CLASS 40 CLASS – The Atlantic Cup education program teaches kids about the science behind sailing and culminates with the meeting of a skipper and a tour of a Class40. In 2012, Ben Poucher from Icarus racing gave the students from the Earth School in New York a glimpse into the life of a professional sailor.
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CLASS 40 – Manuka Sports Event Management is pleased to announce the third edition of The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing will kick off May 11, 2013 from Charleston, South Carolina. The Atlantic Cup is the only dedicated Class 40 race held annually in the U.S. It is also the only carbon-neutral sailing event in the United States and in 2012 the race featured an international fleet of 15 boats from the USA, France, Germany and Great Britain, the most Class 40s to ever compete in the UnitedStates. Manuka Sports is also happy to announce 11th Hour Racing will return as the presenting sponsor and St. Mary’s Hospital for Children will be the official charitable partner for the race.
11th Hour Racing is committed to advancing sailing practices that improve the energy profile and performance of racing boats and as part of their continued support for The Atlantic Cup environmental responsibility will again be demonstrated both on and off the water. Through a series of initiatives such as requiring teams to have an alternative fuel source (i.e. solar panels, hydrogenerator or fuel cell), eliminating single use plastic water bottles, recycling and composting at all hospitality events and offsetting carbon emissions post race, The Atlantic Cup will continue to be run as a carbon neutral event.
The Atlantic Cup is excited to bring attention and help raise awareness amongst the sailing community for St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children. In addition to being the official charitable partner for the 2013 race, teammates Ben Poucher and Tim Fetsch will race their boat, Icarus Racing for St. Mary’s Kids. St. Mary’s Healthcare System for Children opened New York City’s first hospital for children 140 years ago, and is today New York City’s only pediatric post-acute facility, helping New York’s sickest children overcome serious illness, injury, and complications of premature birth. Each day St. Mary’s cares for 4,000 children who are battling complex medical conditions at home, in the community and at its brand new patient pavilion at St. Mary’s Hospital for Children
CLASS 40 – Sixteen boats take off Sunday at 17:00 Ouistreham the start of the third edition of the Normandy Channel Race. Boats of this competition Norman, departure and arrival of the city of Caen (1000000) will be led by two sailors and are Class 40. The entire fleet is now moored Basin St. Peter teams with the port of Caen – Ouistreham and service of lighthouses and beacons.
Launched in 2004 by a handful of enthusiasts whose circuit-browser and journalist Patrice Carpentier, skipper Michel Mirabel, Christian Bourroulec, head of construction at Sainte-Marine Structures or Pascal Jamet, the Class 40 was born from the desire to allow any browser satisfy his thirst wide open without necessarily having to go through the purchase of an expensive boat and purely dedicated to the competition. After several months of reflection, many round tables of a rule of construction and design, the famous gauge, the Class 40 was born.
12.19 meters long, 4.50 meters wide at maximum, a draft of three meters, a vertical clearance of 19 meters, a displacement of 4500 kg sail area up to a maximum of 115m2, a keel and a mast fixed here for the main characteristics of Class 40 which leaves some scope for individual architects. Because very soon this format boats knows a great success in France but also abroad, the Class 40 is the perfect compromise between a Mini and a 6.50 60 foot monohull and to navigate safely through the atlantic between three buoys and even around the world. Masters of design sailboats lean so quickly on this case, the Class 40 is not a monotype, but which later became a prototype for a few yards of a sailing series. So the site launches Structures Pogo 40 Pogo 40 S2 now plans to Jean-Marie Finot, Jumbo Jumbo Composites 40, the Guillaume Verdier Tyker 40, Akilaria based in Tunisia, and now Akilaria 40 RC 2 designed by Marc Lombard, JPS Composites Mach 40, Sam Manuard design, the latest evolution of Class 40.
At the start of the Normandy Channel Race, Class 40 will be found sixteen complying strictly with the gauge but with different abilities according gaits, different finishes … to the delight of connoisseurs and obviously browsers that are often involved in the design of their sailboat … The Mach 40 “Mare” of the German Jorg Riechers is a swift plan that showed a lot of quality from the beginning of the season especially during the Solidaire du Chocolat, victory, Pogo S2 Halvard Mabire, victory over Transat Quebec Saint-Malo, and Stéphane Le Diraison are formidable. A monitor also Akilaria RC 2 British Ned Collier and Marc Lepesqueux.
Another boat, much older this time, will be honored during the Normandy Channel Race as the three-masted, Belem, built in 1896, operated by the Foundation Belem and his patron history, the Caisses d’Epargne, Class will visit 40 this weekend, he will present tomorrow at 9:00 in the harbor of Caen.
MOVING PICTURES – This is the start of the Transat Quebec-St. Malo race for the class 40s.
GOR UPDATE - Following half a day hove-to with autopilot problems at 45S, right in the middle of the South Pacific, the Global Ocean Race’s (GOR) South African team of Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire were back on the move with Class40 Phesheya-Racing at 19:30 GMT on Tuesday, but the duo’s fight is only half-won with a tropical cyclone tearing towards them.
Meanwhile, 600 miles to the south-east, race leaders, Conrad Colman and Adrian Kuttel onCessna Citation and the Italian-Spanish duo of Marco Nannini and Hugo Ramon chasing hard in second place with Financial Crisis have finally hooked into southerly breeze after seven days of beating and are making rapid progress towards the southern limit of the bluQube Scoring Gate.
Friends and family of the South African team held their breath throughout Tuesday as Nick Leggatt and Phillippa Hutton-Squire hove-to for the second time in two days. Becoming isolated and exposed as Cessna Citation and Financial Crisis disappear into the Pacific to their east and with the nearest land a group of uninhabited, volcanic rocks 900 miles to the north at the southern limit of French Polynesia, Leggatt and Hutton-Squire must sail with boat preservation an immediate priority.
On Sunday, exceptionally confused seas forced the duo to heave-to and ride out a storm, but once underway as the maelstrom subsided, the autopilots on Phesheya-Racing continued to drop out, throwing the Class40 into a succession of crash tacks. The South Africans hove-to a second time and Nick Leggatt retired to the lazarette armed with a tool box and grim determination. “We spent much of the night hove-to with both pilots in pieces, emailing and phoning NKE and Raymarine to try and find a solution,” Leggatt reported soon after Phesheya-Racing was underway again on Tuesday night GMT. “With the time difference in Europe it was essential to work non-stop through the night to find a solution while the manufacturers were still at work.” MORE STORY