Multihulls – Salt Water Connections http://saltwaterconnections.org/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:47:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://saltwaterconnections.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/cropped-icon-32x32.png Multihulls – Salt Water Connections http://saltwaterconnections.org/ 32 32 Troubled start for ARC 22 as yachts cross the Atlantic https://saltwaterconnections.org/troubled-start-for-arc-22-as-yachts-cross-the-atlantic/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 11:47:34 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/troubled-start-for-arc-22-as-yachts-cross-the-atlantic/ A northeast swell meant a rolling and uncomfortable start for the 138 yachts taking part in this year’s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. The fleet left Las Palmas, Gran Canaria yesterday for Saint Lucia during the 37th edition of the ARC, with more than 800 crew members, in monohulls, multihulls and a motorboat. The long term […]]]>

A northeast swell meant a rolling and uncomfortable start for the 138 yachts taking part in this year’s Atlantic Rally for Cruisers.

The fleet left Las Palmas, Gran Canaria yesterday for Saint Lucia during the 37th edition of the ARC, with more than 800 crew members, in monohulls, multihulls and a motorboat.

The long term forecast promises good trade winds for the 2,700 mile trip. However, strong gusts of wind created a 1.5m swell, causing some discomfort for boats on the start line. The wind was more easterly than typical for an ARC start, meaning it was a white sail reaching the start in winds of 18-20 knots, continuing at around 20 knots today today, with stronger gusts in the acceleration zone south of Gran Canaria.

The choppy start was in stark contrast to ARC+, the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers’ sister event, which started on November 6 and is now in its second leg from Cape Verde to Grenada.

Where is the ARC Acceleration Zone?

The acceleration zone extends 100 NM from Gran Canaria, where strong winds are channeled by the 2,000 m high mountains. Skippers will need to take precautions, reef early and sail further south sheltered from the strongest winds for the first 24 hours.

After that, the fleet should move towards more stable trade winds, especially south of the rhumb line, a pattern that should hold for at least the first week of the crossing.

ARC preparations

A host since the first ARC in 1986, Las Palmas Marina has been living for a month, supporting first ARC+ participants and then ARC.

Bernie and Julie aboard Circe. WCC Photo/ James Mitchell

Participants explored Gran Canaria in the days leading up to their departure, which should take 18-20 days for the average cruiser.

Rally organisers, the World Cruising Club, carried out safety checks for each boat and organized a varied program of seminars and social evenings before the start, fueling the camaraderie of the rally.

Bluewater Boats

PBO was in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria for the start of the ARC+, where we also met some of the skippers participating in the ARC. Bernie Kelleher of Virginia Beach, USA told us he was grateful for the new hardtop on his 46ft Hallberg-Rassy Circewhich should make starting up more pleasant.

The hardtop of this Hallberg-Rassy Circe makes life much more comfortable

“It’s amazing the difference it makes when you’re in bad weather,” he said. “You can hear the wind howling all over the deck, but if you come and sit in the cockpit below it calms everything down. It’s really amazing.

Chet Chauhan has owned monohulls all his life, but with his wife Jessie he chose a Nautitech 46 Open catamaran to do the ARC. He wanted a catamaran for tropical cruising, but ruled out some of the other designs.

Chet (left) says Navasana is the ideal boat for tropical cruising. WCC Photo/ James Mitchell

I don’t like sitting on a pedestal, I want a boat where you feel like you’re sailing, and where you feel the pressure on the rudder and the steering wheel, so we bought Navisana,” a- he declared. “Having said that, if we go back to England I’ll buy a monohull – they’re more fun to sail, but it’s a moving house.”

You can read more about Chet and Bernie’s offshore cruising modifications in the March issue of Practical Boat Owner, on sale January 19.

First in line

There was an emotional farewell as the marina in Las Palmas gradually emptied, leaving the pontoons bare for another year.

With the committee ship, the ship Armada española (Spanish Navy) Meteor in resort, the first departure was for the Multihull and Open Divisions.

Despite one or two reefs, the performance catamarans spun at the start at 5-6 knots, led by the all-electric catamaran ITA 14.99 Nanomole (MLT) skippered by Ulrik Bjerl Nielsen from Denmark.

Then a smaller than usual ARC racing fleet battled the swell on the coast line and it was a safe and steady start with many days of ocean sailing ahead.

Harmony 52 Sao Jorge (GBR) crossed the line first, followed by the Beneteau First 53 First lady (DEU), and the smaller Beneteau 40.7 Getaway (GBR) follows in third position.

Sao Jorge and getaway are both UK-based Sail Racing Academy charter boats, carrying guest crews with a professional skipper and mate on board.

Meanwhile, in the Cruise Division, Anthony Auger’s Oyster 665 London Patience (GBR) was at the front of the fleet.

