viernes, 26 de noviembre de 2010

Alinghi will not compete in 34th America's Cup in 2013

Former America's Cup holders Alinghi of Switzerland will not attempt to win the trophy for a third time in 2013.

Spokesman Paco Latorre said: "Alinghi considers that the existing conditions make it impossible for the team to participate in the 34th America's Cup."

He refused to elaborate on the 2003 and 2007 winners' decision not to compete.

"We've made our announcement and that's all we have say," Latorre said. "It's not for us to say that this is good, bad, disappointing or surprising."

Alinghi were routed in two races by San Francisco-based BMW Oracle Racing off Valencia in the 33rd America's Cup in February.

Those contests only happened after a bitter two-and-a-half year legal battle between Alinghi's owner, Swiss biotech tycoon Ernesto Bertarelli, and Oracle's backer American software tycoon Larry Ellison.

Latorre said in his statement that Alinghi remain interested in the America's Cup and "will be closely following its developments in the coming months".

The next America's Cup will be sailed in a new class of 72ft catamarans, a departure from the traditional sloops.

Only three groups have filed challenge papers for the 34th America's Cup. They are Mascalzone Latino of Italy, Artemis Racing of Sweden and a group that has not been identified.

BMW Oracle Racing is considering bids from San Francisco and Italy to host the event, and will make a choice by the end of the year.

jueves, 25 de noviembre de 2010

Alinghi third at Geneva Match Race

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Arnaud Psarofaghis, Alinghi
Alinghi vs. Keith Swinton

Alinghi's new match racing team with Arnaud Psarofaghis at the helm took third at last weekend's Bentley Geneva Match Race, behind Bertrand Pace and Eric Monnin. The group, including Alinghi America's Cup sailors Yves Detrey and Nils Frei, and fellow D35 sailor Tanguy Cariou, was match racing together for the first time and by the end of the three day event, Arnaud declared himself 'happy' with their third place: “We progressed very well throughout the event and given it is the first time I have match raced with members of the Alinghi team, I am really pleased with our excellent coordination. Our onboard communication worked well as did our manoeuvres and I am very happy with our ranking.”

After a light start on Friday, the breeze kicked in Saturday afternoon with 18-20 knots and the race committee was able to run two round robins and the semi-finals. Sunday saw the first to three point finals and petit finals caught short when the wind died and so the winner was decided based on the round robin results. Two-time America's Cup sailor, Nils Frei commented on their first outing as a group: “It was a good result considering this was our first match race with Arnaud on the helm. There is no doubt that he is talented and a fast learner with lots of potential.”

Ranking:
1. Bertrand Pacé /France
2. Eric Monnin / Switzerland
3. Arnaud Psarofaghis / Switzerland (Alinghi crew)
4. Keith Swinton / Australia
5. Jérôme Clerc / Switzerland

Eric Monnin vs. Keith Swinton

Nice to see them back!

50 days adrift

Three teenage boys have been found alive after being lost in their boat in the Pacific Ocean for 50 days.

The boys, from the Tokelau Islands, a New Zealand-administered territory in the South Pacific, had been given up for dead after an unsuccessful search.

A tuna fishing boat picked them up near Fiji and is taking them to hospital for treatment for severe sunburn.

The boys survived on coconuts, water they trapped on a tarpaulin and a seabird they managed to catch.

'Strong mental spirit'

The boys - two aged 15 and one aged 14 - had gone missing from Atafu atoll in a small aluminium boat after an annual sporting event on 5 October.

Start Quote

They did mention that during the last two days they had started drinking salt water, which could have been disastrous”

Tai FredricsenFirst mate of tuna boat

They were presumed to have died after unsuccessful searches by the New Zealand air force.

A memorial service was held for them.

The boys were then spotted north-east of Fiji on Wednesday afternoon by a member of the tuna boat's crew.

"We drew up next the them, and we asked if they needed any help and their reply was a very ecstatic 'yes'," the tuna vessel's first mate, Tai Fredricsen, told the BBC.

"We immediately deployed our rescue craft and got them straight on board and administered basic first aid."

Mr Fredricsen said the boys had a small supply of coconuts on their boat, but that it had ran out after two days.

