Two races was the plan, and it was delivered for the IRC, one-design Platu and multihull
classes, with one longer race preferred for the Cruising class.
expertise will also be boosted by the addition of America's Cup and Volvo Ocean Race veteran Jan Dekker from South Africa, a key member of the Groupama trimaran campaigns for the past ten years and involved in both the Alinghi America's Cup campaign in 2010 and Oracle's win last year.
In addition, Damen Shipyards Den Helder has recently developed vessels dedicated for the aquaculture market both multihull
and monohull and with a 14.
The race visiA[degrees] ted five countries in three weeks and was a test of multihull
, one design racing.
Organisers are looking forward to plenty of hotly contested action on both days, especially amongst the Beach Multihull
and IRC fleets, where a majority of the sailors are expected to be competing.
Ladycat, with the only all-female crew in its category, will compete on Lake Geneva alongside nine other Decision 35 catamarans in the Julius Baer Challenge, one of the most competitive single-design multihull
regattas in the world.
The 70ft multihull
lined up against an impressive 127-strong fleet on the start line this morning in Kiel in a light 10-knot breeze that built to a stonking 20 to 25-knot northwesterly as the fleet raced away from the crowds lining the dock in Kiel, into the Outer Fjord and up the coast to the finish line in Eckernforde.
This year's event will be held over five days in seven classes--IRC, PHS, Cruising Spinnaker, Cruising Non Spinnaker, Sports Boats, Multihull
Racing and Multihull
50 meters) on the cat-ways on the north side, and multihull
craft type of stroke (30 meters) on the south side .
Representing Oman on the Oman Air sponsored multihull
at the Extreme Sailing Series, Nasser al Mashari is a talent to watch
The record-holding multihull
IDEC, skippered by Francis Joyon, was first home in the prestigious, 50 nautical mile event around the Isle of Wight, in a time of four hours 24 minutes and 05 seconds.
In partnership with world champion catamaran sailor Phillip Berman, president of The Multihull
Company, the program launches this month, providing sailing itineraries throughout the British Virgin Islands.