After some exciting racing between two evenly matched foiling 75 foot monohulls in the 36th America’s Cup the whole of the New Zealand nation is celebrating with Emirates Team New Zealand in Auckland today.
For those interested in the finals of the Prada Cup starting on Saturday 13th February and how they fly these 75’ monohulls the super sleuths at Mozzy Sails have produced a series of YouTube videos explaining the importance of the foils and foil flaps to achieve the fine balance needed.
The top 5 60' AMOCA yachts in the Vendée Globe 2020/21 are expected to arrive at the finishing line off Les Sables d'Olonne tomorrow Wednesday 27th January within hours of each other after 80 days at sea in their bid to win the coveted prize of the Everest of yachting.
Track the progress of Gitana 17 in her second attempt at the Trophy Jules Verne for the fastest yacht around the world.
Congratulations to all 120 members of INEOS Team UK for their hard work and contribution to the amazing turnaround in boatspeed of their AC75 in the Prada Cup. Day 3 ended in a most dramatic fashion with American Magic (USA) leaping out of the water while bearing away in a rain squall at the last mark in the last race in which they had a good lead over Luna Rossa.
The winner of the Virtual Regatta Vendee Globe Race has returned to Les Sables d’ Olonne on 16/1/2021 after 68 days 22 hours 16 minutes and 4 seconds of intense course setting and sail changing. Pete Hampson finishes 5 hours behind the winner.
As the leaders in the Vendée Globe Race 2020/21 reach the half way stage there is a change of lead as Charlie Dalin in Apivia suffers damage to the port foil of his ultra modern 60ft Imoca Class yacht. Sam Davies in Innitiatives-Coeur is back on the Race Course sailing to save kids. Yannick Bestaven in Maitre Coq IV climbs the mast with some tape to make a sail repair and records his handiwork on a short video. Alex Thompson is now back in the UK and will be with his family for Christmas. There have been 6 retirements so far out of the 33 starters and never before have 5 competitors been within 2 miles of each other at this stage of a round the world race.
As the front of the Vendée Globe fleet reach 40 degrees South irreparable damage to Hugo Boss's port rudder causes Alex Thompson to divert to Cape Town and Apivia establishes a good lead. LinkedOut in second place leads the following pack of 18 boats as they reach the roaring forties.
The LSC is participating in the Virtual Regatta Vendee Globe Race around the world. As the fleet approaches the Azores 5 LSC skippers are well up in the race.
Savvy Navvy passes the Solent Passage Planning Test