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La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Fight for Funchal updates By La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50, , 7:48 AM Thu 3 Nov 2011
More competitors in the La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 are crossing the finish line and we share with you today, updates on the fight for the final places in Funchal. Gwénolé Gahinet (455 - Asso Watever - gwenolegahinet.com) had arrived three hours and ten minutes after Benoit Mariette (599 - Odalys Vacances) in Funchal. ...[more]


La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 fleet updates By La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50, , 7:43 AM Wed 2 Nov 2011
The La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 is currently underway and with more skippers reaching the finish line, we bring you updates regarding Pierre Cizeau, Donatien Carme, and Guillaume Le Brec. ...[more]


La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Normand crosses the line By La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50, , 7:54 AM Tue 1 Nov 2011
At 13:30 and 13 seconds UTC in the La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50, skipper Thomas Normand crossed the finish line in front of Salvador’s marina. His race time between Funchal and Salvador is 18 days, 01 hour, 03 minutes and 13 seconds, at the average speed of 7.20 knots across the 3120 miles course. ...[more]


La Charente Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Raison takes the win By La Charente Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50, 9:00 AM Mon 31 Oct 2011
The victor has now been decided in the 2011 La Charente Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50. A thrilled David Raison sailed by the committee boat just before 8:00pm this evening to take line honors and the win for the event. 'This is my fourth try on this race. I come out a winner, and in full day light....' ...[more]


La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Raison nears finish line By La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50, 5:17 AM Mon 31 Oct 2011
David Raison (747 – TeamWork Evolution), is closing on Barra Light tower at the entrance of Bahia’s bay as the wind drops off Salvador de Bahia in the La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50. The Brasilian coast in that area is particularly tricky on this Sunday afternoon ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Approaching the Equator By La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50, 7:12 PM Sat 29 Oct 2011
As the La CharenteMaritime Bahia Transat 6.50 fleets approaches the Equator, the battle is fierce. Those likely to miss this leg's podium but are still on track for the overall, Jorg Riechers (753 - Mare.de), Etienne David (679 - TeamWork) and Guillaume Le Brec (667 - OCCAMAT / ADT) began their last sprint in a well-established trade winds but with a very rough sea. ...[more]


La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - Raison unstoppable By La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50, 5:58 PM Fri 28 Oct 2011
An arrival in Salvador de Bahia on Sunday evening is now a possibility for David Raison (747 - TeamWork Evolution). ...[more]


Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Aussie skipper has problems By Veronique Largeau amended Sail-World.com, 6:31 AM Tue 25 Oct 2011
La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 skipper, Australian Scott Cavanough (797 - brainchild.org.au), was at low speed at 6 a.m (UTC) and confirmed - via his beacon - he has a technical problem on board his proto at 10:00 a.m. ...[more]


Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Forced to abandon his boat By Veronique Largeau amended Sail-World.com, 6:27 AM Tue 25 Oct 2011
La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 skipper Mathieu Claveau (405 – Okoume Les chevaux du Beal) is on board the escort boat Edulis, forced to abandon his boat at sea after a collision with an unidentified floating object last night. The unidentified floating object severely damaged his hull and also caused substantial leaks on board. ...[more]


Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Claveau forced to abandon boat By Veronique Largeau amended Sail-World.com, 12:33 AM Tue 25 Oct 2011
La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 skipper Mathieu Claveau (405 – Okoume Les chevaux du Beal) is on board the escort boat Edulis, forced to abandon his boat at sea after a collision with an unidentified floating object last night. The unidentified floating object severely damaged his hull and also caused substantial leaks on board. ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime / Bahia Transat 6.50 - Protos in Cape Verde By Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50, 5:37 AM Wed 19 Oct 2011
The Charente-Maritime / Bahia Transat 6.50 fleet was propelled last night by changeant thunderstorms. The stars of the race are now neck and neck. On the fifth day of the second leg, David Raison (747 - TeamWork Evolution) is back into the lead for prototypes, Gwénolé Gahinet (455 - Asso-Watever gwenolegahinet.com) is still the first series boat. ...[more]


La Charente Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 - At a slow pace By La Charente- Maritime Bahia amended Sail-World.com, 5:19 AM Tue 18 Oct 2011
The Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 fleet has slowed down off White Cape (Mauritania), within 300 miles of the Cape Verde archipelago, shuffling the cards cards again for both the Protos and the Series. ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 Leg 2 underway By La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat, 6:42 AM Fri 14 Oct 2011
La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 Leg 2 is now underway. The seventy-seven strong fleet set sail at 1:30 p.m and headed for a windward mark buoy in front of the Club naval de Funchal before heading to the next compulsory passage mark located between the islands of Santo Antao and Maio in the Cape Verde archipelago. The wind in the area is six knots south/southwest. ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 Leg 2 - Stage is set By La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat, 2:22 PM Thu 13 Oct 2011
On Thursday the 13th of October at 1:30 p.m local time the start of the second stage of La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50, between Funchal (Madeira, Portugal) and Salvador (Bahia-Brazil), will begin. Nothing is definitive - in either category - with more than 3,100 miles to go before the finish line is crossed. ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Rogues wins first stage By Veronique Largeau, 3:40 AM Wed 5 Oct 2011
La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Sébastien Rogues, on Eole Generation-GDF SUEZ, has won the first stage of the race (overall before jury). He covered 1148 miles at the average speed of 5.40 knots in eight days 20 hours 46 minutes and 43 seconds. ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime Bahia Transat 6.50 lead changes By Veronique Largeau amended Sail-World.com, 5:05 AM Tue 4 Oct 2011
La Charente-Maritime Bahia PR Transat 6.50 - The fleet starts to converge toward Porto Santo before steering for Madeira’s main island. The first protos are expected tomorrow afternoon. Remember, that the first leg’s finish line is located in front of Funchal in the south of the island. ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 – Cold front expected By Veronique Largeau amended by Sail-World.com, 3:51 AM Sun 2 Oct 2011
La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - A cold front with rather strong east to south-east flow is expected, freshening for Saturday and Sunday. Aeolus is playful these days ... And yesterday's bet did not pay off. If last evening, it appeared good for the supporters of the Western option, it is clear that the night changed the deal. Not good at all that near the active cold front ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 – Challenging conditions By Veronique Largeau amended Sail-World.com, 4:03 AM Sat 1 Oct 2011
La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - The weather situation on the water is as complicated to understand as it is interesting to monitor. Also, two trends stand out. First, the majority of the both fleets sail upwind on port tack (wind comes from the left) and attempting to move westward at speeds between three and six knots. ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 - Quiet and calm conditions By Veronique Largeau amended Sail-World.com, 3:46 AM Fri 30 Sep 2011
La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50. The conditions were forecasted for 'quiet or very calm'. They are indeed. The 78 remaining contestants are searching for a little breeze. The pressure will come later; today's objective is not to be caught in calm zones and be waiting for hours to catch a gust. ...[more]


La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 navigating the chicane By Veronique Largeau, amended Sail-World.com, 4:20 AM Thu 29 Sep 2011
When looking at the La Charente-Maritime/Bahia Transat 6.50 prototypes leaders from the start, we see a chicane course. Those that chose the North option were in pole position at noon. Jorg Riechers (753 – Mare.de) was sailing at the speed of five to six knots holding first position for the prototypes. ...[more]


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