• 0 Melges 32 World Championship

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    Cala Galera, Italy: The first day of the 2017 Melges 32 Boero World Championship in Cala Galera, Italy hosted by Circolo Nautico e della Vela Argentario has concluded with two races, leaving the fleet to bask in Russian colors. Pavel Kuznetsov's TAVATUY with Evgeny Neugodnikov as tactician won both races today. He and his team earned a perfect score in the 10-12 knots of breeze out of the Northwest, which unmistakably reveals their intention, not to mention their potential. Although the event is quite young, they have confirmed that they are the team to beat. It was also a very positive day for the current 2017 Melges 32 World League leader, Giangicomo Serena di Lapigio's G.SPOT representing Monaco. He submitted a 2-3 scoreline to now sit in second overall. The fleet hits the water again for Day Two with forecasts stating light air conditions may prevail with a warning at 13.00 (Italy). Top Five Results (Preliminary - After Two Races) 1. Pavel Kuznetsov/Evgeny Neugodnikov, TAVATUY; 1-1 = 2 2. Giangiacomo Serena di Lapigio/Branko Brcin, G.SPOT; 2-3 = 5 3. Andrea Lacorte/Gabriele Benussi, VITAMINA AMERIKANA; 5-4 = 9 4. Edoardo Pavesio/Manuel Weiller Vidal, FRA MARTINA; 3-7 = 10 5. Andrea Ferrari/Pietro Pietro Sibello, SPIRIT OF NERINA; 6-5 = 11 Full results: https://yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=4192 Melges 32 for sale asking 59.000 euroLocation Denmark https://www.racing-yachts.com/melges-32-263.html     Bewaren Bewaren Bewaren

  • 0 J133 lowered in asking price

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    • by Team Racing-Yachts.com
    • 23-08-2017
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    J133 Juno lowered in asking price. Comment by the owner: Boat is in perfect state, turn key for the new owner. Build 2004 by TPI USA Second owner since 2010 German flag Large sailswardrobe in good condition Hall Spars carbon mast Rod rigging 2013 PBO racing backstay    

