sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Video Gallery Photo Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : ICAP Leopard on the prowl

ICAP Leopard on the prowl

'ICAP Leopard'    Louay Habib
ICAP Leopard, Mike Slade’s record breaking Maxi, is under going final preparations for a breath-taking season of racing. ICAP Leopard sailed across the Atlantic last November to take part in the first ever, Atlantic Ocean Racing Series. The 100 ft Maxi has a scintillating four-month programme of racing, in some of the most spectacular locations throughout the Caribbean and America.

ICAP Leopard’s world-class international crew includes many yachtsmen from the Volvo Ocean Race. A highly competitive and well-drilled crew is led by Boat Captain, Chris Sherlock and includes:

Ian Budgen (GBR), Robert Greenhalgh (GBR), Mike Joubert (RSA), Gordon Maguire (IRL), Luke Molloy (AUS), Jeremy Robinson (GBR), David Rolfe (NZ), Guy Salter (GBR), Mark Thomas (AUS) and Jim Turner (GBR).

They will be taking on formidable opponents, in the shape of George David’s New York Yacht Club team, racing on the Juan K designed Maxi, Rambler 100 (ex-Speedboat).

ICAP Leopard’s Robert Greenhalgh is anticipating a thrilling start to the campaign.

'There is quality right through our team and the Caribbean usually provides fast adrenalin pumping conditions, which will definitely suit ICAP Leopard. This will be my first RORC Caribbean 600 and I am relishing the prospect but most of the crew has done the race before and it looks like an awesome event to kick off the Atlantic Series.

The RORC Caribbean 600 is designed to thrill, it has high speed reaching legs and many tricky corners to negotiate, it is like a Formula One racetrack. It is going to be exciting and full-on with a lot of tactics coming into play.'

ICAP Leopard’s owner, Mike Slade is understandably relishing the prospect of racing the powerful Maxi in the Caribbean; it is a part of the world he knows well, having raced there since the early 90s.

'There is nowhere on earth that comes close to the Caribbean as a sailing location, constant wind and ocean swell provides some spectacular racing and the beautiful sunshine and fantastic scenery just adds to the magic of it all. It is the main reason that we go there but this year is even more special, as we have been provided with the fantastic opportunity of competing in the Atlantic Series. Yacht owners like myself are enthralled by the competition, it really gives us all something to go for.

Besides the thrilling offshore racing, ICAP Leopard is ready, willing and able to compete in some of the glorious regattas in the Caribbean, but personally I cannot attend them all, due to the exciting challenges in the UK and European property market.'

ICAP Leopard has an action-packed programme comprising seven spectacular events, starting with the RORC Caribbean 600 in February and ending with the showcase event of the Atlantic Ocean Series; The 3000 mile Transatlantic Race.

Four sailing regattas are also scheduled around the offshore events and ICAP Leopard has limited charter opportunities available. Up to eight VIP guests can race on board with the full race crew, to experience the ride of their lives.

Race fans can track ICAP Leopard’s progress during the season and read blogs from the boat at the official web site, which is packed with information about ICAP Leopard.

ICAP Leopard website here




by Louay Habib

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=79296

9:08 AM Tue 18 Jan 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World





























Team GBR’s Sparky on the Road to Rio (Part Two) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World Team,


















Team GBR on the Road to Rio (Part One) by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,




















Sailing World Cup Hyeres- Top sailors to face off as Gold Fleet Racing
Anti-boating legislation debated in Florida House
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Laser images by Franck Socha
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 Nacra 17 images by Franck Socha
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Mitakis lead reduced on day 2
Will late spring thaw spell trouble for boaters?
Byte CII Worlds and YOG Continental Qualifier at Riva del Garda
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Battle continues for U.S. sailors
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Qualification stage comes to a close
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 2 images by Franck Socha
ISAF SWC Hyeres - Nacra Silver medal debutantes continue to improve
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Cheers on the dock
Spindrift 2 criss-crosses the Bay of Biscay
45th anniversary of Sir Robin Knox-Johnston's record circumnavigation
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Sailors tweet about opening day
49er Blog: Glorious racing to kick start Hyeres World Cup
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Continuous close racing
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Fluttering flags whet sailors appetite
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Race 4 images by Jude Robertson
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - US Sailing Team Sperry Top-Sider Day 1
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Nacra 17 images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 Laser images by Thom Touw   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Ioannis Mitakis leads Finns after day 1   
RC44 Cascais Cup - Fresh faces join the line-up   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Excellent racing on opening day   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Images by Yvan Zedda and Franck Socha   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres - Day 1 images by Franck Socha   
Hyeres World Cup: Kiwis lead but Outteridge Jensen back in 49er fray   
Belcher and Ryan lead from the start in Hyeres   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères - Race day 1 ready for lift off   
Clipper Round the World Race 11 - Tense match downwind racing on Day 2   
Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta - Day 3 an absolute gem   
Quantum Key West 2015 dates confirmed   
Flying Tigers 'Psych' - on Lake Lanier they pronounce it Zhik   
ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres: Anticipation intensifies as start nears   
Clipper Round the World Race - Race 11 start images by Chuck Lantz   
27th Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta 2014 - Big breeze on the butterfly   
Rolex China Sea Race 2014 - Pryde and Joy for Hi Fi   
Clipper Round The World Race - A flying start on Day 1 of Race 11   
Cammas on Caudrelier – different styles, same objective   


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.
X6XL NEW US