Trieste: “Banco Espirito Santo” with Russell Coutts on tactics and boat owner, Patrick De Barros, at the helm, won the Trieste leg of the RC44 Circuit.
For almost all the regattas the crew wore Bistrow T-shirts and Hissar Bermuda shorts for the light wind and warm temperature conditions which characterised the days of the competition in the Gulf of Trieste; only on the penultimate day did the crew don the RC44 oilskin with both the Long John and the RC Spray Top against the fresher Bora winds which began blowing at around the 20 knot mark, and finally provided conditions for some spectacular trials.
Currently, Banco Espirito Santo is lying in second place in the overall rankings. The final event in the RC 44 Championship Tour will be held at Puerto Calero from 10th -14th December.
On the occasion of METS in Amsterdam, exhibition dedicated to nautical leisure industry planned from November 17th to November 19th, the oceanic Force 9 oilskin will compete for the DAME (Design Award METS), the most prestigious international contest for the planning of new nautical gears and accessories, clothing category.
METS, AMTERDAM – HALL 1 01.610
Coastal, offshore, oceanic races where oilskins and high comfortable clothing are needed on board. Extreme conditions are faced with the best technology exploiting solutions that offer breathability and impermeability guaranteeing the necessary comfort.
The “Force” line
The flagship of oilskins is the oceanic Force 9, risen from Groupama victory at the Volvo Ocean Race: made of 3-layer fabric to face extreme weather conditions, as well as the ones in ocean or the ones particularly challenging. It’s the top range product that competes for the DAME Design Award. Among the main characteristics: full thermo-taped zip closure, sealed and hand warmer front pockets, elbows with inner pockets made of elastic mesh for foam protections insertion, inner and outer waist adjustments and concealed hood with high visibility Reflexite® insert. Inner 3 mm-neoprene cuffs and adjustable sleeves with reflective printing, emergency whistle, double collar with double closure and radar reflective bands on the shoulders; breathability for 24h with an index equal to 8000 G/m² and with a resistance to a 20000 mm water column. Nylon canvas back reinforcement. Inner fleece collar. Available in steel and sunny lime colours.
The offer of Force line is completed by Force 1, Force 2, Force 3 and Force 4 oilskins, whose characteristics are more and more technical, thought for those who sail one day near the coast, integrated with spray tops and trousers (Force 1 and Force 2), until those who face the most hostile conditions and those who sail for more days (Force 3 and 4). New the marine blue and white colours, whereas the woman model has got the newest vivid fuchsia.
Congratulation to Marco Flemma and Ricca d'Este crew: the new winner of 2015 Este 24 National Circuit.
The Race Committee, chaired by John Coveney assisted by PRO Thierry Leret, launched six races during the championship in widely varying conditions, with a steady wind filling in for the last races and light airs for the first, testing the seamanship of even the top sailors. The spectacle on the water, racing rules employed to the nth degree and the presence of an international ISAF jury led by Baran was essential. Of the 60 teams competing, representing 11 nations, any one of the first 25 boats could have claimed victory. It is not by chance that no team managed to pull off a string of race wins.
The Mexican World Champion Fernandez Neckelmann Julian (Flojito y cooperando) for example won the fourth race which was their best performance, evidence of how fierce the contests were. Not once did the team leading the pack to the first mark win the race, with the downwind legs proving as tactically difficult as the upwind legs. All the finishes on a reach saw some dramatic luffs with spinnakers flying, delighting spectators and getting the adrenaline pumping.
There was everything to play for among the top ten right up to the last race as the slightest mistake on the start putting them OCS risked any hope of being on the podium. For example the Bretons Quentin Delepierre and Mathieu Salomon (Chariot Plus – Vannes Utilitaires), J/80 European champions who came 3rd in the fifth race, will no doubt be regretting their performance in the sixth race and premature start in the first. This evening they are 8th.
The Italian Luca Domenici (Notaro Team), who is used to the Monaco race area having participated in the last Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series and Primo Cup-Trophée Credit Suisse, is the first ever J/70 European Champion ahead of his compatriot Franco Solerio (L’Elagain), winner of the 2015 Italian Championship. The Spaniard Hugo Rocha (New Territories), winner at Kiel Week completes the podium ahead of his compatriot Gonzalo Araoeja (Sailway).
Among the Monaco fleet, the objective was reached with a fine performance by Jacopo Carrain, the Monaco Class President and head of the 15-strong Monegasque fleet, all members of the Yacht Club de Monaco who comprise the largest training and competition base of these one-designs in Europe. He came in tied on 5th.
