Full on Foam Up at Fast 40+ One Ton Cup:
Solent, UK (September 16, 2016) – The Solent is the chosen playground for the FAST40+ Class and the first day of the One Ton Cup had swings, roundabouts and a few helter skelters. A northerly breeze, pumping out of Southampton Water, was flicking the windometer into the upper twenties, and a building sea state added to boat handling issues. Three tough windward leeward races tested the stamina of all the teams. Breathless, salt-encrusted, but also deliriously happy with a fantastic day on the race course, there was plenty of banter at Hamble Yacht Services Event Centre after racing, truly a full on foam up.
Bill Coates American Ker 43, Otra Vez was quick out of the blocks in …
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Tough moments for Quantum Racing at 52 Worlds:
Mahón, Menorca (September 16, 2016) – As a team which is much more used to winning, Quantum Racing had some tough moments in 2015 when they were overshadowed by Azzurra. But the TP52 class’s most successful team are back on song this season, more so than ever in Menorca, racing at their very, very best.
As the 2016 52 World Championship regatta passed its theoretical mid-point today, Doug DeVos’ American-flagged crew already have the title by the scruff of the neck and look firm favourites to run away with another world championship win at Sunday’s prizegiving in Mahón.
After six races Quantum Racing have accumulated only ten points.
Their worst race finish …
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