Transat Bakerly-Plymouth-New York

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  1. Doug Lord
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    Thanks Richard

    Were there any little boats like the Ostar used to have? Is it all fast French tris now?

    cheers

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    From "chasm" on SA:

    The Transat is back after missing the 2012 edition.
    Plymouth to New York starting May 2nd 2016, singlehanded.

    NY was the destination of the first race in 1960, not used since. So far announced are:

    Class 40
    Maxime Sorel
    Brieuc Maisonneuve
    Thibault Vauchel-Camus
    Vincent Lantin
    Anna-Maria Renken
    Miranda Merron

    Multi 50
    Erik Nigon
    Pierre Antoine
    Gilles Lamire
    Lalou Roucayrol
    Erwan le Roux

    IMOCA
    Armel Le Cléac'h, Banque Populaire VIII
    Sébastien Josse, Edmond de Rothschild
    Jean-Pierre Dick, StMichel Virbac
    Paul Meilhat, SMA
    Richard Tolkien, 44 (ex Team Plastique, ex Akena Verandas, ex ..., a 1998 boat)
    PRB

    Ultime
    Francois Gabart, MACIF
    Yves le Blevec, Team Actual
    Thomas Coville, Sobedo

    "Outside auspices of the race"
    Loïck Peyron, Pen Duïck II
    I have to say Sextant class describes his attempt much better.

    Registration is closed yesterday, we'll see if there are stragglers.
    Two skippers are injured, they might not make the startline. (Maxime Sorel & Paul Meilhat)
     
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    A sailing boat in broad daylight with skipper on deck. In collision with a cargo ship.

    Presumably the latter was in the wrong under collision regs.

    But why no radar or AIS alarm on either vessel? And why no panicky 5 hoots from the ship (or was there no one on watch as it was good vis?)

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    There were 25 starters in the following classes only 40ft mono, 60ft mono, 50ft multi, up to 100ft multi. Plus Pen Duick 2

    There is still the Jester Challenge race for those who don't meet those rules, also held every 4 years alternating with an Azores race (I think)

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    From Scuttlebutt tonight:

    At around 1900hrs GMT+2, Erwan Le Roux, the skipper of FenêtréA Cardinal, sustained substantial damage to the port float on his Multi50 trimaran. Erwan was leading the Multi50 fleet when the incident occurred, sailing downwind in a northeasterly 25-27 knots, and was approximately sixty miles off Cape Finisterre. He managed to secure his boat and is now in regular contact with his weather man to find the best landing point between Portugal and Spain, and is sailing at a reduced speed on a heading of 135°.
     
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    It's a shame, all these Multi50's breaking floats maybe they do need to go to a monotype. Having said that that FenetreA Cardinal has been thrashed all over the place for years, could be a fatigue failure.
     
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    Maybe the 50s need foils to lift their hardworked floats out?
     
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    Well there was some mention of that by the Multi50 president which is none other than Erwan Le Roux. Minimum weight, monotype, minimum float volumes and lifting foils were up for discussion. I haven't heard the final wash up of that discussion though.
     
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    Transat---IMOCA 60 EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD

    Sebastian Josse and Gitana team out with sail damage:
    http://www.gitana-team.com/a-1171/avarie-de-grand-voile-fin-de-course-pour-sebastien-josse-et-le

    more: http://www.thetransat.com/news/view...amage-takes-its-toll-on-the-transat-bakerly-f

    MAY 4, 2016
    MAINSAIL DAMAGE, LIMIT FOR SÉBASTIEN JOSSE AND MONO60 EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD
    THE TRANSAT BAKERLY MONO60 EDMOND DE ROTHSCHILD SÉBASTIEN JOSSE


    This Wednesday, May 4, shortly after midnight, while sailing off Cape Finisterre in 25-30 knots of north-easterly sea in a handy, Sébastien Josse was a violent jibe following a bar hook. In the maneuver, the mainsail - mainsail and true engine of 160m2 - was seriously damaged and is now inoperable. Damage that pose no immediate threat to the marine and structure of 60 feet, yet condemn all performance and therefore interest across the Atlantic in the race. Therefore in consultation with shipowners - Ariane and Benjamin de Rothschild - and his technical team, Sébastien Josse decided to abandon the Transat bakerly and sail to the Spanish coast and specifically Vigo in Galicia, where it will quickly joined by members of the Gitana Team.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ultime tris around 30 knots!
     
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    This may well be the last photo ever taken of the complete port outrigger

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    There are newer photos, just not quite so complete

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