Leading the 18-strong German fleet was Moritz Bohnenberger (Touring Junior) who came 10th.
At the prize-giving, with SLAM Advanced Technology clothing, first prize for the Corinthian teams went to the one Swedish boat, which has a Provençal name, Fanny, led by Oscar Lundovist.
Thanks to the generosity of all the teams, the Championship raised 10,000 euros for the Lenval Foundation which supports sick children, with a cheque being presented to its president, Arnaud Pouillart. The money will be used to buy paediatric equipment to detect bacterial and viral infections in A&E or after an operation. Another donation will finance the Christmas show, Conte sur Moi at Le Patio nursery which has 36 toddlers.
Next up at the Yacht Club de Monaco is the arrival of the 50 boats taking part in the Grimaldi Trophy, an IRC cruise race which starts in San Remo, Italy.
More than half these J/70 European teams are leaving their boats here for the winter to take part in the Monaco Sportsboat Winter Series, alongside the Melges 20, with their sights set on victory at the Primo Cup – Trophée Credit Suisse.
During the J/70 European Championship (11th - 16th October 2015), come and see what is on offer in the Yacht Club de Monaco Boutique’s temporary stand set up in collaboration with sportswear clothing manufacturer, SLAM.
A range of technical clothing and sportswear (for men and women) will be available in the Meeting Room (Quai Louis II).
Open from Sunday 11th October at 10.00am.
Information: Boutique: +377 93 10 65 03 +377 93 10 65 03 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Pour préparer la nouvelle saison de régate…
A l’occasion du Championnat d’Europe de J/70 (11-16 octobre 2015), venez découvrir la Boutique éphémère du Yacht Club de Monaco,
mise en place en collaboration avec l’équipementier SLAM. De nombreux articles techniques et sportswear (collection hommes et femmes)
seront présentés dans la Meeting Room (Quai Louis II).
Ouverture dès le dimanche 11 octobre à 10h00.
Information : La Boutique : +377 93 10 65 03 – email@example.com
Supernikka wins the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup cat. Mini maxi in Porto Cervo. Onshore and offshore SLAM collection onboard.
Annapolis Boat Shows, a premier event management company, has produced sterling in-water boat shows since 1970. Today, close to 130,000 attendees from around the world come to the Chesapeake Bay to experience these nautical extravaganzas.
The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront with all makes and models of powerboats and sailboats ranging from 16 ft. to 85 ft. - ready for boarding and review. On the land side, there’s a bountiful array of marine products and services to enhance the boating lifestyle. Domestic and international dealers and manufacturers will be on hand to provide you with valuable information and answers to all your questions. With numerous countries represented - it truly is an international event.
The first podium in Extreme Sailing Series. SKiff collection onboard the italian Extreme 40.
SLAM is official supplier Optimist Italia.
The TP 52 that carries the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s burgee has continued to consolidate her lead in the 52 Super Series at the 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre and now has 35 points advantage in the overall standings. In the only race that was held today Azzurra placed fifth while Quantum won the race and the event.
Today Azzurra docked out from the Real Club Nautico de Palma with just one point’s advantage over Platoon and Quantum, while Bronenosec was trailing the other leaders by just two points. The final day of racing of the 34th Copa del Rey Mapfre was suspenseful, but Azzurra could concentrate on consolidating her comfortable lead in the overall 52 Super Series standings.
Today the breeze was never stronger than 11 knots and kicked in later than usual in the Palma Bay. The first race was called off just 10 seconds before the start and the fleet only began racing at 2:35 PM, too late for running the two races that were originally scheduled because the last race had to be called by 3:45 PM.
Azzurra went for and gained the left side of the course while other boats, Quantum included, chose to start off the Committee boat. It was hard to say which side would be better, the only good choices were radical, lateral ones to stay in clean air. During the first upwind leg the wind was better to the right so Quantum Racing won the race and the event, while Azzurra finished fifth. It was a tough day for both Platoon and Bronenosec and neither could repeat their earlier strong performances. Today’s poor placements put them third and fourth respectively in the Copa del Rey.
The next and final event in the 52 Super Series will be the Cascais Cup scheduled to be held in Cascais, Portugal from September 16th to 20th.
The Copa del Rey Mapfre prize ceremony was officiated by King Felipe VI, who personally presented the prizes to the winners of the eight Classes racing.
