Length of Britain Challenge Sets First Reference Time for Sailing Lands End to John O'Groats in Class40!
Phil Sharp, Alex Alley and Sean Conway established the first ever reference time for sailing from Lands End to John O'Groats in 3 days, 11 hours and 52 minutes at the avearge speed of 7.39 knots!
After leaving Lands End, south of England,Friday December 11th at 0855 hrs on the morning, they reached John O'Groats at 2047 hrs on Monday December the 14th.
"Le Conservateur" won the Transat Jacques Vabre!
Yannick Bestaven and Pierre Brasseur arrived first after 24 days, 10 minutes and 9 seconds!
If the route from Le Havre to Itajai is 5400 nm, in reality, the Tizh covered 5963 nm at an average speed of 10.21 knots.
14 Class40' s on the starting line of the Transat Jacques Vabre
The 12e Transat Jacques Vabre will start from Le Havre on October the 25th
42 boats are registered including 14 Class40's boats.As usual, it is a motley fleet, mixing old generation boats (Groupe Setin or Carac Advanced Energies) and new born (V&B and Eärendil).
Concise 8 winner of 2015 RORC Championship
After dominating the 2015 RORC Races, Concise 8 win the championship.
Forty Shades of Grey, 1st in Cherbourg!
6 Class40 took the departure of the Cherbourg Race, Friday septembre 4th , in Cowes.
Victory of David Pearce and his crew on the Class40 #82 Forty Shades of Grey after 75 nm of racing.
Tales II wins the Rolex Fastnet and Dragon is the first Vintage!
From August 16th to 20th, 23 Class40s participated in the Rolex Fastnet and 22 crossed the finish line!
Mike Gascoyne on Silvi Belle 2 was the first to round the Fastnet Rock but finally Gonzalo Botin'Spanish team took the lead and Tales 2 climbed the podium's first step.
Rolex Fastnet Race: Fastnet order turns
1. Silvi Belle 2 #132 (Mike Gascoyne)
2. Concise 8 #129 (Jack Trigger)
3. Tales II #123 (Gonzalo Botin)
4. Visit Brussels #107 (Michel Kleinjans)
5. Stella Nova #134 (Burkhard keese)
6. Moonpalace #141 (Adriaan Van Oord)
7. Cabinet Z #61 (C&eac...
23 Class40s on the starting line of the 2015 Rolex Fastnet Race!
The 2015 édition of the Rolex Fastnet Race started sunday August 16th at 12h10 local time
603 nm between Cowes and Plymouth and around the famous Irish Fastnet with only 3 knots of wind on the departure.
LES SABLES / HORTA - Record broken by "Le Conservateur"
8 Class40s , 2500 nm, and records broken.....
"Le conservateur" won the first leg and arrived first, as well, in Les Sables d'Olonne on friday July 17th.
Stella Nova Winner of the Transatlantic Race !
5 Class40s participate in the Transatlantic Race (Newpor t- Cap Lizard) on wednesday July 1st
Burkhard Keese and Alexander Krause, on Stella Nova, reached the finish line by 20 hours over their follower, on July the 11th.