Youngest and oldest crew

A classic trade wind sail is expected as the boats head south before turning to point their bows towards IGY Rodney Bay Marina. From the youngest crew, aged just two, to the oldest skipper over 80, ARC sailors from 35 different nations will soon adjust to life on the waves after a rush of preparations before departure.

All ARC boats are fitted with YB Tracking satellite trackers, allowing family and friends to follow the fleet from the comfort of their own home via the ARC website or the YB Races app.

ARC+ fleet to Grenada

The departure of the ARC fleet sailing direct to Saint Lucia today means a combined total of 234 yachts will cross the Atlantic under the ARC banner in November 2022.

The ARC+ fleet of 91 yachts left Mindelo, Cape Verde, for the second leg of their crossing last Friday, bound for Camper and Nicholson’s Port Louis Marina in Grenada.

A further 43 yachts will join the second edition of ARC January, setting sail in the new year, in a third transatlantic rally organized by the World Cruising Club, sailing from Gran Canaria to Saint Lucia.

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Saudi Arabia’s new turtle-shaped ‘floating city’ is said to be the world’s largest boat https://saltwaterconnections.org/saudi-arabias-new-turtle-shaped-floating-city-is-said-to-be-the-worlds-largest-boat/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 05:58:34 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/saudi-arabias-new-turtle-shaped-floating-city-is-said-to-be-the-worlds-largest-boat/ Shaped like a turtle, a terayach is set to become the largest floating structure in the world. Lazzarini, the designer of this terayatch, Pangeos estimated the cost of its construction at $8 billion (approximately ₹65,000 crore). The gigantic boat is named after Pangea, a supercontinent believed to have existed between 200 and 335 million years […]]]>

Shaped like a turtle, a terayach is set to become the largest floating structure in the world. Lazzarini, the designer of this terayatch, Pangeos estimated the cost of its construction at $8 billion (approximately ₹65,000 crore). The gigantic boat is named after Pangea, a supercontinent believed to have existed between 200 and 335 million years ago.

The makers plan to build it as a “floating city,” CNN reported. It should be 1,800 feet long and 2,000 feet wide. The gigantic boat will be able to accommodate 60,000 people at a time.

Of course, to build such a large structure, the designers would also need a special place. The designers proposed Saudi Arabia as the place of construction. About a square kilometer from the sea will have to be dug out and a circular dam constructed before the construction process can begin. The makers of the terayatch chose the King Abdullah port space as the ideal location. You can also take a look at the video posted by Lazzarini on their YouTube, showing what the terayatch will look like:

Social media users took to the comments section to express their curiosity about the terayatch. Many wondered how he would handle the waves. It certainly looked like an interesting design to them. One social media user wrote: “It would be interesting to see how this ship behaves in the middle of a big sea storm, although it won’t have the speed to get away.

“Projects like this are hard for me to even understand the time it takes, the materials to work with, and the money it takes,” read another comment.

A third user commented: “Doable concept and not necessarily much forward resistance if the whole structure in light materials is made to float on multihulls parallel to each other and cutting the direction of navigation. A sort of bunch of catamarans all tied together.

The term terayacht is designated for vessels that are larger than super, mega and giga yachts. Although it may not sound like the real world, the term does exist. And this terayacht will also serve as a floating city.

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Sailing World Regatta Series 2023 >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News https://saltwaterconnections.org/sailing-world-regatta-series-2023-scuttlebutt-sailing-news/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 19:20:28 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/sailing-world-regatta-series-2023-scuttlebutt-sailing-news/ The 2023 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series season is about to kick off. The first stop of the year for this largest regatta series in the United States takes place in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida from February 17-19, 2023 and early bird registration is now open. The Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series has […]]]>

The 2023 Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series season is about to kick off. The first stop of the year for this largest regatta series in the United States takes place in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida from February 17-19, 2023 and early bird registration is now open.

The Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series has grown nationally and remains the most popular weekend racing series in the United States. The Sailing World Regatta Series today includes more than large one-design racing boats. Embracing popular fleets in every location, the Regatta Series now offers many different boat types: dinghies, multihulls and keelboats that race to established handicap systems. Racers, families and friends continue to enjoy nighttime hospitality at every yacht club across the United States.

At the end of each regatta, a top-ranked team wins a place in the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta Series Caribbean Championship.

