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Press release translation 210810
A quick look at the map helps to understand: all series confused, Bertrand Delesne (Prati’Buches) wanders alone in the lead on his own music.
As the little white horse of the song, he moves as indifferent to the waves that threaten to take the boat, confident in its path, true to its course of action … In series, Xavier Macaire (Starter) plays a partition rather similar, even if it has around him of the presence of first prototypes on the hunt for second place.
There is sometimes riders who are touched by grace, as if nothing could stop them, or that their planet was not quite the same of that of their competitors. We have been known Michel Desjoyeaux in the last Vendee Globe, more recently, Armel le Cléac’h on the Solitaire du Figaro. The good fairies of speed seem to have decided to focus now on the case Bertrand Delesne.
Rolex Commodores’ Cup
Cowes, Isle of Wight
IRELAND CLAIMS VICTORY IN BLUSTERY ROLEX COMMODORES’ CUP FINALE
Ireland has done it. After mounting multiple teams, considered favourite going into both the 2006 and 2008 events but failing to win either, so the Irish boats Antix, marinerscove.ie and Roxy 6 today secured the Rolex Commodores’ Cup for the emerald isle.
“It is delightful to finally have a chance to get our hands on the trophy,” declared Anthony O’Leary, owner and helmsman of the Ker 39 Antix, the Irish team’s big boat. “For all three boats, the Rolex Commodores’ Cup has been the absolute pinnacle of what we have wanted to do this year. While Antix and marinerscove have been around, it is a credit to the guys on Roxy because they had a new build and got the boat in the water, and then there were all the attendant things you have to do. Owner Rob Davies, in fairness to him, didn’t take a huge amount of persuasion to sign up and make the extra effort required to do it. We owe him a huge debt.”
David Dwyer and his marinerscove.ie team were equally ecstatic. “I bought this boat in 2006 and we have been waiting since then for the right time. This time it worked. It was absolutely brilliant.”
Roxy 6’s pro sailor Maurice ‘Prof’ O’Connell added: “We put in a massive effort and it is nice to have got the reward. Cowes is going to go ballistic tonight!”
The 2010 Rolex Commodores’ Cup could not have finished on a better note. While the day dawned grim, with rain and visibility down to less than a mile, by start time at 10:30BST it was blowing 20+ knots and with the tidal effect this was churning up the Solent. With the weather mark not visible there was a distinct Irish hiccup on the first start when Antix collided with a French competitor and had to carry out a penalty turn.
“It was 110% our fault, but we are glad we got it out of the way,” said O’Leary. “Fortunately with that amount of weather, there was always going to be a chance to have a come back.”
images by Rolex / Kurt Arrigo
Aussies, Kiwis and Yanks fire up 18s Sunday
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.
Australia was their birthplace but San Francisco is a pilgrimage for the 18-foot skiffs that test some of the world’s most talented and bravest sailors. They’ll be competing in the ninth annual 18ft Skiff International Regatta starting Sunday, hosted by the St. Francis Yacht Club.
“I always wanted to do this event,” said Michael Coxon, who has never sailed here but placed second this year in the JJ Giltinan Trophy regatta at Sydney that crowns the class’s world championship. “Everybody says how good it is.”
John Winning Sr., a longtime winner on the world circuit, has been spreading the word for years. This year New Zealand will be represented for the first time by three boats.
Another new feature: the first all-woman crew
Groupama 70 to take part in Sevenstar round Britain and Ireland race
Start RYS line in Cowes, 1400 – Monday 23 August 2010
Created in 1976 by the Royal Yacht Squadron, the Round Britain and Ireland has become a classic over the years. Though it was possible, during the first edition, to cover 1,800 miles (3,200 km) in six stages or without stopovers, today’s race is run without stopovers, whatever the length of the competing boats, which ranges between 12 and 30 metres.
For the first time since the purchase of Groupama 70, Franck Cammas and his crew will be up against another VOR 70, she too preparing for the next Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica Blue, skippered by the Spanish sailor Iker Martinez.
As such the race will be a golden opportunity, nearly a year before the start of the round the world race, to see how they measure up against a formidable competitor, which came third in the last Volvo Ocean Race.
Hamilton Island Race Week
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week 2010 will be held on 20-28 August 2010. Amazing images and video footage including highlights from throughout 2008 Audi Hamilton Island Race Week of premium-quality offshore racing and the “spectator” fleet at the various off-water social events can now be viewed on the official Race week galleries.
Loki’s winning fortunes at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week
Loki’s winning fortunes are unchanged at Audi Hamilton Island Race Week with a perfect series scorecard of three IRC wins from three starts after day two of racing.
Named after the Norse god of mischief, the Stephen Ainsworth owned and Gordon Maguire helmed RP63 has hit its stride this year, winning its division of the Audi Sydney Harbour Regatta back in March and following that up with a win overall in the Audi Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race earlier this month.
Loki is top dog on the Race Week IRC Grand Prix series pointscore and after today’s two wins is just 0.32 of a point away from taking the yellow leader’s jersey for the Audi IRC Australian Championship off Harvey Milne’s Aroona, which has led the championship from the outset. Audi Hamilton Island Race Week is the decider in the four part series.
Jessica Watson: Songs From Pink Lady
Fun for the kids at Southampton Boat Show
While you’re exploring all that the Show has to offer, keep the kids happy with a whole host of interactive attractions.
Family fun at PSP Southampton Boat Show.
The Nautical Imaginarium Stage Show will feature on the Stage in Solent Park at regular intervals. Test your marine knowledge with a set of interactive challenges, culminating in a race up a climbing wall and a flight into the audience on the bosun’s chair!
Black Sheep Racing
Dog Day in Detroit
By Tom | Published: August 22, 2010
Black Sheep won two from three today. The entire first flight was raced in very marginal conditions as half the competitors requested redress due to the course being lop sided. However, the race committee was determined to finish the round robin regardless, so all results stood. We didn’t request redress but we did lose the match despite leading until halfway down the final run. It was almost one of those races where you are too far ahead which increases the risk if a shift or significant change in pressure occurs. We lost our race to Chris Van Tol (USA) to then beat Sergey Muskhin (RUS) and Taylor Canfield (USVI).
Start Gun- Too many Kiwis!
The organizing authority decided to cancel the quarter finals as they are worried about completing the format. Dave Perry 9 wins, Taylor Canfield 8 wins, Laurie Jury, Anna Tunnicliffe, Bill Hardesty and Black Sheep are all on 7 wins.
A grand final
The Australian Nathan Outteridge wins the SYZ & CO MOTH EUROPEANS in the Open category, in front of the American Bora Gulari and the Australian Scott Babbage. The British Simon Payne is the European Champion before the two Swiss Arnaud Psarofaghis and Matthias Renker. Two superb regattas finished a splendid week today, with Bora Gulari winning the first one and Nathan Outteridge the second one.
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Oracle to take Cup to Europe
8/19/2010 11:20 AM
Oracle is set to take the next America’s Cup to Europe; Yachting commentator Peter Montgomery says it will be raced in Italy and using multi-hull boats.
Oracle is set to shun the United States and hold the next America’s Cup in Europe.
It’s understood there isn’t the financial willpower in the US to stage the regatta with the State of California broke.
Commentator PJ Montgomery says Larry Ellison is also poised to announce the Cup will not be raced in mono-hulls. He says we should know in the next couple of months that the America’s Cup will be raced in multi-hulls in La Maddalena in Italy.
Montgomery says there could be a small revolution from challengers on Oracle’s hands. He says Team Origin has already indicated it is not interested in multi-hulls.
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