VOR – Sometimes making it to the start of the Volvo Ocean Race can be just as hard as the real thing. Ask LT. Christopher Branning – a U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter pilot who wrestles between the ultimate day job and the opportunity of a lifetime. CHECK OUT HIS STORY ABOVE!
MELGES 20 WORLDS – Alessandro Rombelli on STIG leads the Audi Melges 20 Worlds after three races and one day of racing. Seated second and third, the Kilroy’s round out the podium — family style. CHECK OUT FULL STANDING HERE: http://www.yachtscoring.com/event_results_cumulative.cfm?eID=1189
RECORD BREAKERS - On Friday August 22nd, as night fell over the mid-Atlantic, midway between Newport and La Trinité-sur-Mer, Spindrift 2’s starboard float rudder broke in two under the hull. The maxi-trimaran hit what appears to have been a container drifting in the middle of the ocean. Following the collision with a container, Spindrift 2′s adventure continues. Find out what Spindrift racing’s onshore team is doing to provide the necessary technical assistance for Yann Guichard and his men, who are currently on a stopover in the Azores. Check out the video reports Part 1 and Part 2 above!
XS WORLD NEWS – Go to our XS World News page for sailing news from around the world. We keep adding links and RSS feeds so you can get sailing news and events from around the world. The page is constantly being updated everyday and every hour thru RSS feeds so check back a couple of times daily for up to minute news. XS Sailing -Where Sailing Lives!
COOL VIDEO – Yes, we know it’s not about sailing but this was just too cool not to post. Sailors, Skiers, Surfers, we are all the same… we love the water. Check it out!
KITE BOATING – BY TOM COURT – After speaking with Peter Renssen, the brains behind the Kite Tender project a few months ago and talking about the great sailing around the Isle of Wight and Cowes week, he threw the boat on the roof of his car and drove from Holland to my home spot on the IOW.
This little clip is us putting the Kite Tender boat through its paces, taking it out to pit it against boats much larger to see how it performs. Getting speeds on 21knots and averaging 17knots, this little two man kite powered dingy is a formidable sailing machine that has an interesting future.
If you are skeptical about it now, I dare you to have a go in one as even if you can’t Kiteboard, this is a great training tool and could help to bridge the gap between sailing an Kiteboarding into the future.
Could this be the worlds first commercial kite boat? Check out http://www.kitetender.nl/ for more information on the project.
MATCH RACING – Don’t mess with Canfield… Check out this smooth move like a boxer pinning his opponent against the ropes. Watch as Canfield puts the knock out punch at the start of race #3 at the Chicago Grand Slam last week.
INTERNATIONAL 14 SAILING – International 14 World Championships 2015: Not just for the boys, a female class leader coming to Geelong
English skipper Katie Nurton has just joined the growing number of registrations for the 36th International 14 World Championship to be held at the Royal Geelong Yacht Club in Australia from 3rd to 17th January 2015.
Nurton is a member of both the strong overseas contingent to contest the event being conducted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club on Corio Bay in Geelong, and the growing group of women who sail these progressive boats.
This will be Nurton’s sixth World Championship after starting her I14 sailing career just over 13 years ago. She previously reached the World Championship podium in 2011, and placed a respectable sixth in 2013.
“My first Worlds was at Beer in 2000 in a borrowed boat. I can’t remember where we came, but it was a disaster. Then I bought my own boat and teamed up with the legendary Nigel Ash, who was recommended by his brother. He had done lots of windsurfing, but no sailing, and I couldn’t even trapeze. So it was a slow start. We finished 52nd at the New Zealand Worlds in 2005 and have gradually improved since then.
“Getting a new boat in 2006 was a big step forward. Before the Weymouth worlds, I quit my 90-hour-a-week banking job and started working more normal hours. Not being exhausted at the weekends and spending a bit more time on sailing and boat maintenance has made a big difference. We finished third at the Weymouth worlds in 2011 and sixth in Canada last year,” Nurton said.
The 40-year-old Nurton has been on the water since she was six-years-old. Her parents had a cruising boat and encouraged Nurton and her brother to take up dinghy sailing.
