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Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace

by RORC Event Press on 19 Aug 2014
Swish, Roderick Knowles' Class40 - 2014 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Rick Tomlinson / RORC http://www.rorc.org
In the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race 2014, at 0800 BST on Tuesday 19th August, nine yachts were still racing. Ifan James, skipper of Stimpson 42 Palpatine, contacted the Royal Ocean Racing Club yesterday to retire from the race with all crew well. Palpatine left the Isle of Lewis in the early hours of Tuesday morning and is currently passing the Isle of Skye, east of the Outer Hebrides. A scenic sail past the stunning lochs of the West Coast of Scotland in good weather and dry clothes will be a dream compared to the rough conditions experienced over the last few days.

Roderick Knowles' Class40, Swish, rounded The Lizard just before dawn this morning. They are 150 miles from the finish and speeding along at over eight knots, well inside world record pace for a yacht of 40ft or less. Swish is expected to finish the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in the early hours of Wednesday morning (20th August).

Pride of Germany
Custom JV52, Haspa Hamburg skippered by Katrin Hilbert, is just 94 miles from the finish, 30 miles offshore south west of Portland Bill. The young crew are all members of the German yacht club, Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt. Founded in 1903, the club's tradition is to encourage young people to take part in ocean racing. The vast majority of the crew is less than 25 years old. In 2010 the club's entry in the race, Norddeutsche Vermögen Hamburg, came fifth overall under IRC, taking just under 10 days to complete the course. For the 2014 race, Haspa Hamburg is currently fourth overall under IRC and should finish the race in under nine days.


Just 10 miles from the Scilly Isles with 237 miles to go, JV53 Bank von Bremen, skippered by Carol Smolawa, is crewed by members of the Segelkameradschaft das Wappen von Bremen (SKWB). Based in Bremen and founded in 1934, SKWB has about 700 members worldwide. It provides each member with the opportunity to use the club's own boats to race offshore and at national and international regattas.

Carol Smolawa sent in this message from the race course:
'After all the rough days, we have a wonderful sailing day and most important, we could dry our clothes! What a wonderful feeling to have dry boots and garments! Under gennaker we sail with 11 knots in sunny and warm conditions; who could not ask for more? Tomorrow morning we will see the Scilly Isles and then the final leg towards Cowes. We are all happy that we are competing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The boat and crew have no major incidences. Now we are giving it our best for the last leg to Cowes,' writes Smolawa.


Jellyfish goes west
J/122 Relentless on Jellyfish, skippered by James George, was positioned 30 miles off the west coast of Ireland last night, so far in the race only the Spanish Volvo Ocean 65, Team Campos, decided to go that far offshore. However, the move looks to be paying off. At St. Kilda, Relentless on Jellyfish was behind Hanse 53, Saga, skippered by Peter Hopps, and British Soldier, sailed by the Army Sailing Association. Relentless on Jellyfish seems to have benefited from more wind during the night and this morning has passed both Saga and British Soldier, moving into first position in IRC Two, just under two hours ahead of British Soldier.

Two-Handers eat up the miles
The Irish Two-Handed team, Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive racing First 36.7, Lula Belle, have had a fantastic 24 hour run, covering nearly 200 miles. Just 60 miles to go until Blackrock, the team will be welling up inside as they start to get a glimpse of the Irish coast during the day. Lula Belle is 620 miles from the finish and their current estimated time of arrival in Cowes is midday on Saturday 23rd August. Lula Belle is currently leading the Two-Handed Class on the water and after time correction.

The British Two-Handed team, Ian Hoddle and Conrad Manning racing Figaro II, Rare, have covered 160 miles in the last 24 hours and have 700 miles to the finish. After Rare's pit-stop on the Isle of Lewis last night, the Two-Handed team have made a big gain. Werner Landwehr and Heiner Eilers racing two-up on their Figaro II, Dessert D'Alcyone, are just 19 miles behind Rare. This has created a fascinating battle at the back of the pack. Dessert D'Alcyone and Rare are both 32 feet in length and vying for the prize of the first 32 foot yacht to complete the race.





