Posts Tagged ‘Prince De Bretagne’
It seems every TJV starts off with a nasty gale in Biscay, and the 2015 edition is no exception, with today’s biggest news being the flipping of the Ultime class trimaran Prince De Bretagne. If two of the most skilled multihull skippers in the world weren’t up to the task of keeping one of the least extreme of the Ultime trimarans on her feet in the North Atlantic, how the hell is a fleet of solo sailors going to get around the world? Lemonchois and Bilou are in the inverted boat safe as their shore team decides how best to effect a recovery, and at 120 miles off La Coruna, Spain, there’s some time. More here.
The first foiler in the IMOCA fleet is also out, with Seb Josse and Charlie Caudrelier headed for port to repair unspecified damage aboard Rothschild rather than try a fix when they’re balls deep in the shit. The Dali-foiled Safran’s headed home too, while Jeremie Beyou’s Maitre Coq headed in to Roscoff to try to repair a busted headstay, abandoning shortly thereafter.
The Class 40 Concise is on her way to port as well, with the rest of the Class 40 fleet headed into the suck shortly. Expect a busy night for press releases and loved ones, and our best wishes to all the skippers out there. Stay tuned to the latest in the TJV thread in Ocean Racing Anarchy.
October 26th, 2015 by admin
When we’ve got too much video to show, we put it all in one place. Enjoy this edition of Video Anarchy.
Ever since our first Underwater Anarchy piece we’ve had a hard-on for a beneath-the-surface look at racing boats. Here, Quantum TV gives us some of what we love from the recent Miami TP52 Worlds.
a new endeavour
The castrated Speedboat is due in Sydney in just a few days with some serious work ahead to get her on the line for the 2013 Hobart, and our friends at Endeavour Quay in Portsmouth Harbour gave us a time-lapse look at what it took to get her to sea.
SA’er ‘skiffman’ writes “After all these videos of guys blasting around down under in 20 knots and 35 degrees we were getting pretty jealous up in the UK freezing our nuts off. Finally, here’s a glimpse of summer ahead!”
france on fire
The French economy may be in the crapper, but no one seems to have told Lionel Lemonchois or his vegetable-producting sponsors at Prince De Bretagne, who’ve funded a brand new 80-foot trimaran for the French solo offshore star. It’s a big jump up for the sponsor’s 50-footer, with a target to win the big boy class at the Route Du Rhum.
19 year old Jeremy O Connell wants to go to the Olympics, and if he keeps getting awesome videos made like this one from up-and-comer Ben Hartnett, he’ll at least win the battle to get noticed. Great cuts, sick slow-mo, hot underwater pieces, and some ballsy RIB driving make this one pop…we look forward to more work from young Ben.
March 18th, 2013 by admin