XS Sailing http://www.xssailing.com Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:39:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TP52 fleet to Try Again in Mallorca http://www.xssailing.com/news/tp52-fleet-to-try-again-in-mallorca/ http://www.xssailing.com/news/tp52-fleet-to-try-again-in-mallorca/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:39:21 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25450 Mallorca, Spain (July 31, 2015) – When the 52 SUPER SERIES fleet of 11 TP52s gather for next week’s Mediterranean summer showcase regatta, the 34th Copa del Rey MAPFRE, series leaders Azzurra will be bidding to win their third regatta in a row and the fleet will welcome new American owners to compete on the world’s leading grand prix multihull circuit for the first time.

Azzurra, the emblematic yacht of the Roemmers family which races in the colours of the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, are on a charge. Winners of the Settimana Delle Boche from Puerto Cervo, Sardinia and the 52 World Championships earlier in July from Puerto Portals Mallorca, the crew which is skippered by Guillermo Parada are riding a wave of confidence and feel especially at home on the Bay of Palma.

But the notoriously one sided sea breeze race track will place an unusually high premium on starting and gaining the first beneficial wind shift and charges a proportionately high tariff to those who fail to get off the start line well. Azzurra have proven to be one of this season’s best, most consistent starters but the crew will have to be at their very best, and stay out of trouble to pull off a third regatta win in a row.

Asked if they can win three events on the bounce, skipper-helm Parada replies:


“Why not? We all start with the same chances and will give it everything we have. We have great memories of Palma and some bad ones but we remember every time we come here. The only worry coming to Palma is if you are slow and we have no big worries this season.”

Azzurra have a solid lead on the 52 SUPER SERIES season standings but Parada maintains the only focus is on winning the Copa del Rey.

“We are not even thinking of results yet. We are sailing each day if it were the first one of the season.
When you start speculating you can only go backwards. We do not look the points yet as we want to win Copa del Rey.”

Talismanic Terry Hutchinson returns to 52 SUPER SERIES champions Quantum Racing, the 2014 defending champions will line up with owner-driver Doug DeVos on the helm and Hutchinson and Ado Stead in the roles of tactician and strategist. The champions were clearly moving in the right direction at the world championships but suffered a poor final day which saw them narrowly dropped from podium in a very close logjam of aggregate points.

As the second event of the season to be sailed in this afterguard configuration and with visibly good speed at the World Championships there is every chance the Quantum Racing team can defend the Copa del Rey title which they won last year en route to their 52 SUPER SERIES title.

They may be debutants on the 52 SUPER SERIES but Steve and Heidi Benjamin’s crew which will race their newly acquired Spookie, formerly Interlodge, are hardly newcomers to grand prix racing. But it will be the American Olympic 470 medallist and the team’s first time racing their new boat and the learning curve will be steep for them among the white hot fleet. Their crew includes Peter Holmberg as tactician. Benjamin visited Valencia and sailed a practice race on the boat but the crew will only sail the boat for the first time together when they arrive in Palma.

“We are very excited but guarded in our expectations,” said Steve Benjamin. “We would be happy just to beat a few boats on this occasion. It is a new boat to us and it is our first event. We have several new guys on the team and some that I have sailed with a lot before. It will be my fourth regatta with Peter (Holmberg) who is an old friend. I am frightened to death of all of the top teams, the Azzurras and Quantum Racing and so on. Azzurra do seem to be the favourites. We are looking forwards to being in the 52 SUPER SERIES which really is la crème de la crème.”

Event detailsSeries information

52 SUPER SERIES 2015 Season Rankings Overall after 3 Regattas
1. Azzurra, ITA 110pts
2. Sled, USA 144pts
3. Quantum Racing, USA 148pts
4. Bronenosec, RUS 151pts
5. Alegre, GBR 155pts
6. Provezza, TUR 161pts
7. Platoon, GER 168pts
8. Rán Racing, SWE 171pts
9. Gladiator, GBR 230pts
10. Paprec FRA 242pts
11. Xio/Hurakan, ITA 265pts
12. Interlodge, USA (Austin/Gwen Fragomen USA) 279pts
13. Phoenix, BRA 284pts