“My brother and I got an International Cadet when I was 12 and he was 10. We were both at boarding school and only sailed in the school holidays, so we always came last. Then when I was 17 my school bought a 420. Imagine being at a girls boarding school and never allowed out. Suddenly, a friend and I were allowed to go to 420 Youth Squad winter training weekends at miserable reservoirs where there were pubs and boys. I suppose that’s when I got really keen on sailing.”
From dinghies Nurton progressed to the 470 class and the pursuit of qualification for the Olympic Games. She was unsuccessful and disappointed. Her then house-mates convinced her to take up I14 sailing for a bit of excitement.
As the skipper in her dinghy days sailing with her brother, Nurton decided early on that crewing was for someone else. “I am completely useless crew. I was the big sister, so even when I was young I never crewed and now it’s far too late to learn. We had Crew’s race earlier this year at Itchenor. Incredibly, we were leading on the first leg, but it was all over when I tried to get the spinnaker up,” Nurton quipped. She will race in 2015 World Championships with long-time crew, Nigel Ash.
Her success in the I14 class has come about through not only her talent, but also through her fitness and her passion for the class. Nurton believes the class is physically demanding for the women as well as for the men. “It’s a lot easier now, but you still need to be generally fit and conquer your nerves.
“The people who really deserve the respect are the female crews. There are quite a few of them and they are very hard core. I don’t know how they do it. I think the boat maintenance puts some women off, but I secretly, or maybe not so secretly, like that part.
“Now that girls are sailing 49er FXs, I imagine we’ll start to see more of them in 14s,”Nurton added.
Her passion for the I14s comes from being involved in a class where there has been a long history of high performance and the challenge of being a part of a development class. And there is also the people who stay with the class for a long time. “I’ve made lots of really great friends, from all over the world, and the competition is always tough, but friendly.”
Standard Entries for the 2015 World Championships close on 14th November 2014. Late entries may be accepted after this time with a late entry administration fee of $AUD100 applying, until the close of entries on 12th December 2014.
Notice of Race available at: http://www.i14worlds2015.com/regatta-documents/
Enter here: http://www.i14worlds2015.com/online-entry/
WETA RACING – The 2014 Wine & Roses sounds like it was a whole lot of fun! Check out the video above then read all about it here http://www.wetamarine.com/
EXTREME SAILING – Cardiff Bay saved the best for last for the 11-boat Extreme 40 fleet, where Alinghi, The Wave, Muscat and J.P. Morgan BAR battled it out until the bitter end for the top positions, in one of the closest – and most exciting – three-horse fights seen in the Series, which resulted in a three way collision and three consecutive penalties too boot in the final race. You couldn’t have scripted a better final, with the three leaders leaning on each other hard as they tried to gain the upper hand and The Wave, Muscat took advantage of the tussle to sail away with the win at Act 5 presented by Land Rover – and importantly homing in on Alinghi on the overall 2014 Series leaderboard as a relieved McMillan commented: “We’re on track this season, there’s nothing more we can do that’s for sure. The competition is very tight and Alinghi have been really slick this year and have brought in some unbelievable performances. To get one over on them here kind of brings it back down by a point and if we are going to keep pushing them hard, and they do the same to us it’s going to go down to the crunch.”
That left Ben Ainslie and Morgan Larson in a straight shoot out for second, but the British skipper couldn’t break the domination of Switzerland’s Alinghi, with Larson snatching it from the grasps of J.P. Morgan BAR. Alinghi’s Olympic champion tactician Anna Tunnicliffe talked through the final race: “We were waiting for Leigh to tack and he drove us right into the boats rounding the mark and boats started coming at us head first. We ended up above the mark so we couldn’t bear away and at the same time, Ben (Ainslie) was coming round into the side of us and it all turned into a mess. All three boats were tangled on each other. It’s very frustrating, but hopefully we can learn from our mistakes, we’re still on top which is good – the damage could have been worse. We need to move on to Istanbul and refocus for that event.”
Ben Ainslie’s J.P. Morgan BAR were on fire and threatening all day, posting a steady stream of consistent results and slowly chipping away at the leading pack to put themselves in the running. Despite just missing out on second place, the team’s four-times Olympic champion skipper Ainslie was satisfied with the final position, who this week were joined by local lad, Bleddyn Mon. “It has been a great improvement to see us on the podium and great to challenge with the top teams today. It’s a big step forwards and hopefully we can continue this for the rest of the Series. Sailing with Paul Campbell-James was fantastic, he has taught us a lot about these boats and Bleddyn was a great addition, he worked incredibly hard. We are looking forward to sailing with Paul Goodison in Istanbul and as we develop further in the event.”
