Ocean Selection accueil en français home page in english Ocean Selection
Vous êtes ici : Accueil » INT-SAIL » Speed Record : Foiler Macquarie Innovation capsizes half way through a (...)

#SAILING

Speed Record : Foiler Macquarie Innovation capsizes half way through a record attempt run in 18 - 20 knot winds

D 17 novembre 2004     H 02:03    

#speedsailing |

After nearly 3 months of patient waiting for our desired conditions, a very brief window opened up for us on Monday night. Conditions were pretty close to those that we have been waiting for and the entire team were looking forward to some pretty spectacular sailing. And spectacular it was, although sadly, not for the reasons for which we had hoped.

At 7:50 pm on Monday night, Macquarie Innovation was half way through a record Record #sailingrecord attempt run in 18 - 20 knot winds, when the craft suddenly and inexplicably veered off course and capsized. Both crew members were unhurt, although spent some time extracting themselves from the debris that used to be their crew pod. Unfortunately, damage to the craft has been extensive and not repairable within the time frame of our allotted 2004 attempt period. Consequently, the team has been left with no choice other than to retire from this year’s quest. We are obviously very disappointed over the outcome as we are convinced that we have the capacity to post a 50 knot run. We are currently in the process of investigating the cause of the accident, but are still very focussed and dedicated to returning the World Record Record #sailingrecord to Australian shores as well as being the first boat in history to sail faster than 50 knots.

While, the incident has been a setback to our program, the results obtained this year, albeit in light weather, further reinforced that we are well on the way to our ultimate goal. Indeed, we were reminded of the fact that in February of 1993, our previous craft "Yellow Pages Endeavour" was wrecked in a high speed crash, but went on to post a new World Record only 8 months later - a record that stood for over 11 years. We are very determined to show our potential to the world.

More news will follow as our future plans are formulated.

Info Tim Daddo / Macquarie Speed Sailing Team


Voir en ligne : www.macquarie.com.au/speedsailing.htm


Dans la même rubrique

Vendée Globe : The leaders enter in the erratic weather systems of the doldrums

The leaders in the fleet in this Vendée Globe 2004 are well and truly in the erratic weather systems of the doldrums with a vast range of conditions despite the proximity in latitude of the frontrunners. At 1500 GMT they were squeezed into a bottleneck of just 30 miles. The first are expected  (...)
Lire la suite →

Vendée Globe : Jean Le Cam hit the strategic jackpot on the passage of the Cape Verde islands

There is little doubt as to who hit the strategic jackpot on the passage of the Cape Verde islands, Jean Le Cam (Bonduelle) continues to set the pace, 34.3 miles ahead of second placed Vincent Riou (PRB) after hanging a winning easterly option right around the outside. Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss)  (...)
Lire la suite →

Vendée Globe : Mike Golding is the great loser of the past 24 hours, now 180 miles behind Jean Le Cam

On a course much further west than that taken by his fellow competitors, Mike Golding (Ecover) is the great loser of the past 24 hours. Mike is now 180 miles behind Jean Le Cam (Bonduelle), who is well in the lead. He was forced to give up his sixth place to the Australian, Nick Moloney  (...)
Lire la suite →

Vendée Globe : Riou has lost his lead for the first time and falls in to second place 1,6 milesbehind Le Cam

The leading group has bunched closer together, as they approach the Cape Verde Islands, which are some 200 miles away from the leaders. A group of six has broken away and during the night and the day today, there have been some changes. Vincent Riou (PRB), who has been leading the fleet until  (...)
Lire la suite →

Vendée Globe : Alex Thomson Up into third, even without a spinnaker...

Behind leader PRB (Vincent Riou), Roland Jourdain (Sill et Véolia) has slipped down two places in the past four hours, with Jean Le Cam (Bonduelle) up into second after a blinder of a race in the past 12 hours, and Alex Thomson bounding up into third, despite not having been able to use his  (...)
Lire la suite →

A la une

Barcelona World Race : Anna Corbella et Gerard Marin complètent le podium

GAES Centros Auditivos a franchi en troisième position la ligne d’arrivée de la Barcelona World Race Barcelona World Race #barcelonaworldrace à 19h09mn (TU+2), le 1er avril. GAES Centros Auditivos a bouclé son tour du monde à la vitesse Vitesse #speedsailing moyenne de 10,65 nœuds. La distance effectivement parcourue durant cette course est de 28 127,6 milles à la vitesse Vitesse #speedsailing surface de 12,85 nœuds.
Lire la suite →

IMOCA : SMA mis à l’eau à Port La Forêt

On a beau faire et connaître, la mise à l’eau d’un bateau aussi pointu qu’un monocoque IMOCA n’est jamais anodine. Malgré l’expertise de l’équipe technique de Mer Agitée, celle de ce premier avril n’a pas dérogé à la règle. Malgré la date choisie, l’heure n’était pas aux blagues. Après le mâtage, commenceront les premières sorties du monocoque SMA sous ses nouvelles couleurs.
Lire la suite →

Volvo Ocean Race : Dongfeng se retire de l’étape

C’est la mort dans l’âme que Dongfeng Race Team a annoncé son abandon pour l’étape numéro 5. Jusqu’au bout, Charles Caudrelier et ses hommes ont espéré repartir en course mais ils ont du renoncer devant l’ampleur de la tâche.
Lire la suite →

Le Safran Sailing Team condamné à nettoyer les plastiques en mer avant de participer au Vendée Globe

Le 7 mars dernier, le Safran Sailing Team baptisait en grande pompe son nouveau bateau, un 60 pieds IMOCA destiné à participer au Vendée Globe Vendée Globe #VG12 #VG16 avec pour skipper le jeune Morgan Lagravière. Mais comment ont-ils eu l’idée de lancer des ballons de baudruche au coeur du port de plaisance Plaisance #Plaisance de Lorient sans penser aux conséquences de cet acte sur l’environnement Environnement  ? Alerté sur cette opération de communication Communication #Communication surprenante en bord de mer, le ministère de l’Environnement Environnement a vite réagi et vient de le condamner.
Lire la suite →

Barcelona World Race : Guillermo Altadill et José Muñoz deuxièmes en Espagne

Neutrogena mené par Guillermo Altadill (Espagne) et José Muñoz (Chili), a franchi en deuxième position la ligne d’arrivée de la Barcelona World Race Barcelona World Race #barcelonaworldrace à 01h47mn, le 31 mars. Neutrogena a bouclé son tour du monde à la vitesse Vitesse #speedsailing moyenne de 10,86 nœuds. La distance effectivement parcourue durant cette course est de 27 788,34 milles à la vitesse Vitesse #speedsailing surface de 12,94 nœuds.
Lire la suite →

jeudi 2 avril
  Visiteurs connectés : 83

seasailsurf

En bref

1 | 2 | 3


En course

Barcelona World Race
- Site officieléquipes engagées
- Sondage : Quelle est votre équipe favorite
- Archives SeaSailSurf
- Cartographie

Volvo Ocean Race
- Site officiel
- Cartographie officielle | Bonne cartographie

- Suivez ces courses avec l’application SEASAILSURF pour iPhone et téléphones Android



SEASAILSURF Wear

Sweat bleu
Un sweat et à capuche pour se tenir au chaud
T-shirt Dronautic
T-shirt blanc Dronautic®

Sponsors












Réseaux







Visit SeaSailSurf Editions's profile on Pinterest.