset of the four day regatta. But while this was close, the outcome of the 2015 RC44 Fleet Racing Championship was closer, only decided in the last seconds of the final race, followed by some intense mathematics and the breaking of a tie.
Brasil ficou em terceiro lugar no campeonato encerrado neste domingo no Veleiros do Sul
Os vizinhos do Brasil foram os melhores no Campeonato Sul-americano da classe J24 que encerrou neste domingo em Porto Alegre. O título continental ficou com o uruguaio Extasis Saling Team, do comandante Pedro Garra, de Punta del Este. Em segundo lugar os argentinos de Olivos com o barco Worknet, de Nicolas Cubria e em terceiro os brasileiros do C’est la Vie Sailing Team, de Henrique Dias, do Veleiros do Sul, clube sede do evento.
Conditions on the penultimate day of the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup turned volatile, reminding competitors that this exotic venue, while balmy and hot, is also in the centre of the Caribbean Trade Winds belt, complete with gusty winds and tropical rain showers. Both featured today, with 30 knot gusts and intermittent downpours that closed down visibility and caused dramatic fluctuations in the wind. As a result just two races were held before a bigger, more intense deluge dumped its load on the North Sound race course and racing was abandoned for the day.
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.
Bestaven and Brasseur on Le Conservateur win Class 40 into Itajai
Yannick Bestaven and Pierre Brasseur sailing their Guillaume Verdier designed Le Conservateur won Class 40 in the 5400NMs two handed Transat Jacques Vabre when they crossed the finish line off Itajaí, Brazil at 2040hrs and 09secs UTC this Wednesday evening to conclude a long, tense duel with Maxime Sorel and Sam Manuard on the 2015 Manuard designed V and B.
All bets are off. The final 24-30 hours of the battle for overall victory in Class 40 on the Transat Jacques Vabre are shaping up to be the closest and most exciting finale of any of the four classes which set off from Le Havre on Sunday 25th October.