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

 

Sail-World.com : Global Ocean Race fleet of Class40s prepare for Leg 3

Global Ocean Race fleet of Class40s prepare for Leg 3

'The keel of GOR Class40 Phesheya-Racing is removed by Hakes Marine for inspection - Global Ocean Race 2011-12'    Global Ocean Race ©
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) fleet have completed the first and second legs of racing and are making preparations for the third leg.

The GOR Wellington stopover marks the halfway point for the fleet of Class40s in the 33,000 mile, double-handed circumnavigation. With 15,000 miles and a total of between 65-78 days of racing completed in the first two legs, the next 18 days in New Zealand is a vital repair and preparation period for the 6,200-mile third leg through the Pacific Ocean and around Cape Horn to Punta del Este, Uruguay.

Fortunately, the 7,500 miles sailed through the high-latitudes of the Indian Ocean, including a succession of frontal systems sweeping eastwards through the fleet delivering wind speeds up to 60 knots, have left all the boats structurally intact with very limited damage. Indeed, the majority of work being undertaken in Wellington is general maintenance. Three boats have pulled their rigs and the carbon masts of Cessna Citation, BSL and Phesheya-Racing are being checked by Duffy Yacht and Rigging at Chaffers Marina.

The South African team of Nick and Phillippa Hutton-Squire have moved Phesheya-Racing to Seaview Marina on the eastern shore of Wellington Harbour and the keel of their four year-old version one Akilaria Class40 has been removed by the racing specialist team from Hakes Marine to check the keel head, keel bolts and flange bolts – a very prudent move at the GOR’s halfway point.

Conrad Colman’s Akilaria RC2, Cessna Citation, will shortly motor mastless across the harbour from the GOR base in Queen’s Wharf to join Phesheya-Racing and Hakes Marine will fit extra longitudinal stringers in the forepeak as although Colman’s Class40 has shown no indication of structural failure after 65 days and half a planet of hard racing, the boat’s manufacturers, MC-TEC in Tunisia, has recognised potential structural weakness in the bow of RC2s.

Remaining in Queen’s Wharf, Marco Nannini and Hugo Ramon are working together on Financial Crisis with a complete engine overhaul and a new clutch plate; some electronic replacements undertaken by Auckland-based marine specialist, David Minors, and sail repairs. On the neighbouring pontoon, Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron’s Pogo 40S² Campagne de France is already in full racing trim with just running maintenance to complete.

Meanwhile, on Ross and Campbell Field’s Verdier-designed Tyker 40, BSL, the buckled stanchions and pulpit have been removed for repair, sails are being serviced and re-cut and the engine is being serviced with all belts replaced. As one of the very few Class40s with a shaft rather than a sail drive, Hakes Marine will shortly haul BSL and make adjustments to the stern gland.

Josh Hall, Race Director of the GOR, is continually impressed by the punishment that the boats and the teams can withstand: 'Without doubt, the Indian Ocean leg of the Global Ocean Race exerted incredible demands on both man and machine,' says Hall. 'As a round-the-world race organisation, we have always maintained that Class40s are robust, reliable boats that can withstand the demanding conditions in the high-latitudes,' he explains. 'In the hands of capable and skilled sailors, the yachts have proved yet again that they can be pushed at pace through some of the toughest waters on the planet. The condition of the GOR fleet here in Wellington is testimony to the skills of the designers and builders of this great class and to talent of our sailors.'

Meanwhile, in Cape Town, work is progressing well on the sixth GOR Class40, Sec. Hayai of the Dutch father-and-son duo, Nico and Frans Budel. On the first evening of racing in leg two, Sec. Hayai dismasted off the Cape of Good Hope and the Budels returned to Cape Town without assistance. Subsequently, a failed rigging component was found to be the cause of the dismasting. However, the Budels plan to rejoin the GOR in Punta del Este, Uruguay, and compete in legs four and five. A replacement carbon fibre mast from Southern Spars will be stepped in Cape Town on 23 January and, following sea trials, Sec. Hayai will sail from Cape Town to Punta del Este, timing the arrival to be ready to greet the five other GOR Class40s at the end of leg three.

Global Ocean Race website




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=92811

9:42 AM Thu 12 Jan 2012 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



































































Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Light wind opener in Vannes
International Moth Worlds: Rashley ahead as Aussies close in
ISAF Youth Match Racing Worlds - American unbeatable on day 1
RS Feva World Championships - All set at Yacht Club de Carnac
ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year Awards - Nominations now open
BIC Techno 293 Worlds - Steady winds on day 2 + Video
29er North American Open Championship - Qualifying series wraps up
Opening ceremony O'pen Bic World Cup, Travemunde Week, Germany
Six Metre Europeans - Wind fails to make an appearance on day 2
Edgartown Race Weekend - Let the sailing (and good times) begin
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Championship - Action commences July 23
International Moth Worlds - Mothballed on day 4 + Video
Spirits high as Team Alvimedica completes Transatlantic crossing
Gladwell's Line: A change of direction needed in the America's Cup *Feature
29er North American Championship - Day 1 in Kingston
Red Bull 49erFX: First look at the Olympic sailing venue at Rio
Fuerteventura Kiteboarding Grand Slam - Classic conditions on day 3
NYYC Race Week Part II images by Rolex/Daniel Forster
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 1
Six Metre European Championship - Blazing sunshine on opening day   
National Sailing Hall of Fame to present Lifetime Achievement Award   
International Moth Worlds: Greenhalgh and Rashley tied at the top   
PWA Pozo World Cup - Fantastic finale determines winners   
Six Metre Class British Open Championship - Llanoria and Valhalla win   
Anna Tunnicliffe set to compete at the CrossFit Games   
America's Cup: Oracle Team USA holds foiling camp at Wangi SC   
Volvo Ocean Race: Abu Dhabi OR completes double Atlantic crossing   
Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA has a 'pull through day' off the Canaries   
No tiller sailing - how to steer using just the sails + Video   
International Moth Worlds: Three bullets in a row for Greenhalgh   
U.S. Junior Women’s Singlehanded Championship - Sophia Reineke wins   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 0 Opening   
Fuerteventura World Cup - Slalom action highlights day 2   
2014 Governor's Cup - Sam Gilmour of RFBYC victorious again   
Farr 40 West Coast Champ - Skipper Alberto Rossi leads Enfant Terrible   
Flying Dutchman World Championships - Magyars are the Masters   
Final day shakes up standings at Cape Panwa Hotel Phuket Raceweek   
2014 -15 Volvo Ocean Race: Team Alvimedica pushing towards Southampton   
NYYC Race Week - Saving the best for last   


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