  • 0 Fastnet J133 Pintia wins IRC2 Fasnet 2017

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    Near Sweep by France at Fastnet Race Published on August 11th, 2017 0inShare 54   EmailShare Plymouth, UK (August 11, 2017) – For a third time running the Rolex Fastnet Race has been a story of French domination, Le Tricolor flying on this occasion from the top spot of the podium. France took victories in IRC 1, 2, 3 and 4, Class40 and IMOCA 60, Two Handed and IRC Overall. Even the Chinese boat, Dongfeng Race Team, that won Volvo 65 competition had a largely French crew. This left IRC Zero to American Ron O’Hanley’s Cookson 50 Privateer, while, surprisingly, the only British class victory went to Tony Lawson’s MOD70 trimaran Concise 10, in the usually French-strong Multihull class. Early on, the overall prize looked set to be a big boat affair with both the JV 115 Nikata and George David’s maxi Rambler 88 leading until the run back from the Fastnet Rock favoured the medium-sized boats. Ron O’Hanley’s Privateer came close to making it a second Cookson 50 victory, a decade on from the overall win of Irishman Ger O’Rourke’s Chieftain. “This is a great race, an iconic race and we have had a great time even if we haven’t won,” said O’Hanley. “It was a fantastic start in Cowes – hard to see how you can get 400 boats out of the Solent at the same time! The weather conditions were good, not as light as it was last time and there was no drama coming out of the Solent.” As to where they did well, O’Hanley said it was on the run back from the Rock. “The big boats were leading, but then for a smaller boat to get into the lead was because of the very good conditions – tight reaching, we were planing most of the time and with the canting keel we could put a lot of miles on the clock.” However, by Wednesday (Aug 9) it became apparent that there was a new contender for the 2017 Fastnet Challenge Cup – the overall prize under IRC. Didier Gaudoux’s JND39, Lann Ael 2, struggled last year when she competed in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, however, then she was only six months old. Since then the team, based out of La Crouesty in southern Brittany, has tweaked the boat considerably with the assistance of sailmaker and former Mini and Figaro sailor Fred Duthil. “We had a fantastic race,” said Gaudoux. “We were lucky with the weather. The conditions were good for the team and the crew. From Fastnet Rock to the Scilly Isles was perfect for us – the wind angle, the size of the waves, etc. It was windy and these boats enjoy big waves. We were doing over 20 knots- a new record for us!” Prior to this, the French boat had benefitted by going so close in at the Lizard that “we could touch the rocks,” said Gaudoux. Like the other boats that did well, Lann Ael 2 went east of the traffic separation scheme off Land’s End, benefitting them greatly in terms of the distance to sail and favourable wind shifts. “Our navigator/tactician did a perfect job to tack on the right shifts,” said Gaudoux. The JND 39 is a heavily-chined design from Bernard Nivelt and ate up the miles on the run towards Bishop Rock. “It took 11 hours to cover 170 miles! We were surprised. We were two to three miles ahead of some good competitors at the Rock and by the Scilly Isles we were 30 miles ahead simply because we were going faster,” said Gaudoux. Paris-based Gaudoux was sailing with his son Thomas and daughter Coralie, navigator Fred Duthil, plus Nicolas Deberque, Nicolas Dore, Alois Kerduel, Pierre Louiset, Paulin Nicol and Christian Ponthieu. As to the Rolex Fastnet Race, this is Gaudoux’s fourth: “When I was 16 years old, the Fastnet was a dream. The RORC lays on very nice races. Although it is a long way to come, boats take part from all around the world. We receive a nice welcome and the races are always very well organised.” With the prizegiving for the Rolex Fastnet Race taking place tonight, boats continue to stream into Plymouth. Among them has been the Frers 46, Scaramouche, crewed by Greig City Academy in East London including eight students aged 15 and 18, plus two teachers, two skippers and a team manager. The boys are almost all first generation Londoners, and embraced the unfamiliar challenge of ocean racing with huge enthusiasm. “It was a real test for them,” said team manager John Holt. “They are true pioneers amongst their peer group.” Seventeen year old Montel Fagan Jordan, whose family comes from Jamaica, was a helmsman on board. “I started sailing in dinghies three years ago, but now it’s great to be on a big boat. We had some great surfing downwind after we got round the Fastnet Rock.” Bowman Camillo Oribo, also 17, agreed: “The way back was definitely the best bit. We flew with the spinnaker up. We don’t get too tired once we’ve established a watch system.”   PROVISIONAL RESULTS: IRC Z: 1. Privateer – Cookson 50, Ron O’Hanley (USA); 2. Lady Mariposa – Ker 46, Daniel Hardy (GBR); 3. Bretagne Telecom – Mach 45, Nicolas Groleau (FRA) IRC 1: 1. Lann Ael 2 – JND 39, Didier Gaudoux (FRA); 2. Pata Negra – Lombard 46, Hermann de Graaf (NED); 3. Ino XXX – HH42, James Neville (GBR) IRC 2: 1. Pintia – J/133, Gilles Fournier / Corinne Migraine (FRA); 2. Lisa – First 44.7, Michael Boyd (IRE); 3. Elke – First 40, Frans and Carla Rodenburg (NED) IRC 3: 1. Dream Pearls – JPK 10.80, Arnaud Delamare and Eric Mordret (FRA); 2. Timeline – JPK 10.80, Marc Alperovitch (FRA); 3. Bellino – Sun Fast 3600, Rob Craigie (GBR) IRC 4: 1. Night and Day – JPK 10.10, Pascal & Alexis Loison (FRA); 2. Foggy Dew – JPK 10.10 (FRA), Noel Racine; 3. Cocody – JPK 10.10, Richard Fromentin (FRA) IRC Two-Handed: 1. Night and Day – JPK 10.10, Pascal Loison (FRA); 2. Ajeto! – J/122e, Robin Verhoef and John van der Starre (NED); 3. Bellino – Sun Fast 3600, Rob Craigie and Deb Fish (GBR) VO65: 1. Dongfeng Race Team (CHN) – Charles Caudrelier; 2. MAPFRE (ESP) – Xabi Fernandez; 3. Team Brunel (NED) – Bouwe Bekking IMOCA 60: 1. SMA – Paul Meilhat/Gwenole Gahinet (FRA); 2. StMichel-Virbac – Jean-Pierre Dick/ /Yann Eliès (FRA); 3. Malizia – Yacht Club de Monaco – Boris Herrmann/Pierre Casiraghi (MON) Class40: 1. V and B – Maxime Sorel (FRA); 2. Imerys – Phil Sharp (GBR); 3. Campagne de France – Halvard Mabire (FRA) and Miranda Merron (GBR) MOCRA Multihulls: 1. Concise 10 – MOD 70 trimaran, Tony Lawson (GBR); 2. R-six – HH66 catamaran, Robert Szustkowski (POL); 3. Hissy Fit – Dazcat 1495, Simon Baker (GBR)   Currently For sale J133 https://www.racing-yachts.com/j-boats-j133-228.html https://www.racing-yachts.com/j-boats-j133-247.html   Bewaren

