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

 

Sail-World.com : La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - At a slow pace

La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - At a slow pace

'La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 2011'    © Christophe Breschi

The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 fleet has slowed down off White Cape (Mauritania), within 300 miles of the Cape Verde archipelago, shuffling the cards cards again for both the Protos and the Series.

The Series fleet is now led by the inseparable duo of Gwénolé Gahinet (455 - Asso-Watever gwenolegahinet.com) and Pierre Brasseur (552 - Voile Océan). Spread in longitude across 200 km, 13 competitors are sailing within twenty miles of one another. There is a similar situation for the Protos with Sébastien Rogues (716 - Eole Generation, GDF SUEZ) retaining his lead.


Danger comes from everywhere for the leaders, both in Protos and Series and the gaps have melted away. Sébastien Rogues (716 - Eole Generation - GDF SUEZ), still faithful to his leeward route seems to be in control of the situation; he continues gibing unconcerned about his immediate rivals and despite the threats coming from at him from both sides. Four boats are sailing windward, ready to take full advantage of the expected wind increase from the east, in order to shift between Rogues yellow and white Proto and the Cape Verde archipelago's mark.

Lucas Montagne (618 - ONG Conseil) has made a great start with wisdom and rationality. He is windward of the fleet and with him are three terrific sailors, Guillaume Le Brec (667 - OCCAMAT / ADT), Thomas Normand (787 - Financière de l'Echiquier) and yesterday's leader Bertrand Delesne (754 - Zone Large). They are all playing a subtle game of 'successful gybes' toward the obligatory Cape Verde Islands passage mark. But danger comes from behind with the return of two very great leaders of the first leg, David Raison (747 - TeamWork Evolution) and Jorg Riechers (753 - Mare.de).

Nearly 220 miles in longitude separate the British Pip Hare (743 - The Potting Shed), the eastern most of the fleet and the Dutchman Robert Rosen Jacobson (602 - NED602) who is further west. A fierce battle is raging in the middle whilst first place is exchanged randomly, according to the very unstable weather and wind. Maximum concentration is required with the slightest slackening costing precious places overall. Davy Beaudart (674 - Innovea Environnement) has paid the price for his boat problems and is relegated to 14th spot.

As the Cape Verde passage approaches the fleets have to position themselves in order to benefit from a good wind angle and to sneak between the islands of the Archipelago. Have the supporters of the West option gone through their rough patch? Is Eric Llull (566 - Noble Cocoa), closer to the direct route, going to overtake the supporters of the Centre option led by the duo Gwénolé Gahinet and Pierre Brasseur?

Event website




by La Charente- Maritime Bahia amended Sail-World.com

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=89718

7:19 PM Mon 17 Oct 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 La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50

Related News Stories:

03 Nov 2011  La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Fight for Funchal updates
02 Nov 2011  La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 fleet updates
01 Nov 2011  La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Normand crosses the line
31 Oct 2011  La Charente Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Raison takes the win
31 Oct 2011  La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Raison nears finish line
29 Oct 2011  La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Approaching the Equator
28 Oct 2011  La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Raison unstoppable
26 Oct 2011  Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Aussie sailor forced to abandon
25 Oct 2011  Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Aussie skipper has problems
25 Oct 2011  Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Forced to abandon his boat
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length by Erik Simonson, Pressure-Drop.US,




























470 Men and Women Worlds - Champs take over leaderboard by 470 International Association Class,


































AWT Hatteras Wave Jam action commences on day 3
Rolex Big Boat Series: Images from San Francisco - Final Day
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Watch medal races live here
Hobie 16 Open North American Championships and Pan Am Games qualifier
ISAF Sailing World Championship - Videos from Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds: Buckingham into Medal Race, 470's stay consistent
470 Men and Women Worlds - Vadlau and Ogar into pole position
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Defending champion on top
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Strong competition for RS:X fleets
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Big breeze on day 6 + Video
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Buckingham into Laser Medal Race
U.S. Multihull Championship - Hobie Alter Trophy to be decided
ISAF Sailing Worlds - The kind of form most sailors only dream about
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing ahead of target
ISAF Worlds Santander - 19 Rio 2016 Laser Radial spots awarded
Santander 2014 ISAF Worlds - 21 broadcasters to take live coverage
Rolex Swan Cup - Looking forward to the next 30 years
America’s Cup: The Future is foiling – AC45s to be modified
Volvo Ocean Race: Win a stopover trip by designing an ECsix T-Shirt
Red Bull 49erFX: On the eve of the Worlds in Santander
America's Cup: Ben Ainslie Racing launches partnership with Yamaha   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Starts tomorrow   
Rio 2016 Daylight the issue for Olympic sailing regatta   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - USA 470's and Lasers battle at top   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 5 video highlights   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander images by Jesús Renedo   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - No action on day 2   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Game on for Olympic Qualification   
ISAF Sailing World Championships: Finns off to slow start in Santander   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Seesaw Day 5 in Santander + Video   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - 470 sailors shine in Santander   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Kiwi Ray Davies returns to TP52 fleet   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - No windsurfing action on day 1   
A complete recap of the most successful Melges 20 World Championship   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Prizegiving images by Chuck Lantz   
ISAF Santander - Upwards path for Austrian women's 470 crew + video   
18ft skiffs: Carnage compilation from the glory days of the Grand Prix   
ISAF Worlds: Video from the British Sailing Team   
Bart's Bash expected to set new records this weekend   
PWA Cold Hawaii World Cup - Marcilio Browne wins Super Session   


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