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Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Imerys Clean Energy take the gun! 🏆 . . . Phil Sharp's Class40 Imerys Clean Energy has taken line honours in the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race in an elapsed time of 8 days 4 hours 14 minutes 49 seconds! . . . Imerys win the Class40 Division and set a new world record in the race for yachts 40ft or under (subject to ratification). . . . The team smashed the previous record by 15 hours. The victorious Imerys Clean Energy crew: Phil Sharp, Julien Pulvé, Pablo Santurdé and Sam Matson were met on the dock by friends, family and fans of the race. . . . #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport @philsharpracing
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

"Record on for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race!" . . . Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy is under 200 miles from the finish, Tony Lawson's Concise 8, skippered by Jack Trigger is stalking the leader. The battle for line honours is expected to conclude tomorrow with both teams well inside the 40 foot world record. . . . After eight days at sea fatigue becomes a big factor. The crews on board Phil Sharp’s Imerys Clean Energy and Concise 8 have been on the wind since Muckle Flugga, and the beating is due to continue with the wind expected to veer west. They will need to stay fully alert as they negotiate one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. Just 21 miles wide, the Dover Strait has 400 ships passing through every day! . . . The race for line honours is likely to be decided by tomorrow (Monday). The 40ft and under world record was set in 2014 by Roderick Knowles GBR, Class40 Swish (8 days 19 hours 6 minutes 49 seconds). To beat the record would require one of the two leaders to complete the race by 07:06:49 on Tuesday 21st August. . . . You can read the full report over on the #SRBI mini site, as well as other stories from teams competing in the race! . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach #ireland
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Just in from last night! 📣⛰ . . . Phil Sharp Racing, 'Imerys' lead the fleet around Muckle Flugga! #ImerysCleanEnergy have rounded the most northern point of the #SRBI course in 1st place. . . . #SRBI 📸 Paul Wyeth © . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach #MuckleFlugga
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

A Tactical Battle in the Celtic Sea, and Some Beautiful Creatures of the Deep Breaching in the Bow of Boats! 🐬🌊🌍 . . . “Twelve knots and sunshine, the mood is good on board and we are trying to dry out from the very wet conditions at the start." - Ben Schwartz, on Figaro 2 El Velosolex SL Energies Group. . . . The cold front that brought tough conditions to the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race have now passed, with the fleet enjoying bright sunshine yesterday and a relatively calm second night at sea. However, the intensity on the race course has been ratcheted up with wind shifts providing opportunities to make gains and losses throughout the fleet. Looking further ahead, 25-30 knots of wind and a significant sea state are expected to affect the fleet in the Celtic Sea and on the West Coast of Ireland. . . . The tactical battle in the Celtic Sea is raging in the Class40s with 50 miles of separation of position from east to west. Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy made the first move after passing the Scilly Isles, breaking away from the leading pack by tacking west in the early hours of the morning. Phor-ty skippered by Sam Goodchild is currently leading after taking the decision to be the first of the pack to tack north at dawn this morning. To weather of Phor-ty, Phil Sharp's Imerys is two miles ahead of Nicolas Troussel's Corum. Charles-louis Mourruau's Colombre XL (The Lost Boys) has taken a different option, tacking east of the fleet after the Scilly Isles. . . . Several teams have reported sighting dolphins around the Scilly Isles. Pascal Bakker on board Junique Raymarine Sailing Team caught Common Dolphins on camera breaching in the bow of the boat. You can read more via the Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race minisite. . . . #SRBI 📸 Pascal Bakker © . . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach #dolphins
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

“Tenacious start to Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race.” . . . The international fleet are licking their wounds after a tough first night in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. The leading Class40s and IRC rated yachts have broken away from the rest of the fleet and are expected to round the Scilly Isles this afternoon. . . . With 20 knots from the southwest forecast for the Celtic Sea it will be a long hard slog to Mizen Head on the southwest tip of Ireland. In the 11-strong Class40 fleet, Nicolas Troussel's Corum and Phil Sharp's Imerys are side by side, battling for the lead. In the IRC fleet, Giles Redpath's Pata Negra and Mark Emerson's A13 Phosphorus II are virtually tied for the lead on the water. . . . Giles Redpath's Lombard 46 Pata Negra reported breaking the bobstay connecting the end of the bowsprit to the hull. Chris Hanson, on board Pata Negra, wrote on the first night: “Got a temporary fix for it, though it does mean clipping the Code Zero on at the end of the pole. Now cooking chilli con carne to stack up on food before the winds ahead. Just around Portland Bill and hoping it shuts the door slightly to those behind. Phosphorus is on our quarter; wonder if we will see them all the way around!” In IRC Two-Handed, Benjamin Schwartz and Chen Jin Hao racing Figaro El Velosolex SL Energies Group lead the class on the water and after time correction. The smallest yacht in the race made the defining move on the first day at Portland Bill. The French/Chinese team tucked right in at the notorious headland as the tide turned against them. The team slingshot around the notorious headland to get a jump on the fleet. . . . In IRC Four, Charlene Howard's American Sun Odyssey 45.2 AJ Wanderlust and Charles Emmett's Sigma 36 British Beagle both headed offshore at Portland Bill. At dawn on Day Two, British Beagle was three miles ahead of AJ Wanderlust. . . . Read the full report on the SRBI website. . . . #SRBI #rorcracing . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