Dates of the 2023 regattas
Saint-Petersburg, from February 17 to 19, 2023
San Diego, March 17-19, 2023
Annapolis, May 5-7, 2023
Chicago, June 9-11, 2023
Marblehead, July 27-30, 2023
Caribbean, October 21-28, 2023

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Over $6 billion from the global sailboat industry by 2031 https://saltwaterconnections.org/over-6-billion-from-the-global-sailboat-industry-by-2031/ Fri, 11 Nov 2022 12:23:00 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/over-6-billion-from-the-global-sailboat-industry-by-2031/ company logo Global sailboat market Global sailboat market Dublin, Nov. 11, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Sailboat Global Market Report 2022 has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. This report provides strategists, marketers, and senior management with the essential information they need to assess the global sailboat market. This report focuses on the sailboat market […]]]>

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The main players in the sailboat market are Beneteau Group, Bavaria Yachtbau, HanseYachts AG, Dufour Yachts, Arcona Yachts, Cantiere Del Pardo SPA, Catalina Yachts, Hallberg-RassyVarvs AB, Fountaine Pajot, MCP Yachts, Elan, Jeanneau, Grand Soleil, Marlow Hunter, Wally, Doomernik Dragons, Quant Boats, Fareast Yachts, Sydney Yachts, Wilke & Co, McConaghy and Black Pepper Yachts.

The global sailboat market is expected to grow from $5.76 billion in 2021 to $6.02 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4%. The sailboat market is expected to reach $6.69 billion in 2026 with a CAGR of 2.7%.

The sailboat market consists of sales of sailboats by entities (organizations, sole proprietorships, and partnerships) that refer to a wind-powered boat. A sailboat engine is much smaller and uses less space than a powerboat engine, which helps reduce maintenance and fuel costs. These sailboats can be monohulls or multihulls and are intended for use on weekends or for longer cruises.

The main types of sailboats are the ketch, the cutter and the junk. Ketch refers to sailboats containing two masts. These sailboats have triangular or square rigs that are easy to handle and provide extra precision. Sailboats are available in different lengths, such as up to 20 feet, 20 to 50 feet, and over 50 feet. They are used for recreation, racing and sailing training.

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The Sailboats Market research report is one of a series of new reports that provide statistics on the Sailboats market, including the global market size of the Sailboats industry, regional shares, competitors holding Sailboats market share, detailed Sailboats market segments, market trends and opportunities, and any other data. you may need to thrive in the sailing industry. This Sailboats Market research report provides a comprehensive perspective of everything you need, with an in-depth analysis of the current and future scenario of the industry.

The growing popularity of marine activities is expected to propel the sailboat market. Maritime activities have been engines of economic growth, providing natural resources and access to trade and transportation, recreational opportunities and other activities in general, with high expectations for future growth. Due to these growths in marine activities, the market is witnessing the demand for sailboats for commercial and leisure use as it effectively boosts aquatic function by indulging in less fuel and energy costs.

For example, in May 2022, according to the EU Blue Economy Report 2022, overall, the efficiency of the living marine resources sector has steadily improved over production and related activities, generating a Gross Value Added (GVA) of $19.8 billion in 2019, with an increase of 31% through 2009. Therefore, the increase in maritime activities is expected to drive the demand for sailboats during the period of forecast.

Product innovations are a key trend gaining popularity in the sailboat market. The market is witnessing the implementation of new technologies such as shape tracking feature in a sailboat to improve operational performance and improve safety capabilities. This shape tracking feature is based on the technical requirements to achieve a unique performance by combining minimum drag and maximum propulsion, allowing for perfect gliding properties.

For example, in January 2022, Aeolos Composites, a designer and producer of high-performance yachts based in the United Arab Emirates, launched Aeolos P30, a conventional production yacht for single and double shore sailing. This boat uses a double rudder system and a single rudder system in its design to sail in strong winds.

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1. Summary

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5.1. Global Historic Sailboat Market, 2016-2021, USD Billion
5.1.1. Market Drivers
5.1.2. Market Constraints
5.2. Global Sailboat Forecast Market, 2021-2026F, 2031F, Billion USD
5.2.1. Market Drivers
5.2.2. Market Constraints

6. Sailboat Market Segmentation
6.1. Global Sailboat Market, Segmentation by Type, History and Forecast, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, USD Billion

6.2. Global Sailboat Market, Segmentation by Length, History and Forecast, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, USD Billion

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6.3. Global Sailboat Market, Segmentation by Application, History and Forecast, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, USD Billion

  • Recreation

  • Races

  • Sailing training

7. Regional and Country Analysis of Sailboats Market
7.1. Global Sailboat Market, Split by Region, Historical & Forecast, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, USD Billion
7.2. Global Sailboat Market, Split by Country, Historical & Forecast, 2016-2021, 2021-2026F, 2031F, USD Billion

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The huge Route du Rhum fleet gets underway: but Briton Sam Goodchild is injured, and 2 IMOCAs crash https://saltwaterconnections.org/the-huge-route-du-rhum-fleet-gets-underway-but-briton-sam-goodchild-is-injured-and-2-imocas-crash/ Wed, 09 Nov 2022 22:51:31 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/the-huge-route-du-rhum-fleet-gets-underway-but-briton-sam-goodchild-is-injured-and-2-imocas-crash/ A huge fleet of 138 boats set off for the start of the Route du Rhum 2022, but a skipper is injured and two IMOCAs collide With 138 single-handed boats at the start, the start of the Route du Rhum 2022 still promised to be spectacular. Three days later than initially planned, thanks to a […]]]>

A huge fleet of 138 boats set off for the start of the Route du Rhum 2022, but a skipper is injured and two IMOCAs collide

With 138 single-handed boats at the start, the start of the Route du Rhum 2022 still promised to be spectacular.