"They had a period when they were only drinking fresh water, which they were capturing during the night in a tarpaulin," he said.

"They also told me that two weeks prior to us rescuing them, they were able to catch a sea bird which was very lucky for them."

"They did mention that during the last two days they had started drinking salt water, which could have been disastrous for them," he added.

Mr Fredricsen said the boys were in surprisingly good shape considering their ordeal under the blazing tropical sun.

"They've got a lot of gusto, a lot of strong mental spirit. Physically they are very disturbing but mentally they are very strong."

Three teenage boys have been found alive after being lost in their boat in the Pacific Ocean for 50 days.

The boys, from the Tokelau Islands, a New Zealand-administered territory in the South Pacific, had been given up for dead after an unsuccessful search.

A tuna fishing boat picked them up near Fiji and is taking them to hospital for treatment for severe sunburn.

The boys survived on coconuts, water they trapped on a tarpaulin and a seabird they managed to catch.

'Strong mental spirit'

The boys - two aged 15 and one aged 14 - had gone missing from Atafu atoll in a small aluminium boat after an annual sporting event on 5 October.

Start Quote

They did mention that during the last two days they had started drinking salt water, which could have been disastrous”

Tai FredricsenFirst mate of tuna boat

They were presumed to have died after unsuccessful searches by the New Zealand air force.

A memorial service was held for them.

The boys were then spotted north-east of Fiji on Wednesday afternoon by a member of the tuna boat's crew.

"We drew up next the them, and we asked if they needed any help and their reply was a very ecstatic 'yes'," the tuna vessel's first mate, Tai Fredricsen, told the BBC.

"We immediately deployed our rescue craft and got them straight on board and administered basic first aid."

Mr Fredricsen said the boys had a small supply of coconuts on their boat, but that it had ran out after two days.

"They had a period when they were only drinking fresh water, which they were capturing during the night in a tarpaulin," he said.

"They also told me that two weeks prior to us rescuing them, they were able to catch a sea bird which was very lucky for them."

"They did mention that during the last two days they had started drinking salt water, which could have been disastrous for them," he added.

Mr Fredricsen said the boys were in surprisingly good shape considering their ordeal under the blazing tropical sun.

"They've got a lot of gusto, a lot of strong mental spirit. Physically they are very disturbing but mentally they are very strong."

Three teenage boys have been found alive after being lost in their boat in the Pacific Ocean for 50 days.

The boys, from the Tokelau Islands, a New Zealand-administered territory in the South Pacific, had been given up for dead after an unsuccessful search.

A tuna fishing boat picked them up near Fiji and is taking them to hospital for treatment for severe sunburn.

The boys survived on coconuts, water they trapped on a tarpaulin and a seabird they managed to catch.

'Strong mental spirit'

The boys - two aged 15 and one aged 14 - had gone missing from Atafu atoll in a small aluminium boat after an annual sporting event on 5 October.

Start Quote

They did mention that during the last two days they had started drinking salt water, which could have been disastrous”

Tai FredricsenFirst mate of tuna boat

They were presumed to have died after unsuccessful searches by the New Zealand air force.

A memorial service was held for them.

The boys were then spotted north-east of Fiji on Wednesday afternoon by a member of the tuna boat's crew.

"We drew up next the them, and we asked if they needed any help and their reply was a very ecstatic 'yes'," the tuna vessel's first mate, Tai Fredricsen, told the BBC.

"We immediately deployed our rescue craft and got them straight on board and administered basic first aid."

Mr Fredricsen said the boys had a small supply of coconuts on their boat, but that it had ran out after two days.

"They had a period when they were only drinking fresh water, which they were capturing during the night in a tarpaulin," he said.

"They also told me that two weeks prior to us rescuing them, they were able to catch a sea bird which was very lucky for them."

"They did mention that during the last two days they had started drinking salt water, which could have been disastrous for them," he added.

Mr Fredricsen said the boys were in surprisingly good shape considering their ordeal under the blazing tropical sun.

"They've got a lot of gusto, a lot of strong mental spirit. Physically they are very disturbing but mentally they are very strong."

