Harm Müller-Spreer’s Platoon crew got the better of the five-time title holders Quantum Racing during an exciting winner takes all final day showdown to win the Rolex TP52 World Championship title for the first time. Their seemingly unerring consistency across the challenging, hard-to-read conditions proved telling.
One more week to go until the start of the Vuurschepen Race and the opening of the North Sea Regatta Week on 27 May 2017! At this moment we see 64 yachts on the entry list for the offshore race from Scheveningen to Harwich of which 39 fully crewed and 15 TwoHanded. At this moment nearly 200 boats are registered for the inshore races on 2, 3 and 4 June, including almost 40 participants for the J22 Worlds.
The Solent laid on perfect conditions for day one of the Vice Admiral's Cup with brilliant sunshine, and wind that increased from 10 knots to 20 through the afternoon. This built up a steep chop that was enough to cause crews to struggle to keep boats beneath rigs.
Flat water, sun, wind and 18 races completed on Day 3 of the Foiling Bay competition. Julien Bontemps (Windsurf), Kieran Leborgne (Kitesurf), Julien Villon (International Moth) and Cup Legend Crew (Flying Phantom) stay in the lead!
The Volvo Ocean Race has solved the question of whether its future should be monohull or multihull – by opting for both. The introduction of a foil-assisted 60-foot (18.29 metre) monohull for the ocean legs plus an ultra-fast 32-50 foot (10-15m) flying catamaran for use inshore will elevate the race to the ultimate all-round test in professional sailing.
Maintaining a superlative level of consistency through a tough, three-race day, Harm Müller-Spreer’s German-flagged team on Platoon have taken over the lead of the Rolex TP52 World Championship, earning themselves a cushion of three points ahead of defending world champions Quantum Racing.
Celina Burlin is one of these young sailing athletes who is changing the future of sailing. At the age of 17 she bested the best of Sweden’s young sailors and won in Malmö Red Bull Foiling Generation Sweden, becoming the first female sailor in the world to win a foiling event with the Flying Phantom Elite.
The Antigua Bermuda Race Committee has been informed by RCC Bermuda Radio on Wednesday 17 May that Les Crane's Farr PH 56, Monterey (Bermuda) had been abandoned after taking on water; the cause of which is unknown.