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Offshore Racing – Thursday, November 14, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019   (Image © Jean-Marie Liot)

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 18

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 18 This morning UTC, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA crossed the finish line in Salavdor de Bahia after 17 days and 16 hours underway as superior winners of the Class 40. The first persuers will arrive this afternoon. ----- The race for rank 4 remains open between Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA and Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI 14nm behind with 190nm left to the arrival. ----- In addition to the Class 49, the last four Open 60s will reach the port of destination. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, November 14, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 12

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 12 Today, François Jambou FRA will cross the finish line in Martinique as superior winner in the Mini Protos. 116nm before the arrival, his advance on Axel Tréhin FRA was 98nm. Morten Bogacki GER and Erwan Le Mené 2nm behind will fight for rank 3. ----- No doubt about the winner in the Series Minis, as the leading Ambrogio Beccaria ITA was 95nm ahead of Benjamin Ferré FRA with 270nm left to the finish. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 8

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 8 The leading 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA did the announced repair stop in Salvador de Bahia to replace the damaged daggerboard. After 13 hours, she resumed racing this morning UTC on the third position. The new leader is 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA, planning to do their box stop in Rio. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA will herewith move on rank 1. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 17 Five of the originally 30 departed Open 60 two-person teams were still underway this morning UTC. ----- Now, the Class 40s are approaching the finish with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA only 263nm away. Their advantage on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR was 73nm this morning. Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA follow another 72nm back. Close will be the race for rank 4 between Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI now only 15nm behind the 4th-ranked Louis Duc/Aurélien Ducroz FRA. Jörg Riechers GER/Cédric Chateau FRA follow as 6th with a 30nm deficit on the Swiss. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 11

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 11 The Minis are approaching Martinique in the French Caribbeans and this morning UTC, Francis Jambou FRA, the leader in the Protos was 350nm from the arrival, ETA tomorrow. His advantage on Axel Tréhin FRA remained at 100nm. Erwan Le Menée FRA and Morten Bogacki GER 12nm behind will fight for rank 3. ----- Almost as big is the advance of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA int the Series-Minis. This morning, he was 74nm ahead of the duo Benjamin Ferré FRA and Nicolas D'Estais FRA, separated by 4nm and fighting for rank 2. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 16 With the last third of the Open 60 fleet about to finish the race within a short time, the Class 40 is now approaching the arrival: Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA had 480nm left this morning UTC with a 55nm advance on Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR. The third-ranked Aymeric Chappellier/ Pierre Leboucher FRA are another 71nm behind ..... the podium seems to be determined. ----- 17 of the 26 Open 60s left in the race did reach Salvador de Bahia meanwhile. ----- The race tracker , the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 10

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 10 Despite of the unconstant trade winds, the positions on top of the Mini fleet remained unchanged during the past 24 hours. In the Protos, François Jambou FRA is in the lead 91nm ahead of Axel Tréhin FRA. The advantage of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA in the Series Minis is now 79nm . ----- Mid-fleet, more and more equipment failures have been reported, among them two dismastings. ----- The race tracker, the daily report and all other news.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 7