Alberto Roemmers, owner and helmsman: “No complaints at all about this second place; I think it was a very good week for us. Maybe we could have done a little bit better, but today we were going for the pin, got it and then it turned out that the right side would have been better. Quantum got it and the game was over. It was a good week anyway, good spirit, good work, good teamwork. Our advantage now is very high and I’m looking forward to the next event.”
SLAM onshore collection Azzurra Onboard.
The Verve Cup Offshore Regatta
In August 2015, Chicago Yacht Club will host the 23rd annual Verve Cup Offshore Regatta. The event features a three-day offshore regatta, as well as a one day Distance Race. As the largest course-racing regatta in North America, Verve Cup has developed as a world-class event, attracting national and international sailing competitors. This three-day event will attract 100 yachts to the beautiful Chicago lakefront. Participating yachts range in size from 25 feet up to 80 feet in length, and carry crew from 4 to 20 persons. During the regatta, Chicago Yacht Club will welcome more than 2,000 racers, spouses and guests at their Monroe harbor clubhouse. These participants are treated to three days of top quality racing, followed by food, entertainment and camaraderie.
Competitors participate in multiple races, and boats sail either with a rating handicap or a one design so that boats of different size and character can compete against one another in one of the 18 plus racing sections. Overall prizes are awarded to the top finishers in each section, with one offshore boat winning the perpetual Verve Cup Trophy. The Verve Cup trophy dates from 1893 and is Chicago Yacht Club’s oldest trophy. Overall prizes are awarded for each class of boat.
The Verve Cup Inshore Regatta
The Verve Cup Inshore Regatta is a spectacular sailing event. Hosted by the Chicago Yacht Club at Belmont Station each August, the Verve Cup is the most popular inshore regatta in Chicago. Identical One Design classes compete for two days to determine which boat has the best skipper and crew. Etchells, Shields, Luders 16, Rhodes 19, Solings, J/70s and J/24s were all part of the competition last year. Fleets only need five boats registered to participate, so mobilize your class and sign up for some great racing at Belmont this August!
This year, the Verve Cup was bigger than ever and is assured to be the best One Design sailing around. Featuring optimal late summer breezes, competitive racing, and the best race committee on the water, the Verve Cup delivers outstanding racing. Big name sponsors providing premium swag and generous free pours turn the party into a real blast. Get onboard for the 2015 Verve Cup Inshore, the best One Design Sailing event in the Midwest!
The Copa del Rey, a Palma classic, will see the TP 52 fleet fight to the finish of this, the fourth event in the 52 Super Series. Azzurra is currently in first place after having won the World Championship at the previous event in the series.
The 34th edition of the Copa del Rey will see a record fleet of 136 boats from 23 different nations competing. The fleet will be divided into eight different Classes. Some Classes will start racing today while the most eagerly awaited Class, the TP 52s, will start racing tomorrow and will finish on August 8th.
Just a couple of weeks ago in Majorca, Azzurra won the 52 World Championship, the third event in the 52 Super Series, held in Puerto Portals. The boat flying the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda’s burgee consolidated her lead in the 52 Super Series at this event and currently is 34 points ahead overall on the second placed boat, Sled, and is 38 points ahead of the third placed boat, Quantum.
Azzurra is heading into the 34th Copa del Rey in top form both in terms of her team and in terms of the boat’s tuning. But nothing can be left to chance. Azzurra’s competition is strong and determined, especially Quantum which will once again have Terry Hutchinson aboard. The 11 teams racing are all top level and there is a rookie to watch amongst them: Spookie (ex Interlodge) helmed by Steve Benjamin, former 470 Class LA Olympic silver medalist. Peter Holmberg is their tactician.
FRAPORITA Team won the Silver medal at the J/22 Worlds Championship that has been held in Travemunde, Germany, on 20-25 July 2015.
It has been attended by 44 boats from GER, FRA, NED, USA, CAN, and even the CAYman Islands. First place went to USA, so we can say that FRAPORITA is J/22 European Champion!
Some technical feedback on the gear we use:
> We have been super happy of the Force 4 Long John and Spray Top, they are really confortable for their transpiration, impermeability, confort of moving, and lightness
Name: FRAPORITA - NED1273
Owner: Giuseppe d'Aquino / Jean-Michel Lautier
Helmsman: Jean-Michel Lautier
- Worlds Silver medal 2015
- Dutch Campion 2013, 2014
- Dutch Ranking 1st in 2013 and 2014
- North Sea Regatta 1st in 2013 and 2015
SLAM onboard Lino Sonego Team for 3rd leg Extreme Sailing Series, in Amburgo.