Three teenage boys have been found alive after being lost in their boat in the Pacific Ocean for 50 days.

The boys, from the Tokelau Islands, a New Zealand-administered territory in the South Pacific, had been given up for dead after an unsuccessful search.

A tuna fishing boat picked them up near Fiji and is taking them to hospital for treatment for severe sunburn.

The boys survived on coconuts, water they trapped on a tarpaulin and a seabird they managed to catch.

'Strong mental spirit'

The boys - two aged 15 and one aged 14 - had gone missing from Atafu atoll in a small aluminium boat after an annual sporting event on 5 October.

Start Quote

They did mention that during the last two days they had started drinking salt water, which could have been disastrous”

Tai FredricsenFirst mate of tuna boat

They were presumed to have died after unsuccessful searches by the New Zealand air force.

A memorial service was held for them.

The boys were then spotted north-east of Fiji on Wednesday afternoon by a member of the tuna boat's crew.

"We drew up next the them, and we asked if they needed any help and their reply was a very ecstatic 'yes'," the tuna vessel's first mate, Tai Fredricsen, told the BBC.

"We immediately deployed our rescue craft and got them straight on board and administered basic first aid."

Mr Fredricsen said the boys had a small supply of coconuts on their boat, but that it had ran out after two days.

"They had a period when they were only drinking fresh water, which they were capturing during the night in a tarpaulin," he said.

"They also told me that two weeks prior to us rescuing them, they were able to catch a sea bird which was very lucky for them."

"They did mention that during the last two days they had started drinking salt water, which could have been disastrous for them," he added.

Mr Fredricsen said the boys were in surprisingly good shape considering their ordeal under the blazing tropical sun.

"They've got a lot of gusto, a lot of strong mental spirit. Physically they are very disturbing but mentally they are very strong."

Extinction


...is the end of an organism or of a group of organisms (taxon), normally a species. The moment of extinction is generally considered to be the death of the last individual of the group (although the capacity to breed and recover may have been lost before this point).
Through evolution, new species arise ....

Rumours of dinosaurs being slaughtered rather than passed on - could the image below become a serious new use for this once dominant species?

martes, 23 de noviembre de 2010

Navtec success

Navtec success in the Route du Rhum Race

Great success for Navtec rigged racing legends in the Route du Rhum race.

In the ULTIME class Francis Joyon came 2nd on Idec with its Navtec Bi conic, Z system Kevlar and PBO while Thomas Coville came 3rd on Sodebo with Navtec Hydraulic and Lewmar equipment .

In the 60’ IMOCA Class, Rolland Jourdain and Armel Le Cleac’h came respectively 1st and 2nd on 60’ Veolia and Brit Air both fitted with full Navtec Z system PBO.

Last but not least, Lionel Lemonchois on Prince de Bretagne just won in the 50’ multi-hull category and it is looking promising for Port Medoc – Region Aquitaine and Maitre Jacques skippered by Lalou Roucayrol and Loïc Fequet currently holding 2nd and 3rd position. All 3 Trimarans are fitted with full Navtec Bi Conic Kevlar.


About Navtec

Navtec is the world leader in performance rigging for the marine industry. Based in the USA, Navtec maintains a worldwide sales and service network from its headquarters in Guilford (CT) and offices in France, The Netherlands and England.

As the rigging division of Lewmar, Navtec manufactures and designs rigging and hydraulic systems for world leading racing and cruising yachts, including the America's Cup.

About Lewmar

Lewmar, the world's premier leisure marine equipment supplier, designs, manufactures and distributes products including: anchors, winch, windlass, hatch, hardware, rigging, steering, and thrusters. The company is the most recognized name in recreational boating deck equipment. In 2006, its OneTouch winch handle won the top DAME award, the most globally competitive prize for marine equipment, at the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) in Amsterdam. Manufacturing is located in the U.K. and the U.S. Lewmar sells through a worldwide network of agents and distributors.

lunes, 22 de noviembre de 2010

Dhow Race Experience!

BMW ORACLE on top in Dubai

DUBAI, UAE (Nov. 21, 2010) – By splitting its two races today BMW ORACLE Racing
maintained the top spot at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai.

