sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Fremantle to Bali - Line honours record a testament to teamwork
Fremantle to Bali - Line honours record a testament to teamwork


'Super Sled - 2013 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally'    Anna Oldfield

In the Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally, the exciting stories behind Super Sled’s record breaking line honours win today will become the stuff of legend long after the race is run.

But for today the spirit of the race can perhaps be best summed up through the combined eyes of skippers and crew with all praising the teamwork on the canting keel super maxi as it drove towards the finish and a new race record.

The tired but happy skipper of Super Sled, Tony Mitchell described the win as 'magic' and a tribute to the crew and the work they put in preparing the boat and pushing it hard to Bali.

Ludde Ingvall the super maxi owner said the commitment to teamwork was exactly what you’d expect from West Australian yachties who are great sailors and were enthusiastic to race on a maxi like Super Sled, with everyone working together. And the crew, to a man, endorsed the impressive teamwork they experienced during the five and a half day run to the Island of the Gods.

West Australian sailor, Matt Gaunt said: 'What was impressive is that we had extraordinary people coming together as an extraordinary team to do extraordinary things.'

One of Matt’s crew mates commented: The teamwork and the boat were fantastic, but the race wasn’t given to us, we had to earn it, but it was a great race that achieved the outcome and brought extra friendships we didn’t have before.'

The race wasn’t without its challenges with an unexpected barnacle encrusted hawser floating free on the ocean catching on the super maxi’s keel where it hung for some time before being removed.

Even with this encumbrance Super Sled was able to achieve 20 plus knots in the prevailing conditions.

In other news Steel de Breeze, who had temporarily retired due to steering failure has now completed repairs and has re entered the race with the provisional approval of the race committee.

Fremantle to Bali website


by Event Media

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=109353

10:38 PM Fri 10 May 2013GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2013 Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally

Related News Stories:

10 May 2013  Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Super Sled thrives!
09 May 2013  Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Circa’s time to shine
09 May 2013  Osborne star joins Indonesia Fremantle to Bali race and rally
09 May 2013  Fremantle to Bali - Irene breaks her boom, heads for Carnarvon
06 May 2013  Indonesia Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - update
05 May 2013  Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - General Lee stuns race fleet
24 Apr 2013  Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Tokolosh VI to join race fleet
28 Feb 2013  Fremantle to Bali Race 2013 - Glamour and Speed
01 Aug 2012  Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally 2013 – the Adventure of a lifetime
05 Jul 2012  Fremantle to Bali Race and Rally - Rolly Tasker Memorial Trophy






News - USA and the World



America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,


























2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins by Vanessa Yates, Hawaii






































Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September
DH Pacific Cup - Running with the pack + Video
Women's Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Testing day in Vannes
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Ireland establishes solid lead
International Moth Worlds: Outteridge charges into the lead + Video
Marina Rubicón Round Canary Islands Race - First blood to Team Brunel
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - Competition heats up on day 2
Laser Radial World Championships - Competition aplenty on day 3 +Video
Extreme Sailing Series - Penultimate Act to take place in Nice
Leukemia Cup - Images by Leighton O'Connor
Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup - Meeting of the grand designs
29er North American Championship - Final series kicks off
29er World Championship 2014 set to start in Kingston, Ontario   
Barcelona and Parnu chosen for 2015 ORC championship events   
2014 Race for Rady Yacht Race - Benefiting Rady Children’s hospital   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Doubleheader events start tomorrow   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 3   
Sailing through STEM Night at California YC   
Six Metre European Championship - High temps and little wind on day 3   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes   
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in   
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - Unsatisfactory conditions on day 4   
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1   
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac   
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video   
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up   
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany   
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2   
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin   
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23   
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT