Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik ZKG

Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 - Varuna declared overall winner

by RORC Event Press on 22 Aug 2014
Varuna - Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014 Rick Tomlinson / RORC http://www.rorc.org
The Royal Ocean Racing Club has declared Jens Kellinghusen's Ker 51, Varuna (GER), as the overall winner under IRC of the 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race.


Race sponsors Sevenstar Yacht Transport have also awarded Jens Kellinghusen with a $20,000 voucher to ship Varuna to their selected destination worldwide, which will be used to transport Varuna to Malta to take part in the Rolex Middle Sea Race, the final race of the RORC Season's Points Championship.


Although six yachts are still racing, none of them can better Varuna's corrected time racing under IRC. Jens Kellinghusen was quick to praise his crew for their performance, Varuna has no powered winches and the tough conditions required tremendous physical exertion and long hours hiking out on the rail:


'The weather conditions really suited Varuna. Our biggest competition was with the canting keel boats, which would have preferred reaching, but the downwind conditions towards the end were ideal for us. I am so happy for the crew as they all did a great job and the boat held together in some testing conditions. I am very pleased, this is the first time we have participated and we really enjoyed the race. We already use Sevenstar for transporting Varuna, so the $20,000 from the sponsors is very much appreciated.'


Varuna's Winning Crew:
Jens Kellinghusen, Owner, Hamburg, Germany
Tim Daase, Pit-Boat Captain, Wewelsfleth, Germany
Guenter Alajmo, Runner, Hamburg, Germany
Guillermo Altadill, Navigator, Barcelona, Spain
Luke Molloy, Trimmer, Brisbane, Australia
David Blass, Trimmer, Braunschweig, Germany
Fynn Terveer, Pit, Kiel, Germany
Jan Hilbert, Driver, Kiel Germany
Gunnar Knierim, Driver, Kiel, Germany
Peter Knight, Bow, Guernsey, UK
Christian Stoffers, Bow, Kiel, Germany
Alastair Sayers, Bow, Hobart, Tasmania

At 0900 BST Friday 22 August, the remaining six yachts racing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race are experiencing downwind conditions in plenty of breeze. J/122, Relentless on Jellyfish, skippered by James George, was just 38 miles from the finish holding off a strong challenge from the Army Sailing Association's J/111, British Soldier, which is six miles behind the on-the-water leader. Both yachts are expected to finish this afternoon.

Hanse 531, Saga, skippered by Peter Hopps, passed The Lizard at midnight. At 0900 BST, Saga was 30 miles from Portland Bill with 100 miles to go. Saga is expected to finish the race around midnight on Saturday 23rd August.


Rare leads the Two-Handers
Just after midnight last night, Ian Hoddle's Figaro II, Rare, passed Liam Coyne's First 36.7, Lula Belle, as the Two-Handed teams approached the Scilly Isles. At 0900 BST Rare had extended their lead by 11 miles to lead on the water as the two yachts passed The Lizard. However, after time correction, Lula Belle is still the leading the Two-Handed Class by a considerable margin. Werner Landwehr's Figaro II, Dessert D'Alcyone, was 70 miles from the Scilly Isles, 300 miles from the finish.

Liam Coyne, skipper of Lula Belle, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club in the early hours of this morning. The Irish pair of Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive have been racing for 11 days surviving gale force winds, but fatigue and gear failure is taking its toll. Lula Belle's engine has failed to start, essential to charge their batteries, and the sails are showing signs of the battering they have received.

Without access to the fleet tracking player on the RORC website, Liam was unaware that Rare was passing them, as Liam Coyne wrote this from Lula Belle, while at sea:

'Day 10 (I think). Winds filled in quicker at Mizen Head than we expected. Thank God we still have the A5 kite and she was great today. With no electronics on board we don't know speeds, but we are flying. We expected Rare to rocket past us today, so we were going fast to hold him off. We are now 10 nm from the Scillys and we took the A5 down as it was getting to hard to hold. Lucky we decided to, as there were two more areas needed sewing which our 'MacGyver' on board Brian duly did. Handy to have such a multi tasker. We hope when we round the next mark we might get one more spin out of the A5. It's literally hanging on by a thread.

