The Transat: Foilers versus Non-Foilers:
(May 12, 2016; Day 11) – The IMOCA 60 battle in The Transat bakerly has been dominated by the duel between Armel Le Cleac’h on the foiler Banque Populaire and Vincent Riou on the more conventional PRB.
For days now Le Cleac’h has managed to stay ahead of Riou but never quite shake him off. With 450 miles left to sail to the finish at New York, at a position around 200 miles south-southeast of the southern tip of Nova Scotia, Banque Populaire was this afternoon 63 miles ahead.
The two boats were sailing in a dying northwesterly and will then slow down during a light patch before the breeze picks up again from the south. For le Cleac’h this race was as much about competi…
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Max Conditions at RC44 World Championship:
Andalusia, Spain (May 12, 2016) – The RC44 World Championship got underway today in stiff 20+ knot winds that topped out at 27 knots, creating boat speeds of 20+ knots for the 11 teams. Three races were completed, with Igor Lah’s Team CEEREF putting in a 1-2-1 scoreline. Four more races are scheduled for day two with the forecast indicating further westerlies in the 15-18 knot range. Racing continues daily to May 15. Full report and video.
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