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 7 All four Ultimes made good progress in the solid trade winds along the Brazilian Coast. Today, however some changes in the positions will occur as Frank Cammas FRA on 'Edmond de Rothschild' will head for Salvador de Bahia for the previously announced repair stop. 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA, 79nm behind this morning UTC will replace the damaged rudder shortly after in Rio. Thomas Coville FRA on his 'Sodebo' will therefore most probably be ahead by tomorrow evening, and also Yves Le Blevec FRA with his 'Actual' will catch-up and be back in the race. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Monday, November 11, 2019
Monday, November 11, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 15 16 hours after the Open-60 winner 'Apivia' (Dalin/Eliès FRA), Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA with their 'PRB' reached the port of destination Salvador de Bahia as 2nd. Only 7 minutes later, 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR crossed the finish line. Meanwhile, 10 of the 27 Open-60s still in the race arrived in Salvador de Bahia. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA remain on rank 21 with 409nm left. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA could keep their 55nm lead in the fast dragrace powered by the southern trade winds. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR remains on 2nd, Aymeric Chapellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA on 3rd is already 129nm behind. ----- Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 7 were 255nm back this morning UTC. ----- race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 9 750nm were left for François Jambou FRA, leading in the Protos, this morning UTC. With an advance of 100nm on Axel Tréhin FRA, only an equipment failure in the frequent thunderstorms with gusts of up to 40kn can stop him from winning the Transat 2019. Ambrigio Beccaria ITA in the Series-Minis is also on a good track to victory, as his advantage of 68nm on the 2nd-ranked Nicolas d'Estais FRA was confortable this morning UTC. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Monday, November 11, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 6

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 6 After 5 days abd 3 hours, 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA crossed the Equator. Slowed down in the Doldrums, the gaps between the Ultime Multis increased even more. 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA was 177nm back this morning UTC. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville FRA followed 264nm behind Cammas. ----- As we reported, 'Macif' has announced a repair stop in Brazil to fix the broken rudder. Now, the leading 'Edmond de Rothschild' will head ashore as well to mend a damage at the keel. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, November 10, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 14 This morning UTC, Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA crossed the finish line in Salvador de Bahia BRA on their 'Apivia', a brand new Open 60 splashed last August only. 140nm before arrival, the race for rank 2 remains open between Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA 16nm in front of 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR. ----- No change in the top ranks of the Class 40 with Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA 47nm ahead of Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 8 The overall leader François Jambou FRA extended his lead on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Mini Protos on 102nm. In the Series-Minis fleet, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA clearly keep the lead with a 55nm advance. ----- Fresh trade winds with gusts of up to 35kn are still prevailing, challenging the solo skippers and more and more also the boats, some reporting equipment failures already. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Sunday, November 10, 2019   (Image © Yann Riou)

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 5

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 5 Yesterday, the four Ultime-Trimarans lost considerable speed in the innertropical convergence zone, but the sequence of the boats was not changed, inspite of the fact, that 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA damaged the middle rudder after a collision with flotsam. He plans for a short repair stop in Brazil. ----- 'Edmond de Rothschild' (Franck Cammas FRA) was in the lead this morning UTC 96nm ahead of 'Macif'. Thomas Coville FRA with his 'Sodebo' is 137nm behind. 'Actual' with Yves Le Blevec FRA follows now 300nm back. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, November 9, 2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 13 356nm left for Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA on their 'Apivia' on a good way to win the Transat in the Open 60s, as the advantage on the second-ranked Kevin Escoffier/Nicolas Lunven FRA was 231nm this morning UTC. ----- The Class 40s reached the Innertropical Convergence Zone. Inspite of slackening winds, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA kept their lead with 53nm. Delahaye FRA/Goodchild GBR and Chappellier/Leboucher FRA remain the first challengers. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 4

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 4 No substantial changes in the Atlantic Race of the Ultime-Trimarans during the past 24hrs with Franck Cammas FRA on 'Edmond de Rothschild' consolidating their lead with a 45nm advantage on 'Macif' of François Gabart FRA. 179nm behind Cammas FRA is 'Sodebo' of Thomas Coville FRA. ----- By this evening, the leading trio will reach the Doldrums. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 9, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 7

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 7 At half-distance of a very fast leg 2 with average speeds of over 10kn, François Jambou FRA has an 83nm advance on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Protos. The closest opponent of Jambou remains Ambrogio Beccaria ITA as first Series-Mini with a 35nm backlog this morning UTC. Second in the Series is Benjamin Ferré FRA 51nm behind. ----- The and the [URL=wxw.minitransat.fr/actualites]reports (in French, English and Spanish
Offshore Racing – Friday, November 8, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 12

