RORC Transatlantic Race

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  1. Doug Lord
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    Tracker--- RORC Transatlantic Race :: 2017 Fleet Tracker http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/tracking/2017-fleet-tracking.html

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    Lude Ingvall's CQS with DSS foils is in the lead as best I can tell-First in "Line Honors Monohull" as of 3:29 eastern.

    FromScuttlebut Europe:

    Varuna Retires from the RORC Transatlantic Race
    In the early hours of Monday 27th November, Jens Kellinghusen's German Ker 56 Varuna was leading the charge north of the rhumb line in the RORC Transatlantic Race - the first leg of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta - and estimated to be leading the race after IRC time correction. On the YB Tracker, Varuna was observed to turn back towards the Canary Islands and contacted the RORC Race team to report that they had a structural problem.

    "Crewman, Michi Mueller reported a problem on the starboard bow at 0520 GMT on Monday 27th November. Varuna was in 20 knots of wind, close hauled in two metre seas," commented Varuna's navigator, Mike Broughton via satellite phone. "We immediately bore away to ease the slamming on the hull and turned the boat downwind. There was water ingress on the starboard bow and we readied our liferafts and grab bags and contacted the RORC Race Team to report the problem. Meanwhile our two boat builders on board fixed a carbon floorboard over the problem area and held it in place with two perpendicular struts, which is holding very well. We are very disappointed to retire from the race and we are heading back to Lanzarote - all crew are well on board."
     
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    CQS flying: she is now FIRST in Line Honors, FIRST in ORC 1, and FIRST in ORC overall!! This is tremendous-hope she can hang on.....

    DSS CQS in the water.jpg DSS CQS under sail.JPG
     
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    Single point lift, that's pretty nice. I forget which boat this was, was it his old Nicorette revamped or one of the other obsolete super maxis? It seems to me that its right where it should be leading on line given the competition don't you think. I'm curious with those DSS foils, are they a single foil where one deploys as the other is retracted or can both be withdrawn independently?
     
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    What do you mean "single point lift"-just the on DSS foil? It seems likely that Ingvall has left the DSS foils off while they try to design and build the "ideal" foil? Not sure whether its two or one foil-probably two since they had flaps and are tapered-but that may have changed.
    Problem with the flaps is that the foil pretty much has to be straight which is a problem* when the boat heels .
    * unless the foil is angled up

    DSS foil with flap-super maxi.jpeg
     
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    In the first picture the boat is being lowered into the water by a crane using a single point lift (rather than slings ) just like small boats that are dry sailed.
     
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    Oh, I get it now-I never noticed that-thanks!
     
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    It's got parts of the old Nicorette; in fact from what I read, the deck was originally the version that won the 2000 Sydney-Hobart, and which was itself built from an old IOR Whitbread maxi; Charles Jourdan perhaps.

    I see it suffered from another knockdown related to an engine issue. How bizarre that a sailing yacht can be falling over because of engine issues.
     
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    A pretty good performance from the outright third placed monhull Southern Wind 96, which is a cruising boat with a brief of "…incorporating a modicum of race boat features — such as a pre-preg and Nomex deck, 5.4 metre lifting keel and twin rudder configuration — into a luxury cruiser."

    Seems like a good win for CQS, it's the only super maxi in the fleet so not a lot of real competition. It's not listed in this year's Sydney to Hobart fleet.
     
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    CQS knockdown-- more here
    40 knot knock-down for CQS http://rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/race-updates/40-knot-knock-down-for-cqs.html
    We got caught in a bad squall of probably 40 knots which resulted in a number of issues,” Ingvall reported from on board on day 10 of the race. “There has been damage to sails and onboard electronic systems, but we are still progressing towards the finish.” Kenneth Thelen, co-skipper for Australian Maxi CQS confirmed that all of the crew of the 96ft canting keel Maxi were safe and well. Describing the damage he said: “Part of our electronics failed, making it hard to sail in the dark. We blew our biggest spinnaker, but it is repairable. As we went into a gybe the engine stalled and we lay flat on our side for a while which resulted in a diesel spill inside the boat, so the smell is terrible in the heat! We broke the top three battens in the mainsail, but we are still sailing towards the finish at reasonable speed, in pouring rain. We will assess the situation at first light.”
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    As of this morning she is still First in three categories and doing 15.2 knots....
     
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    Excerpt from Scuttlebutt Europe:
    As dawn broke on the eleventh day of the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race, Ludde Ingvall's Australian Maxi CQS was under 300 miles from taking monohull line honours and lifting the IMA Transatlantic Trophy. CQS has suffered damage to their mainsail during a knockdown in heavy weather and has one big gybe remaining before pointing their bow at Grenada and the finish. CQS is reaching at top speed and expected to finish at approximately midday local time on Wednesday 6th December.
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    UPDATE: as of 7AM Eastern, CQS has finished First in Line Honors, First in ORC 1 , First in ORC overall, 3rd in IRC overall, and 3rd in IRC z.
     

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    From Scuttlebutt Europe ,final results:

    Results:
    Overall Winner of the RORC Transatlantic Race winning the RORC Transatlantic Race Trophy and IRC Class 0 - Teasing Machine, Eric de Turckheim

    Monohull Line Honours winning the IMA Transatlantic Trophy - CQS, Ludde Ingvall

    Multihull Line Honours and MOCRA Multihull Winner - Zed 6, Gerald Bibot

    Class40 Winner - Red, Mathias Mueller von Bluemencron

    ORC Division Overall Winner - Outsider, Tilmar Hansen

    ORCSy Division Winner - Sorceress, Will Apold

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