25 June 2015

Lending Club 2, Speed Sailing Record, Transpac Training (video)



Lending Club 2 - Cowes to Dinard World Speed Sailing Record - Published on Apr 8, 2015
Renaud Laplanche and co-skipper Ryan Breymaier established a new world speed sailing record across the English Channel from the Royal Yacht Squadron Cowes, Isle of Wight to Dinard, France in 5 hours, 15 minutes and 7 seconds aboard their 105-foot offshore trimaran "Lending Club 2" at an average speed of 26.36 knots.

Speed Sailing Legend, Insanely Fast Trimaran ‘Lending Club 2′ Spotted In San Francisco Bay, Training For Transpac Record « CBS San Francisco"Insanely fast barely begins to describe the concept of a massive 105-foot, three-hulled trimaran rising up out of the water and skimming the tops of waves at up to 46 miles per hour.  Now imagine sailing it 2,225 miles from California to Hawaii in the Transpac race next month ..." 

First Transpac Start July 13, 2015; more info: http://transpacyc.com/


Soldini Maserati Transpac 2013 video above

 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Published on Jun 17, 2015: Wondered about the brightly coloured suits the sailors wear whenever the weather is bad or the boats are going fast? Often called “Foulies” but more properly, Foul Weather gear – the name pretty much says it all. The sailors go to great lengths to make sure they are wearing the very best clothing around. MUSTO has worked with the race since its early days and each edition is a test track for improvements to pass on to their customers.

Coast Guard rescues woman after sailboat runs aground in Chicago to Mackinac race | MLive.com:
" A 65-year-old Richland woman was rescued by the Coast Guard after her sailboat ran aground Tuesday morning in the Straits of Mackinac. The woman was participating in a solo sailing challenge from Chicago to Mackinac Island when her 35-foot vessel ran aground near Round Island in Mackinac County, Coast Guard officials said...."

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