San Diego to Puerto Vallarta Race

Discussion in 'Multihulls' started by Corley, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Corley
    Joined: Oct 2009
    Posts: 3,770
    Likes: 189, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 826
    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Corley epoxy coated

    The MOD70 Orion and the ORMA60 Mighty Merloe/former Groupama2 have had a good battle in the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta race. It looks like Orion will take line honours after a close race for the bulk of the distance. Heading offshore seemed to pay for the Orion Team and Mighty Merloe had to play catch up from then onwards:

    There is an article on the race so far here:

    http://sdyc.org/pv/

    and the tracker is here:

    http://yb.tl/SDPV2014
     
  2. Corley
    Joined: Oct 2009
    Posts: 3,770
    Likes: 189, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 826
    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Corley epoxy coated

    An easy win to the MOD70 in the end but I'm not sure whether the tracker is an accurate reflection of the boats positions. I'll be interested to see the actual finish times.
     
  3. Corley
    Joined: Oct 2009
    Posts: 3,770
    Likes: 189, Points: 63, Legacy Rep: 826
    Location: Melbourne, Australia

    Corley epoxy coated

    The MOD70 Orion has bettered the previous record by over five hours with a time of 2 days, 8 hours, 33 minutes the reference time was set by Steve Fossett on Lakota at 2d, 14h, 20m, 17s

    http://sdyc.org/pv/?p=1254

    A short video of Orion prior to the start:

    http://youtu.be/HgBxdkw10O0

     

  4. Blackburn
    Joined: May 2013
    Posts: 842
    Likes: 8, Points: 0, Legacy Rep: 25
    Location: Florida

    Blackburn Senior Member

    Something post-race from Mighty Merloe, looks like Cam Lewis penned it.

    [​IMG]
     
Loading...
Forum posts represent the experience, opinion, and view of individual users. Boat Design Net does not necessarily endorse nor share the view of each individual post.
When making potentially dangerous or financial decisions, always employ and consult appropriate professionals. Your circumstances or experience may be different.