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Azores and Back Yacht Race

by AZAB on 6 Jun 2011
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The 10th Azores and Back Yacht Race (AZAB) is being hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth and started on Saturday 4th June at 1200 UTC.

The heavy downwind conditions, with winds up to 30 knots (far more than predicted) are making the self steering systems of all the boats in the fleet work overtime. Outrageous, the Swan 47 sailed by Mark Stevenson and Freddie Stevenson has been force to retire on self steering problems just hours after Paul Brant on Ninjod had suffered power failure that had left him without autopilot.

Meanwhile, at the front, Jankees Lampe on La Promesse powers on tirelessly and is probably working overtime too thinking about his chance repeating his feat of 2007 when he was the first boat home winning the Henry Lloyd trophy.

Paul Brant on Ninjod was forced to turn the bow towards Falmouth after what he described as 'catastrophic instrument failure.'

 

Position Name TCF Start Time Last update DTF (NM) VMG* (Knots) Estimated finish time (UTC) Estimated finish time (UTC corrected)
These results are provisional
1 La Promese 1.2100 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 703.6 10.7 09 Jun 02:52 10 Jun 02:10
2 Taika 1.0080 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 802.4 8.4 10 Jun 09:03 10 Jun 10:11
3 Jammy Dodger 1.1010 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 776.9 8.9 10 Jun 00:08 10 Jun 13:29
4 Christina 0.8970 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 906.4 7.6 11 Jun 09:02 10 Jun 16:05
5 Jbellino 1.0770 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 793.5 8.5 10 Jun 06:20 10 Jun 16:59
6 Growler 0.9300 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:05 875.8 7.5 11 Jun 06:29 10 Jun 19:08
7 Rebecca of Helford 0.8180 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 921.7 6.4 12 Jun 08:08 10 Jun 21:59
8 Ding Dong 1.0860 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 798.7 8.2 10 Jun 10:55 10 Jun 23:13
9 Elixir 1.0360 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 811.1 7.7 10 Jun 18:01 10 Jun 23:25
10 Franglais 0.8560 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 883.7 6.4 12 Jun 02:59 11 Jun 00:42
11 Truant 1.0070 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 839.6 7.5 11 Jun 00:41 11 Jun 01:47
12 Comedy of Errors 1.0130 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 833.6 7.5 11 Jun 00:14 11 Jun 02:16
13 Destination Calais 1.2130 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 774.9 9.0 09 Jun 22:41 11 Jun 02:31
14 Quaker Girl 0.8380 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 906.4 6.2 12 Jun 11:18 11 Jun 04:23
15 Fanfan! 1.0130 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 851.1 7.5 11 Jun 02:52 11 Jun 04:55
16 Tamarind 0.9440 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 883.0 6.9 11 Jun 16:15 11 Jun 06:37
17 Stratagem 0.8900 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 901.9 6.5 12 Jun 04:19 11 Jun 08:06
18 Lancastrian 1.0590 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 837.8 7.6 10 Jun 23:01 11 Jun 08:09
19 Whistledown III 0.9680 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 878.1 7.0 11 Jun 13:58 11 Jun 08:33
20 Ruffian 0.9450 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 873.0 6.8 11 Jun 18:18 11 Jun 08:44
21 Wolfies Toy 1.2890 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 788.2 9.5 09 Jun 19:55 11 Jun 08:53
22 Equilibrium 0.9720 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 878.8 6.9 11 Jun 17:14 11 Jun 12:24
23 Lady First 1.0320 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 854.8 7.2 11 Jun 07:05 11 Jun 12:17
24 Fluke - Igoski 1.0320 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 854.4 7.1 11 Jun 08:34 11 Jun 13:50
25 Resolute 0.9200 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 902.2 6.4 12 Jun 04:59 11 Jun 14:13
