Trans Atlantic race set to depart Newport to Lizard

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  1. Corley
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    This year in the multihulls will see the MOD70 trimaran Phaedo3 and the Nigel Iren's designed cruiser/racer Paradox squaring off. Phaedo3 is clearly the favorite but Paradox is no slouch either. In the maxi's which are also competing in the open class Rambler 88 and Comanche will battle it out.

    There is an article on Scuttlebutt with more details.

    http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2015/07/02/transatlantic-race-saving-the-biggest-for-last/

    Event website:

    http://transatlanticrace.com/

    The tracker is here:

    http://yb.tl/transatlantic2015

    Facebook:

    https://www.facebook.com/TransatlanticRace
     
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    Phaedo3 is now listed as 3rd. They dropped down a little south of the other 3 listed & seems to have lost ground due to less wind.
     
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    Phaedo has finished:

    https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=919096394795562&id=190043577700851

    Phaedo3 records the fastest elapsed time (unofficial) in the 2015 Transatlantic Race
    In spite of being becalmed for nearly two days early in the race, the MOD 70 trimaran Phaedo3 owned by owner/driver Lloyd Thornburg has crossed the finish line off the southwest coast of England to record the fastest elapsed time (unofficial) in the 2,800 mile Transatlantic Race.
    Thornburg, co-skipper Brian Thompson, and the rest of the crew’s elapsed time of 7 days, 2 hours, 4 minutes, 9 seconds was well ahead of the other fast boats that started in Newport, Rhode Island last Sunday including Jim Clark’s 100-foot sled Comanche, George David’s Rambler 88, and Peter Aschenbrenner’s 63-foot trimaran Paradox. And since Phaedo3 was able to average speeds in the high 20’s once the wind filled in, they’re the 7th boat to finish overall and they came in well ahead the majority of the fleet that started a week before they did.
    Phaedo3 continues to raise the bar of what’s possible in offshore racing and the numbers tell the story:
    652 nautical miles = Max 24 hour miles covered
    2,442 nautical miles =Miles covered in 4 days (once the wind filled in after being becalmed) averaging over 600 miles per day for 4 days
    41.2 knots= Top speed
    But this is only the beginning. Thornburg, Thompson, and several other Phaedo3 crew and going to keep racing (to Los Angeles for start of the Transpac) once boat docks in Cowes early tomorrow morning.
    Thornburg and company have thrown the high performance multi-hull gauntlet down and hope to see more fast multihulls in future offshore races and they are putting their money where their mouths are. They’ll be racing aboard Thornburg’s original Gunboat 66 Phaedo as he goes for a rare Owner/Driver offshore double in the Transpac next week.
     
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    Stan Honey hurt....

    There was a report tonight-I think in Scuttlebutt- from Wild Oats no less-that
    navigator Stan Honey was knocked out in a fall aboard Comanche. No other details were available but Wild Oats was cautioned that they should have another navigator on standby for the start of the Transpac.
    Hope he's ok!
     
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    There was an update on one of the article's I read on Stan Honey apparently he recovered consciousness but is not likely to be well enough to compete in the Transpac:

    http://www.mysailing.com.au/news/wi...-injured-prior-to-start-of-transpac-race-2015

    It was reported from Comanche that navigator Stan Honey had been knocked unconscious in a fall onboard. Although he is believed to have recovered, it is unlikely he will have recovered sufficiently to compete aboard the Australian supermaxi Wild Oats XI in the Transpac yacht race, which starts next Saturday from Los Angeles finishing in Honolulu.
     
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  11. Corley
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    Comanche

    From Comanche Sailing Team

    Comanche Sailing has been made aware of an exaggerated release made by an un-associated third party concerning Stan Honey, navigator on Comanche during her recent Transatlantic Race run to England. This strange release was posted without anyone contacting the boat, the crew or any party related to the accident.

    To set the facts straight and ease the minds of Stan's many fans and friends in the sailing world, Stan did slip and take a fall inside Comanche on day 5 of the 7 day race, literally within minutes of the end of Comanche's record 24 hour run. He was never unconscious. He did immediately show some signs of concussion and the on board medics contacted the race duty officer and emergency medical facility, and consulted with doctors about the accident. Stan rested for approximately six hours and then resumed his navigational duties for the rest of the race.

    Stan was met by his wife Sally and boat owner Jim Clark at the finish and went to the local Falmouth hospital for a CAT scan which proved to show nothing abnormal, but it has been suggested that Stan lay low for a couple weeks to fully recover from the accident. The trip to hospital was purely precautionary and is good practice in cases like these.

    Stan and Sally were at the crew party last night in Southampton and are flying back home today as planned and would like to thank all for their support.
     
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