sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Paprec-Virbac 2 has gone south

Paprec-Virbac 2 has gone south

'Damian with iceberg behind - photo Paprec-Virbac 2'    Barcelona World Race ©

Paprec-Virbac 2 has gone south and is now in the mine field - ice! As you can see in the photographs the franco-irish crew do not have much wind down at 54° 32 South, and the iceberg in the picture is actually different to that spotted by Francis Joyon.

The Barcelona World Race Committee opted to change Ice Gate C on the race course after the French solo skipper reported ice just over a week ago. Paprec-Virbac 2 is now heading north East but their speed is still very slow due to their location south of a large area of high pressure

Jean Pierre Dick describes the emotion of seeing ice so close to the boat;

'There is rush of adrenalin at first when your reaction is 'Whoa! What am I doing here?!' and that we should get out of fast, but soon after you see it, it's a bit of a relief because you know exactly where it is. It's clear how to escape and then you can enjoy the beauty of it a little bit.

But the fear is there you are scared of seeing others... tonight I’m a bit stressed talking to you. All the time I am looking at the radar - it could happen - if you suddenly see a radar echo in front of you, you have to decide what to do, do you luff or bear away? I just hope I don't wake up in the middle of the ice!'

Back on the race course Paprec-Virbac 2 their speeds are up after a lighter spell yesterday, Hugo Boss however seem to have hit some light air but are still chomping up the miles lost during their stop over.

Educacion sin Fronteras -  Barcelona World Race?nid=40430_©  

Temenos II had south west wind force 4 decreasing to 3, 2 then 1 at 01.30, then at 02.45 had North North West force 2 although this morning they had no wind at all. They are now 64 miles from the Farewell point.

Mutua Madrileña is approching the South Island of New Zealand, she will have to tack to get to Cook strait, and is 500 miles from Temenos, gaining 50 miles during the night. Educación sin Fronteras continues to be the fastest boat with average speeds of 18 knots and gaining 87 miles on Mutua Madrileña overnight

Veolia Environnement has reached Fremantle in Western Australia after an epic journey of exactly two weeks under jury rig when they last their mast on 17th December. Jean-Luc Nelias and Roland Jourdain have reached land just in time to see in the New Year with their families in the Southern Hemisphere.

Positions at 14:00 hrs 31 Dec 2007

1 Paprec Virbac 2 9,780 nm
2 Hugo Boss + 778 nm
3 Temenos 2 + 1664 nm
4 Mutua Madrileña + 2121 nm
5 Educación Sin Fronteras + 2736 nm




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=40430

3:27 PM Mon 31 Dec 2007 GMT






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

Click for further information on


Related News Stories:

29 Feb 2008  Educación sin Fronteras finishes Barcelona Race
19 Feb 2008  Mutua Madrileña 4th in the Barcelona World Race
18 Feb 2008  Temenos II third boat to complete Barcelona Race
16 Feb 2008  Three still battle conditions - Barcelona Race
14 Feb 2008  Hugo Boss second to finish Barcelona World Race
14 Feb 2008  Final miles counting down for Hugo Boss
13 Feb 2008  Hugo Boss next to finish Barcelona Race
12 Feb 2008  Paprec-Virbac 2 wins Barcelona World Race
12 Feb 2008  Paprec Virbac 2 in Barcelona at 20h 49.49 Monday
12 Feb 2008  Hugo Boss battles harsh conditions on final leg
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World







International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video by Mark Jardine / YachtsandYachting.com,




Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,
























Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games by Anna Tunnicliffe, Pittsburgh, PA
























Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek by Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Race Week 2014,








2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Waiting game on Day 3
International Moth Worlds: Thunderstorms delay racing on Day 1
Fuerteventura World Cup - Impressive tricks on day 1
2014 Governor's Cup - Two former winners in the finals
America's Cup: Iain Murray explains reasons for Australian withdrawal *Feature
Wilson and Roble remain number one match racers in U.S.
2014 ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Set to start
PWA Pozo World Cup - Moreno twins dominate home spot
ISAF Youth Worlds - Record breaking regatta in Tavira + Video
Melges 32 European Championship - Robertissima remains out front
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Italians take one-point lead
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Carlo Borlenghi
New York Yacht Club Race Week - Marstrom 32 fleet off to anxious start
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 3 images by Max Ranchi
CYC Race to Mackinac - Cruising fleet sets sail in 106th edition
Team Alvimedica getting a touchup
PWA Pozo World Cup - Plenty of drama on day 5
ISAF Youth Sailing World Championship - Day 5 Videos
NYYC Race Week - High performance classes put on shoreside show
2014 Pacific Cup - 'Invisible Hand' the first boat to finish
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - B.C.'s Eric Holden skippers wins   
America's Cup: Updates on Team Australia withdraw   
J/70 North American titles - Brian Keane moves to top of leaderboard   
2016-2017 America's Cup - Team Australia withdraws   
VX One North American Championship - Chris Alexander takes charge   
America's Cup: Team NZ disappointed, but on track after Australians go   
America's Cup: Hamilton Island decides not to proceed with Challenge.   
America's Cup: Challenger of Record withdraws from Regatta   
WWA Wakeboard National Championships head to Waco   
Farr 40 West Coast Championship - Day 2   
RP52 Scarlet Runner sails in San Francisco   
2014 Governor's Cup - Nevin Snow and team on form   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Americans claim silver medals in Tavira   
2014 Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek - Day 1   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Carlo Borlenghi   
Windsurfing and Kiteboarding World Cup to take place on Fuerteventura   
ISAF Youth Worlds - Medals decided in thrilling Tavira conclusion   
7th Annual Swim for Cystic Fibrosis to take place July 21st   
Melges 32 European Championship - Day 2 images by Max Ranchi   
Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek, Day 2 - It just keeps getting better   


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 WAS US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT