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 13 Jul 2012
 


Krys Ocean Race - blink, and you missed it! Transatlantic race, sub-5 days? If you weren't playing close attention, four out of the five boats are home and finished, with Yann Guichard (Spindrift Racing)winning the race from New York to Brest in a mere 4d 21h 08m 37s. At an average boat speed of 28 kts – so the MOD (Multi One Design) 70s are quick. Very quick!

Another multihull, l'Hydroptere.ch, has set a new record on Lake Geneva (not to be confused with the l'Hydroptere in Long Beach, California, waiting at the lights to start her crack at the Transpac record).

Hong Kong is being well-represented at Cork Week by Peninsula Signal 8, the Mount Gay Rum 2013 Neptune Regatta is getting into party mode a mere seven months before kick-off, there are only 14 days to go before the Olympic regatta starts in Weymouth, and the Editor is going sailing tomorrow – hold on to your hats!

Guy Nowell, Editor







Mount Gay Rum Neptune Regatta 2013 - the party's started!
Neptune Regatta,
The NOR Party was hosted by Nueva Cuba Bar & Restaurant overlooking the Marina Bay in Singapore. Over 150 guests, predominately from the Singapore sailing scene, were welcomed with a ‘Neptune Island Sundowner' Cocktail, famously served to participants racing to ‘Zero' on Neptune Island Beach last February, 8 miles north of the equator in the Riau Archipelago, Indonesia.... [more]
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RHKYC Youth Squad sailors to compete at 29er Europeans and Worlds
RHKYC Media,
Six members of the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club (RHKYC) Youth Sailing Squad are in Sopot, Poland ready for the 29er European Championships which take place from 13-20 July. The sailors are Henry Salmon (skipper) and Aymeric Gillard (crew), Florrie Manzoni (skipper) and Isabel Tulloch (crew) and Campbell Manzoni (skipper) and Lilly Manzoni (crew).... [more]
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Krys Ocean Race podium completed
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The inaugural edition of the Krys Ocean Race has resulted in a close finale between the podium finishers. Spindrift racing (Yann Guichard) finished at 12h 08 '37 UTC to take the outright victory. Crossing the finish at the Petit Minou light at 13hrs 19min 49secs (15hrs 19min 49secs local), 1h 11m 12s behind the winner, Sébastien Josse and the crew of Groupe Edmond de Rothshchild took second place.... [more]
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Krys Ocean Race - Strategic options running out
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Leader of the Krys Ocean Race is the MOD70 Spindrift Racing. Skipper Yann Guichard considers the strategic options for their nearest rivals, Groupe Edmond de Rothschild and Foncia, are running out as the finish line is less than 900 miles away.... [more]
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Krys Ocean Race - Chasing duo gain on Spindrift Racing
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Krys Ocean Race - Gains by the chasing duo Groupe Edmond de Rothschild and Foncia which were revealed when the leading MOD70 Spindrift racing reappeared last night from undercover ‘ghost mode' may continue through the first part of today but Spindrift's Pascal Bidégorry seemed confident that their crew have enough in hand in an improving forecast to cross first at the Petit Minou finish line... [more]
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Krys Ocean Race plunges towards halfway mark
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
The Krys Ocean Race, currently underway, is plunging towards the halfway mark on the headlong sprint from New York to Brest. With the incredible pace scarcely relenting during their third night at sea Yann Guichard and his crew of Spindrift Racing have continued to maintain the small advantage over their nearest rivals.... [more]
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Krys Ocean Race day 2 - High speed conditions
Sabina Mollart-Rogerson,
Krys Ocean Race Day 2 - Finding the level, whether to try and set the pace or simply stay with it; those were just some of the questions which occupied the minds of the five Krys Ocean Race skippers before they left New York, Saturday for the first ever trans-oceanic race for the exciting new one design Multihull class.... [more]
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l'Hydroptère.ch takes on Blue Ribbon speed record
MaxComm Communication,
The experimental catamaran l'Hydroptère.ch, crewed by Daniel Schmaeh, Stéphane Dyen, Gaël Ledoux, Guillaume Coyon and Cédric Pochelon, have gone after the mythical Blue Ribbon speed record between Geneva and le Bouveret and back, a record held since 2007 by Décision 35, captained by Philippe Cardis, in 4 hrs 53 mins 19 secs.... [more]
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Peninsula Signal 8 at Cork Week - day 3
Jamie McWilliam,
It was shifty and weird for the entire race, and we executed three kite changes, four gybe peels, and one inline peel to maximise our pace on the legs - which were only about four minutes long each, so by the time we got to the end the crew were fried.... [more]
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Peninsula Signal 8 at Cork Week: day 2
Jamie McWilliam,