BMW ORACLE Racing skipper James Spithill and his crew defeated the Swedish-flagged
Artemis Racing, a challenger for the 34th America’s Cup, by 1 minute and 3 seconds, and
lost by 45 seconds to All4One, the combined French/German team.

“It was a little disappointing to lose the first race, but give credit to All4One,” said Ian
Moore, the navigator from England. “They started well and sailed impeccably well. We see
a lot in these races that if you win the start it helps to go on and win the race, and that’s
what they did.

“But you can’t let it get you down,” Moore continued. “You’re going to lose races in a
tournament as long as this and we rallied in the second race. Jimmy got a fantastic start
and John (Kostecki, tactician) did a nice job calling the race and picking the shifts. It was
good to get a victory against a strong team like Artemis.”

Day 8 of the regatta that runs through next weekend got off slowly as the race committee postponed the first start for more than two hours waiting for the wind to settle. Once in, the conditions were some of the lightest of the week, 6 knots from a northerly direction.

In the first race, the key moment came about two-thirds of the way up the beat. BMW ORACLE and All4One approached each other on opposite tacks, with BMW ORACLE holding the starboard advantage. But All4One was able to tack to starboard on the leeward bow of the American yacht and gain control of the match.

“It was a split tack start and we were in phase coming off the line on port tack with a left
shift,” said Moore. “Later up the beat a right shift did come in, but if it had come in 30
seconds earlier we might’ve had a different result. They got a strong lee bow and did a
good job not giving us an opportunity to get past the rest of the way.”

In the second race Spithill gave his crew an early advantage off the start line, crossing the
line as the starting signal sounded while Artemis was slow and a few seconds late, but to
windward.

The key moment came about 2 minutes in when BMW ORACLE was able to ride port tack
across the bow of Artemis and plant a covering tack. From there Spithill and crew covered
to sail away to their largest win of the series.

“We could almost tack and cross them straight after the start, but we held on for a little
longer,” Moore said. “Then they got up to speed and it started looking dubious. We were
getting out towards the port tack layline and at some point you’ve just got to go for it. You
tack, have a look and decide if you can cross. If you can, that’s it. It was a very important
moment in the race and we all sort of held our breath, but in the end it was an easy cross.”

The win improved BMW ORACLE Racing’s record to 11-2, good for 13 points, and allowed
the team to keep its 4.5-point cushion over second-placed Emirates Team New Zealand on
the leaderboard ahead of tomorrow’s showdown race. The pair is the third scheduled
match of the day and will race in BMW ORACLE Racing’s two boats.

Louis Vuitton Trophy Dubai Standings
1. BMW ORACLE Racing (USA) James Spithill – 13 points (11-2)
2. Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) Dean Barker – 8.5 points (7-5)*
3. All4One (FRA/GER) Sebastien Col – 6 points (5-6)
4. Artemis Racing (SWE) Cameron Appleton – 5 points (5-7)
5. Mascalzone Latino Audi Team (ITA) Gavin Brady – 4 points (4-7)*
5. Synergy Russian Sailing Team (RUS) Francesco Bruni – 4 points (5-6)*
(* Points deducted for collision)

sábado, 20 de noviembre de 2010

Fastest Sailor in the World!


An in depth look at what it took to break the outright world speed sailing record! Rob Douglas is currently the fastest sailor in the world. The training, his world record run and more.........

lunes, 15 de noviembre de 2010

domingo, 14 de noviembre de 2010

Big Crash in Dubai


Big Crash between ENTZ and Mascalzone at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Dubai.

The yacht was damaged in the second race today between Emirates Team New Zealand and the Italian team Mascalzone Latino. Providing there’s no major structural damage – and first inspection indicated that there was none – boat builders are convinced NZL 84 will be ready for racing tomorrow.

The collision at the top mark brought a sensational and premature end to Mascalzone Latino’s first day’s racing.

Emirates Team NZ boatbuilders repairing the damage caused byt the collision. Dubai, 14 November 2010. Photo copyright Chris Cameron / Emirates Team NZ

Emirates Team New Zealand boat builders advised the Italian syndicate not to race upwind and to abandon the race in case NZL84 had incurred structural damage.