The 52 SUPER SERIES 2015 is a series of five European regattas
Ford Vignale Valencia Sailing Week, May 19th – 23rd, Valencia
Settimana delle Bocche, June 9th – 13th, Porto Cervo
52 World Championship Puerto Portals 2015, July 14th – 18th, Mallorca
34 Copa del Rey Mapfre, August 4th – 8th, Mallorca
Cascais Cup, September 16th – 20th, Cascais

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Alinghi dominates at Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel http://www.xssailing.com/news/alinghi-dominates-at-bullitt-gc32-sailing-cup-kiel/ http://www.xssailing.com/news/alinghi-dominates-at-bullitt-gc32-sailing-cup-kiel/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:39:18 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25451 Kiel, Germany (July 31, 2015) – Even Alinghi skipper Morgan Larson could barely comprehend his team’s level of dominance in today’s racing at the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel. Six wins from eight races was unthinkable in such tricky and variable conditions in the narrow confines of the Kieler Fjord.

“It was one of those magical days where we did nearly everything right,” said Larson. “The conditions were hard on all the teams. Even when we weren’t doing so good, the guys kept on pushing for every boat length here and there on the race course. We probably had some extra luck with some of the bigger wind shifts, but we also put ourselves in some good spots, and the team’s boathandling was superb in the tight situations.”

Alinghi’s performance was the perfect way to bounce back from their capsize the previous day, from which both crew and boat emerged unscathed. The only two teams to take a race off the Swiss were Team ENGIE winning race 4, and Spindrift racing fended off Alinghi in the 8th and final race of a very long day on the water. Although there is no doubt who tops the leaderboard in Kiel, the points are very tight between 2nd and 4th place.

Yann Guichard’s victory in race 8 puts Spindrift just a point in front of Sultanate of Oman, with Team ENGIE 4 points further back. “It was good for our team spirit to win the last race, it was a tricky day for everybody,” said Spindrift’s skipper. “The race course is small, narrow, and very challenging, especially with the GC32. I did a few bad starts earlier on, but then we started to race well. For sure we are a better team at the end of the day than we were at the beginning.”

Racing on such short courses in such fast boats is a steep learning curve for everyone here, but none more so than for offshore racer Seb Rogues helming Team ENGIE. “We were very pleased to win a race today. The starts are difficult for me. I’m used to racing for 25 days, not just for 15 minutes! But I am here in the GC32 to learn. It’s perfect for me, to learn how to sail and race multihulls for the first time. We are pushing ourselves out of our comfort zone, and we are enjoying it.”

The forecast for Saturday is much lighter, so there may not be many opportunities to wow the crowds with the hydrofoiling of today. Guichard believes light winds will make the field more open. “It will be harder for one boat to dominate,” he said. The regatta leader was the first to agree with Guichard’s assessment. “Light winds have been one of our weaknesses at past events,” said Larson. “We’ve watched video of some of the good teams in the light airs, like ARMIN STROM and Sultanate of Oman, and hopefully it will be our turn to be fast in the light tomorrow!”

Saturday’s racing for the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel is scheduled for a 11am (local time) start.
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Competitors at the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel
Alinghi – SUI – Ernesto Bertarelli / Morgan Larson
ARMIN STROM Sailing Team – SUI – Flavio Marazzi
Spindrift Racing – FRA – Yann Guichard
Sultanate of Oman – OMA – Leigh McMillan
Team ENGIE – FRA – Sebastien Rogues

Daily video highlights here.

Class websiteEvent detailsFacebook

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GC32 Racing Tour 2015
May 27-31: Austria Cup – Lake Traunsee, Austria
June 24-27: Cowes Cup – Cowes, UK
July 29-August 2: Kiel, Germany
August 27-30: Rome Cup – Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
September 30-October 3: Marseille One Design – Marseille, France

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RC44s launched on fresh Friday in Marstrand http://www.xssailing.com/inshore/rc44s-launched-on-fresh-friday-in-marstrand/ http://www.xssailing.com/inshore/rc44s-launched-on-fresh-friday-in-marstrand/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:39:13 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25452 With one day of racing left at the RC44 Marstrand Cup on Sweden’s west coast, the two Vladimirs’ teams are vying for the lead.

