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Issue #2960 - 18 November
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Transat Jacques Vabre: Compression and Pressure Closing fast on the finish in Itaja=C3=AD Brasil=2C where the parties comm= enced Saturday=2C when the race village opened=2C a very warm and exhubera= nt welcome is expected for both MOD70s when they arrive. Expected during M= onday afternoon (local time). Edmond de Rothschild still held a small adva= ntage in to the final 500 miles but with a sequence of weather hurdles set= in their way=2C victory in this eleventh edition of the Transat Jacques V= abre is set to be held in the balance until the very final hours.
Compression=2C as the fleets compact in lighter winds=2C has been noticeab= le in the IMOCA Open 60 fleet who are fighting to get from the stifling Do= ldrums which are active and complex=2C into the south easterly trade winds= =2C to establish a more decisive margin.
The Multi 50s are hard on the wind in the SE'ly trades with FenetreA-Cardi= nal back in a more commanding position over second placed Actual.
Class 40 sees the contraction become more noticeable as they run into ligh= ter breezes. Now just four miles separates third from sixth=2C Campagne de= France (Miranda Merron and Halvard Mabire) dropping a couple of places ov= er the early afternoon.
Quickest through much of the day has been Mike Gascoyne and Brian Thompson= who are driving hard to try and recoup the miles they lost making a big r= epair to their mainsail. Lying 11th the British duo believe they have a go= od chance to come back.
Top three=2C Class 40: 1. GDF Suez=2C Sebastien Rogues - Fabien Delahaye 2. Mare=2C Jorg Riechers - Pierre Brasseur 3. SNCF - GEODIS=2C Fabrice Amedeo - Armel Tripon
Top three=2C IMOCA 60 1. MACIF Francois Gabart - Michel Desjoyeaux 2. PRB Vincent Riou - Jean Le Cam 3. Maitre CoQ Jeremie Beyou - Christopher Pratt
MOD70 1. Edmond de Rothschild=2C Sebastien Josse - Charles Caudrelier 2. OMAN AIR - MUSANDAM=2C Sidney Gavignet - Damian Foxall
Top three=2C Multi 50 1. FenetreA Cardinal=2C Erwan Le Roux - Yann Elies 2. Actual=2CYves le Blevec - Kito de Pavant 3. RENNES METROPOLE / SAINT-MALO AGGLOMERATION=2C Gilles Lamire - Andrea M= ura
Time To Decide At Puerto Calero One after the other the competitors in the Mini Transat are approaching La= nzarote and Puerto Calero=2C the aborted stopover point of this edition. D= espite the lack of an official stopover=2C our Calero family and the staff= of the marina remain on standby waiting for any pit stops=2C the first of= which came this morning with Nicolas Boidevezi (Nature Addicts). Acceptin= g the loss of 12 hours in order to be able to gain later is just one of th= e dilemmas that face the competitors before the big crossing.
While passing through the gate at Puerto Calero represents only a quarter= of the total distance of the Mini Transat=2C it none the less has huge sy= mbolic significance. This is the beginning of the trade winds=2C and one o= f the last opportunities to make a pit stop before setting off for nearly= two weeks at sea with no escape.
This is also the first time the competitors are faced with a significant c= hoice of route. Is it better to head south and go in search of the more es= tablished=2C stronger trade winds.... or it be more profitable to sail the= most direct route.
Nicolas Boidevezi is already in port and others have announced their inten= tion to stop for repairs including David Genest (Bingo)=2C Rafa=C3=ABla Le= Gouvello (respectocean.com)=2C Yoann Tricault (Schl=C3=BCter Systems)=2C= Erwan Pellen (Mordilou) and Julien Pulve (MEXT - ICA). In contrast=2C oth= ers have made the choice not to break their rhythum and to stay with the c= ompetition. These include Simon Koster (Go 4 it)=2C who will climb the mas= t to work on his aerial=2C and Remi Fermin (Boreal). Clinging on to a grea= t fifth place in the prototypes=2C Remi is also the architect and builder= of his boat and has decided=2C despite the failure of his fuel cell=2C to= continue on his journey=2C trusting to his solar panels for power.