Three days later than initially planned, thanks to a strong depression and the sea state forecast for the North Atlantic, the Route du Rhum 2022 started today in an almost perfect south-westerly wind of 11- 15 knots with sunshine.

The 138 entered – from the giant Ultime 100 footer to the smallest 40 footer – set off upwind from the same line, the largest multihulls furthest offshore, the huge fleet of 38 IMOCAs in search of fresh air middle, while the 55 Class 40s ducked and dove around each other at the inside beacon as if they were about to start a local club race, not a transatlantic against a multi-million fleet euros.

Photos: Tight race for the Ultimes from the start of the Route du Rhum 2022. Photos: Philpré Arnaud/Route du Rhum

Despite the fact that the race is 3,542 nautical miles from Guadeloupe, there were several boats called OCS at the start, including the overall leader, Charles Caudrelier on the Gitana Ultime (Maxi Edmond de Rothschild). The standard time penalty is four hours.

There was an incident at the start of the Ocean 50 class, when British skipper Sam Goodchild, the 32-year-old skipper of Leyton, was injured during the pre-start and had to be evacuated ashore to Saint Malo hospital. He was reportedly injured in the arms and face.

A statement from the team tonight said: “As he trimmed the sails of his Ocean Fifty Leyton during the start phase, Sam Goodchild suffered injuries to his arms and face. A technical problem caused the winch to roll back from the pedestal and it was hit hard by the cranks. He was evacuated from the boat and taken to hospital by doctors. He was able to see his family. It is with deep sadness that he is forced to abandon the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe.

The skipper of Ocean 50, Sam Goodchid, had to abandon the Route du Rhum following an injury. Photo: Philpré Arnaud/Route du Rhum

Two IMOCAs also returned to port after being involved in a port-starboard collision on the approach to the Cap Fréhel buoy, around three hours after the start of the Route du Rhum. Ollie Heer (Offshore Racing by Oliver Heer) and Kojiro Shiraisihi (DMG MORI Global One) both suffered damage, the most obvious being damage to the bowsprit and Heer pulpit while DMG MORI has damage on the starboard side which is being assessed tonight. Both teams will examine to see if it is possible to repair and restart.

Heer explained, “I am disgusted to say the least. This is a port-starboard incident at the Cap Fréhel gate. I was on the starboard side and Koji on the port side. I decided that even though I would have made it through the gate, I decided to move closer inland to get out of the tide.

“I tacked and was minutes away from tacking and I was about to go up the daggerboard to windward and there was a huge bang. I was thrown into the pit. I I was convinced that he had seen me. But now there is a huge disappointment and frustration, we have worked hard to come to this.

“But we have until Saturday to have it repaired. We are optimistic. The biggest damage is the bowsprit, the crash box suffered most of the impact and we have a small hole on the port side. We have a lot of people supporting us. I have Pete Hobson, who was the designer for Alex [Thomson’s] Hugo Boss, on the way here on the ferry. And we will try everything to get back. We are optimistic.

On the dock, Koji apologized, saying, “We were on the same tack near the mark and he veered off and I didn’t see him coming. Then the buoy was really close and I couldn’t avoid it. The damage is really high, but right now I’m really glad Ollie is fit and healthy.

The first leaders of the Route du Rhum

The first leader of the general classification was Charles Caudrelier on the Maxi Edmond de Rothschild in the Ultimate category, chased by Armel Le Cléach on People’s Bank XI.

In the fleet of 38 IMOCAs, Charlie Dalin on Apivia was the first to cross the first passage mark of Cape Fréhel. At the start of the first night, his closest rivals were Kevin Escoffier on the new Holcim-PRBand his longtime rival Thomas Ruyant on LinkedOutwho had both taken a coastal line along the coasts of Brittany.

Although the fleet will avoid the most severe weather forecasts (gusts at 50 knots and sea state at 6-7 m), thanks to the postponement of the start, this same front has left difficult conditions for the skippers to face, and risks face high waves. up to 4.5m as they exit the English Channel this evening.

Tight race for the largest fleet, the Class 40s, from the start. Philpré Arnaud/Route du Rhum

The first big decision will come overnight, as skippers will have to decide whether to sail north or south of the Traffic Separation Scheme off Ouessant. Caudrelier seems to be the first to have veered southeast of it, and was sailing at over 30 knots this evening.