  • 0 WMRT Match Cup Russia

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    Pieter-Jan Postma, possibly the most laidback speed demon in the world, proved two things at the WMRT Match Cup Russia at St. Petersburg Yacht Club today; firstly, that even in his debut year on the World Match Racing Tour he is a greater force to be reckoned with each event, and secondly that Phil Robertson's conveyor belt of victories should not be taken for granted. Robertson (CHINAone Ningbo), the current Match Racing World Champion, has been punching top spots like a machine and is this year's clear leader. He was ahead in Group 1 after the first qualifying session but found today's second session more complicated, as he finished third in the group. Postma finished Group 1 level on points with Perth's Matt Jerwood (Redline Racing), but went top by virtue of count back winning the last race. Jerwood went into the last race leading the group after winning the second and third races, but could only finish fourth in the last. The strength of this group of death was underlined by the role that Russian Victor Serezhkin (Gazprom Team Russia) played on day two, picking up two second places, the second of which came crucially in the second race. The Sail-Off tomorrow morning between the bottom teams from each of the three Qualifying groups will eliminate two teams and decide the final make up of the remaining 16. The first Sail-Off will be an all-Russian affair between Evgeny Elfimov (M1 Cloud) and Evgeny Neugodnikov (Team Tavatuy), the winner of that will face Polish skipper, Lukasz Wosinski (Delphia Sailing Team). The winner of the that will face Frenchman Guichard. Qualifying Results Group 1 1. Pieter-Jan Postma (NED), Sailing Team NL - 18 points 2. Matt Jerwood (AUS), Redline Racing - 18 3. Phil Robertson (NZL), CHINAone Ningbo - 19 4. Viktor Serezhkin (RUS), Gazprom Team Russia - 29 5. Nico Delle Karth (AUT), Chilli Racing - 38 6. Evgeny Elfimov (RUS), M1 Cloud - 46 Group 2 1. Ian Williams (GBR), GAC Pindar - 19 2. Nicklas Dackhammar (SWE), ESSIQ Racing Team - 22 3. Markus Edegran (USA), E11EVEN Racing - 26 4. Jonas Warrer (DEN), Aarhus Innovator - 27 5. Sally Barkow (USA), Magenta 32 - 30 6. Evgeny Neugodnikov (RUS), Team Tavatuy - 46 Group 3 1. Yann Guichard (FRA), Spindrift Racing - 13 2. Mans Holmberg (SWE), Gothenburg Racing - 21 3. Sam Gilmour (AUS), Neptune Racing - 23 4. Steve Thomas (AUS), RPM Racing - 26 5. Kim Kling (SWE), Caprice Match Racing Team - 41 6. Lukasz Wosinski (POL), Delphia Sailing Team - 44 com

