Podium full at Offshore Sailing Worlds:
The Hague, Netherlands (July 20, 2018) – With yet another sunny day here on the Dutch North Sea coast, the final race to conclude The Hague Offshore Sailing Worlds looked like it could be easy. Yet the weak and shifty northwesterly 8-9 knot breeze kept frustrating race managers as they tried to set a square course that would be sufficient quality for a high stakes final race to this world championship: podium positions were on the line in all three classes.
But even once the courses were set on the Class A/B and Class C course areas, it was the sailors that now held up the starts with aggressive moves. Even if the wind was low, tensions were high as four recalls were necessary in…
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Pacific Cup: Mixing Mai Tais:
(July 20, 2018) – As of this writing, Charles Devanneaux’s revolutionary, hydrofoil-equipped Beneteau Figaro 3 A Fond le Girafon is just 50 miles from the finish line in Kaneohe and is destined to become the first finisher in the 2018 Pacific Cup. Though Devanneaux and co-skipper Matthieu Damerval are not racing for any official awards given their ‘experimental’ rating, they have sailed a phenomenal race and will leave their own special mark on the Pacific Cup.
One hundred miles behind A Fond le Girafon, the fleet’s scratch boat, Prospector, is also lining up a day time arrival today, cruising at a steady 14-15 knots and still sitting pretty atop the lead…
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