Damage to NZL92 was confined to the spinnaker pole which was brought ashore in three pieces.The collision occurred after Dean Barker forced the action well above the mark.

miércoles, 10 de noviembre de 2010

Groupama 3 Sailing to a Win in the Route du Rhum


Groupama 3 Sailing to a Win in the Route du Rhum - that is quite a welcome!!

martes, 9 de noviembre de 2010

Cammas' words after the finish

Arrived the 11/09/2010 à 16:16:47,
in 9 days, 3 hours, 14 minutes and 47 seconds
At the average speed of 16.14 knots.

Franck Cammas (Groupama 3), quotes: On ranking this win among others: “All victories are good but I’ve never experienced a finish like this, either the weather on the water or the welcome here.” “This victory is was not really expected, we prepared very well but I did not really know how it would unfold on the boat, so it is hard to know how to rank it in the list. But certainly I am very proud to be able to add my name to those who have won it before me.”

On the southern routing:

“After the first 24 hours I had settled in and felt like I knew the boat, so I knew it was not that difficult to sail the boat and be in front so it was let’s go for it.”

What it will mean to him?

“ I think I was a pretty good sailor before the start in Saint Malo and so I am not sure that this win will change anything. There were many other good sailors at sea and I was very happy to be out there competing with Francis and Thomas. It goes without saying that I was happy to be in front of them.”

A step into the unknown?

“I left without any pressure, but like for the others it was into the unknown with the boat. It really depended on having the good weather for the boat, we picked a route which was best for the boat. We were far from the potential that we develop with the crew. In some ways that was a bit frustrating at times, but that is single-handing.”

On the route and sailing the boat, and working with Jean Luc Nélias and Charles Caudrelier?

“ After Fréhel we took different routes. Generally I feel very good with the boat in shifty conditions. The first morning I had a very good position. That first night I had to manoeuvre a lot, but then the weather opportunity we had chosen closed behind me.”

“ We worked with the routers to sail to the optimum potential of the boat, and I was sometimes sailing with the boat at 98% of its potential in this configuration (shorter rig, etc) The course to the south was good if I was going fast. Francis and Gitana did not really make it. After that we really had to see if the ones in the north would come back. Thomas did a good job, but I think his course was a more technical course than mine and I suppose Gitana suffered a bit dealing with the front.”

On having the giants in the Rhum:

“ I was thinking that it was a very good boat for double handed sailing. I had a conversation with Jean (Maurel race director) about single handed sailing the boat and that it could be dangerous in the squalls, but I was more confident with the boat in them than with the 60 footer.”

The first Provencal to win the Rhum, you’ll need to ask the Bretons what they think. But I have been adopted!

There is always pleasure and satisfaction when you sail. There are conditions you feel at one with the boat. Above all when you sail a boat like Gitana 3, you have to have high expectations to be able to reach them.

What he did like most?

“I did not like the waiting in Saint Malo and I did not like the last hours of the race, those miles were unfolding very slowly. The conditions were just not very nice and you went to get off and enjoy it and celebrate.”

On the present and future, heading into the Volvo Ocean Race

“ I thank Groupama for the opportunity to do this and move on to the Volvo. We have a really good team. We have the design and the sailing background and knowledge to show the anglo-saxons that we can make it. The English have interesting know-how.”

On the start and the first few hours?

“Eighty four boats on the start line was quite impressive, it was an emotional but nice stat. The first real moon I saw was last night. The nights were pitch black and the winds more often than not shifty, I was nervous when it was squally. But I had confidence in the boat, and much of that was developed and instilled sailing with the crew, so I had confidence in the platform for sure. In a 45 knots squall you grab the helm and wait for it to pass. But it could become unmanageable. So you just grab the helm and pray…..but its better than the 60 footers.”

Groupama Alicante Visit


It's a busy day at the office as Knut Frostad, CEO of Volvo Ocean Race shows the Groupama team around the Race HQ in Alicante.
Expect more like this to be uploaded to the Official Volvo Ocean Race YouTube Channel in the future. Get all the latest updates on www.VolvoOceanRace.com

How he does it!



