06 December 2015

RORC Transatlantic Race, Nomad IV video, Sailing News Updates

RORC Tranatlantic Race - update, Sunday, Nov 6: 
Nomad IV has just over 600 miles to go and is expected on Tuesday 8 December. By Friday December 11, most of the yachts will have completed the race and be enjoying the warm hospitality of the people of Grenada, safely moored in Camper & Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina... 
After racking up over 400 miles in 24 hours, the challenge of racing across the Atlantic was made very clear to the crew of Jean-Paul Riviere's French Finot Conq 100, Nomad IV, when their enormous spinnaker came billowing down and into the rushing waves around them. 
Nomad IV still holds a comfortable lead on the water, however after Nomad IV experienced the spinnaker incident (from which it has now recovered), recent progress indicates that their lead after IRC time correction puts them in second place behind Maurice Benzaquen's Pogo 1250, Aloha by less than 20 minutes. Southern Wind 94, Windfall, skippered by Tim Goodbody is 380 miles behind Nomad IV and estimated to be 5 hours behind after IRC time correction. Will Apold's Canadian Custom Nautor Swan 78, Valkyrie is just over 100 miles behind Windfall and 20 hours after IRC time correction behind Aloha. Though Nomad IV must be the hot favourite to lift the International Maxi Association (IMA) Trophy for Monohull Line Honours, with the wind strengthening for the chasers, including Aloha, and strategic positioning for the final gybes into Grenada being set up, the RORC Transatlantic Trophy is still very much up for grabs. More info: rorctransatlantic.rorc.org

Nomad IV from Tanguy Conq on Vimeo: "Here's a teaser I made in 2014 for this not only sharp looking full carbon cruiser but also one of the fastest in the world."
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Soundtrack : Enjoy Me https://soundcloud.com/enjoyme

RORC Transatlantic Race Update: "Eight days into the RORC Transatlantic Race and Jean-Paul Riviere's French Finot Conq 100, Nomad IV has about a thousand miles to go to reach the finish just off Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina in Grenada. The powerful 100ft Maxi is over 300 miles ahead of its nearest rival, Southern Wind 94 Windfall, skippered by Tim Goodbody, and Nomad IV is in a very strong position to take Monohull Line Honours, with an estimated finish on Wednesday 9 December. Nomad IV is also the provisional leader after IRC time correction with an estimated 17 hour lead after time correction from Wil Apold's Canadian Swan 78, Valkyrie..." More info: http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/ and follow progress of the race via the Race Tracker.

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ABC Online

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Herald Scotland

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