14 November 2015

MACIF Trimaran Victory, Transat Jacques Vabre, Sailing Videos

Transat Jacques Vabre : le film de la victoire du trimaran MACIF - MACIF Trimaran victory in the Transat Jacques Vabre - Relive the first race and the first victory of the trimaran MACIF: 20.75 average actual speed, traveled 6340 miles from Le Havre, France, to Itajai, Brazil.

Sodebo Ultim 'takes the start of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 - Du Havre in Itajaí (Brazil): Thomas Coville and Jean-Luc Nélias, October 25th. Aerial images - Destination Brazil #SodeboUltim

Sailing NEWS:

New York Times

New Yacht Technology Off to a Rough Start
New York Times
There have been 17 retirements from the 42 starters across four classes in the Transat Jacques Vabre, which Read called extreme. But he was ...
Transat Jacques Vabre : Riou Double. Le Roux Treble. Multiple Celebrations in Itajaí - BYM News (press release)
Finishing is Victory For Foiling IMOCA - Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Tanguy de Lamotte and Samantha Davies finish fifth IMOCA | Transat Jacques Vabre 2015 : Le Havre - Itajai | October 2015 | Take to the seas and act for the planet: "Tanguy de Lamotte (FRA) and Samantha Davies (GBR) on Initiatives Coeur crossed the Transat Jacques Vabre finish line at 1939hrs and 14secs UTC this Thursday evening to secure fifth place in the IMOCA class. Their elapsed time for the theoretical course of 5400NMs is 18d07h09m14s, setting an average of 12.30kts. In reality the duo sailed a course of 6124NMs averaging a speed of 13.95kts. Their delta behind IMOCA Class winners Vincent Riou and Seb Col is 1d 6hr 46min 50 secs... "

Etchells Worlds: Hong Kong, Nov 1-7:
RESULTS: Top Four--
1st USA--Aretas, Skip Dieball
2nd USA--SCIMITAR, Steve Benjamin
3rd AUS--Magpie, Graeme Taylor
4th GBR--PHAN, Jeremy Thorp

Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months | World news | The Guardian: "... Alvarenga remained sitting, gripping the tiller tightly, determined to navigate a storm now so strong that harbourmasters along the coast had barred fishing boats from heading out to sea. Finally he noticed a change in the visibility, the cloud cover was lifting: he could see miles across the water. Around 9am, Alvarenga spotted the rise of a mountain on the horizon. They were approximately two hours from land when the motor started coughing and spluttering. He pulled out his radio and called his boss. “Willy! Willy! Willy! The motor is ruined!” “Calm down, man, give me your coordinates,” Willy responded, from the beachside docks in Costa Azul. “We have no GPS, it’s not functioning.” “Lay an anchor,” Willy ordered. Advertisement “We have no anchor,” Alvarenga said..."

Online yacht firm docks U.S. headquarters at FAU in Boca | www.mypalmbeachpost.com: "International yacht rental company Yachtico has opened its U.S. headquarters in Boca Raton, bringing another global marine business to a region known for its blue water industry. Based in Berlin, Germany, the online Yacht rental service was started in 2011 and now lists a fleet of 16,000 charter yachts in their network, said founder and CEO Steffen Brunn..."

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