In traditional UK Bank Holiday style, the day started with an onslaught of rain, before the clouds lifted, the breeze picked up and the fleet played out the final races in a beautiful 15 knots of breeze, with lots of ducking and weaving, hitting top speeds of 20 knots. In a programme of eight races on the final day, Red Bull Sailing Team made a late surge with their best results of the week, including a pair of wins on the tight racecourse, to upgrade their overnight position from eighth, to fourth at the close of play. Their double Olympic champion skipper Roman Hagara commented: “We found out how to start well on the racecourse which was key. We had good boat work and were good at approaching the marks; we did almost everything right. We finished the Act in fourth so that’s a really good result for us, and looking ahead to Istanbul, we need to start the first day as we finished it here.”
A further four points back in fifth place is the Swiss Realteam – and significantly for them, a disappointing 11th place for Emirates Team New Zealand, has seen Jerome Clerc and his Swiss team leapfrog up the Series leaderboard, to third place.
The battle in the bottom half of the leaderboard was just as fierce, with only three points separating eighth placed Gazprom Team Russia to 11th placed Emirates Team New Zealand – and with Act 6, Istanbul less than three weeks away, you can bet that the there will be some stern locker room debriefs, before the teams meet again.
Cardiff has once again delivered an outstanding event, with 90,000 spectators getting front row seats to the action, as part of the Cardiff Harbour Festival. Act 6 Istanbul takes place from the 11-14 September, and with news of a local team entry in the coming days, it will be a packed startline of 12 teams, as the fleet head to the city where East meets West.
Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5 Cardiff, presented by Land Rover standings after Day 4, 33 races
Position / Team / Points
1st The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan, Sarah Ayton, Pete Greenhalgh, Kinley Fowler, Nasser Al Mashari 210 points.
2nd Alinghi (SUI) Morgan Larson, Anna Tunnicliffe, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 205 points.
3rd J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) Ben Ainslie, Nick Hutton, Paul Campbell-James, Bleddyn Mon, Matt Cornwell 203 points.
4th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans-Peter Steinacher, Mark Bulkeley, Shaun Mason, Stewart Dodson 186 points.
5th Realteam by Realstone (SUI) Jérôme Clerc, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Bruno Barbarin, Bryan Mettraux, Thierry Wassem 182 points.
6th Oman Air (OMA) Rob Greenhalgh, Ted Hackney, Kyle Langford, Hashim Al Rashdi, Musab Al Hadi 175 points.
7th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Køstner, Thierry Douillard, Jonas Hviid-Nielsen, Brad Farrand, Nicolai Sehested 174 points.
8th Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) Igor Lisovenko, Phil Robertson, Matt Adams, Pete Cumming, Aleksey Kulakov 154 points.
9th Groupama sailing team (FRA) Franck Cammas, Romain Motteau, Tanguy Cariou, Thierry Fouchier, Devan Le Bihan 154 points.
10th GAC Pindar (AUS) Nathan Wilmot, Hugh Styles, Ed Smyth, Seve Jarvin, James Wierzbowski 153 points.
11th Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) Dean Barker, Ray Davies, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas, Edwin Delaat 151 points.
Extreme Sailing Series™ 2014 overall standings
Position / Team / Points
1st Alinghi (SUI) 47 points.
2nd The Wave, Muscat (OMA) 45 points.
3rd Realteam by Realstone (SUI) 34 points.
4th Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) 33 points.
5th J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) 25 points.
6th Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) 22 points.
7th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) 20 points.
8th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) 18 points.
9th Oman Air (OMA) 16 points.
10th Groupama sailing team (FRA) 15 points.
11th GAC Pindar (AUS) 5 points.
505 WORLDS – Again, congratulations to Mike Holt and Rob Woelfel to an outstanding week that was crowned by the World Championship title. We covered the event last week and for those of you who missed it here is the video highlights!
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A-CLASS SAILING – One of these boats gets to the weather mark first after a great start. Which boat is it? Enlarge the video to full screen to read the sail numbers. One of the boats to leeward smokes the fleet. Which sail number is it? Can you predict who has the best position and best speed? Check out the post below to see who rounds the mark first!
