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MOD70 Multi One Championship - Krys Ocean Race preview

by Sabina Mollart-Rogerson on 27 Apr 2012
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The MOD70 Multi One Championship 2012-14 first event on the circuit starts with the Krys Ocean Race in New York at 11.00am (local) on July 7 2012.

Start spreading the news! New York will be start city for the new MOD70 class’s first ever trans-oceanic race when Race for Water (Steve Ravussin), Foncia (Michel Desjoyeaux), Edmond de Rothschild Group (Sebastien Josse), Spindrift Racing (Yann Guichard) and Oman Sail (Sidney Gavignet) will take on the MOD 70 Krys Ocean Race’s 2950 miles of racing between the evenly matched new one design, high speed 70 foot trimarans. Skippers Ravussin, Desjoyeaux, Josse, Guichard and Gavignet will lead their five strong crews across the North Atlantic to a finish in Brest, France.

Officially launched at the French Consulate in New York, today Thursday 26th April in the presence of the Consul M Philippe Lalliot and renowned American sailor Dawn Riley, the American program which forms the prelude to the MOD 70 Krys Ocean Race promises a full complement of activities between June 28 and July 7 shared between Newport and New York.

Ahead of this first true ocean challenge, a short prologue from Newport to New York should prove an exciting initial taster of what is to come, followed in New York by an afternoon of all-out sprints, the Speed Match.

A full menu of action and excitement is promised for the class’ inaugural visit to the USA, where the fleet musters in strength for the first time ever.

Though the MOD 70 Krys Ocean Race will start from New York, the fleet will first establish itself in historic Newport, Rhode Island where the MOD70’s will be based at the Newport Shipyard marina between June 28th and July 2nd, not far from where the AC World Series finale runs 26th June to July 1st.

While based in Newport, the boats will be put through all their safety and technical scrutineering, vital checks which are all the more important given that once they are docked at New York’s North Cove Marina, the MOD70’s will be in full race mode, with no further work allowed to the boats beyond stocking them for the passage.

For the five high speed trimarans, the 120 miles prologue races starts on Monday July 2nd from Newport - the world renowned sailing centre synonymous with America’s Cup - to a finish line off New York’s iconic Statue of Liberty where they would be due to finish July 3rd.

From the eve of the USA’s Independence Day, through the July 4th festivities, the fleet will have their home at Manhattan’s tranquil North Cove Marina.

Then on the afternoon of July 5th the fantastic five match up to see who will be New York’s sprint kings on the Hudson River, when Race for Water, Foncia, Spindrift Racing, Edmond de Rothschild Group and Oman Sail will take part in a speed match virtually at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. Race Director Jacques Caraës will be supported by the very active Manhattan Sailing Club under Commodore and Race Committee Chairman Michael Fortenbaugh.

But the excitement will peak for sure on July 7th at 1100hrs (local) when the French Consul in New York, Philippe Lalliot will be joined by the Mayor of Brest François Cuillandre to fire the start gun which will set off the Krys Ocean Race across the Atlantic to Brest.

The gun marks the start of the first great oceanic adventure for the MOD 70’s and the 30 crewmembers, making history as the world’s first fleet of identically matched ocean racing one design multihulls goes head to head.

Over a course measured at 2950 miles, some of the world’s best ocean racers – some who are already winners of the biggest offshore races and records in the world – will finally compete at thrilling high speeds, on even terms over the ensuing six or seven days, fighting to be first across Brest’s finish line, into the very heart of the historic Tonnerres de Brest nautical festival.

Philippe Lalliot, Consul General of France in New York City : 'The world of sailing, synonymous with epic journeys, but also with perseverance and endurance, is certainly one of those worlds that fire your imagination the most. Suspense and emotions will no doubt be part of this new, nautical adventure. I look forward to its opening impatiently and wish it the greatest success.'

Dawn Riley, Chief Executive Officer Oakcliff Sailing New York : 'The MOD70 class already is full of French Rockstars and I hope that we will see an American Team joining them shortly. We are all very excited that these multihull machines will be in New York.'

Michael Fortenbaugh, Commodore Manhattan Sailing Club : 'We have this incredible symbol which is the Statue of Liberty, a gift from the French. We always dreamed that someday there would be a race that would start from beneath it and connect with France, which New Yorkers are so closely linked to. This has great symbolic meaning and is the benchmark for future races.'

Franck David, Chief Executive Officer Multi One Design S.A. : 'Multi One Design's ambition is to build the ultimate sailing class of reference in the world…To start the MOD70 story with the Krys Ocean Race in New York City is the exact representation of what we want to build : an international circuit, with exiting host venues, combination of City Races and Offshore sailing adventures!'

The U.S. program for the Krys Ocean Race 2012:
Newport:
June 28 : Deadline for arrival of MOD70
July 2 : Start of the prologue

New York City:
July 3 : Finish of the prologue
July 5 : Speed Match
July 7 11:00 local: Official start of the first edition of the Krys Ocean Race
Estimated arrival at Brest between 13 and 14 July Multi One Design website
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