26 Bojangles 1.0130 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 872.0 7.1 11 Jun 12:04 11 Jun 14:15
27 Fortitude 1.2580 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 790.3 8.8 10 Jun 03:14 11 Jun 14:08
28 Slippery K 0.9340 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 890.3 6.5 12 Jun 02:40 11 Jun 14:38
29 Finistere 0.8960 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 909.6 6.2 12 Jun 11:00 11 Jun 15:12
30 Nazca II 0.9310 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:05 914.8 6.5 12 Jun 04:58 11 Jun 16:14
31 Bagatelle 1.0640 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 843.2 7.2 11 Jun 06:16 11 Jun 16:39
32 Calypso 0.8590 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 948.7 6.0 12 Jun 22:56 11 Jun 18:23
33 Embla 3 0.9610 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 875.2 6.4 12 Jun 01:31 11 Jun 18:27
34 Ntombifuti 1.0570 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 851.6 7.1 11 Jun 09:40 11 Jun 19:06
35 Gertha 4 1.0120 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 874.2 6.8 11 Jun 17:19 11 Jun 19:24
36 Change of Course 1.0390 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 859.3 6.9 11 Jun 13:17 11 Jun 19:52
37 Carolina 0.8700 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 918.8 5.8 12 Jun 22:29 11 Jun 20:14
38 Relief 0.8760 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 937.6 6.0 12 Jun 21:47 11 Jun 20:49
39 Quid Non? 1.0150 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 871.0 6.7 11 Jun 18:08 11 Jun 20:44
40 Home of Jazz 1.0470 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 854.3 6.8 11 Jun 14:22 11 Jun 22:22
41 Hayai 1.2520 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 778.4 7.9 10 Jun 11:22 11 Jun 23:30
42 Inshala 0.9010 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 918.0 5.9 12 Jun 20:21 12 Jun 00:32
43 Kilva 0.9970 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 888.0 6.5 12 Jun 00:58 12 Jun 00:26
44 Vela Fresca 0.9740 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 895.3 6.4 12 Jun 05:59 12 Jun 01:09
45 Jenna B 1.0750 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 824.9 6.7 11 Jun 12:28 12 Jun 01:06
46 Suomi Kudu 0.9410 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 901.2 6.1 12 Jun 13:13 12 Jun 01:50
47 Blade Runner 0.9730 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 891.7 6.3 12 Jun 07:31 12 Jun 02:27
48 Merlin 1.0660 04 Jun 12:00 06 Jun 09:00 848.7 6.7 11 Jun 14:54 12 Jun 02:10
49 Tamar Swallow 0.9550 04 Jun 12:20 06 Jun 09:00 919.9 6.3 12 Jun 11:25 12 Jun 02:49
50 Concerto 0.8570 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 926.3 5.4 13 Jun 11:10 12 Jun 04:28
51 Cantilena of London 0.9780 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 899.0 6.2 12 Jun 09:31 12 Jun 05:21
52 Erica 0.8830 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 952.3 5.7 13 Jun 07:30 12 Jun 06:49
53 Caprice 0.8700 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 941.4 5.5 13 Jun 11:34 12 Jun 07:36
54 Tantina II 0.8550 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 953.0 4.5 15 Jun 03:18 13 Jun 14:22
55 Becca Boo 0.8470 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 995.6 4.6 15 Jun 07:11 13 Jun 15:37
56 Lexia 0.7900 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 1009.8 3.2 19 Jun 08:10 16 Jun 05:28
57 Foula 0.8240 04 Jun 12:30 06 Jun 09:00 1066.7 2.6 23 Jun 10:52 20 Jun 02:53
  Outrageous 1.0450 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 1141.8 -8.1 22 Jun 15:24 RETIRED
Self Steering Problems
  Ninjod 1.0140 04 Jun 12:10 06 Jun 09:00 1069.8 -7.4 22 Jun 15:24 RETIRED
Damaged Mainsail and auto pilot issue.



* The AZAB covers just less than 2,500 miles of ocean, approximately 1,220 miles on each leg.

Open to single and double handed crews and held over a 45 day period, the yachts usually take seven to ten days to complete each leg allowing a week or so to relax and restock for the return passage.

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