A front stretching from the west of Scotland to the Azores is currently generating stronger easterly winds, although this is also expected to generate stronger seas. An alternative route will be to cross the Bay of Biscay towards La Coruña, although this option will involve an additional number of upwind legs.

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Ancasta strengthens its comprehensive support for multihull owners https://saltwaterconnections.org/ancasta-strengthens-its-comprehensive-support-for-multihull-owners/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 15:27:00 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/ancasta-strengthens-its-comprehensive-support-for-multihull-owners/ Ancasta strengthens its comprehensive support for multihull owners by Ancasta International Nov 2 15:27 UTC Brokerage of multihulls Ancasta © Ancasta In response to the boom in multihull sales in recent years, Ancasta International Boat Sales is strengthening its extensive multihull brokerage services to provide turnkey service to multihull owners. From buying a multihull […]]]>

Ancasta strengthens its comprehensive support for multihull owners

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In response to the boom in multihull sales in recent years, Ancasta International Boat Sales is strengthening its extensive multihull brokerage services to provide turnkey service to multihull owners.

From buying a multihull for the first time, to commissioning a new build, through regular servicing, servicing or repairs, and selling or swapping a larger model newer or larger, Ancasta provides all the services a multihull owner needs to maximize their time on the water with minimal hassle, for the lifetime of their multihull owner.


Proven multihull expertise

As an award-winning dealer for leading multihull brands including Lagoon, Prestige, Bluegame and McConaghy, Ancasta has been providing exceptional multihull buying and selling brokerage services – new and used – for over 20 years. Additionally, the company has handled over £57 million in multihull sales over the past decade, which is testament to its expertise in the multihull market.


Brokerage specialized in multihulls

For sellers, Ancasta’s specialist multihull brokers facilitate the entire sales process from start to finish. From arranging photographs, placing ads, pricing accurately and approaching active buyers, to processing documents and transferring titles, they have the knowledge and experience to manage everything for multihull sellers. Additionally, Ancasta’s extensive marketing network of 20 European offices, an extensive database of active buyers and international online partners provides suppliers with global visibility.

Ancasta is currently experiencing unprecedented demand for multihulls from active buyers. Owners considering selling are therefore encouraged to contact Ancasta for a free, no obligation valuation.


Hassle-free multihull ownership

For buyers and owners of multihulls, Ancasta offers a variety of financing and ownership options, including multihull-specific financing, charter programs and condominium syndicates. The Ancasta Group also provides turnkey servicing, maintenance and refit services through Ancasta Yacht Services. With a team of highly skilled craftsmen and excellent facilities in Hamble, AYS helps owners with everything they need to keep their multihull running smoothly.


Multihull knowledge

And as if all that weren’t enough, Ancasta recently launched a dedicated online multihull hub – ancasta.com/multihulls – which provides multihull fans with all the latest boating news, shows and events, multihull cruising guides and how-to articles. . Additionally, owners can sign up to chat with like-minded multihull enthusiasts via the Ancasta forum, log into the My Ancasta portal to manage their multihull brokerage trip, and even participate in rallies and excursions with the Ancasta Boat Club.

For more information, visit ancasta.com/multihulls

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Thinking of selling/upgrading your boat? https://saltwaterconnections.org/thinking-of-selling-upgrading-your-boat/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 10:27:49 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/thinking-of-selling-upgrading-your-boat/ Thinking of selling/upgrading your boat? Enjoy better performance with Ancasta Contact us now for a FREE estimate The current extraordinary demand for good quality yachts and motorboats does not seem to be abating. If you are even considering selling your boat, now is the perfect time to put it on the market as boats sell […]]]>
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Mike Birch, 1931-2022 – Yachting World https://saltwaterconnections.org/mike-birch-1931-2022-yachting-world/ Wed, 26 Oct 2022 15:30:34 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/mike-birch-1931-2022-yachting-world/ One of offshore racing’s most famous skippers, Mike Birch, winner of the inaugural Route du Rhum on a 36ft trimaran in 1978, has died aged 90 One of ocean racing’s greatest heroes, Canadian Mike Birch, has died aged 90. Legendary Canadian skipper Mike Birch won the first edition of the Route du Rhum in 1978, […]]]>

One of offshore racing’s most famous skippers, Mike Birch, winner of the inaugural Route du Rhum on a 36ft trimaran in 1978, has died aged 90

One of ocean racing’s greatest heroes, Canadian Mike Birch, has died aged 90.

Legendary Canadian skipper Mike Birch won the first edition of the Route du Rhum in 1978, crossing the finish line on the little yellow trimaran Pictures of Olympus just 98 seconds ahead of closest rival Michel Malinovsky’s mighty 21-metre yacht Kriter V.

