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  2001 EDS Atlantic Challenge
 
  Date 3 Jul - 31 Aug
  Description Opens 60s, sailing twice across the North Atlantic, starting and ending in St Malo, France.

8,000 miles of extreme yachting.

Schedule:

St Malo (France) to Hamburg (Germany) Start 3 - 6 July

Hamburg to Portsmouth (United Kingdom) 8 - 12 July

Portsmouth to Baltimore (USA) 14 - 31 July

Baltimore to Boston (USA) 5 - 8 August

Boston to St Malo (France) Finish 11 - 22 August

  Event Type Race
  Event Website www.edsatlanticchallenge.com

sail-world.com -- News - 2001 EDS Atlantic Challenge
Tue, 3 Jul 2001 at 09:00 to Fri, 31 Aug 2001
Event Distance: 8,000 nautical miles



Latest News    

An Australian report from Kingfisher on the EDS Atlantic Challenge By Anthony Merrington, Kingfisher EDS Atlantic Challenge , 8:13 AM Mon 10 Sep 2001
The story of the fifth and final leg of the EDS Atlantic Challenge (Boston to St Malo 2900 miles) from Australian sailor, Anthony (Youngster) Merrington. ...
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Prize Giving Brings EDS Atlantic Challenge to a Close By Event Media, St. Malo France , 8:33 PM Fri 31 Aug 2001
The EDS Atlantic Challenge came to an official end with the prize giving ceremony in St. Malo. ...
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Ecover third in EDS Atlantic Challenge final leg By Susan Preston Davis, Londo , 6:18 AM Mon 27 Aug 2001
Mike Golding and his ECOVER crew had to settle for third place this evening as they crossed the finish line off the breakwater off St Malo, France at 16:17:00 GMT ...
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Kingfisher Wins EDS Atlantic Challenge By Kingfisher Challenges, St Malo, France , 3:23 AM Sun 26 Aug 2001
An elated, but exhausted Nick Moloney had this to say - This last leg was truly awesome racing, we've been so close for most of the 2800 miles and so fast until the last few days. ...
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Unbelievable Finish - EDS Atlantic Challenge By Kingfisher Challenges, Atlantic Ocean , 2:17 AM Sun 26 Aug 2001
Last pole reveals Ecover 9 miles astern. Since that pole 2 hours ago the wind has been quite shifty and has decreased in strength. It is difficult to decide whether or not to remain high on course, closer to the rhum line or to sail slightly lower and faster. ...
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Four boats have line honours chance - EDS Atlantic Challenge By Kingfisher Challenges, UK , 5:11 AM Sat 25 Aug 2001
Towards mid afternoon yesterday, we discovered that we had a visual on Ecover about 5 or 6 miles away. ...
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It's still anyone's race - EDS Atlantic Challenge By Susan Preston Davis, UK , 3:18 AM Sat 25 Aug 2001
Only 21 miles separate Kingfisher, ECOVER, Fila and Sill Plein Fruits with the latter two sailing 2 and 3 knots respectively faster than the former pair. ...
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ECOVER slows, waiting for new pressure By Susan Preston Davis, UK , 5:37 AM Fri 24 Aug 2001
We are slowing down fast as we now leave the depression which has been our friend, giving us several 400+ mile days, across the Atlantic Ocean and head into the area of slack pressure which greets us in the Western Approaches ...
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No Wind ... ECOVER in EDS Atlantic Challenge By Susan McKeag, UK , 3:15 AM Fri 24 Aug 2001
The three lead boats are now due south of the Irish coast sailing in testing conditions, the wind having died out almost completely. ...
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Kingfisher update - cautious in conditions By Kingfisher Challenges, UK , 3:08 AM Fri 24 Aug 2001
ECOVER were maintaining a slender lead of just 3 miles (insignificant in these conditions) over FILA, with KINGFISHER closing to 33 miles ...
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ECOVER leads with 550 miles to go By MPR, UK , 2:56 AM Thu 23 Aug 2001
esterday the Fila team sustained damage to their mainsail and were forced to ease off the pace as they effected repairs - replacing the torn section of the main with a web of Vectran lines. ...
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Latest ETA for leader - Friday morning - EDS Atlantic Challenge By Kingfisher Challenges, UK , 2:53 AM Thu 23 Aug 2001
Yesterday morning as we changed up a gear, going for the gennaker, we noticed the top of the rig was out of column and unstable. ...
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