A-CLASS SAILING #2 – It’s 007! Enlarge the video to check out the out of control foiling too! Top mark rounding by Mischa Heemskerk, Sjoerd Hoekstra and Chris Field during race2 on the second day of the 2014 Dutch Nationals. Mischa, with a comfortable lead, sails with little pressure, Sjoerd and Chris are chasing.
AC NEWS – Kyle Langford, the wing trimmer on Oracle Team USA when it won the America’s Cup in 2013, is mainsail trimmer on Oman Air at the Extreme Series in Cardiff. In an exclusive interview with mysailing, he talked about the Extreme 40s and Oracle’s progress towards defending the Cup in 2017. FOR THE REST OF THE STORY CLICK HERE!
EXTREME SAILING – Day 3 – Catch the action ‘live’ above! The Wave Muscat takes the lead on the leaderboard over Alinghi and Big Ben’s JP Morgan/Bar. After the ‘live’ action get the final results by clicking HERE or watch the Replay above.
AC NEWS - The Ben Ainslie Racing (BAR) sailing team will look for a new title sponsor for its inaugural 2017 America’s Cup campaign after the incumbent, financial services company JP Morgan, decided not to continue past 2014. For the rest of the story click here!
MELGES 20 SAILING – After an overcast, light and tough Day Two, the skies cleared allowing for a sunny, 10-15 knots of breeze from the Northeast for the final two races of the 2014 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship hosted by Sail Newport. The team on Portobello consisting of owner/helm Cesar Gomes Neto, tactician Andre Forseca and John Bowden wasted no time in putting a stamp on this event to become the first non-U.S. team to claim the prestigious Audi Melges 20 National title. “I only got into the fleet about a year-and-a-half ago and it has been amazing to be a part of,” said the Miami-based Gomes Neto at the awards ceremony. “Many thanks to everyone who has helped us and supported us, most especially my crew.”
Making the long trek for the third and final day of racing north of the Newport Bridge to Halfway Rock, the fleet arrived and made their preparations for Race Seven in a series of Eight. PRO Bill Canfield started on time with the fleet splitting both right and left.
With the shifty Northeast breeze in pay, several teams were able to get in phase and sail fast to take control. Morgan Kiss on Baciami showed her college sailing prowess by leading at the top mark followed closely Gomes Neto on Portobello and Jason Michas’ Midnight Blue. While the Kiss did her best to hold off Gomes Neto, it was to no avail as they quickly overtook the lead on the first run and going on to win the race. Morgan digressed further with her father Michael catching up only to challenge her at the finish line. The Baciami team never let up taking second ahead of Bacio in third.
For the final race of the championship, the breeze ticked up slightly in the 11-15 range. Once again the fleet split left and right, and immediately after the start, it looked like the unthinkable might happen with Gomes Neto called OCS and having to re-round. With the fleet darting to the windward mark, Gomes Neto was deep, but just as he did throughout the Series, his consistent speed and solid tactics enabled him to claw back into the race passing boats at will to put the nail in the coffin with yet another bullet.
Once teams got their boats ‘trailer ready’, Sail Newport hosted a great awards presentation with yet another solid spread of food and beverages. The Audi Melges 20 fleet and Sail Newport is proud to have hosted such a high-level, quality National Championship. Newly crowned National Champion Cesar Gomes Neto and his Portobello team were all smiles, and their title will be put to the test as they are planning on attending all North American events this fall in Toronto and San Francisco. Viva Brazilia!!!
A VERY SPECIAL MANY THANKS
Regattas don’t just happen on their own. A wide range of individuals, partners and teams are involved on so many levels. The International Audi Melges 20 Class wishes to extend thanks to every team that participated at the 2014 Nationals, Melges USA, our championship venue host Sail Newport – specifically Kim Cooper and Chris Jensen who never stopped the hustle, PRO Bill Canfield and his race management team, and beer sponsor Heineken for quenching the thirst of many Audi Melges 20 sailors over the weekend. A very, very special thank you goes to Sam Rogers who provided a unique insider’s comment for press and media releases each day. This insight enabled the Audi Melges 20 Class to bring you not only the overall perspective of racing each day, but also what it was like looking from the inside out - invaluable information. Thank you Sam!
