Please select your home edition
Edition
Mackay Boats

Deuxième édition de la course au large La Route Rimouski-Anticosti

by Robert Dorais on 17 Jul 2013
. .
Organisée par le comité des Défis Georges-Leblanc et la Marina de Rimouski, cette course de 650 milles marins prendra son départ devant le quai de Rimouski pour contourner l’île d’Anticosti dans le sens anti-horaire et ensuite revenir à Rimouski. Il s’agit d’un parcours hauturier qui constitue un défi de taille que sauront relever les skippers d’expérience. La première édition s’était tenue en juillet 2011 avec la participation de 8 voiliers. Cette année, ce sont quatre bateaux de la classe Mini 6.50 m qui se sont inscrit dont un participant provenant des îles Saint-Pierre- et-Miquelon.

Trois bateaux sont déjà arrivés à la marina de Rimouski pour prendre le départ de cette deuxième édition. Le voilier, Pogo Loco, du skipper Philippe Laville qui en sera à sa deuxième participation et le seul de sa classe ayant complété le parcours en 10 jours 1 heure 54 minutes lors de la première édition. Il sera accompagné de sa conjointe Johanne Longpré avec qui il avait obtenu une très bonne position malgré un avarie à un gouvernail lors de la régate Bermuda One-Two en 2011. Le voilier Antidote du skipper Jean-François Poliquin de Québec qui sera accompagné par nul autre que Diane Reid de l’Ontario qui a remporté la régate Bermuda One-Two en 2011. Diane est la première canadienne à s’être qualifiée pour la Mini-Transat 2013 qui relie la France à la Guadeloupe qu’elle effectuera en solo en octobre prochain. Le voilier Benjamin du skipper Guy Hernandiz en sera également à sa deuxième participation mais avait été contraint d’abandonner en 2011. Il sera accompagné par Daniel Després, skipper d’un autre mini qui a dû annuler sa participation en raison du bris de son mât lors d’une régate à Québec.

Le départ de la Route Rimouski-Anticosti est prévu à 14 heures 2 minutes le dimanche 21 juillet prochain. En 2011, Océan-Phénix du bien connu coureur océanique Georges Leblanc avait complété le parcours en 4 jours 8 heures 54 minutes établissant du même coup un record en temps réel tandis que Defiant du skipper Jean Trottier avait remporté la première place en temps compensé selon les handicaps désignés aux voiliers de différentes Regates Rimouski

RS Sailing 660x82Naiad/Oracle SupplierKZRaceFurlers

Related Articles

2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race Fleet building nicely
The record fleet is 122 set in 2014, and recent years have seen the number of participants regularly top 100 boats. The record fleet for the event is 122 set in 2014, and recent years have seen the number of participants regularly top 100 boats.
Posted today at 3:55 pm
PSP Logistics to feature once again in Clipper Yacht Race
More than 700 non-professional sailors, representing over 40 nationalities, will compete for eleven months. More than 700 non-professional sailors, representing over 40 nationalities, will compete for eleven months on a fleet of twelve identical 70-foot ocean racing yachts, each led by a professional skipper.
Posted today at 1:34 pm
Owner-driver GC32s in the majority at 36 Copa del Rey MAPFRE
Maris comes with a strong multihull background having previously competed in the Extreme Sailing Series. Maris comes with a strong multihull background having previously competed in the Extreme Sailing Series and the D35 catamaran circuit on Lake Geneva.
Posted today at 12:41 pm
Yacht Racing Forum extends partnership with Zhik for two more years
Top sailors choose Zhik gear to win world championships, and demand it for their OIympic campaigns. The company sells its products into an international network covering more than 40 countries, in Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific.
Posted today at 12:10 pm
Moth Worlds – Moth speed uncovered
C-Tech’s Tim Willetts takes time to reflect on changes in Moth class rig design and development over the past six years With the 2017 Moth world championship starting Tuesday, C-Tech’s Tim Willetts takes time to reflect on changes in Moth class rig design and development over the past six years. A lot has happened behind the scenes that is giving the top sailors the edge by staying ahead.
Posted today at 9:25 am
Newport Trophy Regatta for 12 Metres - A window onto the 2019 Worlds
The waters off Newport, R.I., were alive with 12 Metres when the Newport Trophy Regatta took place over July 21-23. The waters off Newport, R.I., were alive with 12 Metres when the Newport Trophy Regatta took place over July 21-23. The event, hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, reflected the excitement growing for the 12 Metre World Championship set to take place here in 2019 as part of the New York Yacht Club’s 175th Anniversary Regatta. The historic fleet numbered ten boats
Posted today at 7:29 am
Rolex Fastnet Race - Raw challenge, compelling beauty
Near 400 yachts registered for the 47th running of the legendary 605-nm race represent a record number of participants. The Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC), race founder and organizer of the Rolex Fastnet Race, has said that the fleet that will contest the 2017 edition looks set to be the largest and most diverse in offshore racing history. The facts unanimously back up the statement. The near 400 yachts registered for the 47th running of the legendary 605-nm race represent a record number of participants.
Posted today at 6:05 am
52 Super Series – Rán Racing win Portals opener
On the second beat, Alegre closed slightly, but Ado Stead and Adam Beashel defended down the run to keep their win safe. On the second beat, Alegre closed slightly, but Rán Racing’s Ado Stead and Adam Beashel defended down the run to keep their win safe.
Posted on 24 Jul
52 Super Series – Azzurra is third in the first day at Puerto Portals
The first day of racing was characterized by unstable winds, unusual conditions in the bay of Palma. The first day of racing at the Puerto Portals 52 Super Series Sailing Week was characterized by unstable winds, unusual conditions in the bay of Palma.
Posted on 24 Jul
Tour de France à la Voile – Super Final shakes Tahiti from top spot
This was one of the most physically demanding race days the 29 already-fatigued crews have experienced so far. This was one of the most physically demanding race days the 29 already-fatigued crews have experienced so far over seven acts of the Tour.
Posted on 24 Jul