The young and enthusiastic sailor for the Howth Yacht Club in Ireland, Conor Fogerty, has shown what he is made of at the recently concluded OSTSAR 2017.
He had a tremendous last 40 miles of the OSTSAR 2017 event to end the race in the 2nd
position. This is a very big achievement in his sailing career and the Irishman is thrilled to bits with this showing.
He zoomed past the finish line on Monday afternoon (19th June) at 3:45pm Irish time in his Jeanneau 3600 BAM. He did put in a lot of effort on the last few miles of the race and burned off in style to claim the 2nd position. There is no doubt that Conor will be celebrating his great success for many days to come. It will take a couple of days for the achievement to sink in. He was just four hours behind the two-handed Open 40 Rotye 66 handled by UweRottgering& Asia Pajkowska. Continue reading “Fogerty Makes A Mark At OSTSAR 2017”
The last of the 18 Vendee Globe skippers Sebastien Destremau entered Cape Horn on Sunday afternoon to exit the Big South.
The French skipper made a pit stop at Tasmania during his Vendee Globe run to carry out repairs to his TechnoFirst FaceOcean. He was the last skipper to make the safe turn north and head into the Atlantic. He has arrived 37 days after the race leader Armel Le Cleac’h touched on the Tasmanian waters. His closest rival in the 17 places of the Vendee Globe is Dutch skipper Pieter Heerema touched the Cape Hope four days and 16 hours before.
Destremau did not have any regrets about coming to Cape Horn so late and was happy that he had made this far on his 1998 Finot design. The boat completed its first Vendee Globe course in the 2000-2001 season. Continue reading “Destremau Rounds Cape Horn And Turns North”
The winter might be fast setting in most parts of the world, but it does not deter many sailing events from still taking place.
For instance, the St Barth Cata Cup was on this weekend and it showcased many sailing masters at their game such as Olivier Gagliani and Patrick Demesmaeker. Indeed, Saturday saw the crew being out on challenging waters. This pair from Belgium however, made it and came out winner to claim the St Barth Assurances Allianz Grand Prize.
The day had been difficult for the team as the wind was shifty which made the start difficult. However the team did manage to go in the right direction and pass across the first mark. Though the crew felt that the day had been grueling physically as well as psychologically it was worth the experience of racing. The first day of the race offered tough competition with the Belgians fighting to stay ahead of their competitors, especially the team that won the Round the Island race. This team was successful in the afternoon round as they had a strategy in place that proved successful. Continue reading “St Barth Cata Cup”