sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Hobart Combined Clubs Harbour Series - Galeforce winds stop racing
Hobart Combined Clubs Harbour Series - Galeforce winds stop racing


'Moored yachts off Hobart’s Nutgrove Beach being buffeted by the nor’wester today.'    Peter Campbell    Click Here to view large photo

Hobart Combined Clubs Harbour Series - Galeforce winds blow out Hobart yachting – again! Galeforce north-westerly wind today blew out yachting activities on the River Derwent – for the second consecutive Saturday.

With winds blasting at more than 40 knots and churning up short steep waves on the river, yacht club officials postponed the opening day race of the Series.

The Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania a week ago abandoned the traditional sail past to mark of the official opening of the yachting season because of similar, albeit stronger galeforce winds.

At noon today race officers RJ Badenach and RG Martin announced there would be no racing for the 53 yachts entered for the Harbour Series ‘due to adverse weather conditions.’

’AP’ pennant over code flag ’A' at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania indicating that today’s racing has been postponed to another day. -  Peter Campbell   Click Here to view large photo

However, by hoisting on the club’s mast the ‘AP’ pennant over code flag ‘A', they advised yacht owners that ‘programmed races will be sailed at another date to be advised as the sailing program allows and as determined by the Combined Clubs.’

In France, a storm near the Bay of Biscay, has delayed the sailing of another Tasmanian, Richard Hewson, and 83 other solo sailors in the famous Mini-Transat race across the Atlantic.

Hewson, who grew up and learned to sail in Hobart, skippered the winning yacht in the 2011-2012 Clipper Race Around the World.

The Mini-Transat, for the tiny 6.5m LOA yachts, was to have started on Sunday, but the severe storm has seen race officials postpone it until sometime next week.

The Mini-Transat comprises two legs, 1200 nautical miles from Douarnenez on the coast of France to Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, followed by a 2800 nautical mile leg across the Atlantic to Pointe a Pietre, capital of Guadeloupe.

Race officials said had the Mini-Transat fleet been sent away as scheduled they were likely to encounter the storm at the worst possible place, as they rounded Cape Finistere. Latest reports expect the fleet not to set sail until later this week when the Atlantic weather situation has moderated.


by Peter Campbell

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=115674

7:57 AM Sat 12 Oct 2013GMT


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







News - USA and the World

























Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,






















ISAF Sailing Worlds - Dutch dominate Laser and Radial in Santander
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing more than doubles overall lead
J/24 World Championship - Excitement builds for Newport racing
Volvo Ocean Race - Seb Marsset joins Team Alvimedica
Fall Seamanship training opportunities at New York Yacht Club
Rolex Big Boat Series: More images from San Francisco - Final Day
AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded   
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage   
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years   
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified   
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt   
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander   
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   


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