Birch’s victory was the catalyst for a revolution in offshore sailing, the repercussions of which are still felt today: irrefutable proof that, in the right hands, multihulls could be as fast, if not faster, than monohulls on long ocean crossings.

Born in Vancouver, Canada on November 1, 1931, Birch had a varied career, including as a gold miner, on oil derricks, as a mechanic – where he developed a love for beautiful sports cars , and even as a real cowboy in competition. in rodeos, before starting to sail full time.

Birch was in his 40s when he started ocean racing. After working as a delivery skipper at Dartmouth in the 1970s, he competed in the 1976 OSTAR in the 32ft trimaran Third Turtle and finished 2nd, not far behind Eric Tabarly’s 73 feet Pen Duick VI.

Two years later, he won the Route du Rhum on the smallest boat in the fleet, the 30-foot tri Pictures of Olympus. The searing finish broadcast live brought fame not only to Birch but also to the new French transat (set up as an alternative to the English transat in Plymouth).

OlympusPhoto, skippered by Mike Birch passes (in the foreground) the yacht Kriter at the finish in Point-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, of the Route du Rhum 1978. PhotoAFP via Getty Images.

Birch then spent the next decades innovating in offshore multihull racing. He built several Nigel Irens designs, starting with the 50ft Vital.

This was followed by Formula tag (later ENZA and Tony Bullimore Doha, now Energy Observer), which was at the time the largest pre-preg structure ever made, and in many ways the yacht from which maxi multihulls and foiling Ultimates evolved. Birch steered the 26m (85ft) catamaran to victory in the Monaco-New York race in 1985, and sailed a remarkable 516 miles in 24 hours in the Quebec-Saint-Malo race – speeds unheard of ago almost four decades.

He won on the ORMA circuit at the height of the 60-foot trimaran class, finishing twice on the podium in the Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe.

Birch continued to race for many decades, competing in every single edition of the Route du Rhum until the age of 71. It finished 9th in its last outing in 2002, and finished 3rd in 1982 and 4th twice, in 1986 and 1990.

He continued the double-handed race for longer, competing in the double-handed Transat Jacques Vabre at the age of 77 in 2007, with American co-skipper Rich Wilson in the Open 60. Great American IIIand the 2012 TWOstar race with Franco-American sailor Etienne Giroire, 81, on a 60-foot trimaran Eure-et-Loir.

Mike Birch at the helm of Fujichrome before the 1990 Route du Rhum. Photo by Nicolas LE CORRE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

Birch divided his time between his home in Brittany and a secluded cabin in his native Quebec, also continuing to sail his own boat – named Cartafter his mother – until last year.

While his actions on the water were often groundbreaking and widely celebrated, Birch himself was modest, self-deprecating, and a believer in the quiet life.

“I’ve never done anything but what I wanted,” he said when publishing his biography in 2017, “But I’m also going to make a confession. I’ve always hated talking about me.

I met him in St Malo before the 2018 Route du Rhum when Birch, then 87, was there to wish good luck to his good friend Charlie Capelle, who was racing A cappellaa yellow Walter Greene trimaran which is a sister ship Pictures of Olympus. Birch was treated like a real celebrity by the crowds gathered on the pontoons, but preferred to descend quietly below on board A cappellaand discuss the race – politely and self-deprecatingly deflecting any questions about himself.

Former Canadian skipper and first winner of La Route du Rhum Mike Birch in November 2018 in Saint-Malo. Photo: FRED TANNEAU/AFP via Getty Images

‘A character from a novel’ was how solo skipper Thomas Coville summed up Birch’s remarkable life when news of his death broke today. Coville had sailed with Birch on the ORMA Fujicolor trimaran in the 1990s.

“I found out very late that he had had this life before and that he was in the great outdoors. I read his book, one of the few sailor books that I read to the end, as if I I had read a story by Jack London. This gentleman was always young.

The fond memories of Birch are widely shared by the offshore racing community. The Route du Rhum, which starts on November 6, will pay tribute to Birch with his photo projected each evening on the ramparts of Saint-Malo.

Birch died peacefully last night at his home in France, just days before his 91st birthday.

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Saint-Malo prepares to celebrate La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe https://saltwaterconnections.org/saint-malo-prepares-to-celebrate-la-route-du-rhum-destination-guadeloupe/ Sun, 23 Oct 2022 19:15:12 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/saint-malo-prepares-to-celebrate-la-route-du-rhum-destination-guadeloupe/ Saint-Malo prepares to celebrate La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe by Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe 23 Oct 12:10 PDT November 6, 2022 The Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe © Alexis Courcoux From Tuesday 25 October, the historic departure town of Saint Malo, in the heart of the Brittany region, will welcome more […]]]>

Saint-Malo prepares to celebrate La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

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November 6, 2022

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From Tuesday 25 October, the historic departure town of Saint Malo, in the heart of the Brittany region, will welcome more than 138 boats which will compete in the 12th edition of La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe.

