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Round the Island Race – provisional results

Provisional results are available here: LDYC-RTIR 2014 Provisional 320 entrants registered of whom 194 finished – which is extraordinary considering the absolutely foul storm which erupted about an hour after the third and last start (Keelboats). Pelting rain, thunder and lightning and pea soup mist which reduced visibility to less than 15 meters at times. A dozen or so catamarans following a Dart completely missed the turn at the Island because they simply couldn’t see it and ended up at ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – Seven-year dream comes true

Seven years ago, a couple of young American sailing addicts met on the set of a Disney movie and dreamed of the day that they would launch a campaign in the world’s toughest offshore team test, the Volvo Ocean Race. Today that apparently long-shot ambition became a reality when Team Alvimedica’s challenge for the 2014-15 edition was announced in Istanbul, home of the company. Mark Towill was just 18 when he met Charlie Enright, four years older, as a fellow ... Read More »

Hobie 16 Worlds – Interviews with Winning RSA Masters Team

Listen to the interviews with William and Lucinda Edwards – winners of the Hobie 16 Masters champs, and runner up Blaine & Roxanne Dodds here: Interview with 2014 Hobie®16 Masters Champions William and Lucinda Edwards http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_WS8LRYHsY Blaine Dodds and Roxanne Dodds from South Africa Second in the 2014 Hobie® 16 Masters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foYky4tyzpE Interview with Hobie® 16 Worlds Masters Class Interviews – William Edwards & Blaine Dodds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DckkDSNbW80   Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Rotary Scout – the end game

Day 25 – Thursday 30 January By Grant Chapman. Everyone woke for their respective shifts well rested from a good night’s sleep and our feast for dinner. Sadly we had not enjoyed the wind that our GRIB files had said we would have during the night and we had made little progress. It had been another 24 hours of underperforming in fluky winds that couldn’t make up their mind as to whether to strengthen to a sailable 10 knots plus. ... Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – prizegiving and arrival pics of latecomers

Check out the link of winners in class 1, 2, 3 taken by Trevor Wilkins, plus a general link of race pics. https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975436899563456705 https://plus.google.com/photos/+TrevorWilkins/albums/5975714311789735041 Final Results here: rio FINAL_RESULTS_PRINTABLE There is also a link to images of the following boats finishing: Jackaranda https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975345752220360289 Genevieve Too https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975127369670750913 MHEDIA (MUMBAI) https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975346577930515841 VULCAN https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5975043647736432817 MYRTLE https://plus.google.com/photos/+TrevorWilkins/albums/5975042533731958881 WINDGAT https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5974756761523280817 COOL RUNNINGS https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5974817168349554561 Read More »

Cape to Rio Race. Maserati and Giovanni Soldini sweep the boards

Maserati and Giovanni  were the undisputed stars of the prize-giving ceremony held at the Rio de Janeiro Yacht Club, taking every single one of the Cape2Rio honours:  race record (10 days, 11 hours, 29 minutes, 57 seconds), line honours, and both overall and IRC 1 victories in handicap time. Soldini was flanked in his endeavour by a 9-strong international crew: Italians Guido Broggi, Corrado Rossignoli and Michele Sighel; German Boris Herrmann; Spaniard Carlos Hernandez; Jacques Vincent and Gwen Riou from ... Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Rotary Scout – day 25

Day 25 – Wednesday 29 January. By Grant Chapman. Oh dear. We were back in iffy winds of no more than 10 knots for most of the day. After the elation of discovering that we had achieved 165 nautical miles in the previous 24 hours our slow speed today was a real let down. We were also all pretty exhausted from last night’s sailing as although it had been great for getting some good distance under our belts it was ... Read More »

Suspect Pirates Apprehended

On 29 January 2014, international collaboration in the fight against piracy resulted in the transfer of five men by the EU Naval Force (EU NAVFOR) Somalia Operation Atalanta flagship, FS Siroco, to the Republic of Seychelles, with the aim of prosecuting them for acts of piracy. On Saturday 18 January, FS Siroco, in cooperation with Japanese assets in support of the Combined Maritime Forces (CMF/CTF 151), freed the crew of an Indian Dhow that was believed to have been used ... Read More »

Cape to Rio Race – Windgat & Cool Runnings have finished

Windgat & Cool Runnings have finished are enjoying cold beers and fresh water showers in Rio. Check out the pics from Trevor Wilkins as they finished. https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5974817168349554561 https://plus.google.com/photos/117086593120942909819/albums/5974756761523280817   Read More »