One of the biggest ‘door closing on those behind’ moments in offshore sailing occurred on Thursday night and through the next 24 hours for competitors racing in the special 10th anniversary edition of the 151 Miglia-Trofeo Cetilar, between Livorno and Punta Ala, Italy.
The main event for the Figaro, La Solitaire-Urgo Le Figaro will set off on Sunday June 2nd from Nantes, France, with the first leg to Kinsale in Ireland, before returning to Roscoff and Dieppe over the next three legs.
It was a rainy, grey cold morning in the Netherlands on May 28, 2019. As it continued to rain throughout the morning many people questioned if the sun would make an appearance as promised in the afternoon. To many surprises the sun did come out, the skies were clear and the wind did blow. We could not have asked for a better evening to send off the sailors on the Vuurschepen Race from Scheveningen (NL) to Harwich (UK).
Menorca has been good to Azzurra when the 52 SUPER SERIES has visited in the past. In 2016 they turned a corner at the Menorca event to convert a bad season to a clear win at the last event in Cascais. And in 2017 the Italian-Argentine team clinched the season-long series title, partying long into the night in Mahón.
The first and oldest single-handed transatlantic race, The Transat, will carve out a new path in 2020, with the announcement that the city of Brest in northern Brittany will host the start of the four-yearly classic.
With the intention of creating greater onboard convenience and a more natural sailing environment, Fountaine-Pajot will assist in the installation, trials and demonstration of Volvo Penta’s pioneering electromobility technology.
The first day of the Normandy Channel Race has seen the Class 40 fleet first reaching in front of the Normandy beaches and then slowly beating against headwinds across the Channel, arriving in the Solent this morning.
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