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RS Elite National Championship – Day 2 at Lymington http://www.xssailing.com/article/rs-elite-national-championship-day-2-at-lymington/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/rs-elite-national-championship-day-2-at-lymington/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:39:07 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25453 Although Martin Wadhams won the second race Friday, David Brown maintained his lead at the RS Elite National Championships

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Kite Foil Gold Cup San Francisco http://www.xssailing.com/article/kite-foil-gold-cup-san-francisco/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/kite-foil-gold-cup-san-francisco/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 18:38:04 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25448

The 2015 Kite Foil Gold Cup hosted by the StFYC got started on Thursday in robust, classic San Francisco Bay conditions,
early fog, late sun, 25-30 knots of breeze and a generous side dish of ebb dashed with a blue moon,
served up to 74 foiling hungry kiteboarders that were eating it all up!

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gorged http://www.xssailing.com/uncategorized/gorged/ http://www.xssailing.com/uncategorized/gorged/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:21:12 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25425 i 14 gorge 1

Twenty I-14s came into Cascade Locks, the heart of the Columbia River Gorge for the 2015 North American Championships, held July 24-26, including 9 boats from Canada, with most of those making the long trek from Toronto. Sailmaker Dave Alexander and 3x world champ Dan Wilsdon made the long flight up from Australia making good use of an idle B6 as well as Marcus Korobacz swinging in from Adelaide and sailing with SF local Mike Lazarro.

The Gorge did not disappoint with boats getting out all week practicing. Blasting up the river hitting speeds in the low 20’s and getting tested by the Gorge shifts and blasts. All week the breeze was pretty solid in the low 20’s with periods higher and lower. Henderson Boats added a new trophy to the mix with the Gorge Speed Challenge… awarded to the average sustained top speed recorded over the 4 days of the event and that led to some beach chatter with people checking their times. Full Sail, Sessions, some Olympia and Ranier were flowing heavy in the boat park with the fleet getting on well. Apparently too much beer hit the slope and a wipe out took out early potential contender Brad Reutenik’s regatta with a broken rib. Where’s a doctor when you need one? Get well soon Brad!

Racing started up at noon on Friday and the breeze was cranked up to the peak of the week hitting the mid to high 20’s and puffs beyond with big shifts, some Gorge stingers and a few holes to keep everyone on their game. However, as attractive as she can be the Gorge can also be a brutal mistress and on day one she let herself be known to a good portion of the fleet, especially new comers. She was full on before the first race and half of the fleet either broke down, were broken down, or hit their limits early and made the smart move and headed in.

Seattle boats sail here the most often… and that was quickly shown with Steve Goodson & Alan Dierks posting a picket fence on day one. Flat boat, flawless crew work and ran a clinic for those who could keep up to see them. In 2nd from Seattle were Boatbuilder Kris ‘Hendo’ Henderson in his latest B6 with his most famous crew, Martin Fabiansson, lead singer of the famed I-14 house band ‘Hoist!’. 3rd on day one were Canadians Lauren Laventure & I14 President du Monde Jason Lemieux with consistent sailing through the day. Myself and Evan Sjostedt got through a tough day in fourth with Peter Haywire & Birdman trying to port tack the fleet every start in fifth. Really gents… did you try to port tack the fleet every race? Commitment!

Lots of beer consumed in Camp Canada and elsewhere that night (I am told) and racing started an hour earlier on Saturday. The day started lighter and the plan was for 2 races and a distance race 8 miles up the river and back. Top Seattle boats maintained form posting a 2, 1 on the first race with Kris Henderson first on this one.

The second race the RC decided to send us on the distance race early. Breeze was about 12-15 but quickly picked up as we started, rounded the top mark and started flying downwind (up river). Tremendous scenery here… if you haven’t been to the Gorge, add it to that ‘sailing bucket list’ we all have… it is epic. Fleet was splitting sides, trying to decide which was best. We had a good lead for a bit until the puffs started hitting the other side. About 2 miles up river the lead boats found the turning mark. Uh, isn’t this about 6 miles short?… (a bit of an RC misread we think but they were solid through out the rest so around we go) A lot of tight roundings at the mark and forced errors sent some searching for sturgeon. Our game fell off quick with a blown jib car, which took us out of contention. Goodson & Dierks took a 5th bullet on this one, Dave A & Dan Wilsdon getting the loaner B6 sorted for 2nd, and Haywire for 3rd. All went in for a long lunch and then upon setting back out a squallish Pacific NorthWest type big breeze canceled it out for the day. Racing done early… oh, what will the fleet do now?