🌊💨⛈ "Rough weather predicted for Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race." . . . Twenty-eight teams with crew from 18 different countries have started the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race, organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club. . . . The cannon fire from the Royal Yacht Squadron Line signalled the start of one of the world's toughest yacht races. For the start at midday on Sunday 12th August, a cold front from the Atlantic provided pewter skies and a gusting southerly wind, accompanied by rain. Several low pressure systems are forecast to give rough weather during the 1,805 nautical mile marathon. . . . After leaving the Solent, the yachts raced close to the south side of the Isle of Wight to avoid the worst of the foul tide. For the first night, the wind is expected to strengthen and shift southwest; the 140 sailors in the fleet will be bracing themselves for a hard beat in the English Channel towards The Lizard. . . . Its a close battle up the front of the fleet for the Class40s. You can track their progress via YB. Head to the link in our bio! . . . 📷: @sportography.tv #SRBI
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Twenty eight teams with crew from 18 different countries have started the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race! 🌍🌊 . . . “It really is fantastic to see so many competitive boats on the starting line for such a tough race." Wouter Verbaak, Sevenstar Yacht Transport. . . . Tracking via the link in our bio 👉🏼 . . . #SRBI 📸 Paul Wyeth & Rick Tomlinson ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Tomorrow we go racing! ⛵️🌍🌊 . . . Tune in live at 1130hrs on Facebook for live coverage of the start of the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race! . . . #SRBI #rorcracing
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

We’ll be LIVE from 1130hrs tomorrow morning for the start of the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain & Ireland Race. 🎥 . . . Head to the link in our bio to set a reminder for when we go live. 👉🏼📆 . . . A gruelling test for 140 crews as they battle the 1,805nm journey around Britain & Ireland. . . . #SRBI #rorcracing
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

A record number of Class40s will be competing in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starting from the RYS line on Sunday at noon. Eleven pocket-rocket Class40s will be racing; the 40ft Monohull World Record for the race was set in 2014 by Roderick Knowles' Swish (8 days 19:06:49). In the right conditions, all of the Class40 teams competing this year are capable of breaking that milestone. The Class40 Line Honours winner will receive the Lekeitio Cup. #SRBI Sevenstar Yacht Transport 📸 Paul Wyeth/Tim Wright/Yachts & Yachting/Times of Oman/Flickr ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Phil Sharp Racing preparing for the start of the #SRBI during Lendy Cowes Week 🌊 In 2006, Britain's Phil Sharp became the first Class40 skipper to finish the race and he went on to win the Route De Rhum later that year. Fast forward to June 2018 and Sharp with co-skipper Julien Pulvé was victorious in the 1,000 nm Normandy Channel Race, winning by just six seconds after six days of racing! For the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starting on Sunday 12th August, Phil Sharp will skipper Class40 Imerys and is one of the favourites to win the class. Quote from Phil’s Facebook page, “there is a world record to break!” Don’t miss this one! #SRBI
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Hannah Stodel is currently preparing for the #SRBI, which starts this Sunday, August 12th. @hannahstodelracing . . . A familiar name in British Sailing, having represented Team GB at four Paralympic Games and won three Paralympic sailing World Titles in the Sonar Class. . . . She has chosen the Class40 as her training for the Vendée Globe and the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race represents an early test on her journey. . . . #SRBI . . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

☀️⛵️🏊🏽‍♂️ Close quarter in shore racing, spectators and swimmers, all enjoying #lendycowesweek! . . . What a treat for @cowes_week! . . . 📸 Cowes Week/PaulWyeth ©️
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