And lastly, but certainly not least – a very special thanks to Tovi Kiss on Lip Service, who shuttled us around the course bringing you amazing images of racing in the Audi Melges 20 and enabled us to bring you real time reporting via Facebook and Instagram.
AT THE OPENING PRECIPICE OF WORLDS – 57 ENTRIES NOW ON THE LINE
Beginning August 25, racing commences for the second running of the 2014 World Championship, hosted by Fraglia Vela Riva in Riva Del Garda, Italy. A record-breaking fifty-seven teams have enrolled for the event of their life! The action runs from Wednesday through Saturday, August 30.
Substantial media coverage will be provided, so if you were unable to join the fleet in person, there will be an opportunity for you to follow the action. Complete racing updates will be posted online at the Official Audi Melges 20 Facebook Page as it happens. Be sure to also follow the fleet on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Tune in for the latest racing information, results, video interviews, and photos. Race reports, press releases and photos will be available online each day post racing at melges20.com.
And, it doesn’t stop there. The Audi Melges 20 fleet is proud to present the Canadian Nationals on September 19-21, the Pacific Coast Championship on September 27-28 and the pinnacle intercontinental event of the season – the 2014 North American Championship on October 3-5 in San Francisco! Registration is open for all events, so teams from across the continent and around the world should plan to race.
TOP FIVE RESULTS (FINAL – After Eight Races, One Discard)
1.) Cesar Gomes Neto/Andre Forseca, Portobello; -2-3-2-2-2-1-1 = 13
2.) Drew Weirda/Scott Nixon, W; 6-4-2-1-3--6-7 = 29
3.) Marc Hollerbach/Jonathan McKee, Fu; 1-1-8-6-5--4-5 = 30
4.) Jason Michas/Mark Mendelblatt, Midnight Blue; 3--10-3-9-1-5-3 = 34
5.) Jim Wilson/Sam Rogers, Oleander; 5-3-1--11-3-8-9 = 40
EXTREME SAILING – The grudge match on Cardiff Bay continued today, where there was no quarter given and no margin for error as a colossal 10 races were sailed, plus a knock out round at Act 5 of the Extreme Sailing Series™ presented by Land Rover. With an average of 10 knots of breeze and gusts up to 18 knots rolling across the course, the fleet tore around the tight track travelling at up to 24 knots, and Morgan Larson and Alinghi kept it cool under the pressure, with two race wins enough to elevate themselves to the top of the leaderboard – despite missing out on the gold final in the knock out round. The team’s Olympic champion tactician Anna Tunnicliffe explained the Swiss teams approach: “We have figured out a good strategy that works for us, which means keeping it clean and consistent, staying out of trouble and doing what we want to do. Today it was crazy and we had to be full on with the boat handling. Personally, Cardiff is one of my favourite venues for sailing. It keeps us on our toes all the time.”
With races lasting just six minutes, manouvres had to be executed quickly and with precision, with rapid deploys of the gennakers, before gybing and furling all in less than 20 seconds. As the breeze built throughout the day, Leigh McMillan and the team on The Wave, Muscat looked relaxed and in control, slowly chipping away at the leaderboard throughout the day, with two race wins enough to upgrade their overnight position from fourth to second. McMillan commented: “I like pacing myself and it takes time to get everything clicking. For us it’s about getting details right. It’s largely down to the starts still but towards the end of the day we were getting it right. We are on the up and hopefully that gave other people something to worry about.”
It was a mixed day for both J.P. Morgan BAR and SAP Extreme Sailing team, who were first and second respectively coming into today. Neither could quite follow up on their storming first day, the Brits now in third and the Danish in fourth – but still very much in contact with the lead. Paul Campbell-James, who is sailing with Ben Ainslie for the first time this week, commented: “It was a tricky day today, we were really punching off the start line. Yesterday we were controlling things from the front but today was pretty different, we weren’t really performing as well on the starts which means that you are fighting your way within the pack but the mood is still pretty good on the boat. We are still moving forwards in the fleet whether we are at the front or the back; it is all pretty encouraging.”