Columbia Gorge Racing Association always puts on a nice event with a picnic style catered meal on Saturday night. We shared the course with 5o5’s, some Weta’s, and a horde of Aeros who were also in attendance for the feast. Add the pre-primed I-14 fleet with the party being strongly led by 9 Canadian teams staying in the adjoining camp, add lots of beer, a seeming never-ending cask of orange whips, a lovely Beaver inspired Piñata filled with airplane bottles of booze and let the games begin. Who doesn’t want a whack at the beaver? I’m pretty sure we will be invited back, I’m pretty sure the other fleets may ask to move their Gorge weekends away from ours, and I know we have inspired some converts. Well done!

So with hangovers in full tilt, we started at 10:30am on Sunday. Do they do this on purpose? A bit misty but breeze was on, we got a race in and then the fans shut off with an abandoned race to the chagrin of launched Laventure & Lemieux… and then a northerly filled in… and finally back on to some good Gorge breeze. At the end, we got 3 races in with super tight boat on boat racing in all parts of the fleet. Dave A and Dan Wilsdon showed their form winning the first 2 and then retiring for the day. Seattle team (Mike Karas?) that jumped in the regatta last minute on Chris Rutz’ borrowed B5 found the magic first beat lift and never looked back to take the final race, well done fellas, looking good, lets see you again soon.

i 14 gorge 2Goodson & Dierks showed they were human and posted an 11, 6, 5 for day 3 but still captured the North American Championship Title by 6 points. Kris Henderson and Hoist front man Martin got 2nd showing Seattle is tops here. Myself and Evan Sjostedt had a fair day with a 2,5,2 for the bronze. Lauren & Jason solidified 4th place being the top Canadian team and Lauren the top female 14er… solid and looking faster all the time. Haywire and Birdman 5th. See full results.

Seriously, a really fun regatta with lots of good sailing up and down the fleet. Great to see a number of ladies in the fleet on helm and crew… and fully competitive in breeze. Every boat in the fleet had their moments both good and bad and everyone learned how challenging the Gorge can be… how big those shifts can be and how critical that top boat handling is. Keep coming back and you will do better! The boats that sail here, do well here, and they do well in big breeze elsewhere.

Special thanks to CGRA, Dierk & Susan for putting on a great event and putting up with us. We do enjoy it! Photog Sean Trew for his work… love the photos Sean! To the Canadian fleet and especially Jason Lemieux, Chris Leigh, and Ashley Warburton for getting your fleet organized and out to this event. Great meeting all of you! So important we get our fleets together often and this is one of the great venues to do it, thank you for making the effort.

The Henderson Boat Company’s Gorge Speed Challenge ended up a tie. Jamie Reid and Cam Puckey posting a sustained 19.8 on Friday on Cam’s boat… Myself and Evan Sjostedt with the same, both done on Hendo built B6’s. Fun inaugural run and we’ll keep this one going at all 14 Gorge events. Check a vid from Monday prior… this one was faster, but not in the event window: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfkMqTm0uLo&feature=youtu.be
Lastly, hats off and huge congratulations to Steve Goodson & Alan Dierks on winning the 2015 International 14 North American Championships and the William Randolph Hearst Perpetual Trophy. Well done, and phenomenal sailing all around, you deserve it!

Skiff sailing is alive and growing in North America with the 14’s. The 14 Class has fleets in Toronto, SoCal, Seattle, NorCal, and Kaneohoe, HI and we are building elsewhere. The International 14 Class has a long history, crushing boats, tough sailing and heaps of fun. Check us out at: Web: I14usa.org Facebook: I14USA, I14 Twitter: #I14USA, #I14NA

-TG
USA 1187

 

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World Match Racing Tour Jablonski masters blustery conditions http://www.xssailing.com/article/world-match-racing-tour-jablonski-masters-blustery-conditions/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/world-match-racing-tour-jablonski-masters-blustery-conditions/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:19:23 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25429 Veteran Polish match racer and America’s Cup helmsman Karol Jablonski skillfully played the gusty conditions today

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2015 CORK International Optimist Regatta – Gearing up for action http://www.xssailing.com/article/2015-cork-international-optimist-regatta-gearing-up-for-action/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/2015-cork-international-optimist-regatta-gearing-up-for-action/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:19:17 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25432 August is fast approaching, and we are gearing up for more great regattas at CORK!

