Offshore Racing

Offshore Racing – Friday, May 19, 2017
Friday, May 19, 2017   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 5 - Victory for Sharp GBR/Santurde ESP

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 5 - Victory for Sharp GBR/Santurde ESP This morning at 2:45 h UTC, Phil Sharp GBR/Pablo Santurde ESP crossed the finish of the Normandy Channel Race in Caen FRA as winners. The 500 miles were crossed in 4 days and 11 hours. Jean Galfione/Nicolas Troussel FRA followed as 2nd three hours behind. Maxime Sorel/Antoine Carpantier FRA had 5 nm to sail this morning the arrive as 3rd.
The race tracker and the news.
Friday, May 19, 2017   

Volvo Ocean Race - New boats for 2019

 Volvo Ocean Race - New boats for 2019 The Volvo Ocean Race Organisation has solved the question of whether its future should be monohull or multihull by opting for both. The introduction of a foil-assisted 60-foot (18.29 metre) monohull for the ocean legs plus an ultra-fast 32-50 foot (10-15m) flying catamaran for use inshore will elevate the race to the ultimate all-round test in professional sailing. These next generation One Design boats shall be introduced in 2019 and designed for use over at least six years. The news.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, May 18, 2017
Thursday, May 18, 2017   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 5

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 5 No change on top of the Normandy Channel Race during the past 24 hours. Phil Sharp GBR/Pablo Santurde ESP extended their lead on 33 nm and will most probably keep an advantage during the final 185 nm today. Jean Galfione/Nicolas Troussel FRA and Maxime Sorel/Antoine Carpentier FRA sail neck-and-neck on the 2nd position. First arrivals will be early tomorrow at the latest.
The news and the race tracker.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Wednesday, May 17, 2017   

Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 4

 Class 40 - Normandy Channel Race - Caen FRA - Day 4 Since Sunday, 24 two-person teams with their Class 40 have been racing on the wet-cold English Channel at the Normandy Channel Race. After four days, 445 nm were left to the finish. Phil Sharp GBR/Pablo Santurde ESP are in the lead 19 nm ahead of the former Pole-Vault-Olympic Champion Jean Galfione FRA underway with Nicola Troussel FRA. Four teams abandoned the race up-to-now.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, May 13, 2017
Offshore Racing – Friday, May 12, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017   

Mini 650 - Mini en Mai - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Day 3

 Mini 650 - Mini en Mai - La Trinité-sur-Mer FRA - Day 3 Ian Lipinski POL with his round-bow-mini 'Griffon.fr' crossed the finishline this morning at 3 a.m. UTC as winner of the Mini-en-Mai Regatta. His advantage is huge as the first chasers Erwan Leméné FRA and Romain Bolzinger FRA were still 70 nm behind this morning. They will arrive towards this evening in La Trinité FRA. The tace tracker and the event facebook page with updates.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, May 11, 2017
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Tuesday, May 2, 2017   

PHRF - Newport - Ensenada, final results

187 teams started to the 70th edition of the iconic Newport-Ensenada race on April 28, attracting 'serious' sailors, weekend racers and recreational cruisers.
Lloyd Thornburg’s, MOD70 'Phaedo3' and Howard Enloe’s ORMA60 'Mighty Merloe' crossed the finish line by happy hour with elapsed times of 5:45:52 and 5:49:28 respectively, with Enloe’s team winning on corrected time. No records were broken this year but amazing that after 125 nm, they finished by only 3:56 apart. Two legends of French offshore multihull sailing, Jacques Vincent FRA and Loick Peyron FRA were part of the winning team. Roy Disney's Andrews 70 'Pyewacket' was the big winner, taking PHRF Overall honors along with their win in the Maxi class.
The results (PDF).
Offshore Racing – Thursday, April 27, 2017
Thursday, April 27, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 3

 Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 3 Layday yesterday in Les Sables d'Olonne FRA after two days with short races. Today Wednesday, the start to the two days' 350 miles long-distance race will be given. First after the three short races sailed so far is Pierre Quiroga FRA ahead of Anthony Marchand FRA.
The ranking list and the daily news. The race can be followed on the race tracker beginning at 11h UTC.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   

Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1

 Bénéteau Figaro - Solo Maître Coq - Les Sables d'Olonne FRA - Day 1 Yesterday, the single-hander class Bénéteau Figaro started to the 'Solo Maître Coq' regatta in Les Sables d'Olonne FRA with two short races. Four short coastal races are on the program till Thursday, when the start to the two-days' long-distance race will be given.
Light winds prevailed yesterday during the short races with Nicolas Lunven FRA and Pierre Quiroga FRA as race winners. Pierre Quiroga FRA is the first interim's leader ahead of Nicolas Lunven FRA and the Vendée-Globe veterans Jérémy Beyou FRA and Yann Eliès FRA. 40 participants. The ranking list, the daily news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017   

Mini 650 - Pornichet Select - Pornichet FRA - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Pornichet Select - Pornichet FRA - Day 2 We reported yesterday on the victory overall and in the Protos Minis of Ian Lipinski POL arriving in Pornichet FRA at 2 hrs on Monday morning. In the mean-time, the complete fleet crossed the finish line. Valentin Gautier SUI (see video) finishing 7th overall was the winner in the Series Minis.
The Protos rankings, the overall ranking list and the event facebook page.
Offshore Racing – Monday, April 24, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017   

Mini 650 - Pornichet Select - Pornichet FRA - Day 2

 Mini 650 - Pornichet Select - Pornichet FRA - Day 2 Early this morning, Ian Lipinski POL crossed the finish line of the Pornichet Select Regatta as winner, 2:30 hrs ahead of Quentin Vlamynk FRA. 20 Protos are still in the race and most of them will arrive later this morning. First in the Series Minis is Thomas Dolan IRL with 24 miles to go this morning. Pierre Chedeville FRA on rank 2 was one mile behind.
The race tracker and the event facebook page.
Offshore Racing – Sunday, April 23, 2017
Offshore Racing – Monday, April 10, 2017
Monday, April 10, 2017   (Image © Yvan Zedda)

Mini 650 - Lorient-Bretagne Sud - Lorient FRA - Final results

 Mini 650 - Lorient-Bretagne Sud - Lorient FRA - Final results 60 two-person teams started in Lorient FRA on Saturday to the Lorient Grand Large, a 115 nm race. Superior winners were Ian Lipinski POL/Sébastien Picault FRA crossing the finish line just after 23 h CET on their round-bow Mini 'griffon.fr' with an over 10 nm advantage on Erwan Le Méné/Frédéric Denis FRA. The Protos ranking list. The Series-Minis results have not yet been posted on the event website.
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