The Wave, Muscat’s stablemates on Oman Air were also impressive today, as were Realteam, both slowly clocking up the points, and making this a real six horse race halfway through the Act. Oman Air’s skipper Rob Greenhalgh remarked: “We had a bunch of good races and had some good starts. We are finally getting some time in the boat with the same people and its really making a difference. The communication and split second decisions are critical. It’s very competitive out on the start and everyone is fighting for every inch. The decision you make two minutes from the start has a big impact on the whole race. It’s about fighting boat on boat.”
With the boats hitting top speeds of 24 knots, and with a racecourse just 300 metres wide in places, the fleet went shoulder-to-shoulder on the congested startline and even closer during the mark roundings. Emirates Team New Zealand found out just how tight the course is in race 14, when SAP Extreme Sailing team careered into the back of them, knocking out their rudders, leaving the Kiwis without steering, headed for the beach and out of the following two races while on water repairs were made. The jury will decide tomorrow if a redress is applicable.
Red Bull Sailing Team showed a marked improvement today, with two much needed race wins giving the team a boost up the leaderboard to seventh place, as well as morale. Their double Olympic gold medal-winning skipper Roman Hagara was pleased with his team’s performance: “We had some good starts, and tried not to make any mistakes around the racetrack. If you can get ahead of the fleet then you’re in a good position. It’s really important to get good starts, and today we managed a few, but we still have to work on them. It’s always good racing here in Cardiff with lots of spectators to watch the racing.”
Gazprom Team Russia also had a better day today with a string of results in the top half of the fleet – despite being a little trigger happy off the start, as helmsman Phil Robertson elaborated: “We had a really good day off the line today. We kept it as consistent as we could to keep the routine going and it worked, so we stuck with it and it paid off most of the time. I pulled the trigger a little early in some races and we had three races over the line. We were possibly pushing the starts really hard and that’s the result: you either get in front and get a great start or you are over the line and you have to drop back. The start is everything.”
Groupama sailing team were unable to make the overnight repairs needed following yesterdays collision with GAC Pindar, but will be back on the water for tomorrow and will be awarded average points for the races they have missed, making it a full fleet of 11 boats for the penultimate day’s racing at the Cardiff Harbour Festival.
Cardiff Harbour Festival hosts Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 5 Cardiff, presented by Land Rover standings after Day 2, 20 races (23.08.14)
Position / Team / Points
1st Alinghi (SUI) Morgan Larson, Anna Tunnicliffe, Pierre-Yves Jorand, Nils Frei, Yves Detrey 141 points.
2nd The Wave, Muscat (OMA) Leigh McMillan, Sarah Ayton, Pete Greenhalgh, Kinley Fowler, Nasser Al Mashari 139 points.
3rd J.P. Morgan BAR (GBR) Ben Ainslie, Nick Hutton, Paul Campbell-James, Bleddyn Mon, Matt Cornwell 131 points.
4th SAP Extreme Sailing Team (DEN) Jes Gram-Hansen, Rasmus Køstner, Thierry Douillard, Jonas Hviid-Nielsen, Brad Farrand, Nicolai Sehested 120 points.
5th Realteam by Realstone (SUI) Jérôme Clerc, Arnaud Psarofaghis, Bruno Barbarin, Bryan Mettraux, Thierry Wassem 113 points.
6th Oman Air (OMA) Rob Greenhalgh, Ted Hackney, Kyle Langford, Hashim Al Rashdi, Musab Al Hadi 106 points.
7th Red Bull Sailing Team (AUT) Roman Hagara, Hans-Peter Steinacher, Mark Bulkeley, Shaun Mason, Stewart Dodson 91 points.
8th Gazprom Team Russia (RUS) Igor Lisovenko, Phil Robertson, Matt Adams, Pete Cumming, Aleksey Kulakov 87 points.
9th Emirates Team New Zealand (NZL) Dean Barker, Ray Davies, James Dagg, Jeremy Lomas, Edwin Delaat 75 points.
10th GAC Pindar (AUS) Nathan Wilmot, Hugh Styles, Ed Smyth, Seve Jarvin, James Wierzbowski 67 points.
11th Groupama sailing team (FRA) Franck Cammas, Romain Motteau, Tanguy Cariou, Thierry Fouchier, Devan Le Bihan 33 points.
HOME MOVIES – Here is Varuna, a Ker 51. She was the winner of the Round Britain and Ireland race 2014. Check out her winning sailing style while having a lot of fun!