This world-renowned single-handed Transatlantic is a sporting event that would be nothing without the popular seaside festival that the City of Saint-Malo and the organizers of the OC Sport Pen Duick race put on each edition. A huge free village, open to all, has been designed to accommodate the fleet and its skippers in town and offer visitors a multitude of educational, fun and inspiring activities in a program that will delight young and old. The “Corsair City” is preparing to maintain the festive atmosphere for 13 days before the start of the race.

Here is the main practical information for visitors and future visitors to Saint-Malo.

A free village open to all which aims more to improve the comfort and ergonomics of visitors

Indeed, the site has been in full swing since the arrival of the first contractors at the end of September, setting up the village for this edition, under the ramparts of the City of Saint-Malo. It’s completely free and open to everyone, it will open its doors on Tuesday, October 25 at 2:00 p.m. local time. This year, the huge space has above all been designed around the comfort, pleasure and well-being of visitors, built across in a larger space.

Among these novelties are:

  • An increase in the number of entry and exit points (7 compared to 4 in 2018) to facilitate access and comfort for visitors of all ages.
  • A village area without music from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day
  • Accessible to people with reduced mobility: shuttles and PMR car parks will be available as well as clear passages at the entrances and exits of the village allowing more fluid circulation.
  • It will also be possible to scan around thirty different QR codes spread over the village to listen to descriptive audio content of the race.
  • A rest area for disabled people has also been set up in the courtyard of the Château (Saint-Malo Town Hall – Place Chateaubriand).

This new system benefits from enhanced security and signage for better circulation within it.

There are more than 200 exhibitors spread over about thirty halls ensuring the choice for the public of the complete promises. Between the pavilion of the islands of Guadeloupe of 1,000 m2, that of the Brittany Region and the City of Saint-Malo, in partnership with Saint-Malo Agglomeration, the animations will not be lacking. Main partner of the race, the banking group CIC as well as all the major partners, suppliers and licensees of the race as well as the companies involved alongside the skippers, have prepared large stands and exhibitions in the halls Saint-Vincent, Saint-Louis and Stock Exchange Quays.

The official inauguration, in the presence of all the partners of the race, is scheduled for Wednesday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.


Thirteen days of entertainment: Summary of the highlights that promise a great party

From October 25 at 4:35 p.m., the parade of boat arrivals will begin in front of the port of Saint-Malo, before entering the locks of the port to be visible to all within the Vauban and Duguay Trouin basins. And the docks should be a spectacle, weather permitting.

  • October 25 at 4:35 p.m., 5:35 p.m., 6:35 p.m. and 7:35 p.m.: the Ultim 32/23 and the Ocean Fifty will begin their parades and enter the dock
  • On October 26 at 5.12 p.m., 6.12 p.m. and 7.12 p.m., the IMOCAs will put on their show;
  • October 28 at 8:36 a.m. and 9:36 a.m.: the Class40s will be out for a loop parade.
  • On October 29 at 9.12 am and 10.12 am, it will be the turn of Rhum Mono and Rhum Multi to go out and show visitors the boats in their “natural habitat” on the water.

Free spectator stands are open to all to allow as many people as possible (within the limit of available seats) to attend the show. This new initiative has been set up in collaboration with the Brittany Region and the City of Saint-Malo, which rely on the expertise of the sports and event organization of OC Sport Pen Duick. It has been a long time project to provide this unique experience.

On Friday October 28, a conference day on the theme “Engaged Ocean” will be organized at the Auditorium of the Palais du Grand Large with the Surfrider Foundation from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Several skippers will participate as well as many other speakers.

These conferences are totally free, but registration is required: my.weezevent.com/rdr-conferences-ocean-engage

Download the detailed program.

That same day from 7:30 p.m., the Malouin singer Broken Back will give a free concert on the Main Stage in the heart of the village.

Among the other highlights, the official presentation of the skippers will take place on Sunday October 30 from 5 p.m. on the Main Stage in the village. Hosted by Gaëlle Millon and Serge Herbin, this “event within an event” will bring together the entire line-up of this 12th edition, known or less known sailors, professionals or amateurs who will share the details of their projects and their dreams. A moment of sharing with the Malouin public before taking the start.

The organization has also worked tirelessly to prepare the departure of the boats which will use the famous locks during skilfully timed departures scheduled between Friday 4 November afternoon and Sunday 6 in the early morning. There are a total of twelve locks which will be used by monohulls and multihulls. The free and open stands will be accessible again to allow all those who wish to admire the boats one last time, before returning to Guadeloupe.