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 12 This morning UCT, Gilles Lamiré/Antoine Carpentier FRA on their Multi-50-Trimaran took the line honours in Salvador de Bahia BRA after 11 days and 16 hours underway. ----- The first Open 60 'Apivia' of Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA has 743nm left to the finish line. On the ideal course in the Doldrums, they distanced the rest of the fleet considerably and were the only Open 60 to cross the Equator. New on rank 2 is now 'Banque Populaire' with the mixed team Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA, but their backlog was alreadxy 213nm. The long-time leader 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt dropped on rank 6 with a 277nm deficit. ----- Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA follow with a 491nm backlog on rank 21. ----- No change in the Class 40 where Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA keep a solid lead 50nm ahead of Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI on rank 4 are now 175nm behind. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, November 8, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 3

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 3 This morning UTC, 'Edmond de Rothschild' (Cammas/Caudrelier/Riou FRA) had a 46nm lead on 'Macif' (Gabart/Gahinet/Eloy FRA). 'Sodebo' (Thomas Coville FRA) on 3rd was 170nm behind. Propelled by the trade winds, the four Ultime Trimarans keep on racing South at speeds exceeding 30kn direction waypoint Rio de Janeiro BRA. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos - the moderate winds allowed to produce drone selfies !
Friday, November 8, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 6

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 6 During the past 24 hours, François Jambou FRA has been extending his lead on Axel Tréhin FRA in the Protos Minis to 98nm. The first Series Mini of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA, only 30nm behind the overall leader Jambou FRA, had a 57nm advantage on Benjamin Ferré FRA on the 2nd position in the Series. ----- Sailing at average speeds above 10kn, the Minis made good progress in the well-established trade winds. ----- The race tracker and the news.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, November 7, 2019
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 2

After the rough start day with the crossing of the Bay of Biscay - here the video of the start - the wind has faded and the foils are now in full effect. With an average speed of over 30kn and peaks above 40kn, the four Ultime Multihulls have already passed Madeira. New at the top is 'Edmond De Rothschild' with Franck Cammas FRA, who were the first to gibe south. 46nm back is 'Macif' with François Gabart FRA and 'Sodebo' (Thomas Coville FRA) is 69nm behind. Only 'Actual' (Yves Le Blevec FRA) 165nm in arrear has lost some distance, mainly due to the slow passage of Cape Finisterre with a halt in a calm zone. ----- Have a look at the daily produced onboard videos to get a feeling about live at an 80kmh speed on the Atlantic. Impressive ! ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 11

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 11 After 11 days underway, the race of the three Multi-50 seems decided, as after the crossing of the Equator, the leading Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA had a 225nm advantage with 430 (roughly 24 hours) left to Bahia BRA. ----- The outcome in the Open 60 seems also more and more clear, as during the past night, Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA touched the southern trade winds as first. 'Charal' with Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR were 107nm back this morning UTC and trailing with speeds around 6kn. The rest of the fleet is closing up in the unconstant winds of the innertropical convergence zone. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski/Adrien Hardy FRA extended their lead on 79nm and will reach the Doldrums before noon today UTC. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA remain the first persuers. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 5

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 5 Astoundingly, some Series-Minis can still keep the speed of the Protos after 5 race days. Behind the dominating overall leader François Jambou FRA already 75nm ahead of the 2nd-ranked Proto, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA follows as first of the Series Mini only 13nm behind Jambou. Benjamin Ferré FRA on the 2nd place of the Series follows 35nm back still in front of the 2nd Proto of Axel Tréhin FRA. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, November 7, 2019   

