31 December 2015

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Overall WINNER: Balance (videos)

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 - Tattersall’s Cup - Overall Winner - 
Paul Clitheroe's Balance:


UPDATE: Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Overall Win for Balance - 31 Dec 2015 - It came down to the wire, with Paul Clitheroe’s crew onboard TP52 Balance awaiting the arrival of the smallest boat in the fleet, Sparkman & Stephens 34 foot Quikpoint Azzurro whose finish would determine the winner of the coveted Tattersall’s Cup and the world’s most demanding offshore race, the Rolex Sydney Hobart. Published on Dec 31, 2015


Paul Clitheroe's TP52 BalanceConfirmed Overall Winner of Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2015 - Video above - Paul Clitheroe’s well-tested TP52 Balance – (also overall winner of the 2008 Sydney Hobart Race as Quest) – arrived in Hobart on Tuesday afternoon, as the ‘Clubhouse Leader’ for an overall handicap win, finally confirmed Thursday in Australia. Video above published on Dec 29, 2015


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race - Fleet Fast Approaching Hobart - "Day five of the Rolex Sydney Hobart sees the lion’s share of the fleet fast approaching the finish line and a defining battle for IRC between Ichi Ban and Chinese Whisper. (Published on Dec 30, 2015 AEDT) --See also:
Jules Verne Trophy: Spindrift 2:

Trophée Jules Verne - Day 37 - Mouvementée, stressante, infernale // Turbulent, stressful, infernal

DAY 39 | Jules Verne"With the Equator still 24 hours on the horizon, Spindrift 2 is more than a day behind the Jules Verne Trophy holder. But if the last five days have been particularly difficult on board and unproductive in terms of their overall goal, the weather situation is now clearing up ahead of the bows of the black and gold trimaran. Eight days ago, as they rounded Cape Horn, Spindrift 2 was more than 500 miles ahead of Banque Populaire V. Today, the day before New Year's Eve, the black and gold trimaran is nearly 800 miles behind.... "(read more at link above)


Trophée Jules Verne - Day 35 - Un Atlantique Sud compliqué // A complicated South Atlantic

IDEC SPORT SAILING | CLIMBING BACK DUE NORTH: "30 December 2015 - As the wind has veered and the trade winds have filled the sails, the IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran has been lifted and her speed towards the Equator has increased. Joyon and his troops are making the most of what the wind is throwing at them..."

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