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

 

Sail-World.com : Transatlantic Race 2011 - Moving day for Puma

Transatlantic Race 2011 - Moving day for Puma

'Puma - Transatlantic Race 2011 start, July 3, 2011'    © PUMA/Chris Hill    Click Here to view large photo

Transatlantic Race 2011 is a 2,975 nautical mile journey which takes competitors from Newport, R.I. to Lizard, England.

For Transatlantic Race competitor PUMA, its moving day at the Newport Shipyard. The Puma Ocean Racing team is packing up and relocating – destination: Lanzarote in the Canary Islands.

On Sunday, Puma’s Mar Mostro and crew departed on Transatlantic Race 2011. Upon crossing the finish line, it’s a quick turn south for the PUMA crew as they head for their new training base in Lanazrote.

'It’s a bittersweet moment,' said Skipper Ken Read, who hails from Newport. 'The fact is that our program is moving on to the next stage, and it’s really exciting. But at the same time, I’m leaving my beautiful home for the next year. So, it’s emotional.'

The Transatlantic Race will be the first big test. It will add not only time on the water and the chance to get a better feel for the boat and sails, but also the opportunity to gain racing experience as a crew.

Six boats departed alongside PUMA’s Mar Mostro in IRC Class one in the final start of the race, including the crew’s training yacht, Rambler 100 (George David); ICAP Leopard (Clarke Murphy); Beau Geste (Karl Kwok); Sojana (Peter Harrison); and Vanquish (USMMA – All American Offshore Team). The journey across the Atlantic Ocean will take approximately eight days for the PUMA team.

'There’s no downside to doing this race,' Read said. 'No matter what the weather is, what the conditions are, everything we do over the next couple weeks is good learning for the future. The IRC handicap results at the finish are irrelevant for us. This is all about learning about the boat and about the people during this race – it’s really that simple.'

After 17 months building and training in Newport, the summer headquarters for the PUMA team becomes the Puerto Calero Marina in Lanzarote by mid July. From there, the crew will head to the race start location of Alicante, Spain, in late September. The next time Puma’s Mar Mostro docks in the U.S. will be during the Miami stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race in May 2012.

Transatlantic Race website
PUMA Ocean Racing website




by Lisa Ramsperger

  

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

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=85451

12:33 AM Mon 4 Jul 2011 GMT






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


News - USA and the World





































Audi Melges 20 U.S. Nationals - Oleander takes early lead by International Audi Melges 20 Class Association,






2014 Detroit Cup - Sam Gilmour leads by Dobbs Davis, Detroit, Michigan








Audi Hamilton Island Race Week: Riding the AC45 - VIDEO by Crosbie Lorimer, Hamilton Island










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


Volvo Ocean Race CEO Knut Frostad talks Time and Money (Part II) *Feature by Rob Kothe and the Sail-World team,




Volvo Ocean Race - It’s been emotional, but it’s time to move on
Cork OCR - Sail Canada Senior Nationals wrap up
J/111 World Championships - British Teams take early lead on day 1
Round Britain and Ireland Race - Jellyfish stings British Soldier
International Cadet World Championship – Day 4 at Weymouth, England
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Light wind plagues Lake Jinniu
2014 Formula Kite World Championships - Bridges strike back on day 2
AWT Quatro Desert Showdown at Punta San Carlos
SAP 505 World Championship - Holt and Woelfel on top
2014 IFDS Disabled Sailing World Championship - Day 2
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week; MC38s Lindeman Island Race VIDEO
2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship - Ready to rock
IFDS Worlds - Wind delays, but racing continues in Halifax
IFDS World Championships - Day 2 images by Jude Robertson
MS Cup - Three days until the start
America's Cup: Rod Davis - Time for a change after ten years with team *Feature
ISAF seeking hosting bids for Nations Cup
Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds - Luvisetto and Alexadr Boite victorious +Video
IFDS World Championships - Action shots by Tim Wilkes
Maxi yacht rendezvous this September in Sardinia
World Yacht Racing Forum 2014: 'Growing the business of Yacht Racing'   
Clipper Race: 2015-16 edition of world's longest ocean race 70% full   
Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland - Swish smash 5th World Record   
Leaderboards take shape at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games 2014   
IFDS Worlds - Hot competition on first day of racing   
Challenging Conditions - CORK OCR   
IFDS World Championship - Day 1 for the US Sailing Team   
2014 Melges 20 World Championship - Countdown begins   
2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games - Day 3   
America's Cup: Team NZ wish Davis well with new team *Feature   
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   


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