20 August 2015

Extreme Sailing Series Act 6, Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 Line Honors

3D St Petersburg: Day One (graphics only sailing video above) Extreme Sailing Series™ 2015 - Starts: August 20, 2015 THU 7:30 AM ET (US) - Saint Petersburg, Russia | Extreme Sailing Series: Act 6, Peter and Paul fortress, 20-23 Aug 2015

Hannah White makes her predictions for Act 6, Saint Petersburg | News"... One team used to the challenges of this racecourse is Gazprom Team Russia. With a third position at Act 3, Qingdao and a second at Act 5, Hamburg, I believe the local team has the potential to take the Act win on their home waters. They’re looking strong and progressively getting podium results. They secured their best position in Hamburg and they’ll have the home advantage in Russia, which I hope will take a little pressure off them. With increased confidence after two podium positions, you can see they’re finding their feet. Gazprom Team Russia have really focused on their team dynamic and stuck with the same crew formation this season. They’ve overcome initial challenges as basic as language and communication onboard, and they’re getting into their stride ..." 
more info: http://www.extremesailingseries.com/results

Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - Line honours decided - 19 August 2015 - Day 4 of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race. The leading yachts have begun arriving in Plymouth having completed the famous 603-nautical mile course from Cowes, Isle of Wight via Ireland’s mythical Fastnet rock. Jim Clark’s 100-ft Maxi Comanche from the United States claims monohull line honours finishing a mere 4 minutes ahead of compatriot George David’s 88-ft Rambler. Swiss yacht Spindrift 2 claims the multihull line honours crown

Peter Aschenbrenner, owner of the 63ft trimaran Paradox at the finish in Plymouth. - Paradox benefitted from the weather front that gave much relieved windless Rolex Fastnet Race fleet some breeze at last, albeit with the accompanying rain. They sped past the Lizard at 34 knots and arrived Wednesday morning in Plymouth with a good chance of winning the multihull prize on handicap.

Rolex Fastnet Race 2015 - Oman Sail CEO David Graham sailed onboard the MOD70 Musandam Oman Sail for his first Rolex Fastnet race. They finished second MOD 70 in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Paige Railey (Clearwater, Fla.) took third in the only Laser Radial race, and maintained 2nd place overall.

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