World Sailing Annual Conference - Hamilton BER - Final report

 World Sailing Annual Conference - Hamilton BER - Final report The World Sailing Annual Meeting on the Bermudas was concluded last Sunday with the Annual General Assembly, attended by representatives from 59 of the 147 Member National Authorities, the stakeholders of the International Sailing Federation. The Council decisions made on Friday and Saturday were ratified, the composition of the Election Committee for the 2020 General Assembly was confirmed and a decision re World Sailing's governance was made. ------ The official report of World Sailing for details. ----- Concerning the 2024 Olympic Regatta, the 10 events are now final, subject to approval by the IOC. The Windsurfing equipment will be the iFoil replacing the RS:X, inspite of a last-moment intervention of China and Israel. The submission of the Finn Class to reinstate the Finn had no chance. Here the comment of the Finn Class. ----- Of importance for national federations is the decision to include the Kiteboarders in the World Sailing Youth Championships, in line with the new Olympic program. ----- The Governance proposal however, that would eliminate the organization's broad-based, globally-representative Council, and concentrate virtually all the decision-making power in a nine-member, self-perpetutating Board of Directors led by the President, was put on halt. In order for it to pass, a majority of 75% was required. 38 members voted in favour with 21 against. This resulted in 64.4% in favour so it was not passed. It will be reconsidered at an Extraordinary General Assembly next year May(?)
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   

Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 1

 Ultime Trimaran - Brest-Atlantiques - Brest FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the four foiling Ultime-Trimarans started in Brest FRA to their Atlantic Ocean round-race passing Rio-de-Janeiro and Cape Town before returning to Brest. After 20 race hours, the quartet had already passed Cape Finisterre at the most northwestern point of Spain. François Gabart/Gwenolé Gahinet FRA on their 'Macif' are leading 17nm ahead of 'Edmond de Rothschild' with Franck Cammas/Charles Caudrelier FRA. 'Sodebo' with Thomas Coville/Jean-Luc Nélias FRA followed 55nm behind. ----- The race tracker, the news of the start and the videos.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 10 During the past nighgt UTC, Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA were the first to cross the Equator with their Multi 50. With 929nm left, they are 158nm in front and seem to be on a solid track for the line honours. ----- The Open 60 are struggling with the unconstant weather in the Doldrums, and the previously clear leader 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR, the most western boat, even stalled yesterday, giving way for Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA. The leading duo was separated by 5nm only this morning UTC. Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA follow with a 73nm deficit. ----- A new 24 hour record was established in the Class 40, where the leading Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA covered over 400nm, extending their advantage on 75nm. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA remain on the ranks 2 and 3. ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the videos.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 4

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Day 4 The 82 Minis are chasing direction Martinique in fresh trade winds exceeding 20kn, perfect conditions for a fast race. With 291,47nm in 24hrs (= 12,kn average), Florian Quenot FRA estalished a new record for the Mini Class yesterday. ----- Astonishing the performance of Ambrogio Beccaria ITA on a brand-new scow-type Series Mini, not only clearly leading in his class, but even on the 2nd position overall only 11nm behind the Protos leader François Jambou FRA. ----- Propelled by the trade winds, the fast ride to the Caribbeans will persist for at least another 12 days ...... a stress test for the solo skippers and the boats ! ----- The race tracker, the daily news and the event website.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 9

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 9 Meanwhile, the three Multi-50-Trimarans have reached the Innertropical Convergence Zone (the Doldrums) and are about to cross the Equator today with Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA in the lead. ----- Still clearly on position one in the Open 60 fleet is the foiling 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou/Christopher Pratt GBR now 74nm ahead of Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA and Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA. ----- The leading Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA extended their advantage in the Class 40 as well. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR are now 45nm behind. Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA follow another 10nm back. ----- The freshening trade winds provided for good speeds in all three fleets, especially for the leading boats, all extending their advances. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 9

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 9 Meanwhile, the three Multi-50-Trimarans have reached the Innertropical Convergence Zone (the Doldrums) and are about to cross the Equator today with Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA in the lead. ----- Still clearly on position one in the Open 60 fleet is the foiling 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou/Christopher Pratt GBR now 74nm ahead of Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA and Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA. Alan Roura SUI/Sébastien Audigane FRA are 19th with a 535nm backlog. ----- The leading Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA extended their advantage in the Class 40 as well. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR are now 45nm behind. Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA follow another 10nm back. Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI are still on the excellent 4th place, but lost contact with the leading trio with a 141nm backlog on the first this morning UTC. ----- The freshening trade winds provided for good speeds in all three fleets, especially for the leading boats, all extending their advances. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 13

