Offshore Racing – Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Offshore Racing – Sunday, September 15, 2019
The Tour de Bretagne was concluded yesterday in La Trinité FRA with the 6th leg over 28nm. Miguel Darant/Eric Peron FRA were the winners. No change on the overall podium with Alexis Loison/Frédéric Duthil FRA on the first place ahead of Gildas Mahé/Morgan Lagravière SUI/FRA. Justine Mettraux/Julien Villion FRA - still the best mixed team among the 37 starters - dropped on rank 10 overall after a 31st position in the last leg. ----- The final ranking list and the news.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, September 14, 2019
Due to lack of wind, leg 5 of the Tour de Bretagne had to be cancelled. However, an 8nm short race was held off the port of call Larmor Plage with Gildas Mahé/Morgan Lagravière FRA as winners, moving up on rank 2 overall. With a 7 point advantage, Alexis Loison/Frederic Duthil FRA remain the overall leaders. Justine Mettraux SUI/Julien Villion FRA finished the short race on rank 18 and are new on 5th overall as best mixed team. ----- The ranking list and the daily news. ----- Today, the final leg to La-Trinité-sur-Mer is on the program, to be followed live on the race tracker.
Offshore Racing – Friday, September 13, 2019
Racing was cancelled for the day in Concarneau FRA due to lack of wind. Today, the fleet will start to the 5th and second-last leg of the Brittany Tour over 34nm to Larmor Plage. ----- The point gaps between the teams in the overall rankings after three legs are still relatively small. ----- The daily news and the race tracker.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, September 12, 2019
Yesterday, the short 66nm race from Brest to Concarneau was on the program of the Tour de Bretagne. ----- Winners of this leg 3 were Julien Pulve/Vincent Domat FRA just 50 seconds ahead of Alexis Loison/Frederic Duthill FRA, the new overall leaders. Justine Mettraux SUI/Julien Villion FRA finished only 14th, but defended the 4th place overall in the 37 boat fleet. ----- Two more races are on the program until Saturday. ----- The event website with the overall rankings after 3 legs.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, September 11, 2019
In Brest FRA, the start to leg 3 of the Tour de Bretagne over 66nm to Concarneau FRA will be early this morning. The winners of the longest leg 2 - Martin Le Pape/Pierre Quiroga FRA - have taken the overall lead as well, followed at equal points by Gildas Mahé/Morgan Lagravière FRA. The best mixed team Justine Mettraux SUI/Julien Villion FRA are on the excellent 4th place among the 37 Figaro3 teams. ----- The overall ranking list after 2 legs, the race tracker and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Yesterday evening, Martin Le Pape/Pierre Quiroga FRA ('Skipper Macif') finished leg 2 of the Tour de Bretagne à la Voile from St-Malo to Brest as first, matchracing with Pierre Leboucher/Benoit Hantzberg FRA ('Guyot Environnement') and Alexis Loison/Fred Duthil FRA ('Région Normandie') in the final approach. The best mixed-team Justine Mettraux SUI/Julien Villion FRA followed as 8th with a 6 minute backlog. ----- The race tracker with results and the event website with reports and videos.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, September 8, 2019
In a very close finish, the father-son duo Gildas Morvan/Gaston Morvan FRA distanced the mixed team Justine Mettraux SUI/Julien Villion FRA with just 30 seconds. The 37 two-person teams completed the 35nm light wind race from St-Brieuc to St-Malo, the first leg sailed on the around Northern Brittany course, within 10 minutes. ----- Today, the longest race from St-Malo to Brest is on the program. ----- The ranking list of leg 1, the daily news and the race tracker.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, September 7, 2019
The 12th edition of the Tour de Bretagne - in six legs around Brittany during a week - , sailed on two-person Figaros 3, was kicked-off yesterday with the Prologue. Loris Berrehar/Corentin Horeau FRA finished first ahead of Alexis Loison/Fred Duthil FRA. 37 two-person teams, among them five mixed-teams, participate. ----- The results. ----- Today, the start will be given to the first leg from Bai de Saint-Brieuc to St. Malo. ----- The race viewer and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, August 17, 2019
The ORC European Championship was concluded yesterday in Sweden after 5 races in all three classes. ----- Erik Barth DEN, Swan 45 finished first in the ORC-A-rankings. In the ORC-B-rankings, Axel Seehafer GER on an X-41 won the title. In the ORC-C-rankings, with 37 teams the largest class, Joachim Aschenbrenner DEN on a J/112 was on the first place. ----- All teams came from around the Baltic Sea. ----- All results, the event facebook page and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, August 15, 2019
Yesterday in Douarnenez the 2nd and last stage of the one-hand race ended in a thrilling final. Pierre Leboucher FRA won with only 5 minutes ahead of Xavier Macaire FRA, who had won the 1st stage and thus secured the overall victory. Justine Mettraux SUI, who in the meantime had moved up to 4th place, finished the stage 1 hour 7 minutes behind on 9th place. The results and the reports.
IMOCA Open 60 - Sailing in the headlines of world media: Greta Thunberg SWE crosses the atlantic on a Open 60 !
Yesterday Boris Herrmann GER/Pierre Casiraghi MON started with their Open 60 in Plymouth GBR for their North Atlantic crossing with the prominent 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg on board. The journey will last 2 weeks. The report from BBC.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Grey weather and light winds prevailed yesterday when the fleet rounded Fastnet Rock. On their way back to Douarnenez, 180nm were left this morning UTC. Pierre Leboucher FRA is the new leader 6nm ahed of Benjamin Schwartz FRA on rank 2 and Erwan Le Draoulec FRA 3rd. Justine Mettraux SUI, the best places woman, moved up on rank 4 with a 9nm backlog on the leader. ----- In freshening rear winds, the first boats will arrive by tomorrow morning. ----- The race tracker and the news.