New World Singlehanded 24 Hour Record:
The World Sailing Speed Record Council have ratified a new world singlehanded 24 hour record, set June 7-8 by Thomas Coville (FRA) on the 120-foot trimaran Sodebo 4. Coville covered a distance of 718.5 nm (avg speed 29.93 kts), bettering the previous mark of 682.8 nm (28.45 kts) set by Armel Le Cleac’h (FRA) on the 105-foot trimaran Banque Populaire 7 in 2014.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – New World Singlehanded 24 Hour Record, Editor
Clipper Race: A Tactical Conundrum:
(July 3, 2016; Day 13) – Rounding Tory Island is causing a conundrum for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams as changeable winds lead to a variation in tactics which, after the first three boats, is already mixing up positions and allowing the chasing pack to make crucial ground.
At 0800 UTC fourth and fifth placed GREAT Britain and Unicef are currently on the approach to the island off the Donegal coast, where the wind forced them to continue to the north-west corner of Tory, before making a last minute gybe south to make the waypoint.
Meanwhile Garmin, approximately 36 nautical miles behind in sixth, has already dived south and looks to be approaching the To…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Clipper Race: A Tactical Conundrum, Editor