Cegelec / Eurovia Ranking (prototypes) at 16.00 (GMT +1) 1. Giancarlo Pedote (747 - Prysmian) with 2673.6 nm to the finish 2. Bertrand Delesne (754 - TeamWork Proto) + 17.9 nm 3. Benoit Marie (667 - benoitmarie.com) + 25.3 nm 4. Nicolas Boidevezi (719 - Nature Addicts) + 65.2 nm 5. Remi Fermin (741 - Boreal) + 71.5 nm
Yslab Ranking (series boats) at 16.00 (GMT +1) 1. Aymeric Belloir (810 - Tout le Monde chante contre le Cancer) with 2726= =2E2 nm to the finish 2. Simon Koster (819 - Go 4 it) + 7.5 nm 3. Justine Mettraux (824 - TeamWork) + 23.5 nm 4. Renaud Mary (535 - www.runo.fr) + 47.4 nm 5. Jean-Baptiste Lemaire (607 - =C5=92uvre du Marin Breton) + 61.2 nm
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The Wave=2C Muscat Clinch Extreme Sailing Series Crown In Final Race Thousands of onlookers were on tender hooks as The Wave=2C Muscat clinched= victory in the 2013 Extreme Sailing Series in Florianopolis presented by= Land Rover=2C in one of the closest ever-final races in the seven-year hi= story of the Series. Under a brilliant Brazilian sunshine with a perfect 1= 0 knots of breeze=2C Leigh McMillan=2C Ed Smyth=2C Pete Greenhalgh=2C Hash= im Al Rashidi and Musab Al Hadi were leading the fleet as they went into t= he final all important double points race=2C but out to upset the order we= re the Swiss America's Cup winners on Alinghi - and they almost managed it= !
A second in the final race was enough for Morgan Larson and the team to sn= atch the Act victory from McMillan's grasp=2C and the Swiss came tantalizi= ngly close to adding the Series to their winning haul - within four points= in fact in the final race - but McMillan's men proved unstoppable.
It is a fitting finish for the long term Series rivals who wrap up an incr= edible 2013 Series tied on points - the first time in the history of the e= lite level Stadium Racing series that two teams have been tied at the end= of the year - with The Wave=2C Muscat coming out on top after Act win cou= ntback.
The seventh season of the Extreme Sailing Series comes to a close in Brazi= l after 190 races staged across seven global venues and this game-changing= professional Stadium Racing series has attracted 325=2C000 on site specta= tors in 2013.
Mark Turner=2C Executive Chairman of Series organisers OC Sport reflected= on a successful 2013 and looked ahead to an even bigger 2014. "For us=2C= 2013 has been a hugely significant year. First with the signing of our Se= ries Main Partner Land Rover and also in terms of the sporting competition= which has gone to another level this year as we saw today with the incred= ible fight for the podium. Next year is going to be one of the most exciti= ng Series to date - we have some venues returning=2C as well as venturing= into new territories that will take us to four continents."
