29 November 2015

RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup, RORC Transatlantic Updates, Sailing Videos

Day 2 Fleet Racing - RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup: Despite the wind gods repeatedly throwing curve balls at competitors, Torbjörn Törnqvist and his Artemis Racing crew firmly consolidated their lead in the RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup regatta today. The Swedish team led going into the day and promptly won the opening two races and followed this up with a 6-2, making them top scoring boat of the day, eight points clear of Vladimir Liubomirov's Bronenosec Sailing Team in second overall. Bronenosec Sailing Team survived best in race three when a small squall passed through North Sound. Now second, while Vladimir Prosikhin's Team Nika has dropped to fourth, Bronenosec is currently favourite to win the overall RC44 Fleet Racing championship. John Bassadone's Peninsula Petroleum finally came good in the last race, while a solid 2-2-1 in the final three races elevated the Gibraltar-based team to third overall. Published Nov 28, 2015. More info: RC44 Virgin Gorda Cup

MOD70 Delivery down to Lanzarote for the RORC Transatlantic Race - Sometimes the hardest part of a race is getting to the start line! Team Concise's MOD70 makes her way down through tough conditions to the start of the RORC Transatlantic race. Published on Nov 26, 2015.

The @RORCRacing Transatlantic Race #rorctr has started! Keep track in real time with the 2015 Fleet Tracker: RORCracing Transatlantic Tracking

See also: Race Updates and JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: 2015 RORC Transatlantic Race, Nov 28 Start, Lanzarote to Grenada and

2015 Race Updates | News"The second edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race got away as scheduled from Marina Lanzarote with the fleet enjoying a reaching start in Atlantic swell and a solid 15 knots of breeze from the north east. Close battles are expected within the fleet for the next 3,000 miles before the yachts reach the finish at Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. "A fantastic start," enthused Eddie Warden Owen, Chief Executive of the Royal Ocean Racing Club. "Beautiful conditions for the fleet which all got away extremely well under full sail. Every single yacht competing in this race has been so well prepared and they are all expecting a very competitive race across the Atlantic...."

Graphic showing RORC Transatlantic Race Tracking - Route Destination: Grenada
RORC Transatlantic Race Tracking - Route Destination: Grenada
Northerly Route Likely for the Start | 2015 Race Updates | News"... Gerald Bibot's Belgian 42ft catamaran, Zed 6 is likely to be one of the first yachts to finish the 3,000 nautical mile race and will be hoping to win the Multihull Class after MOCRA time correction. Racing with Gerald will be Michel Kleinjans, who has set numerous world records, including the Round Britain and Ireland and Round Ireland races. Gerald Bibot is the founder of Great Circle which produces the revolutionary weather prediction and routing programme Squid. One of the features of Squid is Ensemble Modelling, running 20 related but different analytical models and then synthesizing these results into a single spread in order to improve the accuracy of predictive analytics...."

Other SAILING News:

Regatta cancelled after shipping blunder | The Royal Gazette:Bermuda Sailing: "The Flying Phantom Series finale has been cancelled. The regatta featuring 18-foot foiling catamarans, which was scheduled to take place on the Great Sound next week, was supposed to start on Sunday. However, the start was postponed after a container housing ten Phantom catamarans from Europe arrived on the Island on November 16 on the Oleander cargo ship, but was mistakenly then shipped to New York the following day. Despite efforts to salvage the event, including having the boats returned to the Island by Monday, the decision has been made to cancel the regatta."

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Giles Scott secures third Finn Gold Cup
About Scott's performance he said, “Giles was just sailing in a different league to us this week. Not making any mistakes, he has no big scores so ...
Scott wraps up early victory at Finn Gold Cup - Eurosport.co.uk
Giles Scott: GB sailor wins third Finn World Championship title - BBC News
Finn Gold Cup: Scott sweeps to early World Championship victory - BYM News (press release)

Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Para World Sailing Championship Gets Underway
Melbourne, Australia (November 28, 2015) – In perfect conditions on Melbourne's Port Phillip, the first two races of the Para World Sailing ...
Para World Sailing Champs - Australian sailors ready for the challenge - Sail World (press release)
Para World Sailing Championships - Aussies and Brits shine in Melbourne's sun - BYM News (press release)
Ireland Lying Mid–Fleet at Paralympic Worlds – Day One - Afloat

3News NZ

Burling, Tuke win NZ sailing award
Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have won New Zealand's top sailing award for a third consecutive year. The world championship-winning 49er crew were ...
Burling and Tuke make history with NZ Sailing's Top Honour - Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Sailing: Burling and Tuke scoop top yachting prize - New Zealand Herald

Prestigious sailing prize for the fabulous Baker boy
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Northern Ireland's most talented sailors and dedicated volunteers have been honoured in celebration of their huge contribution to sailing and boating ...

Club reminisces about sailing days
DARLING Downs Sailing Club commodore Peter Mullins said it was outstanding to see so many boats on the water and to see so many past members ...

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