This Wednesday morning at 7h UTC, Francis Joyon FRA and his team on their 100-foot trimaran IDEC have crossed the the finish line of the Hongkong to London Tea Route in the new record time of 31 days and 23 hours for the 13000 mile course. The previous record of the 70-foot trimaran Maserati of Giovanni Soldini ITA has been improved by almost five days. —– The race tracker and the news.
Rough westwind conditions are prevailing on the Atlantic Ocean during the final approach to London. Nevertheless, the Maxi-Trimaran IDEC continued to progress at high speeds covering 608nm in the last 24 hours, extending the lead on the record to 978nm. With 435nm left this morning UTC, Francis Joyon FRA and his team are on track to finish the record attempt around midnight today. —– The race tracker and the daily news.
The first of five events of the 2020 NOOD Regatta Series has been concluded yesterday in St. Petersburg, FL. No change on top of the ranking lists after seven races of the 40 A-Cats, split half-and-half in foiling and classic multihull fleets, with Bruce Mahoney, La Porte, TX, dominating the foilers and OH Rodgers, Thonotosassa, FL, on top of the classics. Rank one in the 23 boat Lightning fleet went to David Starck, Amherst, NY, and his team. The winner among the 15 Melges 24 was Peter Duncan, Rye, NY, and first in the J/70s with 17 boats was David Jannett, Miami Beach, FL, with his team. —– The ranking lists after 7 races of all 13 classes competing. —– The next NOOD event will be in San Diego, CA, March 20 u0096 22, 2020.
Again no luck for the over 500 Optimist sailors at the Costa Brava ! After two windless days, a wind over 30kn kept the girls and boys ashore on the final day of the Palamos Trophy. The ranking list of day one with 3 race becomes therefore final. Carl Krause GER and Caspar Ilgenstein GER are on the top positions with Marc Mesquida ESP completing the podium on rank 3. Maayan Shemesh ISR, 7th overall, is the best girl. The two sailors among the 17 USA participants finishing in the top-100 of the huge 565 boat fleet are Fynn Olsen (MYC) on rank 47 and Pierce Olsen (MYC) as 83rd. —– The ranking list, the news and the video of the final day.
Yesterday, the first Act of the 2020 29er Europacup was concluded in El Balis ESP. 89 teams sailed 13 races in four days with the mixed-team Freya Black/Fin Armstrong GBR winning 8 races in their group and finishing clearly on rank one ahead of Stephan Baker/Marco Misseroni USA 2nd and Tanguy Le Goff/Youen Bertin FRA 3rd. —– The results and the news.
The first of five events of the 2020 NOOD Regatta Series has been underway in St. Petersburg, FL since Friday. 193 teams split in 17 One-design and PHRF fleets completed 5 races so far. Impressive the 40 A-Cats, split half-and-half in foiling and classic multihulls. Dominating leader in the foilings is Bruce Mahoney (La Porte, TX). Important fleets also in the Lightnings (23 boats) led by David Starck, Amherst, NY, the Melges 24 (15 boats) dominated by Peter Duncan, Rye, NY and the J/70 (17 boats) led by David Jannett, Miami Beach, FL. with their teams. —– All ranking lists after 5 races. —– The competition will be concluded today Sunday.
On the Acores latitude, the Trimaran IDEC has finally reached the Atlantic Westwind belt during the past night, accelerating on over 30kn. Francis Joyon FRA and his team may arrive in London, 1680nm away, within three days. The race tracker and the news.
The final three windy races at the Laser Standard Worlds in Sandringham AUS this Sunday morning UTC made the difference in the US Trials in favor of Charlie Buckingham (Newport Beach YC) over his team mate Chris Barnard (Newport Beach YC), ranks 33/38/18, who finished on the 30th place. Robert Davis CAN remained on rank 40.————— With three top-10 results on the final day, extending his overall lead on 12 points, Philipp Buhl GER is the superior 2020 Laser World Champion, the first Laser Worlds title for Germany in a class, dominated so far by AUS and GBR sailors. Matthew Wearn AUS follows on 2nd, Tonci Stipanovic CRO on 3rd. Jean-Baptiste Bernaz FRA, in the top-2 ranks during the whole series, missed Bronze by 2 points. —– The ranking list, the news and the event facebook page.
On the last day of the DN Ice Sailing European Championship on Lake Orsa SWE, the wind finally filled in after three windless days, but rising temperatures during the night damaged the ice and racing had to be cancelled. The 2020 Europeans were concluded without valid results. —– The news and the official press release.
Only one group sailing a race on Friday, and yesterday nothing at all at the Palamos Optimist Trophy. The ranking list of Thursday with three races completed remains therefore unchanged. Carl Krause GER and Caspar Ilgenstein GER are on the top positions. Fynn Olsen (MYC) on rank 47 and Pierce Olsen (MYC) as 83rd are the best USA sailors among 565 participants. —– Closing day today with the first starts scheduled early in the morning to benefit from the announced up to 20kn breeze. —– The news and the ranking lists.
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