'On a lighter side the other night we had a show to remember. As anyone who sails knows there is an algae in the water, which when disturbed by the boat's wake causes it to light up. On a really frustrating watch where the sky was pure black it was almost impossible to helm. At night we usually pick a cloud or star to follow. A night with black clouds and little wind is exhausting. I was nearly in tears with frustration when the dolphins showed up. We see them every day but this night I presume it was the black sky but they were lit up white (from the Algae) and not only were they illuminated they left a 20' trail of illuminated water after them. It looked like the Red Arrows doing synchronized swimming. For 30 minutes I forgot about the Boat went and sat at the mast and watched the show of a lifetime. All day we see them break water but here you could see them underwater darting here and there. Sometimes three abreast going left, right left right over and over in perfect harmony leaving the illuminated trails in their wakes. It was an unbelievable sight. Nice of them to cheer a sailor up on a tough night.'




2014 RORC Mainseries IRC Overall

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Start: Mon 11 Aug 14

Provisional Results

 

 

Points

Factored Points

Sail No

Boat

Owner

Sailed by

Elapsed

Handicap

Corrected

Finishing Place

Points

Factored Points

98

147

GER6700

Varuna

Jens Kellinghusen

 

6 - 03:10:32

1.385

8 - 11:50:17

1

98

147

92

138

GBR100

Artemis - Team Endeavour

Artemis Ocean Racing

Mikey Ferguson

5 - 14:00:54

1.595

8 - 21:45:14

2

92

138

88

132

RUS1

Monster Project

Andrew Budgen and Fred Schwyn

Andrew Budgen

5 - 15:21:25

1.648

9 - 07:04:06

3

88

132

84

126

GER6300

Haspa Hamburg

Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt e.V.

Katrin Hilbert

8 - 09:55:14

1.310

11 - 00:30:57

4

84

126

81

121.5

GER5555

Bank von Bremen

SKWB

Carol Smolawa

11 - 21:26:32

1.283

15 - 06:13:21

5

81

121.5

10

10

IRL3607

Lula Belle

Liam Coyne

2H

 

1.002

 

 

10

10

10

10

GBR2722R

Relentless on Jellyfish

Chris Radford

James George

 

1.081

 

 

10

10

10

10

GER6524

Dessert D'Alcyone

Werner Landwehr

2H

 

1.084

 

 

10

10

10

10

GBR5236R

Rare

Ian Hoddle

2H

 

1.091

 

 

10

10

10

10

GBR8191R

British Soldier

Army Sailing Association

Phil Caswell

 

1.096

 

 

10

10

10

10

GBR2630L

Saga

Darren McLaughlin

Peter Hopps

 

1.123

 

 

10

10

10

10

GBR6908R

Ruag White Knight 7

Royal Armoured Corps Yacht Club

Rob Hammond

 

1.019

 

 

10

10

10

10

GBR9070R

Change of Course

Keith Gibbs

 

 

1.036

 

 

10

10

10

10

GBR1702T

Scarlet Logic

Ross Applebey/Sailing Logic

 

 

1.072

 

 

10

10

10

10

GBR907R

Palpatine

Stormforce Coaching

Ifan James

 

1.133

 

 

10

10

10

10

NED7576

La Promesse

Jankees Lampe

2H

 

1.209

 

 

10

10

10

10

RSA23

Arwen

Austen Clark

 

 

1.242

 

 

10

10

10

10

GBR300X

Grey Power

Robin Knox-Johnston

2H

 

1.518

 

 

10

10

 

2014 RORC Mainseries IRC Two-Handed

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Start: Mon 11 Aug 14

Provisional Results

 

 

Points

Factored Points

Sail No

Boat

Type of Boat

Owner

Sailed by

Handicap

Comments

 

0

IRL3607

Lula Belle

First 36.7

Liam Coyne

 

1.002

Not Yet Finished

 

0

GER6524

Dessert D'Alcyone

Figaro II

Werner Landwehr

 

1.084

Not Yet Finished

 

0

GBR5236R

Rare

Figaro II

Ian Hoddle

 

1.091

Not Yet Finished

 

0

NED7576

La Promesse

Open 40

Jankees Lampe

 

1.209

DNF-Did Not Finish

 

0

GBR300X

Grey Power

Open 60

Robin Knox-Johnston

 

1.518

DNF-Did Not Finish



http://roundbritainandireland.rorc.org/" target="_blank">Event website
InSunSport - NZT Clewring One DesignBakewell-White Yacht Design