Extreme Sailing Series 2013 overall standings
Position / Team / Points
1. The Wave=2C Muscat (OMA) 74 points 2. Alinghi (SUI) 74 3. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 61 4. SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 51 5. Realteam (SUI) 49 6. GAC Pindar (NZL) 42 7. Team X Invitational 34 8. Team Korea (KOR) 16
Act 8=2C Florianopolis
Position / Team / Points 1. Alinghi (SUI) Morgan Larson=2C Stuart Pollard=2C Pierre-Yves Jorand=2C= Nils Frei=2C Yves Detrey=2C 219 points 2. The Wave=2C Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan=2C Ed Smyth=2C Pete Greenhalgh= =2C Musab Al Hadi=2C Hashim Al Rashdi=2C 215 3. Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara=2C Hans-Peter Steinacher=2C Ma= tthew Adams=2C Simon Cooke=2C Kinley Fowler=2C 208 4. ChinaSpirit (CHN) Phil Robertson=2C Garth Ellingham=2C Brad Hooker=2C L= ouis Viat=2C Nick Catley=2C 184 5. Realteam (SUI) Arnaud Psarofaghis=2C Bruno Barbarin=2C Thierry Wassem= =2C Nils Palmieri=2C Jerome Clerc=2C 164 6. GAC Pindar (NZL) Will Tiller=2C Matt Steven=2C Stewart Dodson=2C Tom Be= ntham=2C Shaun Mason=2C 159 7. SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen=2C Rasmus K=C3=B8stner= =2C Pete Cumming=2C Mikkel R=C3=B8ssberg=2C Nicolai Sehested=2C 122 8. Team Brazil Mapfre (BRA) Cl=C3=ADnio de Freitas=2C Andre Mirsky=2C Dani= el Santiago=2C Andre Chang=2C Bruno di Bernardi=2C 61
Laser Standard World Championships British sailor Nick Thompson has never won a major Laser event but today h= e revelled in the superb breeze at Mussanah=2C Oman to get his 2013 Laser= Standard World Championships off to a promising start after the opening t= wo races.
Thompson=2C who missed last year's world championships when he fell ill wi= th appendicitis=2C followed up his second in the first race of the day wit= h victory in the second to head the leaderboard overnight with three point= s=2C ahead of Sweden's Jesper Stalhein (5) and Pavlos Kontides of Cyprus (= 8).
The conditions=2C comprising brilliant sunshine with winds that topped out= at around 16 knots and seas that started flat but grew choppy two hours i= nto racing=2C were described by officials on the race boat as perfect and= ideal for sailing.
This was a description that eight times Laser World Champion Robert Scheid= t agreed with after posting a fourth and fifth to sit in seventh place ove= rnight.
The qualifying races continue on Monday with two scheduled for each day un= til Wednesday. The finals series starts on Thursday with the last two show= downs set for Saturday.
Top ten after two races:
1. Nick Thompson=2C GBR=2C 3.0 points 2. Jesper Stalhein=2C SWE=2C 5.0 3. Pavlos Kontides=2C CYP=2C 7.0 4. Tom Burton=2C AUS=2C 9.0 5. Tonci Stipanovic=2C CRO=2C 9.0 6. Jean-baptiste Bernaz=2C FRA=2C 9.0 7. Robert Scheidt=2C BRA=2C 9.0 8. Bruno Fontes=2C BRA=2C 11.0 9. Francesco Marrai=2C ITA=2C 12.0 10. Andrew Maloney=2C NZL=2C 14.0
18ft Skiffs 3-Buoys Challenge=2C Race 5 Photo by Frank Quealey. Click on image for photo gallery.
http://scuttlebutteurope.com/photos/thumbnails.php?album=3D2698 Sydney Har= bour: Michael Coxon=2C Dave O'Connor and Daniel Nixon brought Thurlow Fish= er Lawyers home a35s winner of Race 5 of the 3-Buoys Challenge on Sydney H= arbour today.
Appliancesonline.com.au (Micah Lane=2C Paul Montague and Tom Anderson) fin= ished in second place=2C with series leader Lumix (Jonathan Whitty=2C Jame= s Hozack and Aron Everett) a further 1m1s back in third place.
The Kitchen Maker (Josh Mc Knight) was next=2C followed by Yandoo (John Wi= nning) and Coopers 62-Rag & Famish Hotel (Jack Macartney).
Sydney continued to produce dreadful weather for the event with a heavy ra= in squall just before the scheduled start=2C which forced a short postpone= ment.
The southerly wind made it more like a mid winter day and all competitors= were glad to get back into the warmth of the clubhouse. -- Frank Quealey= =2C Australian 18 Footers League
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Lennon's Sailing Trip Six months before he died=2C John Lennon set sail from Newport=2C R.I.=2C= on an ocean adventure to Bermuda that awakened his desire to make music a= gain and is now being chronicled in an electronic format he could not have= conceived of.
