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News – Saturday, February 24, 2018
Saturday, February 24, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 18

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 18 The fleet made good progress in the trade winds and is already sailing along the Australian Eastcoast. The race remains open to the end 1'000nm away, as the leading quartet is separated by 12nm only and even the duo at the end of the fleet 50nm back retains options for a top place. North of New Zealand, a flat anticylone is in the way that will slow down the leading boats. This morning UTC, the two teams in the West reclaimed the lead: 'Sacallywag' (David Witt AUS) leads 8nm ahead of 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED).
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
 
News – Friday, February 23, 2018
Friday, February 23, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 17

The fleet has taken up some speed in the past 24hrs and the VOR65's are heading for Auckland 1'100nm (4 days) away at speeds around 12kn. The leading four boats are sailing closely together within 3,5nm only. 'Mapfre' and 'Dongfeng' at the end reduced the backlog on 50nm.
'AkzoNobel' with Simeon Tienpont NED has reclaimed the first position ahead of Dee Caffari GBR with 'Turn the tide on Plastic' 2nm back. During the day the fleet will finally reach the long-expected southern trade winds.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Friday, February 23, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - a drone video

It has become common practice that the Oceanracer teams take air videos of themselves by means of drones during their crossings, a welcome occupation especially during the lull periods in the Doldrums. James Blake GBR, media man of 'Turn the tide on Plastic', did a special take flying his drone across the cabin of the boat and out in front! The facebook video.
Friday, February 23, 2018   

IRC, Class 40 - RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT - Day 4

As 12th overall and 4th in the Class 40, 'Red' of Mathias Müller v. Blumencron (with his brother, the Swiss 1992 Finn Olympia diploma holder Othmar Müller v. Blumencron SUI) crossed the finish line of the RORC 600 Regatta yesterday. This morning UTC, 7 of the 39 yachts to finish the race were still underway.
The race tracker and the event website.
 
News – Thursday, February 22, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 15

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 15 The fleet is trailing at speeds around 7kn in the Doldrums despite of irregular winds. Dee Caffari GBR with her 'Turn the tide on Plastic' team slightly extended her lead on 22nm. 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) and sailing in the West 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS) are sailing on the 2nd position. 'Mapfre' and 'Dongfeng' are now 63 respectively 72nm behind but nevertheless remain in the race for victory in Auckland 1'350nm away.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Thursday, February 22, 2018   

Ice-Sailing - DN World & European Championship - Lake Niegocin POL

 Ice-Sailing - DN World & European Championship - Lake Niegocin POL It was difficult for the Estonian organisers to find an appropriate venue for the DN Worlds but finally, Lake Niegocin in Poland is the frozen lake to go. On Sunday, the European Championship will begin. Here the preview.
2018 has been a difficult year for Iceboating in Europe. Already the Junior Worlds in Litovia was not optimal, as the competition was run on snow-covered ice. The video documents this event run on DN-sleds and Ice-Optimists.
 
News – Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 15

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 15 The heavy storm depression South of New Zealand killed the southern trade winds and the six teams are in the middle of a record-size doldrum zone, and this for the coming days as well.
New on the first position is 'Turn the tide on Plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR) and 7nm behind 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED). The duo in the West 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED and 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS) has been decelerated and is now roughly 30nm in arrears. The overall leaders 'Mapfre' and 'Dongfeng' are sailing 90nm behind the leader separated by 0,5nm only.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   

IRC - RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT - Day 2 - Victory and record for Rambler USA

 IRC - RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT - Day 2 - Victory and record for Rambler USA With 'QCR' eliminated right after the start to the Caribbean 600-miles-race, 'Rambler' had an easy game to take the monohull line honours after 1 day and 11 hours this morning UTC, a new record for this long-distance race initiated 10 years ago. Here the news. Overall first was the 63-foot catamaran 'Paradox'. The mostly fresh wind overturned the 53-foot catamaran 'Fujin' with the crew rescued unhurt. The report.
The Volvo70 'Warrior' followed with a 45nm backlog on rank 2, 'Varuna', the KER 56 of Jens Kellinghusen GER on 3rd was 145nm behind.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the start.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018   

Ice-Sailing - DN Polish Championship 2018 - Final results

 Ice-Sailing - DN Polish Championship 2018 - Final results As tune-up to the DN-Iceboating World- and European Championship to be organised by the Estonian DN Association faced with a critical ice situation, the Polish Championship took place over the past weekend. In previous years, DN pilots from Poland were the dominators in these major Championships, lead by the 10-times World Champion and America's Cup helmsman Karol Jablonski POL.
At the Polish Nationals 2018 however, he was defeated with a tiebreak by Michal Burczynski POL. Best non-Polish was Jean-Claude Vuithier SUI on rank 12 among the 93 participants.
The ranking list fleet A and the B-fleet.
Enjoy the well-done drone video of the Championship.
 
News – Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 14

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 6 - Day 14 The fleet is now on the Solomon Islands latitude in a massive innertropical convergence zone stretched almost to New Zealand. The boat velocities are below 10kn and the positions remain unchanged with 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) leading 2nm ahead of 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS). 18, respectively 21nm behind follow 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) and 'Turn the Tide on plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR). 95nm is the backlog of 'Dongfeng' and 'Mapfre' at the end of the fleet.
The race viewer, the news and the video of the day .
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   (Image © Thierry Martinez)

Super Foiler Series - Act 3 - Gold Coast, Queensland AUS - Final results

 Super Foiler Series - Act 3 - Gold Coast, Queensland AUS - Final results On Sunday, the third round of the Australian Super Foiler Series was concluded and again, the 'all-star' 'Euroflex' team of Nathan Outteridge AUS were the winners, but this time loosing for the first time a race, the 7th of the 8 heats. 'Tech 2' with Luke Parkinson AUS follows on rank 2. The next round of the Super Foiler Series will take place in Busselton Western Australia in early March.
The video of the final day with the ranking list and the news. Additional videos have been posted on the event facebook page.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   

RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT

 RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT 88 yachts - a record-size fleet - started off Antigua yesterday to the Carribean600 long-distance race. The duel of the two Super-Maxis was decided shortly after the start when the 100-Foot-Maxi 'CQS' was forced to return back to the harbour with technical problems and the 88-Foot-Maxi 'Rambler' sailed away unchallenged. Her advantage on the Volvo70 'Warrior' was 18nm this morning UTC. On rank 3 followed the Ker56 'Varuna'.
The race tracker and the report on the start.
 
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