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

 

Sail-World.com : Cap Istanbul crews prepare for second leg

Cap Istanbul crews prepare for second leg

The 'European Capital of Culture – Cap Istanbul' saw a switch over today with the prospect of the second leg. Aboard the boats, the préparateurs are putting the finishing touches to their work whilst the sailors pour over the grib files and the course.

Meantime the organisation is evaluating the supposed duration of this second stage, while the race committee give their final word on the course.

It’s a hive of activity after an essential phase of decompression which saw the small Cap Istanbul troop brightening up the streets of Cagliari’s old town. The jaunt included préparateurs, sailors and members of the organisation who came together in the discovery of the most authentic areas of Sardinia’s capital. Now though, it is time for everyone to cast their minds to the future.

The next scene will be played out between Cagliari and Sicily and everyone is feverishly consulting the abstruse charts, criss-crossed by arrows and other signs which are subject to interpretation. 'The small storm centre will shift westwards I tell you; it’s typical of this area…' Everyone is putting their own spin on the situation which may vary from a possible gale to a highly probable light spell… Some of them have donned civilian clothing as they lend a hand.

This is the case for Louis-Maurice Tannyères, who has swapped his brand new solo sailor get-up for that of an electronics specialist, in a bid to unravel the computer imbroglios lamented by a number of the competitors… Others are throwing themselves into a treasure hunt, with Marc Emig trawling the various car accessory stores dotted about the town to try to track down a new alarm capable of waking him.

Aboard the boats, the préparateurs are putting the finishing touches to their check-list updates. These include everything from grocery needs, to gear to be repaired, to damaged sails to be delivered by the sailmaker at a given time, to stowage according to some well established rituals, and the result is a really concentrated enterprise in the hands of a single person.

The only female préparateur in the race, Elise Garcin, in charge of Jean-Paul Mouren’s boat, bears witness to this industriousness: 'I’m lucky enough to work with someone who likes to delegate a great deal. Jean-Paul and I trust in each other…' The young woman, proud of her roots in Marseilles, is passionate about the sea, to the extent that she did a training session in Brittany. It’s there that she discovered the Figaro class.

Back on home turf she obviously contacted the only local sailor from the circuit, namely the eternal Jean-Paul Mouren. The wise old man of ocean racing and the energetic young woman, hit it off and raced together on the first two editions of the Cap Istanbul. 'I think that in order for it to work, you need complicity… With Jean-Paul, we have a shared culture; we are people from southern climes. Added to that, you also need a bit of emotion otherwise the binomial element doesn’t work for long.'

This is the case for a number of préparateur – sailor duos in the small world of ocean racing. Indeed, some would say that these couples can end up looking like each other but, for the time being, the young blonde woman and the grey moustached Jean-Paul Mouren have a way to go before this happens!

Amidst an atmosphere of concentration and checks, the sailors and their shore crew are gradually getting into the race. There are still 24 hours to go before the grand start of the second leg but already, in the minds of a number of sailors, the seven hills of Cagliari are beginning to form just a single dot on the horizon.




by Kate Jennings translation

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=48992

9:22 PM Thu 18 Sep 2008 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:

18 Jun 2013  Sail the Northwest Passage on your iPad
17 Jun 2012  IRC National Championship - Ballistic conditions on Day 2 + Video
28 Mar 2012  Solo Offshore Racing - Truant wins first race
19 Jun 2011  Audi Melges 32 Sailing Series overall
08 Apr 2011  Audi Sydney to Newcastle images by Andrea Francolini
06 Apr 2011  RORC Easter Challenge ­- A golden opportunity for sailors
26 Feb 2011  RORC Caribbean 600 coming of age
14 Nov 2010  OPA Offshore Racing Series 2010 - Versus to broadcast series
15 Oct 2009  Rolex Middle Sea warm up Race
21 Jun 2009  Spain's Calima - Javier Pujol winner of the Giraglia Race
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World







Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,






































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


















470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander by International 470 Class Association,




ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   
ISAF Sailing World - First entry leaves sailor's reputation in tatters   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Four go through to quarter finals   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard   
ISAF Sailing World Champ - Buckingham finishes with career-best result   
America's Cup: Oracle's Larry Ellison to step down as CEO   
Classic Yacht Regatta - Sonny takes top classic prize   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham finishes with career best   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 RS:X spots claimed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Leaderboards shaping up in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Giles Scott continues to extend lead   


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