The 2016 Atlantic Cup was one of the most awaited events. It was Class 40s event with a 3-stage 1045 nm. This event has been lauded for its commitment to keep the environment pollution-free. This race was the first to get an ISO 20121 certificate in 2016. Moreover, it was awarded, Platinum Level Clean Regattas Certification. This certification was offered by the Sailors for the Sea.
The first day that sailing races began in the Guanabara Bay it was a spectacular day. There were several events happening simultaneously on the first day. Charline Picon of France competed in the RS: X race for women while US champion Paige Railey was part of the Laser Radial race for women at the Olympics.
Today, the World Match Racing Tour unveiled the left over 4 ‘Tour Card’ captains who will be a part of the World Championship 2016. They are France’s Yann Guichard, Sweden’s Mattias Rahm, Denmark’s Nicolai Sehested and United States’ Sally Barkow, the leader of the first ever all-female Tour Card team.
These appointments complete the skipper lineup for World Championship 2016. Sally Barkow, born in the United States, is a former sailor as well as 2-time US Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year. She has received her racing stripes both offshore and inshore, and recently on board all-female Team SCA in Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.
Yann told that he has always been down to match racing. The World Match Racing Tour now offers a unique scope to combine both these aspects. The World Tour will constitute a grand sporting goal for Spindrift racing in the coming year.
The 5th day of Transat Jacques Vabre has got new leaders in IMOCA class as well as the Ultimes. There is no doubting that Erwan Tabarly and Armel Le Cléac’h have powered to the front of IMOCA fleet with new ‘foiling’ Banque Populaire VIII, this afternoon at twenty miles ahead of older PRB, course winners in the year 2011.
The top band of 4 IMOCAs have broken away and they are reaching fast as they follow the rotation of the brand new Azores high to make few useful westing. They possess a more conventional, classic routing towards south. But the leaders if the race on the five-thousand-four-hundred miles distance from Le Havre to Itajaí – the giant Ultime pair Macif and Sodebo Ultim’ – now see themselves working due west, passing the rhumb line, direct path at right angles to it, as they look to get west suddenly for what looks to be a disputing Doldrums crossing.
The whole course is only getting ready for the long term gain through the best and narrowest route. Meanwhile, their match is forgotten. However, for the record, Macif are calculated to be ahead of Sodebo Ultim for the very first time this race.
Class 40 has had a lot. They almost always engage in this. Today, but with 30-40kts upwind as well as tight achieving as they fight to escape the last of what must be the last depression of the north hemisphere.