Offshore

Transatlantic Race Day 4 – Into the Trades

While the multihulls, Maserati and PowerPlay are into the trade winds, recording boat speeds of over 30 knots, Pier Luigi Loro Piana’s Supermaxi My Song was leading the monohull fleet on the water by 100 miles.

Transatlantic Race – Multihulls lead from the start

Giovanni Soldini’s Maserati Multi 70 and Peter Cunningham’s MOD 70 PowerPlay (image) have been swapping the multihull lead right from the start of the RORC Transatlantic Race

Van den Heede rounds Cape Horn

Jean-Luc Van den Heede, the 73-year old French sailor leading the Golden Globe Race in his Rustler 36 yacht Matmut, passed Cape Horn at approx. 19:10hrs UTC Friday 23 November, just 1 mile offshore

RORC fleet ready for Transatlantic Race

The smallest yacht competing in the RORC Transatlantic Race is Trevor Middleton’s British Sun Fast 3600 Black Sheep, nearly 100ft shorter than Pier Luigi Loro Piana’s Baltic 130 My Song.

Golden Globe Race leader approaches Cape Horn

Golden Globe Race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede’s on Matmut is on course to round Cape Horn sometime on Friday

Sharp finishes third in Route du Rhum

Britain’s Phil Sharp finished third in the highly-competitive Class40 division in the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe race.

Yoann Richomme wins Class40 Route du Rhum

The French sailor Yoann Richomme completed a dominant start-to-finish performance to win the Class40 division in the 2018 Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

2018 RORC Season’s Points Championship Winners Announced

The 2018 Royal Ocean Racing Club Annual Dinner and Prize Giving was held at the Royal Horseguards Hotel, with over 200 guests attending

Route du Rhum – Meilhat wins IMOCA class

French sailor Paul Meilhat won the IMOCA monohull division of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe transatlantic race

Thomson finishes Route du Rhum

Alex Thomson finishes Route du Rhum after recovering from grounding on rocks during the final miles of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe and while leading the IMOCA class