Related Articles

Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 2
Yachting NZ's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is unprecedented Yachting New Zealand's refusal to nominate in three classes won in the first round of 2016 Olympic Qualification is without precedent. Subject to Appeal, the Kiwis have signaled that they will reject 30% of the positions gained in the ISAF World Sailing Championships in Santander in 2014.
Posted on 22 May
Gladwell's Line - World Sailing changes tack after IOC windshift
Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick Over the past year, we've given the International Sailing Federation (now re-badged as World Sailing) a bit of stick. Every blow well earned over issues such as the pollution at Rio, the Israeli exclusion abomination plus a few more. But now World Sailing is getting it right.
Posted on 21 May
Rio 2016 - The Qualification Games - Part 1
Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving its goals Antipodean selection shenanigans aside, the Qualification system for the Rio Olympics appears to be achieving goals set in the Olympic Commission report of 2010. Around 64 countries are expected to be represented in Rio de Janeiro in August. That is a slight increase on Qingdao and Weymouth, but more importantly a full regional qualification system is now in place
Posted on 19 May
Taming the beast-a conversation with Stuart Meurer of Parker Hannifin
While AC72 cats were fast, they difficult to control, so Oracle partnered with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way. If you watched videos of the AC72s racing in the 34th America’s Cup (2013), you’re familiar with the mind-boggling speeds that are possible when wingsail-powered catamarans switch from displacement sailing to foiling mode. While foiling is fast, there’s no disguising the platform’s inherent instability. Now, Oracle Team USA has teamed up with Parker Hannifin to innovate a better way.
Posted on 18 May
From foiling Moths to Olympic starting lines-a Q&A with Bora Gulari
Bora Gulari’s is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class, along with teammate Louisa Chafee. Bora Gulari (USA) has made a strong name for himself within high-performance sailing circles, with wins at the 2009 and 2013 Moth Worlds. In between, he broke the 30-knort barrier and was the 2009 US SAILING Rolex Yachtsman of the Year. His latest challenge is representing the USA at the Rio 2016 Olympics in the Nacra 17 class as skipper, along with his teammate Louisa Chafee.
Posted on 12 May
Concern for Zika at Rio Olympics is now deadly serious
Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, Alphabet soup is one description that has thus far not been used for either Guanabara Bay, or the Rio Olympics. Many others have, and they were apt, but things have changed. So here now we have a situation where one man, Associate Professor Amir Attaran, who does have a more than decent string of letters after his name, is bringing nearly as many facts to bear as references at the article's end
Posted on 12 May
The importance of being Alive
Since buying the stunningly pretty Reichel-Pugh canting keel 66-footer, and re-naming her Alive, Since buying the stunningly pretty Reichel-Pugh canting keel 66-footer, and re-naming her Alive, the team have lined up for a lot of things, won plenty and nabbed a record, as well. She’s presently in a yard in the Philippines having a minor refit in readiness for the Australian season. It will commence with the upcoming Brisbane to Keppel and then head sharply into this year’s Hobart.
Posted on 10 May
Hoisted on their own petard
Now it was not that long ago that we wondered if there were some genuinely Shakespearean elements beginning to appear... Now it was not that long ago that we wondered if there were some genuinely Shakespearean elements beginning to appear in World Sailing’s premier event, the Sailing World Cup. In that time, a flurry of material has espoused all manner of joyous points including travel grants and prize money. That’s terrific and the hope is that somehow this will overcome the tyranny of distance for Melbourne
Posted on 9 May
Zhik - The brand born of a notion, not its history
here is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline is officially marketed as Made For Water There is probably every reason that ocean rhymes with notion. Zhik’s tagline has been officially marketed as Made For Water, and this is precisely what the company has done for the last eight years before the succinct and apt strapline came from out of R&D and into mainstream visibility.
Posted on 8 May
So, thou doth protest too much, me thinks
And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen And no, we’re not off to analyse Hamlet right away. There’ll be no surtitles popping up on the top of your screen about now. At any rate, it is simply an adaptation of Lady Gertrude’s original line. We merely seek to use it as a way to demonstrate that when there is a lot of brouhaha going on, the smoke screen ultimately ends up as a lovely, colourful flag as to the real intent behind it.
Posted on 4 May