A new app=2C "John Lennon: The Bermuda Tapes=2C" is being offered for sale= on Apple devices Thursday for $4.99. It's loaded with interactive feature= s=2C music=2C photos and interviews that detail a relatively unexamined sl= ice of the former Beatle's life.
More important=2C it opens the door to a potentially potent new creative o= utlet for musicians and the struggling industry.
Users of the app can simulate the six-day journey through the recollection= s of two crew members and Lennon himself=2C in a Playboy interview conduct= ed shortly after the trip. They can virtually visit the disco where Lennon= heard a recording of The B-52s' "Rock Lobster=2C" which reminded him of h= is wife Yoko Ono's music and coaxed him back to work. They can eavesdrop o= n the creative process as Lennon's last recordings took shape.
A few days into the trip they ran into a strong storm. Two crew members be= came violently seasick and the captain=2C Hank Halsted=2C succumbed to exh= austion. A rock star and novice sailor was left to keep the "Megan Jaye" a= float despite the wind and waves. The crew members remember Lennon singing= sea chanteys as he steered the ship to safety.
The experience gave Lennon some pride at a time in his life when he was ha= ving some issues with self-confidence=2C she said.
All net proceeds benefit WhyHunger's work to realize a world free of hunge= r and poverty.
From the Pocono Record: www.poconorecord.com (http://www.poconorecord.com/= apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=3D/20131114/NEWS90/131119767/-1/NEWS)
Wind Gusts Exceed 100 Knots In Latest Southern Ocean Storm Mother Nature invited select Clipper Race teams to a star studded weather= show yesterday. Those who were invited had no choice in their attendance= =2C though according to skipper reviews it was a fun night of exciting=2C= incredible=2C awe inspiring and definitely unforgettable proportion.
Gale to violent storm force winds were the star of the night=2C building q= uickly and steadily in pace from 50 to 80 knots=2C then a dramatic finale= roared to a deafening crescendo with multiple skippers reporting gusts wi= th wind speeds of 100 to 130 knots. Thankfully no injuries or damage were= reported during the proceedings.
Old Pulteney skipper Patrick van der Zijden said: 'Riders on the Storm' by= the Doors is the soundtrack that comes into my head writing this blog. If= we could=2C we would have played it on our outdoor speakers although I do= ubt we would have heard it. The top of the storm gave us wind force 9 and= 10 on the Beaufort scale=2C with gusts from 70 up to 120 knots plus at ti= mes."
With around a week's racing left in Race 4=2C it is unclear whether this s= how was a one night only spectacular or an opening night preview but skipp= ers are all well aware now of the potentials that still lie ahead in the r= emaining miles to Albany.
At 1200 UTC=2C Qingdao continues its lead=2C (1774 miles to finish) with H= enri Lloyd in second place (1851 miles) and OneDLL (1861.6 miles) currentl= y in third following after another day of position swapping.
Letters To The Editor - firstname.lastname@example.org (mailto:editor@scuttl= ebutteurope.com) Letters are limited to 350 words. No personal attacks are permitted. We do= require your name but your email address will not be published without yo= ur permission.
FeedForAll_XMLParser.inc.php index.html racing-template.html racing.html racing.xml rss2html-docs.txt rss2html.php rss2html.pl sailworld-template.html sailworld.html sailworld.xml sample-template.html textedit.cgi wire wire.html From Martin Nichol: At the risk of embarrassing one of your very knowled= gable contributors Euan Ross I would like to add to the growing list of qu= irky boat names=2C because it reflected the time it was named in the late= 60's. Euan was a talented Merlin Rocketeer in his youth=2C at a time when= there was a rapid evolution in hull shape and width. Following a lengthy= discussion about what to call his lovingly home finished new Kingsize=2C= his younger sister is quoted as saying "I don't know what it is but here= it comes again". This name was fashioned in computer script from fablon a= nd applied to the side of the boat=2C but was disappointingly shortened to= 'idkwiibhica' for the national championships by the Merlin Rocket Class.= The rest of us called it "Dunnowot"=2C because we constantly stared at th= e transom as it disappeared into the distance.
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