Yesterday we had the second race day at Cork Week, and for our fleet it was the good old Olympic course: triangle, sausage, triangle, sausage, small beat to the finish. The breeze was again offshore, NW around 8-12 knots, but with a forecast swing to the southwest and a good chance of freshening to about 15kn - and an equal chance of dying away... Tricky stuff.... [more]
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RHKYC at Cork Week - Peninsula Signal 8 opens the batting
Jamie McWilliam,
First two races of Cork Week yesterday (Monday). There are about 10 boats in our class, which is pretty small compared to pre-GFC Cork Weeks, but the quality is high. Every day of Cork Week has different courses, and today was the 'Trapezoid Course' - a beat, then a pretty tight reach, then 2.5 sausages followed by a short reach to the finish.... [more]
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WMRT Chicago Match Cup - Quarter Final spots decided
Leigh Ireland,
At the 2012 Chicago Match Cup, Bjorn Hansen finished the day unbeaten to top the qualifying table and will be joined by reigning Tour Champion Ian Williams, Pierre-Antoine Morvan and local favourite Taylor Canfield who narrowly squeezed into the Quarter Final after a count back between five teams.... [more]
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PWA Tenerife World Cup - Early conclusion to day 1
Chris Yates,
On the opening day of the 2012 Planet Win 365 PWA Tenerife World Cup, the competitors registered between 10am and 12pm. After the registration process was completed, the men's single elimination began shortly after 13:45, with sailors needing to complete one jump and two waves to meet the judging criteria.... [more]
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52 Super Series Royal Cup regatta – More drama on Day 2
Jacaranda Marketing,
52 Super Series Royal Cup regatta second day of racing there were damaged boats, a disqualification and an injured crewman. The dramatic day was dominated by world champions Quantum Racing. Quantum claimed victory in the opening race of the day and remarkably maintained second place in race two despite offloading trimmer Brett Jones to their chase boat after he injured his hand... [more]
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Nautor's Swan invests in the Asian market
Nautor's Swan,
Jimmy Cheung will be based in Hong Kong and will report directly to Luca Lucheschi, Nautor's Swan's Commercial Director. Nautor's Swan, with more than 40 years of experience in the production of luxurious sailboats, represents prestige and elegance. Swan yachts are considered the latest sailboats frontier, able to combine style and performance with unparalleled constructive qualities.... [more]
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Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Race 14 finish fast approaching
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race,
In the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, Race 14 has proved to be one of the most tightly contested of the 11-12 edition with places on the leader board continuing to change in the remaining hours of the 800-mile sprint to Den Helder on the northern coast of the Netherlands.... [more]
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La Solitaire du Figaro - Masterful final leg performance
La Solitaire du Figaro,
In his thirteenth attempt at the La Solitaire du Figaro, Yann Eliès (Groupe Queguiner - Le Journal des Entreprises) put in a masterful performance on the final leg to conclusively win the 43rd edition. The race history already bears the Eliès name – it was 33 years ago that his father Patrick won the race with another dominant performance, leading all four stages of the 1979 edition.... [more]
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Ludo Bennett-Jones UK circumnavigation- rudder snapped but almost home
Nancy Knudsen,
THE RNLI Inshore Lifeboat in Hastings came to the rescue of a young man stranded two miles out at sea while trying to complete a record-breaking charity sail around the UK. Ludo Bennett-Jones, 21, was almost back to his starting point of Portsmouth, after more than 70 days, when the incident happened.... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race - Perfection never enough for Franck Cammas
Volvo Ocean Race,
Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 skipper Franck Cammas, at the age of just 39, is already assured of his place in sailing history thanks to Groupama's debut victory in the Volvo Ocean Race. Here we profile the charismatic French sailor for whom perfection is never good enough.... [more]
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The restoration of Dorothy - over a century old
Dorothy Stern, Nanaimo Bulletin/Sail-World,
The love for restoring an old boat is a many faceted thing - to keep her history alive, to see her shine again. Canada's Maritime Museum of British Colombia is funding the restoration of Dorothy, a 9.1m gaff cutter-rigged sloop, at over a century old considered the oldest sailing boat in the Pacific Northwest. But, as Rachel Stern writes, Dorothy is rotten.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Act 4 Overall + Man Overboard Video
Extreme Sailing Series,
If the previous day's racing in Act 4 of the Extreme Sailing Series in Porto was outstanding, today's was astonishing with bigger crowds than the Series has ever witnessed. On the final day, there was an estimated 38,000 spectators (66,000 estimated over the course of the event) surrounding the Extreme Stadium on both the Porto and Gaia sides of the Douro river.... [more]
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