  • Friday, November 4: Ultim 32/23 will be released at 2:08 p.m., 3:08 p.m. and 4:08 p.m.
  • Saturday November 5: the Rhum Multi and Rhum Mono will leave at 7.39 a.m. and 8.39 a.m., the Ocean Fifty will leave the basins at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., the IMOCAs will leave at 3 p.m., 4 a.m. and 5 p.m.
  • Sunday 6 November, day of departure, the 55 Class40s will pass through the locks in two channels, at 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Another novelty of this 2022 edition, the giant Ferris wheel installed in Saint-Malo which has found its ideal place at the entrance to the village of La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe and will be able to offer to all those who wish it an extraordinary panorama on everything the village but especially on the basins filled with racing boats. The CIC Le Télégramme big wheel will be partly powered by hydrogen, the latter coming from the Energy Observer exhibition village.

All this program is possible thanks to the energy of all and particularly to the faithful support of the SNBSM (Société Nautique de la Baie de Saint-Malo) which with 400 volunteers assists this year the teams of OC Sport Pen Duick and the city to make these thirteen days memorable.

Details of the events can be found on the race website, www.routedurhum.com/fr/page/le-programme, and the official mobile application can be downloaded from Apple Store and Google Play. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok accounts will allow you to follow the life of the village as well as the race.


How to get to the village of La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe

Download the detailed map of the village and the basins.

The race village will be open:

  • October 25, 26, 28, 29, 30 and 31 as well as November 4 and 5: opening at night, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • October 27, 28 and 30 as well as November 1 and 2: from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • On November 6, the day of the start of the race, the village will remain open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Car, train, bicycle… so many ways to allow all visitors to take part in this great celebration. Four car parks (paying) for vehicles will be available and will give access to shuttles to the village of La Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe. A shuttle will serve the stops, the Hippodrome Féval and Paramé car parks, every 15 minutes, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Saint-Malo city bus network will also serve Rocabey and Louis Martin. For electric cars, rechargeable terminals will be made available by the Official Emeraude Solaire Supplier at the Parking Relais Paul Féval. StadiumGO, partner of the event, offers a carpooling solution for journeys to the village.

By train, thanks to the partnership with the SNCF, it will be possible to reach the Cité Corsaire directly by TGV from Paris and by TER from Rennes. Up to 17 TER will run daily between Rennes and Saint-Malo and return trains will be available until 10:30 p.m. The village is a 10-minute walk from Saint-Malo train station.

For cyclists, the bike remains a privileged means of transport, dedicated bike parking will be installed at each of the entrances to the village.

All the information to come: www.routedurhum.com/fr/page/saint-malo-village.

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Sunreef Yachts expands its office in Turkey https://saltwaterconnections.org/sunreef-yachts-expands-its-office-in-turkey/ Thu, 20 Oct 2022 15:26:33 +0000 https://saltwaterconnections.org/sunreef-yachts-expands-its-office-in-turkey/ First Zeelander 6 delivered in Europe Dutch yachting brand Zeelander Yachts has launched the new Zeelander 6. The Groot-Ammers-based yard hailed the delivery of the first hull as a milestone in the development of the brand, embracing a more contemporary aesthetic. Perfectly underlining a classic’s update philosophy, the new boat has been delivered to the […]]]>

First Zeelander 6 delivered in Europe

Dutch yachting brand Zeelander Yachts has launched the new Zeelander 6. The Groot-Ammers-based yard hailed the delivery of the first hull as a milestone in the development of the brand, embracing a more contemporary aesthetic. Perfectly underlining a classic’s update philosophy, the new boat has been delivered to the owner with a finish to match his Ferrari SuperFast 812. 360 degrees purified by mullions. A noticeable improvement in the interior design appeared below decks, as Zeelander Yachts opted for a more modern and elegant finish with natural leather. “It’s an evolution rather than a revolution,” explained Sietse Koopmans, founder and owner of Zeelander Yachts. “Our boats still offer the unparalleled comfort and performance that Zeelander is known for around the world. But with the launch of the first Zeelander 6, we are taking the dial from a classic retro style to a more timeless contemporary design. You can still recognize our voluptuous lines, but they have been accentuated.” “literally silent” says in the statement. From the shore power connector to the electric sun shades on the aft deck and automatic trim control. “With the launch of the Zeelander 6, all of our boats have been given a facelift and rename,” says Koopmans. “We now have three models, the Zeelander 5, 6 and 7, and we will soon be unveiling a new model in a similar style.” Zeelander Yachts was founded in 2002 in the Netherlands by Sietse Koopmans. The first model was unveiled to the public in 2008. The Z44 launch model received positive reviews at the Monaco Yacht Show and drew huge crowds, despite competing in an event dominated by much larger yachts.Within three years, the Z44 had been i successfully introduced in the United States as well as Europe, and it was a no-brainer to add a larger model to the fleet. The first Z55 was delivered in November 2015 and the flagship Z72 was launched in March 2019.Credits: Guillaume Plisson/Zeelander Yachts

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