Please select your home edition
Edition
Zhik ATR Aroshell SW LEADERBOARD

SOS Ocean Racing - An Epic night at sea for Ian Thomson

by SOS Media on 9 Jun 2010
Ian Thomson - Save Our Seas Ocean Racing Ian Thomson
SOS Ocean Racing is about raising awareness of what damage plastic bags does to the environment, in particular the marine environment. With over 100,000 marine animals and 1 million sea birds dying from plastic suffocation or entanglement every year, it is time to get rid of the 'Convenient' plastic bag and use other options.

To help Ian with his campaign simply logon to his website www.sosoceanracing.com and vote in the very short online poll.

In the first week of May 2010, Thomson set off to break the current Solo Around Australia Record for monohulls which stands at 68 Days 8 Hours and 30 minutes set by David Beard aboard the 35ft Skaffie II.


Latest update:

What an epic night Ian has had, the back up GPS is very much got a mind of its own and decides to work when it wants; Ian has been navigating like Captain Cook up the east coast of NSW.

Ian is currently 40nm south of Sydney and has been struggling all night with the obstacles put in front of him; the North Westerly winds have not helped but the wind has shifted and is now in his favour.

Ian has decided to pull into Sydney, into calmer waters, to fix and repair everything from the fan belts through to the battery generator which have impacted his journey. The batteries are not charging and he is reliant on the solar panels.

Ian has been thinking about seeking assistance from Andrew Short Marine and Fergusons Marina in Middle Harbour, as the problems need to be fixed and they seem to be out of his control.

Ian will give you more details when he arrives in Sydney. He knows its only a short distance to go to the finish ...

www.sosoceanracing.com
RS Sailing 2019 - FooterBandG AUS Triton2 FOOTERGul 2019 GAMMA Footer

Related Articles

44Cup Palma overall
Incredible come from far behind victory decides 2019 44Cup It was supposed to be a heavyweight bout between Chris Bake's Team Aqua and Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika. These two, among the oldest, most successful teams in the high performance one design monohull class, started the 44Cup Palma
Posted today at 7:52 am
Brest Atlantiques Day 13
Gough Island next Maxi Edmond de Rothschild slowed down marginally overnight Saturday and has regained speed on Sunday further increasing their lead on the trimaran MACIF, Sodebo Ultim 3 and Actual Leader.
Posted on 17 Nov
The bookies may, or may not be happy
Mark Richards had a very short message: We are 100% there Mark Richards had a very short message for everyone. “It was very cool to watch our crew nurse the boat into port. We now have all the right resources working on the repairs. We are 100% there for the race.”
Posted on 17 Nov
Clipper Race embarks on Southern Ocean Leg
The Southern Ocean stage of Clipper 2019-20 Race started in Cape Town today The highly-anticipated 4,750 nautical mile Southern Ocean stage of Clipper 2019-20 Race started in Cape Town today as the only global sailing race for non-professionals passes its quarter-way mark.
Posted on 17 Nov
North Sails Weekly Debrief
Helix Luff Cord, #NSVictoryList: TJV IMOCA, Brest Atlantiques Exclusively for North Sails, the Helix Luff Cord allows all the performance benefits of Load Sharing Technology and the reliability that comes from top-down furling.
Posted on 17 Nov
49er sailors take environmental action
Sailing as a sport has a huge environmental footprint There is no question that sailing as a sport has a huge environmental footprint. We travel the world by air, sea and road, shipping boats built from exotic materials from continent to continent.
Posted on 17 Nov
Mitre10 MEGA Laser Nationals in New Plymouth
The Mitre10 MEGA Laser Nationals will be held in New Plymouth 16-19th January 2020. The Mitre10 MEGA Laser Nationals will be held in New Plymouth 16-19th January 2020. This event will be a lead-up for many NZ sailors planning to compete in the Worlds in Melbourne/Geelong in February/March.
Posted on 17 Nov
18ft Skiff Spring Championship overall
Appliancesonline.com.au team wrap up the win The Appliancesonline.com.au team (Brett Van Munster, Phil Marshall and Kurt Fatouris) became the 2019-2020 Australian 18 Footers League Spring champions, but it was The Oak Double Bay-4 Pines team took honours on the final day.
Posted on 17 Nov
44Cup Palma day 3
CEEREF could turn 44Cup on its head If Charisma and Aleph were the stand-out teams yesterday, today, the penultimate day of the 44Cup Palma, belonged to Igor Lah's Team CEEREF. In a return to their 2016-17 season-winning form, the Slovenian team won both of today's races.
Posted on 16 Nov
The Ocean Race: Racing for the planet
The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team launches campaign at event in Lisbon The Mirpuri Foundation Racing Team officially unveiled its Racing For The Planet campaign on Friday at a packed event in Cascais, Lisbon.
Posted on 16 Nov