On the route Tallinn – Helsinki – Kotka

Yesterday       On the route Tallinn – Helsinki – Kotka Less than a week remains before the start of the 8th international Baltic regatta “Ust-Luga Cup” 2019. This year it starts on Saturday, June 8, in Tallinn. The regatta will be held on the route Tallinn – Helsinki – Kotka and will end with the awarding ceremony for winners on June 15 in St. Petersburg. Ust-Luga Cup meets its eighth season with the rank of the largest amateur sailing regatta in Read more

Finished one of the youngest participants of the Route du Rhum

Briton Jack Trigger Jack(Trigger) is only 24, he has type I diabetes, and it in 18 days, 6 hours, 18 minutes and 2 seconds alone on a 12-metre boat traveled through the Atlantic from Saint-Malo (Brittany, France) to Pointe-a-Pitre (French Guadeloupe). The peers Trigger out with him at the start of the race in Saint Malo, but so far he is the only youth who reached the finish line, the official website of the regatta. The young man who first Read more

Alex Thomson won 3rd place in tier IMOCA in Route du Rhum

Jury Route du Rhum has decided to fine the Briton Alex Thomson (Alex Thomson) for use of the motor for 24 hours in accordance with the rules of the race. The leader of the IMOCA echelon on the evening of 16 November, slammed into rocks on the North from Guadeloupe just 50 nautical miles from the finish and turned on the engine to lift the boat off the rocks. Wristwatch that was designed had to hit the owner of a Read more

Decided all the winners of the Route du Rhum

The winner of the “Amateur” division RHUM MULTI Frenchman Pierre Antoine (Pierre Antoine) finished in the harbour of Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe) on November 20, after 15 days, 1 hour, 15 minutes and 5 seconds travel from Saint-Malo (France) on his wooden trimaran Olmix. According to the official website of the race, he set a new record for the Route du Rhum in its class. Contender for second place in the RHUM MULTI Frenchman Jean-Francois Lilti (Jean-François Lilti) from the finish line Read more

Alex Thomson has hit a rock during the Route du Rhum

Around 01:45 UTC in the night from 15 to 16 November, the British skipper Alex Thomson (Alex Thomson) came down on the reef about 50 nautical miles from the finish of the race Route du Rhum to the North of Guadeloupe. The yachtsman was not injured, what can be said about his IMOCA Hugo BOSS. Crash-box, mounted in the bow, worked, softened the blow, but the boat in this area now receives water. Fortunately, so far, it is holding back Read more

Francis Joyon won the Route du Rhum and set a speed record

Frenchman Francis Guion (Francis Joyon) at 6:26 am UTC was the first to cross the finish line the race Route du Rhum. The way Brittany from Saint Malo to the Caribbean Pointe-a-Pitre (French Guadeloupe) on Maxi trimaran IDEC Sport took him 7 days, 14 hours and 21 minutes. It is 46 minutes and 45 seconds faster than the time of the last record of the race, which was installed in 2014, the Frenchman Loic with Paranam (Loïck Peyron) 31.5-metre Maxi Read more

Route du Rhum — is already eliminated

Trimaran Frenchman Sebastian Josse (Sebastien Josse) Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (ULTIME division) at dawn on 5 November came to an unknown obstacle in the Bay of Biscay 135 nautical miles from La coruña (Spain). After the collision, the sailor discovered that the nose section of his yacht on the starboard side is no more significant portion of the skin. Now Josse, who was one of the favorites of the race, will have to stay at port for repair. “He entered Read more

The first participants of the Route du Rhum almost made it to Western trade winds

The leaders division ULTIME françois Gabaret (François Gabart) and Francis Guion (Francis Joyon), extending to 120 nautical miles from each other, passed the Azores and Madeira and almost came to the Western trade winds. To the zone of constant winds, they, presumably, have to go a few hours. Now for the biggest and speed boats in the fleet of the Route du Rhum opened the way across the Atlantic. Now they are in the area with winds of about 20 Read more

Atlantic storm thins the ranks of the participants in the Route de Rhum

Choppy sea during the second day of the “rum race” made about fifty sailors to continue to seek refuge off the coast of France and Spain , or to return from the open sea to the land due to the fact of the matter arising technical problems. The most serious incident of the day was the coup of the Maxi trimaran Banque Populaire Solo IX the winner of the Vendée Globe Frenchman armel Le Cle (Armel Le Cléac’h). Blue-white ship Read more

Route de Rhum is already retired

Trimaran Frenchman Sebastian Josse (Sebastien Josse) Maxi Edmond de Rothschild (ULTIME division) at dawn on 5 November came to an unknown obstacle in the Bay of Biscay 135 nautical miles from La coruña (Spain). After the collision, the sailor discovered that the nose section of his yacht on the starboard side is no more significant portion of the skin. Now Josse, who was one of the favorites of the race, will have to stay at port for repair. “He entered Read more