Friday January 22, 2022
Awarded by the heavyweights of the European nautical press, Voiles et Voiliers, Yacht (Germany), Yachting World (United Kingdom), Vela e Motore (Italy). European Yacht of the Year are five trophies in categories as diverse as family cruiser, fast cruiser, luxury cruiser, bluewater cruiser and special sailboat for dayboats and one-designs. In the Family cruiser category Hanse 460 wins the prize. While JPK FC 39 is the winner among fast cruisers. Hallberg-Rassy 50 in Luxury Yacht and Outremer 55 in Bluewater cruiser and the Special cruiser is for Saffier 33 SE.
Wednesday March 17, 2021
On the night of Tuesday to Wednesday in Auckland, during the tenth race against the Italians of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli, Emirates Team New Zealand with their AC75 flying monohull, conquered the seventh point required for the final victory. The final score is 7 to 3. This is the fourth victory for the Neo Zed in this legendary sailing race in the last eight editions !
February 21, 2021
Superb victory for the Italians (Luna Rossa) by winning the Prada Cup final 7-1. They won against Sir Ben Ainslie's Ineos Team UK this weekend in Auckland and got the ticket for the America's Cup final starting on 6th March against the New Zealanders. The Italian AC75 double skin mainsail foiler is helmed by virtuosos Francesco Bruni and Jimmy Spithill and puts Italy back in the goldbook by being the challenger of the 36th edition of the America's Cup.
Congratulations to Clarisse who completes her first world race in 87 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes. At 31, Clarisse Crémer (Banque Populaire), broke the record for a woman in the Vendée Globe by 7 days. Arriving 12th at the helm of her IMOCA, she also received congratulations from Ellen MacArthur.
Thursday 28 January 2021
Yannick Bestaven is the name of the winner who did not arrive first at the finish line ! The end of this crazy Imoca race came to an end and it's the only time the first to make landfall is not the winner. Bestaven (Maître Coq) won the ninth edition of the Vendée Globe as Charlie Dalin with his sailboat Apivia crossed the finish line first on Wednesday. Bestaven came third behind Charlie Dalin and Louis Burton (Bureau Vallée) but is crowned thanks to the bonus for the rescue of Kévin Escoffier on November 30. Thomas Ruyant, Damien Seguin, Giancarlo Pedote, Boris Herrmann and Jean Le Cam (the King) followed this Thursday. Herrmann (Seaexplorer - Yacht Club de Monaco) could claim the final victory thanks to the hourly compensation of six hours, collided with a trawler at 8:50 pm, just before the arrival at Sables-d'Olonne. King Jean thus completes his fourth round-the-world tour and with his bonus of 16 hours and 15 minutes, the skipper of Yes We Cam climbs to 4th place in the general classification.
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