  • 0 M32 World Match racing Tour

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    E11EVEN RACING wins St. Petersburg Match Cup and lead the qualifiers through to WMRT Match Cup Russia, starting August 1st. Sailing team NL second position. Bewaren

  • 0 Three New ORC Champions Crowned

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    Near-perfect conditions yesterday provided a fantastic ending to four days of competition at the Dr Irena Eris ORC European Championship Gdansk 2017. Two hard-fought final races determined the new 2017 European ORC champions in each of three classes, and while ultimately the winners were yesterday's series leaders in each, they had to fight to the end to keep themselves at the top of their respective podiums. In Class A Tea Ekengren-Suaren's Swan 45 Blue Nights from Finland did what they needed to do to stay on top. By winning the first 6.3-mile race, their 2-2-1-2-1 scoreline was almost unassailable in the last race: they just had to make sure their closest rivals from Denmark - Erik Berth's Swan 45 Tarok VII - did not win this race to put them tied in points and win the tie-break. While doing this, Alex Seehaufer's Soto 40 Sportfreund had a great 3-1 day to move up to take the Bronze medal slot. For Blue Nights and Sportfreund this was their first podium finishes in a major ORC championship. Class C was much like Class A, where a dominant team had to just continue doing what got them to the top and not make mistakes. Patrik Forsgren's modified First 36.7 Pro4U from Sweden did just that by scoring their second win of the series in today's first race, then staying clean and close to their closest competition in a shifty and contentious second race that featured two general recalls and a Black Flag. The racing was so close in fact that Pro4U had to share 3rd and 4th place points with a boat well behind them, Juss Ojala's First 34.7 Jazz from Estonia, but it made no difference: they finished well-clear of the runner-up and last year's Class C champion, Aivar Tuulberg's Arcona 340 Katariina II. Winners in the Corinthian Division of all-amateur crews were Tarok VII in Class A, Peter Buhl's Swan 42 Sirena from Denmark in Class B, and Pro4U in Class C. Full results: orceuropeans2017.com Soto 40 for sale at Bach Yachting https://www.racing-yachts.com/soto-40-2011-156.html     Bewaren Bewaren

  • 0 Steele and Postma duel for first day bragging rights at M32 World Championship 

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    With 15 high-speed catamarans firing out of a reaching start, day one of the M32 World Championship was a big, fun learning curve for everyone in Marstrand, Sweden. Getting ahead of the pack was a key skill on such a busy start line, and one sailor who seems to have learned the knack quickly is Olympic Finn sailing veteran, Pieter-Jan Postma who steered Sailing Team NL to scores of 2,2,1,3. The Flying Dutchman was the only skipper to keep all his scores inside the top three, although he's tied on points with young Kiwi Chris Steele and CFA Sport Racing who scored 1,2,4,1. Postma hasn't long been racing the M32 catamaran but has got to grips with the high-performance demands of the boat very fast. "Today was a very awesome day, an amazing situation in Marstrand with 15 boats on the start line. It was very tight, very exciting and we had a good day. The reaching start is great. I see starting as an art, you hit the pace at the right moment, with the team all synced and the hull flying, it's a fantastic experience." Fellow New Zealander Hayden Goodrick is sailing with Chris Steele and is one of the most experienced M32 sailors around. Today though, was new territory for everyone. The 2008 Olympic Champion in the 49er skiff, Jonas Warrer, is also doing well in third overall, and the Danish skipper was the other race winner today. However the Corinthian owner-drivers are also faring well against the Olympic medallists and America's Cup sailors in the fleet. Leading the Corinthian battle is Don Wilson and Convexity in fourth overall, while Richard Davies and Section 16 are in sixth overal Friday promises more exhilarating conditions for day 2 of the M32 World Championship. -- Andy Rice 1. CFA Sport Racing, NZL, Chris Steele, 8 points2. Sailing Team Nl, NED, Pieter-Jan Postma, 83. Warrer Racing, DEN, Jonas Warrer, 134. Convexity, USA, Don Wilson, 195. Chinaone Ningbo, NZL, Phil Robertson, 196. Section 16, SUI, Richard Davies, 277. Redline Racing, AUS, Matt Jerwood, 308. KSSS, SWE, Rasmus Rosengren, 339. Grave Digger, USA, James Prendergast, 3810. Flux Team, SWE, Johnie Berntsson, 3911. Gazprom Team Russia, RUS, Victor Serezhkin, 4312. Gac Pindar, GBR, Ian Williams, 4513. Essiq Racing Team, SWE, Nicklas Dackhammar, 4814. Cape Crow Vikings, SWE, HAkan Svensson, 5215. Magenta Robline, GBR, Olivia Mackay, 59 m32world.com