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Crash and burn in Poland http://www.xssailing.com/world-match-racing-tour/crash-and-burn-in-poland/ http://www.xssailing.com/world-match-racing-tour/crash-and-burn-in-poland/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:17:07 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25426 Veteran Polish match racer and America’s Cup helmsman Karol Jablonski skilfully played the gusty conditions today to lead the twelve strong field of teams at the end of Day 2 of Qualifying at

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J Class and Maxi Regatta – Local knowledge and winning visitors http://www.xssailing.com/article/j-class-and-maxi-regatta-local-knowledge-and-winning-visitors/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/j-class-and-maxi-regatta-local-knowledge-and-winning-visitors/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:17:03 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25428 Today was a day where local knowledge was winning advantage for races ‘around the cans’ for the J Class and Maxi Yachts

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Etchells North American Championship – Who will win in 2015? http://www.xssailing.com/article/etchells-north-american-championship-who-will-win-in-2015/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/etchells-north-american-championship-who-will-win-in-2015/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:16:59 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25430 The discount for registration for upcoming Etchells North American Championship, has been extended until August 17th.

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World Match Racing Tour – Energa Sopot Match Race – Day 2 + Video http://www.xssailing.com/article/world-match-racing-tour-energa-sopot-match-race-day-2-video/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/world-match-racing-tour-energa-sopot-match-race-day-2-video/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:16:56 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25431 Day two is done and dusted, Jablonski leads the way with nine wins and two losses

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Sailor airlifted to safety from grounded catamaran http://www.xssailing.com/news/sailor-airlifted-to-safety-from-grounded-catamaran/ http://www.xssailing.com/news/sailor-airlifted-to-safety-from-grounded-catamaran/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:16:51 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25434 A rescue helicopter and two lifeboat crews were drafted in to help the sailor and his grounded catamaran

Grounded catamaran

A sailor had to be airlifted from his grounded catamaran in the early hours of Thursday morning after the vessel ran into difficulties near Constantine Bay.

Volunteer lifeboat crews from Padstow and Newquay launched to the scene just before 1am.

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Local coastguard volunteers were tasked to investigate but were unable to reach the boat from the beach so they contacted the RNLI.

Once at the scene, lifeboat crews found the catamaran in the surf line and were also unable to get to it due to shallow water.

Speaking about the incident an RNLI spokesperson said: “The helm of the D-class carefully navigated the 1m surf and managed to get alongside the vessel, which had now moved further onto rocks, but the casualty declined to get off his boat.”

As a result, a search and rescue helicopter from RNAS Culdrose was tasked, and winched the man from the boat to the beach.

Once safely ashore, rescue crews found the sailor to be unharmed.

“Conditions included a north westerly 3-4 wind and moderate seas. Unfortunately the lifeboat crews were unable to save the catamaran.

“Padstow RNLI volunteers returned to station at 3am, with Newquay crews arriving back to their station at 3.30am, giving them a few hours sleep before getting up for their day,” added the spokesperson.

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Anna-Lena's favourite pics http://www.xssailing.com/article/anna-lenas-favourite-pics/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/anna-lenas-favourite-pics/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:16:46 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25435

Anna-Lena Elled jumped onboard the magenta boat in Leg 4.

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MultiWorlds & Hobie 16 Europeans 2015 @Gargnano: Day 8 http://www.xssailing.com/article/multiworlds-hobie-16-europeans-2015-gargnano-day-8/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/multiworlds-hobie-16-europeans-2015-gargnano-day-8/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:16:41 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25437 Report sent by Hobie Class – // For race results, photos and videos, head to hobie16europeans.com to check out all the action.
"The Hobie 16 Gold Fleet Daniel Bjornholt DEN current Hobie 16 Youth World Champion lost his lead to Cedric Badder.
The morning started promising with the wind from the North at about 6-9 knots. Unfortunately the wind dropped before the Hobie 16 could finish and the

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Bullitt GC32 Racing Tour Kiel Cup – Day 1 overall + Video http://www.xssailing.com/article/bullitt-gc32-racing-tour-kiel-cup-day-1-overall-video/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/bullitt-gc32-racing-tour-kiel-cup-day-1-overall-video/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:16:38 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25439 There was a sense of anticipation about day one of the Bullitt GC32 Sailing Cup Kiel.

