Please select your home edition
Edition
Barz Optics - Kids range

Krys Ocean Race - New format dedicated to oceanic multihulls

by Multi One Design on 3 Dec 2013
Spindrift Racing - Krys Ocean Race 2012 Spindrift Racing
Due to the difficulties of mobilising the competitors in this complicated economic environment, the organiser and partners (MOD SA, Krys Group, Brest) are postponing the second edition of the Krys Ocean Race until 2016 (it was originally scheduled for May 2014) and moving to a four-year cycle, alternating with the Route du Rhum.

The conditions to guarantee an event that aims to be the first transatlantic race 100% for multihulls were not met. Supported by the race partners, the Opticians Krys and the City of Brest, and buoyed by a first successful edition in 2012, when nearly 350,000 visitors came to the race village in Brest, the organisers had ambitious goals for this second edition on both a sporting level and as mode of communication. With six months to go until the event, there was still too much uncertainty hanging over this second edition in terms of participation, particularly among the MOD70. The organisers have already initiated discussions with other multihull classes to expand the fleet and create a new event dedicated to oceanic multihulls...This will be the format for the next edition in 2016.

Marco Simeoni, President of MOD SA: 'It is with great sadness that we have decided to postpone the Krys Ocean Race, which was due to be a great sporting event for the MOD70 fleet. A difficult economic climate, coupled with some strategic choices by some partners and owners, has unfortunately forced us to postpone the event. MOD and its partners, Krys and Brest, are reflecting on a format for the future editions which will ensure the success of this race both in sporting and economic terms.'

Jean-Pierre Champion, Director General of Krys Group: 'Everyone remembers the images from the first edition: The 'Formula 1' of the seas, at the foot of Manhattan, racing to reach Brest in less than five days; a feat by each crew which echoes the daily demands on the 880 teams of Krys opticians. The second edition has to be even more ambitious and special.'

Therefore, the event will evolve and broaden its scope by welcoming all multihull classes over 50 feet (Multi 50 - MOD70 - Ultimate). This large ocean race will become the ultimate event in the sailing world, bringing together the most prestigious and fastest ships on the planet on an ocean route, which this time, will take the multihull fleet from Brest to New York.

Krys Ocean Race in numbers:
- Brest-New York City start-finish alternates every four years
- 2,950 miles of suspense in the North Atlantic
- Transatlantic Race reserved for multihulls
- Record crossing in 2012: 4 days 21 hours 8 mins Multi One Krys
North Sails V GennakerInSunSport - NZWildwind 2016 660x82

Related Articles

Oman Air faces some infamous challenges at Extreme Sailing Series
All teams made it onto the podium at some stage during the seven race programme, reflecting the degree of difficulty All seven teams made it onto the podium at some stage during the seven race programme, reflecting the degree of difficulty in achieving any sort of consistency in a very shifty and unstable breeze that topped out at a bracing 14 knots when all the GC32s catamarans took off on their foils and flew around the race course.
Posted on 29 Jul
2016 Hobie Multi-Europeans - Germany leading the charge on Day 2
Day two sees the racing finally get under way at the 2016 Hobie Multi-Europeans. 2016 Hobie Multi-Europeans - Day two sees the racing finally get under way at the 2016 Hobie Multi-Europeans. Despite the light breeze, all fleets took on five races to make up for lost time yesterday.
Posted on 29 Jul
F16 Catamaran Worlds - Australian Youth excel
Belgium Team of Henri Demsmeaker and Alec Bague took the top prize. The F16 Worlds came to a close with a beach presentation where the Belgium Team of Henri Demsmeaker and Alec Bague took the top prize.
Posted on 21 Jul
F16 Catamaran Worlds - Day 1 - Testing conditions for the Aussie crews
After great conditions of a week ago fleet were confronted on Day 1 with very hot and humid conditions and little wind 2016 F16 Catamaran Worlds - After the great conditions of a week ago the fleet were confronted on Day 1 with very hot and humid conditions and little wind, nevertheless the fleet were sent out but quickly returned under the postponement flag. Finally late afternoon the first race got underway in five – seven knots of breeze and a rushing outgoing tide.
Posted on 20 Jul
Spectacular tumble at the F16 Worlds
Well its that moment you dread going full steam downwind in 25+knts of wind and then you get that feeling Well its that moment you dread going full steam downwind in 25+knts of wind and then you get that feeling all cat sailors have experienced ,bail out is on!
Posted on 20 Jul
You just don't get this anywhere else!
hat an amazing season so far – check out these pictures and videos. No need for words here. What an amazing season so far – check out these pictures and videos. No need for words here – just enjoy a selection of our photographer Georgina's photos of recent weeks and a short video of our very popular foiling Lasers.
Posted on 13 Jul
Foiling Week 2016 - Images by Gilles Martin-Raget from Lake Garda
Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was at Lake Garda for the Foiling Week 2016 GARDA Top international sailing photographer, Gilles Martin-Raget was at Lake Garda for the Foiling Week 2016 GARDA to make the core images of a new book, 'The flying boats', to be launched later this year. Fasten your seat belts!
Posted on 11 Jul
Brawn v Brain? The Bar or The Room?
Interesting questions and can they possibly be linked in any way. Interesting questions and can they possibly be linked in any way. Is it just the one connection, or could there indeed be several ways to address this conundrum? Well the route of the answer could be SailX, the online inshore racing game.
Posted on 7 Jul
Shadow Catamaran Nationals go down to the last race at Gurnard
2016 Shadow Catamaran 2016 Nationals were held at friendly Gurnard Sailing Club on the Solent The 2016 Shadow Catamaran 2016 Nationals were held at friendly Gurnard Sailing Club on the Solent (the sunset side of Cowes) from 17th to 19th June. The Shadow X is a high performance single-handed catamaran with an asymmetric spinnaker.
Posted on 24 Jun
Volvo Round Ireland Race starts with eclectic mix of boats and crews
The Volvo Round Ireland Race started in 10 to 11 knots of southerly wind and a fair tide. The Volvo Round Ireland Race started in 10 to 11 knots of southerly wind and a fair tide. The first fleet away were the 55 monohulls consisting of a vast mixture of boats and crews. From one of the fastest offshore race boats in the world, George David’s Juan K designed Rambler 88 to Darryl Hughes’s Shepherd 43’ Classic, Maybird.
Posted on 18 Jun