The Transat: Toughest night yet:
(May 7, 2016; Day 6) – While this week’s news has been all about the Ibiza temperatures set to scorch the UK this weekend, The Transat bakerly skippers last night faced their toughest and roughest night of the 3,050-mile race yet.
Between early evening on Friday and the early hours of this morning, the fleet was shaken by a deep depression sweeping across the Atlantic. Braving 35 to 45 knots of wind, gusting 50 knots overnight, the fleet has come through the other side with no major casualties to report.
Starting to feel the affects of the low pressure at around 1600pm yesterday, the storm peaked at 0300 this morning, with conditions now easing off a little as the centre…
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French victorious at SSL City Grand Slam:
Hamburg, Germany (May 7, 2016) – Xavier Rohart and Pierre-Alexis Ponsot (FRA) are the Star Sailors League (SSL) City Grand Slam Champions, winning 3000 points for the SSL ranking system and US$ 25000. After an intense battle between 86 Star teams, battling through fourteen races in just five days, a boat length was the only difference. On tight windward-leeward courses on Lake Alster, Hamburg, Germany, some of the finest, most intense yacht racing was witnessed by over 100,000 people.
Thousands of people from the city of Hamburg watched from the banks of the lake, and over 80,000 people around the world, watched the drama unfold live over the Internet. The superb facilities a…
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