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Runaway boat heads straight for Aberdeen after skipper falls overboard http://www.xssailing.com/news/runaway-boat-heads-straight-for-aberdeen-after-skipper-falls-overboard/ http://www.xssailing.com/news/runaway-boat-heads-straight-for-aberdeen-after-skipper-falls-overboard/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:16:33 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25441 The runaway boat travelled up to 20 miles with no one onboard after the skipper got tangled in nets and was pulled into the water

Runaway boat

A runaway boat had to be intercepted off the coast of Scotland on Thursday after the skipper fell overboard in the North Sea.

The creel fishing boat was on autopilot and headed straight for Aberdeen Bay when a marine services company managed to bring the vessel under control.

The skipper was pulled overboard after becoming tangled in nets and spent up to 45 minutes in the water before making his way to shore where he raised the alarm.

Meanwhile, the boat travelled up to 20 miles unhelmed before someone was able to intercept it.

Following the ordeal, the skipper was found to be suffering from hypothermia and was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

Speaking to the Press and Journal, a spokesperson for Greenhowe Marine Services said: “We were in the shore of Aberdeen harbour and we heard about the incident on the VHS radio, and that the coastguard was in need of assistance.

“Our crew went out and managed to get on board the fishing boat and one of our crewmen took it back into Aberdeen harbour.

“The boat was between Ythan and Balmedie and was heading towards supply boats and would have caused a lot of damage had it not been stopped.”

Two RNLI lifeboats were tasked to intercept the runaway boat but once on scene found that the local crew transfer boat had resolved the situation.

Aberdeen lifeboat station said in a statement: “The skipper had managed to make his own way shore but there were concerns that the vessel, which was on autopilot was heading straight for Aberdeen Bay and the anchorage, where there were several vessels at anchor.

“The Aberdeen and Peterhead lifeboats were tasked with intercepting the run away vessel before it could cause any problems to shipping.

“Just before the Aberdeen lifeboat arrived on scene a local crew transfer boat had managed to put a crewman aboard the casualty vessel and get her under control.

“The crew’s best wishes go to the skipper who taken to hospital after making his way to shore.”

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Rio de Janereio International Sailing Week – First events completed http://www.xssailing.com/article/rio-de-janereio-international-sailing-week-first-events-completed/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/rio-de-janereio-international-sailing-week-first-events-completed/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:16:28 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25443 The first events of the Rio de Janereio International Sailing Week have finished with only Ali Young taking part for GBR

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ISAF Statement ahead of Aquece Rio Test Event http://www.xssailing.com/article/isaf-statement-ahead-of-aquece-rio-test-event/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/isaf-statement-ahead-of-aquece-rio-test-event/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:16:21 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25444 The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) continues to address concerns and is taking steps to ensure the health and safety of all athletes who will be competing in the upcoming Aquece Rio, Olympic Test Event and the Rio 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition.

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World on Water! http://www.xssailing.com/article/world-water-18/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/world-water-18/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:56:03 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25416

In this week’s WoW it is SuperYacht Week with sensational video reports on the Dubois Cup Day 2, Loro Piana Day 1 and Menorca Maxi Cup Saturday along .

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In this week’s WoW the Volvo Race finally ends, but wait, there’s more.. a In-Port Race in Gothenburg, The RC 44’s in Sardinia, US SailingYouth Match Racing .

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In any language… a classic is a classic http://www.xssailing.com/article/language-classic-classic/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/language-classic-classic/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:51:01 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25415

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Happy Hour Friday http://www.xssailing.com/article/happy-hour-friday-4/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/happy-hour-friday-4/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:37:28 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25414

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Eco boats to the rescue! http://www.xssailing.com/article/eco-boats-rescue/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/eco-boats-rescue/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:07:35 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25417

Eco boats deployed to clean waters of Olympic sailing venue. Will they be in time?

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RS Tera Worlds – Titles for Pye and Storey http://www.xssailing.com/article/rs-tera-worlds-titles-for-pye-and-storey/ http://www.xssailing.com/article/rs-tera-worlds-titles-for-pye-and-storey/#comments Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:06:32 +0000 http://www.xssailing.com/?p=25423 It might have slipped under the Radar, but the RS Tera World Championships took place in Holland over the last week

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