Things have been progressing beautifully since the last update so here’s a good round up of what has been happening with some photos taken from the other social… Read more “2 months in”
As per forecast we all started in no wind! Even the 120ft Spindrift struggled to get off the line! Thankfully we managed to get the boat moving enough to exit the Solent ahead of Figaros, 60s and Class 40s! Well… that was till it all came crashing down.
With the RYS regatta dust barely settled it was back onto the water for some proper sailing! It was an early start for Will and I post North party but we managed to get her nice and prep’d for departing at 0900. After a quick look at the forecast before departing it looked to be bouncy at the start with some nice downwind sailing coming in later. Little did we know what was to happen…
So the final race of the season was a complete hair-puller… The race started with some funky wind and had more funky stuff all the way across then ended with a completely unhelpful shift! (more…)
- IRC Overall: 9th
- IRC 2: 3rd
- IRC 2handed: 2nd!
I’m going to be honest… I was thinking of writing a whole load for the summary of what turned out to be one of the most amazing, difficult, and incredible race I have ever done, but I think the pictures and video (to come) will do more justice than my words. Besides apparently a photo is worth a 1000 words! Still, here is our take of the 1803nm race around the whole of the UK battling gales and complete calm. (more…)
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Rare Leads the Two-Handers
Just after midnight last night, Ian Hoddle’s Figaro II, Rare, passed Liam Coyne’s First 36.7, Lula Belle, as the Two-Handed teams approached the Scilly Isles. At 0900 BST Rare had extended their lead by 11 miles to lead on the water as the two yachts passed The Lizard. However, after time correction, Lula Belle is still the leading the Two-Handed Class by a considerable margin. Werner Landwehr’s Figaro II, Dessert D’Alcyone, was 70 miles from the Scilly Isles, 300 miles from the finish.
Read the original article HERE: Two-Handers Up the Pace Ian Hoddle’s Figaro II, Rare, have used their Code Zero to good effect covering 146 miles in the… Read more “RARE – Day 11-am Update for RBI (Courtesy of RORC Media)”
Read the original article HERE: Slow Pace for Two-Handers The Irish Two-Handed team, Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive racing First 36.7, Lula Belle, spoke with the RORC… Read more “RARE – Day 10-am Update for RBI (Courtesy of RORC Media)”
Read the original article HERE: Two-Handers eat up the Miles The Irish Two-Handed team, Liam Coyne and Brian Flahive racing First 36.7, Lula Belle, have had a… Read more “RARE – Day 9-am Update for RBI (Courtesy of RORC Media)”