Daily Yacht Boat News

Author Archives: YachtBoatNews

Barcelona World Race Feb 21, 2015

Barcelona World Race Feb 21, 2015

The sea is row, the low pressure systems succeed and Cheminées Poujoulat is now back to business, aligning again high speeds 19 knots this afternoon. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam fueled the middle of the Pacific Ocean, midway of the first inhabited land, or about 2,000 miles from New Zealand in their west and Chile in their east. In their ...

Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – Morning Report Saturday 21 Feb

Volvo Ocean Race - Morning Report Saturday 21 Feb

A constant northerly breeze (12 to 20 knots) has been pushing the Volvo Ocean Race fleet across the South Pacific. Similar average speeds (13.4 – 16.3knts) have kept the whole fleet within a 54-nautical mile spread. For Bouwe Bekking and his crew, the straight line sailing has only been interrupted around 0400 UTC by the wind shifting farther behind them, making ...

Read More »

Vendée Globe 2016 – 2017

Vendée Globe 2016 – 2017

Objective Vendée Globe 2016 – 2017 Hull and deck released from the mould for Edmond de Rothschild Set in motion last September, the construction of the future Imoca monohull Edmond de Rothschild is continuing to progress at the Multiplast yard in Vannes, south-west Brittany. Week on week, the pieces of the giant puzzle are coming together. Indeed, two of the ...

Read More »

Final race Geographe Bay Race Week

Final race Geographe Bay Race Week

Most fleets will have to wait until the results of the final Geographe Bay Race Week to determine the final series winners for each division. Results in most divisions remain remarkably close so we can expect some fireworks in the last race as skippers try to get to the top. Division One IRC has been close throughout the week and with ...

Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Dongfeng the pain of the game

Volvo Ocean Race Dongfeng the pain of the game

For the first time since the Volvo Ocean Race began four months ago, Dongfeng Race Team found themselves well and truly at the back of the fleet. The most recent video from the boat saw the usually calm skipper, Charles Caudrelier, smash the helm in uncontrollable anger as the team encountered technical problems beyond his control. We know all too ...

Read More »

SAILING ANTARCTIC PENINSULA EXPEDITION 2016

ANTARCTIC PENINSULA EXPEDITION 2016

A yacht-based expedition to The Antarctic Peninsula January 4 – February 1  2016 Multiple summit possibilities for experienced ski-mountaineers. Introductory snowshoeing, ice-climbing, sea-kayaking  and wildlife-watching for the sailing support team. BACKGROUND In 2013, after five expeditions to the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia, I finally got to the actualAntarctic mainland, with Skip Novak, the owner of the 74 foot yachtPelagic ...

Read More »

Multihull record will be defeated Into Antigua?

Multihull record will be defeated Into Antigua

The Multihull record for the RORC Caribbean 600 has not been broken since the inaugural race in 2009. For the last six editions the record set by John Burnie and Claude Thelier on ORMA 60 trimaran, Region Guadeloupe (40 hours 11 mins 5 secs) has remained unbeaten. However, this year there are two multihulls, both owned by RORC members, that ...

Read More »

Catamaran Extreme H2O in Newport Beach

Catamaran Extreme H2O in Newport Beach

A long time coming, the Morelli and Melvin Designed 66′ Catamaran Extreme H2O was splashed in Southern California last week, stepped and began sea trials ahead of its racing debut in the Cabo Race next month. The racer cruiser with emphasis on the racing portion began life in South Africa before being shipped to Westerly Marine for completion. Some interesting ...

Read More »

Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing hook up America’s Cup

Oracle Team USA and Artemis Racing hook up America's Cup

America’s Cup Defender, Oracle Team USA is enjoying a final sailing session on San Francisco bay the waters of their club, Golden Gate Yacht Club. Today she hooked up with Artemis Racing who have been training out of their base in Alameda. Both teams are sailing development versions of the AC45, meaning they can sail foilers, with any platform width ...

Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race Friday 20 Feb Morning Report

Volvo Ocean Race Friday 20 Feb Morning Report

Volvo Ocean Race leader Team Brunel was the first one to step into the Southern Hemisphere at 05:30 UTC Friday morning. Abu Dhabi have the Dutch Team only 30nm ahead of them with Team Alvimedica just 7 nm behind, back in the hunt. According to Amory Ross onboard Team Alvimedica, the guys are also keeping an eye on the chasing ...

Read More »