Round the Island Race 2012 (UK)

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  1. Corley
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    Starts on 30th June

    Round the Island Race UK. Francis Joyon on IDEC is returning to defend his multihull record (hard to see it being taken by the Multi 50's but you never know I guess :D) and ICAP Leopard is returning to defend the monohull record.

    http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/web/code/php/main_c.php?map=rir12a&ui=rir4&style=std&override=&section=race&page=news

    Race website (with tracker)

    http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/web/code/php/main_c.php?map=rir12a&ui=rir4&style=std&override=&section=home
     
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    Idec has now disappeared from the entry list - shame
     
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  4. Corley
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    From the Round the Island website, rhe Multi 50 Actual did very well just over a minute outside IDEC's time.

    And they’re off…weather being the dominant factor

    Author: Peta Stuart-Hunt Date: 12:02 Saturday 30 Jun 2012


    Stop press 11.30: Four incidents have been reported by the race management team at the Island Sailing Club. There have been two head injuries and one spinal injury. Families have been informed and the Island Sailing Club will provide updates as further information becomes available. A small multihull capsized North of Hamstead Ledge on the North-West of the Island. All crew are safely onshore in Yarmouth.

    The 81st J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race set off from the Royal Yacht Squadron line, started by Olympic 470 sailor Hannah Mills, with over 1,600 boats heading in a westerly direction round the Isle of Wight.

    The wind conditions are as forecast with most of the fleets starting in a moderate south-westerly breeze. However, the forecast is for the wind to increase, with the predicted conditions having already put paid to racing for some of the smaller classes including sportsboats, J80s, 707s, SB20s (formerly known as SB3s) and the small MOCRA multihull fleet (LOA less than 9.15m).

    There was also a safety call made for all competitors to wear lifejackets.

    The likes of Mike Slade’s 100ft Farr-designed superyacht – ICAP Leopard – revelled in the conditions and soon slotted in to her natural position at the head of the fleet. She led the fleet round the Needles but was soon challenged by last year’s line honours winner, Lionel Lemonchois and team on the Multi 50 Prince de Bretagne. However, first across the line at 10.19.57, just over one minute outside the overall record, finishing in 3hrs.09mins and 57secs, was former Mini Transat winner Yves Le Blevec on the Multi 50 trimaran – Actual.

    Elsewhere the fleet are battling the strong winds round the south of the island and as the day progresses there are a number of retirements. However, it is great to see the likes of Dame Ellen MacArthur on the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s boat Dark Star, which is a 90ft sloop loaned to the Trust for the day. She is currently the leading yacht in the Trust’s four-boat fleet.

    Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie at the helm of the 162ft schooner, Eleonora, is now round St Catherine’s Point and enjoying a final blast home to the finish.



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    http://www.roundtheisland.org.uk/web/code/php/main_c.php?map=rir12a&ui=rir4&style=std&override=&page=news&section=race&storynum=178
     

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    Extract from the most recent article:

    The Multi 50 Actual completed the course in a time of 3hrs, 09mins and 57secs to just miss out on the outright record set by Francis Joyon in 2001 by just 1min, 28secs.

    Skipper Yves Le Blevec, a Jules Verne record and Mini Transat winner, said: “We had three objectives for this race. Firstly don’t break the boat, secondly don’t arrive behind Prince de Bretagne, and in third it was to arrive in 1st overall across the line. We had those three points but we didn’t think about the fourth point – which was the record, and we missed the record by very little!”

    Blevec said they weren’t aware of how close to the record time they were as they neared the finish: “We didn’t check that before, and when we saw the time we realised it was very close. But it was a very nice race, and on the south of the island there was big waves and windy, very nice conditions.”

    They were followed home by last year’s line honours winner Prince de Bretagne, while first monohull home was the current course record holder ICAP Leopard, who rounded the Island in 03hrs, 59mins and 04secs.
     

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