  • 0 Plenty Wins The Farr 40 Pre-Worlds - Like to participate next year?

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    Porto Cervo, Italy: Today there were three hard fought races in southwesterly breezes between 12 and 15 knots. It was the final day of two days of racing in the waters off Porto Cervo in the Rolex Farr 40 Pre-Worlds organized by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda. After a total of six races in two days, victory went to Alex Roepers and his yacht, Plenty. Tactician Terry Hutchinson certainly contributed to today's first and second place finishes. Trailing Plenty were Enfant Terrible owned by Alberto Rossi, with tactician Vasco Vascotto. After winning today's first race, this team finished five points behind the leader. Plenty and Enfant Terrible have fought it out for the duration of the Pre-Worlds with spectacularly close duels from pre start to finish. The last downwind leg in today's second race saw the two teams battle to the very end in a tight and thrilling match race. Third place for Asterisk, the Turkish team headed by Hasip Gencer, with the Brit Nick Rogers as tactician. This team looks fast and competitive as does the team aboard the Australian Gordon Ketelbey's Zen. This team has David Chapman as tactician and won the Corinthian Division. Tomorrow is registration day and the briefing will be followed by a welcome cocktail on the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda's terrace, reserved for the teams competing in the Rolex Farr 40 World Championship that will begin on Thursday July 13th. prepare to participate next year and buy your Farr 40: https://www.racing-yachts.com/farr-40-249.html https://www.racing-yachts.com/farr-40-250.html   com

  • 0 Pinta 92 Judel Vrolijk for sale

    2.50 of 2 votes

    Racing yacht designed by Judel Vrolijk and build by Marten Marine New Zealand. In 1993 she won amongst others, the Admirals Cup, the One Ton cup and the Fastnet. After being used as a training/promotion ship for the Illbruck Round the World Challenge she entered the racing circuit in Europe. Around 2001 she had some modifications in her interior. Bunks for storage and sleeping, toilet, etc.

  • 0 Robertson defends his title at GKSS Match Cup Sweden

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    Marstrand, Sweden: After beating Pieter-Jan Postma's Sailing Team NL in this morning's semifinals, Phil Robertson and his CHINAone NINGBO crew went on win the final of GKSS Match Cup Sweden, dispatching Taylor Canfield's US One Sailing Team. This repeated the Kiwi team's victory on the Marstrand Arena in 2016, against the same opponent, but this time with a more emphatic 3-0 scoreline. Racing took place with the wind building into the mid-teens, causing the nimble M32 catamarans to light up. More stable conditions compared to yesterday resulted in more boundary-to-boundary racing, while picking the right marks to round was vital to ensure sailing in the best pressure. In today's final, Robertson's starting seemed in a different league. "We have trained in tight starting and it probably played into our hands a little bit. We were getting off the line pretty well and managed to keep our lead. But was close and tough - Taylor did a good job." Canfield and his US One Sailing Team had overcome Ian Williams and GAC Pindar team 3-1 in the semifinals to gain their berth in the final (while Williams went on to win the Petit Final against Postma). This he had achieved in such surgical fashion that many had him as favourite for winning overall. The M32s are now staying in Marstrand ready for next week's World Championship fleet racing when 17 of the one design catamarans will be competing on Marstrand Fjord. wmrt.com