Franck Cammas Sailing Across the Atlantic on Groupama 3 Trimaran Sailboat with Pedal Power in the Route du Rhum Yacht Race. Some people complained about this solution, but really it is quite clever and why should there be anything wrong with it if it is powered by the skipper?

Cammas almost there..


At 0500hrs (CET) this morning Cammas on Groupama 3 was still sailing in a contrary southerly breeze of between 10 and 12 knots. Maintaining his present VMG he is expected at Basse-Terre at between 1200hrs and 1400hrs (CET) and at the finish line some two hours later. Cammas has been maintaining the required exceptionally high work rate since yesterday, tacking solo the giant trimaran on which he sailed round the world fully crewed to win the Jules Verne Trophy. Since very early yesterday morning Cammas had completed more than a dozen tacks, and at 0400hrs this morning passed 12 miles north of Antigua, sailing through between the chain of Caribbean islands. By 0800hrs he had just 76 final miles to go, tacked back on starboard tack and was ten miles to the SSW of Antigua.

lunes, 8 de noviembre de 2010

ARTEMIS challenge for the 34th America’s Cup



[Source: Artemis Racing] Artemis Racing confirmed today the team’s entry as a Challenger for the 34th America’s Cup, which will include competing in the America’s Cup World Series in 2011-2012 and culminate with the Challenger Selection Series in 2013.

Speaking at today’s press conference Torbjörn Törnqvist, Chairman of Artemis Racing, shared his vision for the team and endorsed the new format for the America’s Cup. Torbjörn Törnqvist also spoke of the important role of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS) in the team’s challenge.

The Royal Swedish Yacht Club (KSSS), one of the world’s oldest yacht clubs, has a longstanding history with the America’s Cup, having had three Challenges since the America’s Cup began in 1851. KSSS Commodore Jacob Wallenberg stated: “KSSS is honoured to be alongside Artemis Racing for the next America’s Cup. This is an important milestone for the Club and sailing in Sweden. It is also important for Swedish junior sailors, as a project of this magnitude will inspire them and provide excellent role models.”

Sidney Gavignet onboard Oman Air Majan moments after dismasting


Sidney Gavignet´s unfortunate mishap in the Route du Rhum, where he was eventually rescued safely. Questions will have to be asked after his trimaran broke up in what was near perfect sailing conditions for these beasts.

jueves, 4 de noviembre de 2010

Groupama 3 : Road movie...

Gives you an idea of what effort goes into getting these yachts across the Atlantic as quickly as possible!

Groupama firing on all cylinders, battle is for second and third

Groupama stretching here heels on the fleet! Note the seperation of Desjoyeaux on the rest of the Open 60's to the north (yellow). See more

Groupama 3’s 24 hour averages continue to be in excess of 20 knots, leaving Yann Guichard, solo skipper of the route record holding Gitana XI, in third to admit today that he is resigned to the battle for the remaining podium places.

Meantime after his rescue from his badly damaged Air Oman Majan yesterday evening, Sidney Gavignet is now on board the Turkish bulk tanker Kavo Alexander heading for either Gibraltar or Malta. He is expected to disembark either in Gibraltar, Saturday or Malta. Tuesday, depending on the ship’s refuelling itinerary. Oman Air Majan’s shore team are heading for the Azores to evaluate a salvage mission

Yann Guichard (Gitana XI): “ It’s going OK. It is a bit of a fight just now. I am a bit stuck just now under the stormy clouds. I have had nothing. It’s a bit like that here, these little stormy clouds come from the south, but you can’t spot them coming. I am still under one and I kind of hope Francis has had the same, but looking at the rankings I don’t thin that’s the case. The pilot goes down a bit, so I have to steer from time to time. I have not seen Francis, maybe he is in furtive mode?

I am in the trades at the moment. We have a port tack to make with Francis. Groupama 3 is always quicker and so something would need to happen for us to pass. The battle for us will be with Thomas and Francis. But I will just do my best and we’ll see at the finish. But we wont converge just now with Thomas.”