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 1 - Day 13 This morning UTC, François Jambou FRA was on top of the Protos Minis 5,3nm ahead of Tanguy Bouroullec FRA on 2nd and Axel Tréhin 17.7nm behind on 3rd. In the Series Minis, Ambrogio Beccaria ITA had already an advantage of 16.4nm on Benjamin Ferré FRA. Kéni Piperol FRA was 34nm behind the leader. ----- 48 hours after the start to leg two from the Canaries to the Caribbeans, two major options are taking shape on the Atlantic chessboard. The bulk of the fleet has chosen to head West, the closer route but exposed to lighter winds. Other competitors are going South, lengthening the distance but expecting steadier trade winds. The lateral separation was 350nm this morning and is constantly growing. ---- The Race-Tracker, the daily news and the Event-Website.
Offshore Racing – Monday, November 4, 2019
Monday, November 4, 2019   

Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Las Palmas ESP - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Mini-Transat - Leg 2 - Las Palmas ESP - Day 2 The start to the second leg of the Mini-Transat was given last Saturday on the Canary Islands for the 84 solo-skippers still in the race across the Atlantic to Martinique FRA in the Caribbeans. ----- Ambrogio Beccaria ITA, winner of leg one, leads the Series Minis with a 13nm advantage on Benjamin Ferré FRA. ----- With Tanguy Bouroullec FRA, François Jambou FRA and Axel Tréhin FRA, the dominators of leg one are ahead also now, with the Foiler Minis in advantage in the rear trade winds. ----- The race tracker and the daily news.
Monday, November 4, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 8

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 8 Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA extended their lead in the Multi 50s on over 160nm. ----- Also in the Open 60s, the leading 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR increased the advantage on the persuers with Charlie Dalin/Yann Eliès FRA on 2nd now more than 50nm behind. Charlie Enright USA/Pascal Bidégorry FRA advanced on rank 3. Race over for Alex Thomson/Neal McDonald GBR with a damaged keel suspension after collision with flotsam. ----- In the Class 40, Ian Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA extended the lead on 27nm. Fabien Delahaye FRA/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA are the first challengers. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, November 3, 2019
Sunday, November 3, 2019   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 7

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50 - Transat Jacques Vabre - Day 7 The leading half of the Open 60 fleet on the eastern route have now reached the trade winds South of the Canary Islnds and the favorite 'Charal' of Jérémy Béyou FRA/Christopher Pratt GBR was 41nm ahead of the mixed team Clarisse Cremer/Armel Le Cléac'h FRA this morning UTC. Another 35nm back are Charlie Dakin/Yann Eliès FRA on rank 3. ----- The westerly group over 400nm behind the leader was still sailing at half the speed this morning. With a 481nm backlog, Alex Thomson/Neal McDonald GBR were 18th, followed 5nm back by Boris Herrmann/Will Harris GER/GBR as 19th and Alan Roura/Sébastien Audigane SUI/FRA as 20th sailing neck and neck. ----- In the Class 40, Jan Lipinski POL/Adrien Hardy FRA extended their lead on 12nm. Fabien Delhaye/Sam Goodchild GBR and Aymeric Chappellier/Pierre Leboucher FRA are the first persuers. The fastest of the fleet were Simon Koster/Valentin Gautier SUI playing on the strength of their new scow-type Class 40 and moving up on rank 4 only 23nm behind the leader. ----- The Multi-50-Trimarans are already approaching the Cape Verdese Islands with Gilles Lamire/Antoine Carpentier FRA leading. ----- The race tracker, the news and the videos.
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