Sunday, December 4, 2016

Vendée Globe / Kojiro Shiraishi on Spirit of Yukoh forced to retire

At 0240 UTC on Sunday December 4th, Kojiro Shiraishi, Skipper of Spirit of Yukoh contacted his shore team to tell them that he had dismasted. The boat Spirit of Yukoh was sailing in a moderate breeze (20 knots). Kojiro inside of the boat heard the sound of the mast breaking at around 0230 UTC.

Crédit : Kojiro Shiraishi

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Vendée Globe / New twist as Thomson takes back top spot

British sailor Alex Thomson is once again at the front of the Vendée Globe fleet after successfully hunting down arch rival Armel Le Cléac'h in the Southern Ocean. Four days after French sailor Le Cléac'h moved into pole position in the solo non-stop round the world race, Thomson reclaimed control once more as the epic duel between the two skippers continued. The pair were this afternoon neck and neck as they rocketed east, less than a mile splitting them from the next waypoint and with just seven miles of lateral separation.

Crédit : JM Liot / DPPI / VG

Friday, November 25, 2016

Record / Alex Thomson reached the Cape of Good Hope in 17d 22hrs 58mins (Vidéo)

Alex Thomson reached the Cape of Good Hope in a race record time of 17d 22hrs 58mins- over 5 days faster than the race record set by Armel Le Cleach in the last Vendee Globe! 

Record / Phil Sharp Smashes World Speed Record for English Channel in Class40

Phil Sharp has established a new World Speed Sailing Monohull Record, single-handed across the English Channel from Cowes, Isle of Wight to Dinard, France in 9 hours and 3 minutes, subject to ratification by the World Speed Sailing Record Council (WSSRC), aboard his 40ft offshore Class 40 yacht Imerys averaging a speed of 15.3knts.

Crédit : P Sharp Racing

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Americas'Cup / Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR win Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series

Land Rover BAR - the British challenge headed by Olympic legend Ben Ainslie - has won the Louis Vuitton America's Cup World Series with a first place finish at the ultimate event in Japan this weekend.

Crédit : R Pinto

Saturday, November 19, 2016

LogBook / Damage to one of the foils of Hugo Boss after hitting something, Alex Thomson : " I didn’t see anything in the water"

Damage to one of the foils of Hugo Boss after hitting something. Both Alex Thomson and the boat are fine. Alex Thomson said "Having had pretty quick night where the boat was sailing high averages and the boat was super uncomfortable I had retracted the foil 30% early this morning and was sailing the boat pretty conservatively in a building breeze.