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Krys Ocean Race - Fleet welcomed in Tonnerres de Brest By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, 5:22 AM Sat 14 Jul 2012
The 2012 Krys Ocean Race MOD70 fleet were saluted by sailors aboard nearly every conceivable sort of floating craft after having completed a lightning fast crossing of the Atlantic. They received a rousing welcome as they docked this afternoon in the very centre of the massive Tonnerres de Brest maritime festival. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Spindrift Racing victorious By Spindrift Racing, , 9:54 PM Fri 13 Jul 2012
Krys Ocean Race - Yann Guichard and crew, Pascal Bidégorry, Léo Lucet, Jean-Baptiste Levaillant, Jacques Guichard and Kévin Escoffier, aboard Spindrift racing, have won the first transatlantic race between New York and Brest (France) opened to 70 feet One Design Multihulls (MOD70 Class). Spindrift racing crossed the finish line yesterday Thursday July 12th at 14 hours, 08 minutes and 37 seconds ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Chasing duo gain on Spindrift Racing By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, 7:24 PM Thu 12 Jul 2012
Krys Ocean Race - Gains by the chasing duo Groupe Edmond de Rothschild and Foncia which were revealed when the leading MOD70 Spindrift racing reappeared last night from undercover ‘ghost mode’ may continue through the first part of today but Spindrift’s Pascal Bidégorry seemed confident that their crew have enough in hand in an improving forecast to cross first at the Petit Minou finish line ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Final approach towards Scilly Islands By Spindrift Racing, , 7:07 PM Thu 12 Jul 2012
The Krys Ocean Race winner shall be known tonight off the entrance of Brest Harbour. After precisely five days of mad racing across the Atlantic from New York City, three big MOD70 trimarans are making this morning their final approach towards the Scilly Islands, last mark of the race to be rounded. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Spindrift Racing speeds towards Scilly Islands By Spindrift Racing, , 1:03 AM Thu 12 Jul 2012
The Krys Ocean Race, currently underway, has one specific regulation which allows any boat to remain 'unseen' for a given period of time on the daily rankings available to both competitors and spectators. Michel Desjoyeaux who was then right beyond Groupe Edmond de Rothschild in third place was first this morning to disappear from the screens. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race plunges towards halfway mark By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, , 6:47 PM Tue 10 Jul 2012
The Krys Ocean Race, currently underway, is plunging towards the halfway mark on the headlong sprint from New York to Brest. With the incredible pace scarcely relenting during their third night at sea Yann Guichard and his crew of Spindrift Racing have continued to maintain the small advantage over their nearest rivals. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race – Spindrift Racing continues to lead By Spindrift Racing, , 6:38 PM Tue 10 Jul 2012
On the Krys Ocean Race third day Yann Guichard’s Spindrift racing continues to lead a restless trio of big MOD70 trimarans. In their mad rush across the Atlantic, Guichard and followers Foncia (Michel Desjopueaux) and Groupe Edmond de Rothschild (Sébastien Josse) are already halfway to the finish line in Brest with just about 1 500 miles to go! ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race – Fast paced onboard Foncia By Team Foncia, , 3:35 AM Tue 10 Jul 2012
The Krys Ocean Race is certainly living up to all expectations. The pace is fast on the MOD70 Foncia and her rivals as they traverse the North Atlantic. Propelled by favourable winds both in terms of strength and direction, a phenomenon generated by a cold front, the 30 crew members participating in this first transatlantic sprint are maintaining a crazy pace ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Tight racing action By Krys Ocean Race, 7:47 AM Mon 9 Jul 2012
In the Krys Ocean Race, with the exception of Race For Water suffering from a damaged centreboard (as a result of a collision with a container last night), the four MOD70s are sailing within just a mile of one another! The pace is picking up despite the sea state that is growing and becoming more chaotic due to the Gulf Stream and and as the trimarans are propelled at a further two knots of speed. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Groupe Edmond de Rothschild takes the lead By Krys Ocean Race, 7:34 AM Mon 9 Jul 2012