Results

2014 RORC Mainseries IRC Overall

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Start: Mon 11 Aug 14

Provisional Results


Points Factored Points Sail No Boat Type of Boat Owner Sailed by Elapsed Handicap Corrected Finishing Place Comments Points Factored Points
98 147 GER6700 Varuna Ker 51 Jens Kellinghusen   6 - 03:10:32 1.385 8 - 11:50:17 1   98 147
92 138 GBR100 Artemis - Team Endeavour IMOCA 60 Artemis Ocean Racing Mikey Ferguson 5 - 14:00:54 1.595 8 - 21:45:14 2   92 138
88 132 RUS1 Monster Project Volvo 70 Andrew Budgen and Fred Schwyn Andrew Budgen 5 - 15:21:25 1.648 9 - 07:04:06 3   88 132
10 10 IRL3607 Lula Belle First 36.7 Liam Coyne 2H   1.002     1 until 19 Aug - 20:25:52 ; 3 until 20 Aug - 15:37:23 10 10
10 10 GBR2722R Relentless on Jellyfish J/122 Chris Radford James George   1.081     1 until 19 Aug - 05:33:52 ; 3 until 19 Aug - 23:21:13 10 10
10 10 GER6524 Dessert D'Alcyone Figaro II Werner Landwehr 2H   1.084     1 until 19 Aug - 05:02:33 ; 3 until 19 Aug - 22:46:57 10 10
10 10 GBR5236R Rare Figaro II Ian Hoddle 2H   1.091     1 until 19 Aug - 03:50:10 ; 3 until 19 Aug - 21:27:44 10 10
10 10 GBR8191R British Soldier J/111 Army Sailing Association Phil Caswell   1.096     1 until 19 Aug - 02:59:01 ; 3 until 19 Aug - 20:31:46 10 10
10 10 GBR2630L Saga Hanse 531 Darren McLaughlin Peter Hopps   1.123     1 until 18 Aug - 22:30:43 ; 3 until 19 Aug - 15:38:10 10 10
10 10 GBR907R Palpatine Stimson 42 Stormforce Coaching Ifan James   1.133     1 until 18 Aug - 20:54:36 ; 3 until 19 Aug - 13:52:58 10 10
10 10 GER5555 Bank von Bremen JV 53 SKWB Carol Smolawa   1.283     1 until 17 Aug - 23:52:34 ; 3 until 18 Aug - 14:51:53 10 10
10 10 GER6300 Haspa Hamburg JV 52 Custom Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt e.V. Katrin Hilbert   1.310     1 until 17 Aug - 20:36:06 ; 3 until 18 Aug - 11:16:52 10 10
10 10 GBR6908R Ruag White Knight 7 J/109 Royal Armoured Corps Yacht Club Rob Hammond   1.019     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10
10 10 GBR9070R Change of Course C & C 115 Keith Gibbs     1.036     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10
10 10 GBR1702T Scarlet Logic Oyster 48 Ross Applebey/Sailing Logic     1.072     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10
10 10 NED7576 La Promesse Open 40 Jankees Lampe 2H   1.209     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10
10 10 RSA23 Arwen Class40 Austen Clark     1.242     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10
10 10 GBR300X Grey Power Open 60 Robin Knox-Johnston 2H   1.518     DNF-Did Not Finish 10 10



2014 RORC Mainseries Volvo 65

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Start: Mon 11 Aug 14 09:10:00

Provisional Results


Points Factored Points Sail No Boat Type of Boat Owner Sailed by Finish Time Corrected Finishing Place Points Factored Points
90 135 UAE2 Azzam VO 65 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing Ian Walker 15 Aug - 22:20:28 4 - 13:10:28 1 90 135
84 126 ESP1 TC-6 VO 65 Team Campos Iker Martinez 16 Aug - 00:42:51 4 - 15:32:51 2 84 126
80 120 CHN1969 Dongfeng V65 VO 65 Dongfeng Race Team Charles Caudrelier 16 Aug - 04:48:36 4 - 19:38:36 3 80 120
76 114 USA4 Alvimedica 4 VO 65 Team Alvimedica Charles Enright 16 Aug - 05:59:47 4 - 20:49:47 4 76 114
73 109.5 SWE1929 SCA VO 65 Team SCA Sam Davies 16 Aug - 06:10:39 4 - 21:00:39 5 73 109.5




014 RORC Mainseries Class 40

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Start: Mon 11 Aug 14 09:00:00

Provisional Results


Points Factored Points Sail No Boat Type of Boat Owner Sailed by Comments

0 GBR52 Swish Class40 Roderick Knowles   NYF-Not Yet Finished

0 FRA134 Stella Nova Class40 Burkhard Keese   DNF-Did Not Finish

0 GBR129 Concise8 Class40 Ned Collier Wakefield   DNF-Did Not Finish

0 GBR132 Cat® phone Class40 Conrad Humphreys   DNF-Did Not Finish





2014 RORC Mainseries Multihull

Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Start: Mon 11 Aug 14 09:10:00

Provisional Results


Points Factored Points Sail No Boat Type of Boat Owner Finish Time Elapsed Handicap Corrected Finishing Place Points Factored Points
90 135 OMA07 Musandam-Oman Sail MOD 70 Sidney Gavignet 14 Aug - 12:42:36 3 - 03:32:36 1.000 3 - 03:32:36 1 90 135






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