Key West Sees a Shake Up:
Key West, FL (January 18, 2017) – Day 3 at the 30th anniversary Quantum Key West Race Week, Mount Gay Rum Day, saw a softening of the breeze on the racecourse and a corresponding shakeup on the scoreboard in some classes.
After a windy and wavy start to the regatta today’s conditions were far more manageable. Depending on the racecourse the wind ranged anywhere from a high of 10 to 13 knots before dying away to 7 to 9 knots by the third race in the afternoon. The sea state, while calmer than the first two days was still lumpy.
The Mount Gay Rum Boat of the Day was awarded to J.D. Hill’s (Houston, TX) Second Star (J/122) in the ORC Class. Competing in his first Quantum Key We…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Key West Sees a Shake Up, Assoc Editor
IDEC SPORT Increasing Lead:
(January 18, 2016; Day 33; 21:45 FR) – Francis Joyon (FRA) and his five crew on the 31.5m VPLP-designed trimaran IDEC SPORT is eating up the miles in their bid to win the Jules Verne Trophy for fastest outright time around the world. IDEC SPORT is less than 1000 miles from entering the Northern Hemisphere. At 17°S this morning, the big red and grey trimaran is climbing up the Atlantic pushed by the Brazilian trade winds, allowing Francis Joyon and his men to keep an average of 25 knots as they continue in their attempt for the Jules Verne Trophy. Full Story.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – IDEC SPORT Increasing Lead, Assoc Editor