Transatlantic Race 2015, Start 3, included four of the fastest ocean racing yachts on the planet, including the new super maxis Comanche, owned by Jim & Kirsty Clark and skippered by Ken Read, and Rambler 88, owned and skippered by George David, as well as two trimarans, Phaedo3 and Paradox. All four sailed out of Newport in ideal conditions, quickly touching more than 20 knots of speed under bright sunshine. #tr2015 - The Transatlantic Race 2015 is a 2,800-mile race from Newport, R.I., to The Lizard on the southwestern corner of England. This is the 30th transatlantic race since three New York Yacht Club members sponsored the first one in 1866. A fleet of 38 boats—ranging in size from 40 to 140 feet and in age from 100 years to 10 months—departed from Newport in one of three different starts (June 28, July 1 and July 5). For more information, visit the race's website: http://transatlantic race.com Tracker: http://yb.tl/transatlantic2015
Transatlantic Race 2015: published on Jul 2, 2015 - Start 2 included a majority of the fleet, 20 boats ranging in size from 40 to 100 feet. They will spend one to two weeks crossing the Atlantic.
On Board Rambler 88 - Transatlantic Race 2015 - published on Jul 9, 2015 - #tr2015
Transatlantic Race 2015: "Day 10 Race Report: Storm-Force Winds in the Mid-Atlantic (Wednesday, July 8, 2015) – Severe conditions in the mid-north Atlantic have continued to punish the bulk of the fleet in the Transatlantic Race 2015. Yesterday Daniel and Gretchen Biemesderfer made the decision to retire from the race after their Mason 43 Shearwater suffered mainsail and rigging damage. She is heading for the Azores. Similarly, just before midnight UTC, Carter Bacon’s Nielsen 50 Solution sustained damage to her rudder and was taking on water. She becomes the sixth boat in the Transatlantic Race to retire and is now diverting to the Azores, albeit without electronics, which went down in a previous deluge..."
A Billionaire's Super Yacht Built to Break Records: "Comanche, a so-called maxi yacht owned by billionaire Jim Clark is celebrated as a vessel at the very cutting edge of sailing and expected to make a big splash at the Transatlantic Race 2015 ....."
US Youth Champs Day 2: Short and Sweet - published on Jul 8, 2015: A thunderstorm cut short day 2 of the U.S. Youth Sailing Championship at Roger Williams University, but not before a couple of light wind races to balance out the stiff breeze of opening day. Hear from sailors in the I420, Radial, and 29er classes.
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