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29. Juni 2013, 16:35

Edmond de Rothschild inshore leaders on Plymouth Sound

Sébastien Josse’s Edmond de Rothschild again proved to be the best Routes des Princes MOD70 inshore team around the short courses off Plymouth Sound today (Friday) but their advantage was much less obvious that it was in Valencia and Lisbon where they won both regattas.  »

27. Juni 2013, 01:22

FenêtréA-Cardinal open the winning window

As Erwan Le Roux and crew of FenêtréA-Cardinal crossed the Plymouth finish line in warm summer sunshine and light airs to win Leg 3 of the Routes des Princes multihull race around Europe this afternoon they became the third different crew to have won the three consecutive offshore stages which have brought the fleet from Valencia to Lisbon to Dun Laoghaire to Plymouth.  »

24. Juni 2013, 17:22

To be expected to England?

Heading to Plymouth, one of England’s most historic ocean racing centres, the Routes des Princes fleet of eight grand prix multihulls left from Dun Laoghaire, Dublin Bay at 1100hrs this Monday morning. For the teams the return to perfect sunshine with only moderate winds at start time proved an ironic change from the blustery, chilly gales which prevented any of the planned inshore racing being completed over the weekend.  »

22. Juni 2013, 17:38

Route des Princes leader Spindrift capsizes on Dublin Bay

At 1434hrs local time (Dublin) this afternoon Routes des Princes race leader Spindrift skippered and steered by Yann Guichard (FRA) capsized on the first leg of the first inshore race of the day off Dun Laoghaire. The emergency procedures were activated immediately. All crew were accounted for. One casualty was evacuated to hospital. Further information will be issued when it becomes available. The process of recovering the upturned 70 foot trimaran is under way.  »

20. Juni 2013, 12:55

Spindrift and Actual win into Dun Laoghaire, Ireland

Out of the warming glow of a luminous Irish sunrise it was Yann Guichard’s black and white hulled Spindrift which left their rivals fighting shadows as they lead the MOD70 fleet across the finish line of Leg 2 of the Route des Princes multihull race around Europe early this Wednesday morning.  »

17. Juni 2013, 19:37

Fast and wet to the Fastnet

Racing with the whole MOD70 fleet in close contact for periods today, Yann Guichard and the crew of Spindrift continue to lead Leg 2 of the Route des Princes as they passed to the east of the centre of the depression and have been enjoying fast downwind sailing, slowed only by the confused, difficult seas.  »

16. Juni 2013, 04:38

Two Sebs are better than one. Edmond de Rothschild wins inshores in Lisbon

Edmond de Rothschild repeated the winning ways that they established around the inshore race tracks in Valencia last weekend when they completed a similar success today in the Route des Prince’s Lisbon’s six race inshore series  »

13. Juni 2013, 20:13

The morning after the day before

Despite their tired bodies and minds following the end of Leg 1 of the Route des Princes, many of the crews met up last night in Lisbon’s Praca du Commerce Wednesday night to enjoy the electric atmosphere as the city took to the streets for the festival of Saint Anthony. Lisbon was in proper party mood and most of the sailors - knowing that Thursday would be a quiet day - took the chance to join in the fun which went on well into the small hours of the morning.  »

12. Juni 2013, 16:12

Oman Air-Musandam wins Leg 1 of the Route des Princes in Lisbon

The Oman flagged MOD70 trimaran Oman Air-Musandam skippered by Sidney Gavignet (FRA) crossed the finish line to win the first leg of the inaugural Route des Princes at 12h41'38'' local time (11h41'38'' TU/GMT).  »

11. Juni 2013, 15:24

Atlantic late lunch?

The leading Route des Princes teams on Leg 1 from Valencia to Lisbon should pass Gibraltar later this morning ready to take on a complicated high pressure ridge which will protect the Bay of Cadiz and beyond that the corner of Portugal, Cabo St Vincent.  »

10. Juni 2013, 13:42

Light winds, heavy workload as Oman-Air Musandam leads MOD70 fleet

If, as expected, the first night at sea for the Route des Princes crews was marked by mainly light winds, punctuated briefly by a spell of stronger breeze, there has been very little chance to rest as constant sail changes and continued trimming in the changeable conditions have been required.  »

09. Juni 2013, 06:37

Perfect winning hat trick for Edmond de Rothschild gives them top Valencia points

Three wins, including two inshore races in which they lead at every turning buoy, marks out an initial superiority for Sébastien Josse and his polished crew of Edmond de Rothschild who will leave Valencia on Sunday with the best of the inshore points in the bag when the Route de Princes fleet head off on offshore Leg 1, 800 miles to Lisbon, Portugal.  »

06. Juni 2013, 21:55

Practice makes…

As the final dress rehearsal for Friday’s first points scoring inshore races of the Routes des Prince, two training races Thursday gave an immediate insight into how close the short, sharp round the buoys course racing will be.  »

04. Juni 2013, 20:36

Route des Princes Fleet Mustered in Valencia

The race fleet for the first Route des Princes is now assembled in the Marina Real Juan Carlos I in Valencia where the first leg, to Lisbon, Portugal starts on Sunday 9th June.  »