domenica, 19 agosto 2018


ARGOMENTI
IN EVIDENZA

centomiglia    hobie cat    microclass    vela oceanica    nacra 15    circoli velici    420    pesca    rs feva    fiv    attualità    les sables-les açores-les sables    mini 650    turismo    luna rossa   

PRESS

Varuna Retires from the RORC Transatlantic Race

varuna retires from the rorc transatlantic race
Roberto Imbastaro

In the early hours of Monday 27th November, Jens Kellinghusen's German Ker 56 Varuna was leading the charge north of the rhumb line in the RORC Transatlantic Race - the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta - and estimated to be leading the race after IRC time correction. On the YB Tracker, Varuna was observed to turn back towards the Canary Islands and contacted the RORC Race team to report that they had a structural problem.

"Crewman, Michi Mueller reported a problem on the starboard bow at 0520 GMT on Monday 27th November. Varuna was in 20 knots of wind, close hauled in two metre seas," commented Varuna's navigator, Mike Broughton via satellite phone. "We immediately bore away to ease the slamming on the hull and turned the boat downwind. There was water ingress on the starboard bow and we readied our liferafts and grab bags and contacted the RORC Race Team to report the problem. Meanwhile our two boat builders on board fixed a carbon floorboard over the problem area and held it in place with two perpendicular struts, which is holding very well. We are very disappointed to retire from the race and we are heading back to Lanzarote - all crew are well on board."

Meanwhile, Ludde Ingvall's Maxi CQS made short work of the transition zone to the south of the rhumb line, slowing down for just four hours before reaching fresh breeze from the north east. At 0900 GMT the third day of the race, the Australian 98ft canting maxi was enjoying downwind conditions in a moderate breeze, gybing to keep in the best pressure:

 

"We are very happy with the decision to go south and we are now in the start of the tradewinds and see no major problems as we settle down and head towards Grenada," commented Ludde Ingvall. "The crew are all in good spirits and working hard. We were anxious about Varuna and glad to hear that they are in control of the situation and heading back to Lanzarote."

Hatha Maris is the first all-woman team in the RORC Transatlantic Race. Skipper Lyssandra Barbieri explains that the name of the Dufour 40 means sun and moon of the sea. After passing through the Canary Islands, Hatha Maris is heading south. Here is a summary of their race so far from crew member, Thalita zur Werra:

"On the first night we had a good 20 knots of breeze and quite a big swell, so it was great sailing. Nicole (Badertscher) is on her first bluewater offshore experience and she was so fascinated by all the fluorescent plankton; not only in the wake of the boat, but also when you flush the toilet! Nicole and I are on the same shift and as we are Swiss, we like to have a good breakfast, so she cut up some fresh fruit and prepared muesli. Unfortunately, we had strong wind and a 4m swell ... and ooh ups; fruit salad on the floor. Bowls of food do not stay in place on a boat unless you hold them! All the forecasts said there would be a big wind-hole north of Tenerife due to the southerly wind. Hahaha. We put two reefs in as we had 25 knots of wind and a 30 degree heel. I like this kind of wind-hole! Now we are passing Tenerife and heading south. We are on deck together and sailing into the sunset. Everybody is getting used to be on the boat and to the watch system."

 


28/11/2017 21:47:00 © riproduzione riservata








I PIU' LETTI
DELLA SETTIMANA

Mini 650, SAS: Ambrogio Beccaria domina tra i Serie

Ecco la sua prima intervista una volta a terra. Il milanese, ha vinto entrambe le tappe e ha conquistato il titolo di Campione di Francia di Course au Large

Prime multe per il divieto di pesca al tonno rosso

Lo scorso 9 agosto il ministero per le politiche agricole ha firmato un decreto che vieta la pesca del tonno rosso e la Capitaneria di Porto di Policoro ha subito applicato la nuova norma

Nacra 17: oro per l'Italia ai Mondiali di Aarhus

La coppia formata da Ruggero Tita e Caterina Banti ha vinto il titolo della classe Nacra 17 al termine della 'medal race' di oggi

Mondiali Aarhus: sei le classi qualificate per Tokio 2020

Triplete per Tita-Banti che aggiungono il titolo mondiale all'europeo e all'italiano già conquistati nel 2018

Alla scoperta della Messina misteriosa

Nelle date del 16 agosto 2018 e del 1 settembre 2018 due suggestivi Tour notturni per le vie cittadine, alla scoperta di itinerari insoliti, simboli misterici, leggende e miti

Gargnano festeggia l'argento di Waink e Gambarin

Ferragosto di festa al Circolo Vela Gargnano-lago di Garda grazie a Michelle Waink e Claudia Gambarin, vice campionesse d'Europa 29Er alle regate disputate sul mare finlandese di Helsinki

Verve Cup Offshore Regatta: Enfant Terrible è secondo a Chicago

Dopo quattro giorni di regate, e un totale di dieci prove disputate, si è chiusa a Chicago la Verve Cup Offshore Regatta, evento riservato alla classe Farr 40

Una Luna Rossa gommata Pirelli

Pirelli ha sottoscritto con Luna Rossa Challenge un accordo per realizzare una partnership che sarà finalizzata allo sviluppo del progetto pluriennale che porterà Luna Rossa a partecipare alla prossima edizione dell’America’s Cup

Europei RS Feva: tre equipaggi azzurri in Gold fleet

È terminata domenica 12 agosto dopo 6 prove la serie di qualifiche che hanno diviso la flotta in gold e silver al Campionato europeo Rs Feva

L'Oro delle Marche brilla in Lettonia

Protagonisti assoluti due giovani atleti della SEF Stamura: il 13enne Alessandro Graciotti, e la18enne Giorgia Speciale, che hanno conquistato due medaglie d'oro rispettivamente nel Techno293 juniores e nel TechnoPlus

Utilizzando questo sito accetti l’uso di cookie per analisi e pubblicità.  Approfondisci