In the Krys Ocean Race, Seb Josse and the Groupe Edmond de Rothschild team have taken the lead from Musandam-Oman Sail. They lead by six miles, but only 9.4 miles separate the leader from fourth placed Foncia. The crew on Groupe Edmond de Rothschild said this afternoon: 'A sharp transition for us on Groupe Edmond de Rothschild for the first day...' ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race day 2 - High speed conditions By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, 2:21 AM Mon 9 Jul 2012
Krys Ocean Race Day 2 - Finding the level, whether to try and set the pace or simply stay with it; those were just some of the questions which occupied the minds of the five Krys Ocean Race skippers before they left New York, Saturday for the first ever trans-oceanic race for the exciting new one design Multihull class. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - MOD70s set record pace By Spindrift Racing, , 1:30 AM Mon 9 Jul 2012
Krys Ocean Race between New York and Brest in Brittany, France is underway and the five big MOD70 trimarans are setting a record pace on the southern border of a low system coming down from Canada. With over 530 miles covered on the first day, Spindrift racing keeps up with the high speed shown by leader Musandam-Oman sail. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race Day 2 - Pace builds to electrifying level By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, 6:43 PM Sun 8 Jul 2012
Krys Ocean Race - With all five of the MOD70’s now having lead during the early stages of racing, Stève Ravussin and the crew of Race for Water took up the baton during the small hours of the first night at sea to lead overall on the 0400hrs UTC report. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Spindrift Racing head for Brest By Sprindrift Racing, 4:24 AM Sun 8 Jul 2012
The long awaited start of the Krys Ocean Race for the MOD70 Class’s first transatlantic race arrived promptly at 5:00PM when the MOD70 trimarans set off on a 3,000 nautical mile run towards Brest at the tip of Brittany. The very first Krys Ocean race is on! ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race Day 1 - Intense pressure By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, , 3:10 AM Sun 8 Jul 2012
The MOD70 Multi One Championship 2012-14 first event on the circuit started with the Krys Ocean Race today, Saturday 7th July. Temperatures were sweltering, the pressure intense as New York bid farewell to the MOD70 fleet when if left the sticky, busy confines of the Hudson River bound for the liberty of the open sea and the start of the Krys Ocean Race, 2950 high speed miles to Brest. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Gitana Team prepare for a fast transatlantic By Kate Jennings translation, 7:29 AM Sat 7 Jul 2012
Krys Ocean Race - 'It’ll be a fast transatlantic': the word is out! With just a few hours to go till the start of the Krys Ocean Race, Sébastien Josse and his navigator, Antoine Koch, are checking the final details for the upcoming race. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Fleet ready for Atlantic battle By Sabina Mollart-Rogerson, , 6:54 AM Sat 7 Jul 2012
With under 24 hours left in New York before the 11:00hrs Saturday start of the Krys Ocean Race to Brest, France, the fleet which is composed of a number of the world’s very fastest ocean sailors, are widely anticipating a rapid Atlantic crossing for the first deep ocean race for the new one design MOD70 trimaran class. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Spindrift Racing ready for action By Sprindrift Racing, 5:19 AM Sat 7 Jul 2012
The Krys Ocean Race will get underway tomorrow. Yann Guichard and his five men crew of Spindrift racing closed in style yesterday, the American chapter of their MOD70’s short existence. Following a positive prologue between Newport and New York, the Speed matches organised on the Hudson river between Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty ended up in an almost complete shut out for Guichard. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race - Thought becomes reality for Desjoyeaux By Team Foncia, 1:26 PM Thu 5 Jul 2012
Michel Desjoyeaux thought he would one day go to New York with one of his boats. Though the prologue between Newport, the cradle of American yachting, and the heart of New York City didn’t count towards the standing in the Krys Ocean Race, the results were nonetheless symbolic for all the protagonists in the new MOD70 circuit. ...[more]

Krys Ocean Race prologue - Line honours to Spindrift racing By Spindrift Racing, , 6:12 PM Wed 4 Jul 2012
Krys Ocean Race prologue, a 120 miles regatta between Newport, Rhode Island, and New York City, got underway on 2nd July 2012. Yann Guichard and his crew of four men finished in third place. Spindrift racing made the best out of the mild conditions off the coast of Long Island, leading the fleet all night long and until the very last miles. ...[more]

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