Francis Joyon (Edec): “The wind is swinging, there are some squalls, but that’s what you get rounding the flank of the anticyclone. They are big black clouds, and when you get under them you slow to three knots. And of course in the dark of night you don’t see them at all. And even in the day there are some you can’t avoid. I slept a little last night and that re-charged the batteries. Next it would be cool to see the fleet regroup for a final skirmish to the finish!”

At 20: 51 CET (GMT+1) skipper Sidney Gavignet was picked up by a bulk carrier called Cavo Alexander which was en route to Turkey. Sidney is safe and well and is in contact with his shore team via satellite phone. The bulk carrier is 840 miles from Gibralter and is expected there in two days. Oman Air Majan is being tracked via its iridium-tracking device and a salvage operation is well under way.

Puma update


Looks like a windy day in Newport, Rhode Island. PUMA's Ken Read and Kimo Worthington give us a "one year to go" update.

Expect more like this to be uploaded to the Official Volvo Ocean Race YouTube Channel in the future. Get all the latest updates on www.VolvoOceanRace.com
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SPEEDBOAT 06 - Deck 1


Footage of Speedboats deck mould being built at the Cookson Boats factory in Auckland, NZ.

miércoles, 3 de noviembre de 2010

eRigging

Now this is quite cool - lots of people have been talking about doing it, but no one has been doing it! Lets see what limitations we have have....

(Source: Carbo-Link)


■Have you seen the latest in rigging?
■Do you know how much loads you have in your rigging?
■Can you read it in your instruments?
■You want to optimize your trim?
■You want to go further to the limit?
■You like to test eRigging?

Then you are warmly welcome to play with our eRigging cable we present at METS!

martes, 2 de noviembre de 2010

Abu Dhabi update


Ian Walker, Skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing gives an update on the team and shows us some footage from the region.

SPEEDBOAT 05 - Hull 4


Footage of Speedboats hull mould being removed and interior fit out process.

La Route du Rhum 2010 - Le départ



That is quite a public send off - where else in the world would you get that for a sailing event?

ACRM Welcomes ISAF’s Appointment of 34th America’s Cup Jury

29 October 2010 – America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM),
the independent race organizer for the 34th America’s Cup,
welcomed the appointment today of the International Jury by the
International Sailing Federation (ISAF).

The International Jury Chairman is David Tillett (AUS). Jury
members: Bryan Willis (GBR), Graham McKenzie (NZL), John
Doerr (GBR) and Josje Hofland (NED).

This is the Jury that presided over the 33rd America’s Cup in
Valencia, Spain earlier this year. The appointments were made by
ISAF in consultation with ACRM.

The Protocol governing the 34th America’s Cup specifies that the
Jury will handle all disputes that may arise in this Cup cycle,
including the World Series events starting in 2011 and concluding
with the America’s Cup Match in 2013.

“This Jury represents depth of experience and a track record for a
fair interpretation of the rules,“ said Regatta Director Iain Murray.
“We thank ISAF for their support in appointing this world-class Jury
that will independently arbitrate the 34th America’s Cup.”

Entry period opens for 34th America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (Nov. 1, 2010) – Event organizers today confirmed
receipt of the first entries for the 34th America’s Cup in 2013.

"We're only a few hours into a five-month entry period, so to already have a
total of four entries is a very positive sign,” said Iain Murray (AUS), Regatta
Director for the 34th America's Cup and CEO of America's Cup Race
Management (ACRM).

The 34th edition of the sport's oldest international competition has been
renewed and revitalized by a move to spectacular wing-sailed catamarans, as
well as a three year program of racing in venues around the world and a new
emphasis on innovative television and new media programming.

“The competitors who applied for entry today join the previously declared
Italian challenger Mascalzone Latino. BMW ORACLE Racing submitted its
defense application today,” Murray said.

“The other two teams will not be named as their applications are being
verified. Throughout the five-month entry period, ACRM will announce the
time and date when an entry has been accepted. Each team will release
details of its entry publicly at their discretion. Additional entries are expected
soon,” Murray added.

The entry process and validation procedures are set out in the America’s Cup
Rules and can be found at americascup.com.

The entry period for the 34th America’s Cup runs from Nov. 1, 2010, to Mar.
31, 2011.