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

 

Sail-World.com : Global Ocean Race - Jenner and Renken secure 40 Degrees

Global Ocean Race - Jenner and Renken secure 40 Degrees

'Anna-Maria Renken and Hannah Jenner secure a Class40 for the GOR - Global Ocean Race 2011-12'    Global Ocean Race ©

Global Ocean Race - The Anglo-German, all-female offshore racing team of Hannah Jenner and Anna-Maria Renken has secured the charter of Peter Harding’s 2009 Owen Clarke Design Class40, 40 Degrees, for the double-handed Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) starting from Palma, Mallorca, on 25 September this year. Jenner and Renken left the UK on Wednesday, flying to Guadeloupe to join the boat and will sail 40 Degrees double-handed to the Azores, completing their GOR qualifying voyage.

The duo first made contact last October when Jenner and Renken were planning individual GOR campaigns and the pair subsequently decided to collaborate, officially entering the race shortly before Christmas. Since then, the Anglo-German team have focused totally on the GOR. 'I can’t believe that in the next couple of days we will be sailing the Class40 we will race in the GOR,' said 30 year-old Hannah Jenner on the day before they flew to the Caribbean.

'This is a great start for us and after months of being chained to laptops and phones, we are very much looking forward to being out on the ocean and our campaign will be alive!' For Jenner’s 30 year-old, German co-skipper, there is relief that the campaign time line is on schedule: 'The last two days have been a crazy whirlwind of final arrangements,' confirmed Renken on Tuesday. 'Just five months ago we decided to do the GOR together and we put March in the diary as the month we needed to be sailing by,' she continued. 'It’s fantastic that we have achieved this deadline!'

Between them, the duo has sailed over 200,000 nautical miles including valuable ocean racing and shorthanded sailing experience. Jenner was the first female skipper in the Clipper Round the World Race and took her team to a podium finish, while Renken has moved to sailing from a windsurfing and semi-pro swimming background as one of the very few female sailors in the German offshore racing circuit. Renken skippered and trained a German team in the 2009 Rolex Fastnet Race and was the first German woman to participate in the extremely demanding, double-handed Watski Skagervak Two Star in Norway last year.

Once in Guadeloupe, Jenner and Renken will meet with GOR entry, Conrad Colman, and inspect 40 Degrees before test sailing with the New Zealand yachtsman. 'We expect to leave Guadeloupe after a week of preparation,' Jenner predicts. 'We’ll set sail with a signed letter from the Harbormaster verifying we’re sailing double-handed,' she continued. Following the 2,400 mile voyage to the Azores, a second letter from the local Harbormaster in Horta will confirm that 40 Degrees completed the voyage with two crew, while chartplotter data will authenticate that no stops were made en route.

During the qualifying voyage, Jenner and Renken will focus on practicing their media  skills. 'We’ll send blogs, images and video direct from the boat to our shore based team in England and Germany,' Renken explained. In a highly creative initiative, the duo is inviting members of the media to join 40 Degrees in the Azores and complete the transatlantic crossing on board their Class40 (media inquiry contact details below).

Their Class40 already has a formidable racing pedigree: launched at Jaz Marine, Cape Town, in September 2009, the Owen Clarke Design Jaz40 MkII has had a full schedule of offshore racing including the double-handed, transatlantic 2009 La Solidaire du Chocolat raced by Peter Harding and GOR entry, Miranda Merron; the double-handed 2010 Normandy Channel Race when Harding was joined by Merron’s GOR co-skipper, Halvard Mabire; the 2010 RORC Caribbean 600 and most recently in the single-handed, transatlantic Route du Rhum skippered by GOR entry Conrad Colman.

Once in Europe, the GOR’s only all-female team are planning a busy, double-handed racing program before taking the boat to Palma, Mallorca, for the GOR pre-start build up. In May, Jenner and Renken will join three other GOR teams in the Class40 Normandy Channel Race fleet; in June, they will compete in the 540 mile BNY Mellon Biscay Challenge from the Solent to Spain with a return to the Azores the following month in the Les Sables - Horta - Les Sables Race.

Josh Hall, Race Director of the GOR, is deeply impressed with the team’s momentum and drive: 'Hannah and Anna continue to take huge strides towards the GOR start line since they joined forces as the only all-female entry in the race,' he comments. 'They have now secured a fabulous, fast and strong boat for their burgeoning campaign and we are greatly looking forward to following their extensive training program. Bravo girls!'

www.globaloceanrace.com




by Oliver Dewar

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=81243

7:09 PM Thu 10 Mar 2011 GMT






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

Click for further information on
2011 -12 Global Ocean Race

Related News Stories:

18 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race - Final prizegiving in Les Sables d’Olonne
11 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race Class40 Sec. Hayai crosses Leg 5 finish
10 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race Class40 Phesheya-Racing cross Leg 5 finish
09 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race final two Class40s head to Leg 5 finish
09 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race - Chasing duo prepare for yet another gale
08 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race - Financial Crisis takes second overall
07 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race Class40 Cessna Citation cross Leg 5 finish
06 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race leader approaches Leg 5 finish
05 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race leaders count down final miles
04 Jun 2012  Global Ocean Race fleet sail through second gale
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World

America's Cup: Five Challengers sign-on for 35th Match by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,




















AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos by American Windsurfing Tour,
















America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia by International Maxi Association,




















America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature by Richard Gladwell, Sail-world.com/nz,


Fisher's View: Sailing perfection at Hamilton Island- Day 3
Roble and Wilson still number one match racers in the U.S.
2014 Formula Kite World Championship Day 1
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 images by Jude Robertson
Volvo Ocean Race: Forget the f-word - Team SCA profiled
52 Super Series - Fleet grows, 2015 dates revealed
420 and 470 Junior Europeans - Teams from 9 nations on the podium
IFDS Worlds - Former president presented with ISAF awards medal
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Improvements aplenty in Byte CII fleets
America's Cup: New Zealand loses top coach to Artemis Racing
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 CEO Knut Frostad talks (Part I) *Feature
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Day 9 - Swish on record pace
2014 CORK Olympic Classes Regatta - Day 3
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 2
2014 IFDS World Championship: Opening Ceremony images
Opera House Cup - Images by Ingrid Abery
Teams descend upon Cowes for inaugural J/111 World Championships
Hamilton Island Race Week: Everywhere there's smiley people
IFDS World Championships - US Paralympic hopefuls ready for racing
Sopot Match Race - Poland's Tour debut deemed a triumph
Vineyard Race celebrates 80th running of the East Coast classic   
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games: Young sailors begin racing on Lake Jinniu   
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown - Victory for Morgan Noireaux   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - Day 8: Test of endurance   
Bart's Bash: Over 2300 entered from 588 yacht clubs - Join here   
Halifax ready to welcome the world at 2014 IFDS World Championships   
RC44 World Championship title to Bronenosec + Video   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Day 2 Images by Crosbie Lorimer   
IFDS Worlds - Gary Jobson to attend opening ceremonies   
Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Dalton DeVos crowned champion   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games trailer   
2014 Chicago Grand Slam - Canfield wins   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Varuna takes overall lead   
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; Crosbie Lorimer Day 1 Images   
Fisher's View: Hamilton Island Race Week - Day 1 - Stayin' Alive   
CORK Olympic Classes Regatta 2014 - Day one   
Youth Olympics: practice over, athletes welcomed, time for YOG sailing   
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Record for Artemis-Team Endeavour   
2014 Melges 32 U.S. National Championship - Day 2   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland: Artemis sets fourth course record   


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