Team Foncia has made it to Cape Town with her somewhat shorter rig. Michel Desjoyeaux comments: “During these three or four days, we also had time to sort out our emotions a little and together digest the disappointment caused by our being forced to retire from the competition. Right now we’re going to unstep the … Read more
The report was sent from Foncia’s Michel Desjoyeaux and François Gabart at 0659hrs this Wedenesday morning: “ On January 26th 2011 at 0240hrs UTC positioned at 41°12,6 S and 8°59,8 E Foncia was sailing a course of 115 degrees at an average of 18 knots under Solent and one reef with the wind at 140 … Read more
(Source: BWR) Jean Le Cam spoke by telephone this morning about the dismasting of President, text here and audio in English with co-skipper Bruno Garcia at 0830hrs UTC this morning. We’re around fifty miles from the port we need to get to and around 25 miles from the coast of the island of San Antao. … Read more
Source: BWR The team are safe and sound Jean Le Cam reported to Race Direction of the Barcelona World Race at 1925hrs (UTC) this Monday evening that the IMOCA Open 60 President has lost its mast. Jean Le Cam (FRA) and Spanish co-skipper Bruno Garcia are on board and both safe and healthy. The incident … Read more
(Source: Blew Stoub) The Barcelona World Race, on the starting blocks. After setting the Groupe Bel mast in Port Camargue-France, will check the standing rigging cables of the 60′ Président of Jean Le Cam, in particular,changing the runners.The final adjustments before the start will comprise checking the running rigging and the mast taglines.
(Source: Future Fibres) Into its second edition, the Barcelona World Race starts from this historic Catalan city on New Year’s Eve. With 25,000 miles of racing ahead, 10 of the 15 yachts have, once again, placed their trust in Future Fibres’ rigging for this demanding event. Future Fibres is supplying an incredible 2 kilometers of … Read more
(Source: BWR) Central Lechera Asturiana is now in Valencia for further detailed investigation to prepare for the final delivery of what are hoped to be the solutions which can get the IMOCA Open 60, which broke its rig last week off Lisbon, to the start line of the Barcelona World Race on time. The epic … Read more
(Source: BWR) After making a rapid, but detailed assessment of the situation on arrival in Cascais, Portugal and ensuring there is no damage, or potential damage to the boat, the crew of the IMOCA Open 60 Central Lechera Asturiana have made the decision to continue towards Barcelona under jury rig. The team’s objective is now … Read more
(Source: BWR) Central Lechera Asturiana was dismasted very early this morning while on delivery passage to Barcelona for the start of the Barcelona World Race. The crew are safe, not injured and are making to Cascais, Lisbon. The IMOCA Open 60 Central Lechera Asturiana of co-skippers Juan Merediz (ESP) and Fran Palacio (ESP) suffered a … Read more
After being forced back to La Rochelle after breaking a component linking the genoa to the mast, Dominique Wavre and Michèle Paret are once again on their way to Barcelona. The Mirabaud shore team lifted the rig over the weekend and affected the repair in record time. Next stop: BWR.