|

SHARE {   facebook   google+   twitter   linkedin   stumbleupon  }

TR2011: Rambler 100′s George David Reflects on Transatlantic Crossing http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1669

TR2011: Rambler 100′s George David Reflects on Transatlantic Crossing

Rambler at the start. Photo by Billy Black.

Rambler at the start. Photo by Billy Black.

Rambler 100 skipper George David (Hartford, Conn.) spoke of his satisfaction after taking line honors in the Transatlantic Race 2011, just minutes after crossing the finish line at The Lizard, Cornwall, U.K.

“It was really nice to see David Aisher from the Royal Yacht Squadron greet us on the line with some Cornish pastries and some champagne and beer. We feel pretty good; it was a remarkably fast time.”

“For the first 80 hours of this race we were ripping along; towards the end we hit a few holes in the wind, but the net speed average was 15.7 knots across the Atlantic, which I think is going to prove a record in its own right–as a speed record for any transatlantic race. We feel pretty good about that.

“Kenny Read is about 100 miles behind us with his PUMA Team. The odds are he is probably going to win the race on corrected time, but we will see what happens over the next 15 hours, which is about the amount of time that we give them.  We will keep a look out on the tracker, and we will see when the time expires, but just like politicians, we are not going to concede just yet.

“Flying along at 28 knots is an exhilarating experience but one that concentrates the mind. Rambler is a finely balanced machine and anything can go wrong and there are huge forces opposing each other.  If those forces go out of balance, bad things can happen very quickly. But as I say this has been an exhilarating race, where we have been well out of sight of land, completely unsupported and in a high performance machine, which you are taking close to the edge, for a very long time–that is, without doubt, exhilarating.”

Record holding Rambler 100 (photo credit TR2011/Mark Lloyd)

.

Rambler 100 crossed the finish line of the Transatlantic Race 2011 on Sunday 10th July at 16h 08m UTC.

The elapsed time for Rambler 100 was 6 days, 22 hours, 8 minutes, 2 seconds.

It has established a new record for the 2,975 nautical mile course from Newport, R.I. to Lizard Point, South Cornwall, U.K., which is to be ratified by the World Sailing Speed Record Council.

We reported about entries, sponsors and more details of the Transatlantic Race 2011.
All articles about the Transatlantic Race 2011 you can find here: http://en.nauticwebnews.com/tag/tr2011/.

To see Tweets live from the line visit @TransatRace2011.
Source: transatlanticrace.com | Facebook

Photos by Amory Ross, Dan Nerney.

Details about the Race

The Transatlantic Race 2011 charts a 2,975 nautical mile course from Newport, R.I., to Lizard Point, South Cornwall, England. Pre-start activities will take place at the New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court clubhouse in Newport, while awards will be presented at the Royal Yacht Squadron’s Cowes Castle clubhouse on the Isle of Wight. Three separate starts – June 26, June 29 and July 3 – will feature 30 boats ranging from 40 to 289 feet in length. In addition to winners in seven classes (IRC Class 1 Racer, IRC Class 2 Racer, IRC Class 3 Racer/Cruiser, IRC Class 4 Racer/Cruiser, Classic, Class 40, and Open), whichever yacht finishes the course with the fastest elapsed time will set the benchmark for a new racing record from Newport to Lizard Point, to be ratified by the World Speed Sailing Council. Rolex watches will be awarded to the record holder and the overall winner (on corrected time) under IRC.

The Transatlantic Race 2011 is also the centerpiece of the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series (AORS), which includes the Pineapple Cup – Montego Bay Race, RORC Caribbean 600, the Annapolis to Newport Race, Rolex Fastnet Race, Biscay Race and the Rolex Middle Sea Race. Of the seven races in the AORS, three races, including the TR 2011 must be completed to qualify for a series victory. Each race is weighted equally in overall series scoring with the exception of TR 2011, which is weighted 1.5 times. All entered yachts are scored using their two best finishes in addition to the TR 2011. Awards for the AORS will be presented in November, 2011, at the New York Yacht Club’s Annual Awards Dinner in Manhattan.

The race is part of the Atlantic Ocean Racing Series (AORS) http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1722

Recommendations




Statistic Details for your Advertising
Posted by on July 12, 2011. Filed under Atlantic Ocean Racing Series, News, Regattas, Regattas with Picture, Transatlantic Race. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Tags: , ,

Short URL: http://en.nauticwebnews.com/1669

MOST RECENT

  1. Sydney International Boat Show 2014
  2. Cannes Yachting Festival 2014
  3. Baltic Marine Festival 2014
  4. Antibes Yacht Show 2014
  5. Rolex China Sea Race 2014 race start
  6. Algeria Boat Show 2014 starts in May
  7. Rolex China Sea Race 2014 commences next week
  8. Hainan Rendez-Vous will be branded SO! DALIAN
  9. Mega Yacht Nirvana (+Video) at the Dubai Yacht Show
  10. Video Clips from the Dubai Intern. Boat Show 2014
  11. Orca whales chasing a speed boat in the Pacific
  12. Spectacular 22nd Dubai International Boat Show delights crowds
  13. Thousands of visitors on Dubai Intern. Boat Show 2014
  14. Dubai International Boat Show 2014
  15. The Abu Dhabi Stopover – Volvo Ocean Race 2014
  1. Anik: Great site. really i like it. informative also.
  2. ARCA Racing: as well as on several major news and sporting sites. For the first time, players will also be able to...
  3. nauticweb: Here you will find all our RSS streams in the english edition: http://en.nauticwebnews.com/rs s-feeds/...
  4. Dorotha Alimento: I’ll right away take hold of your rss as I can not find your email subscription hyperlink or...
  5. joey racano: Just seeing the whale gave me goosebumps. I also got goosebumps seeing the SEAWORLD guy watching, hoping...