It's that time of year again! Who's racing in Lendy Cowes Week?! ⛵️🍾 . . . Tickets for RORC Cowes Events are running low, make sure you get yours before they sell out, Head to our bio 👉🏼 . . . 📸 Lendy Cowes Week ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

31 teams with close to 200 professional and Corinthian sailors will be competing in the 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race. . . . In this post, we'll be walking you through the course that teams will embark upon, on Sunday August 12th 2018. . . . Solent to Land's End - Approx. 180 nm Land's End to Mizen Head - Approx. 210 nm Mizen Head to Black Rock - Approx. 170 nm Black Rock to Muckle Flugga - Approx. 530 nm Muckle Flugga to Ramsgate - Approx. 580 nm Ramsgate to Finish - Approx. 130 nm . . . You can read the full article via the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race Website. . . . #SRBI #rorcracing . . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach #photos
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

⏱The countdown is well and truly on... . . . The Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race starts Sunday, August 12th. We have some exciting announcements ahead of the start...stay tuned. ⛵️🌊🌍 . . . #SRBI @sevenstaryachttransport
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

🎉🍾 50,000 FOLLOWERS 🎉🍾 . . . Thank you to all our followers for the support over the past couple of years. Looking forward to bringing you more awesome sailing content throughout the summer! . . . Here’s a little #throwbackthursday post, 🚀 MOD70 trimaran Phaedo³ blasting out into the Atlantic Ocean for the start of the 2016 RORC Transatlantic Race. . . . 📸 Rachel-Fallon Langdon ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

A killing fight between Varuna and Malizia! 💪🏼🌊 . . . Boris Herrmann's Malizia - Yacht Club De Monaco wins Line Honours in the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta - AAR Bermuda Hamburg Race. 🏁🏆🌎 . . . Following a 10-day, transatlantic bow-to-bow battle, the IMOCA 60 and her German skipper dominated on the water, crossed the finish line in Cuxhaven first in the early morning hours of July 18, and thereby took the elapsed time record. Just less than an hour later, after 3,500 nautical miles, Varuna arrived at the finish and holds the current, temporary top spot in IRC Zero after corrected time. . . . #AAR #rorcracing 📸 Sven Jurgensen ©
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

#Repost @ircrating . 🌅⛵️ Breathtaking images you MUST check out from the Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018 taken by Sander van der Borch. . Offshore race at the NAM22 mark, Offshore World Championship, the Netherlands, Saturday 14th of July 2018. . 📸 Offshore Sailing Worlds 2018/Sander van der Borch © #IRCrating #OSWorlds2018
Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

Royal Ocean Racing Club (rorcracing)

"130 Yacht RORC Armada set for St.Malo!" ⛵️🌊🇫🇷 . . . 130 yachts with nearly one thousand sailors competing, will be racing to St. Malo with the Royal Ocean Racing Club this weekend, arriving in the historic French port for massive celebrations. The Cowes – Dinard – St Malo Race is one of the oldest races in the RORC calendar, with the overall winner under IRC receiving the magnificent 1906 King Edward VII Cup. The weekend celebrations will also feature a magnificent firework display for the French National Day on Saturday July 14th, and the FIFA World Cup Final on Sunday 15th July between France and Croatia. . . . Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club in association with UNCL, Yacht Club de Dinard, Société Nautique de la Baie de St. Malo and the Royal Yacht Squadron. . . . 📸 Paul Wyeth © #rorcracing . . . . #racing #yachting #blue #instayacht #yachtrace #boats #yachtinglifestyle #yachts #instagood #instagram #harbour #waves #sailinglife #spring #sailing #sea #boat #yacht #travel #sailaway #sun #windy #water #travelphotography #bosphorus #sail #beach #ircrating

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12° West (@12degreeswest)

Congratulations @PhilSharpRacing on your win & new record In the @RORCRacing Round Britain Race. Brilliantly sailed! ⛵️🏆 #SRBI twitter.com/PhilSharpRacin…

Kezia Brewer (@brewerkezia)

@RORCRacing Please touch in with AJ Wanderlust doing the Seven Star Round Britain. Strange course they are taking & concerned family. Please update us. Thank you

Iain McAllister (@IainMMcAllister)

RT @PhilSharpRacing: Three achievements in one race set on a course that few dare to attempt. Find out why Phil thinks the Sevenstar Round…

LungiSails (@Blk_Rose)

RT @PhilSharpRacing: Three achievements in one race set on a course that few dare to attempt. Find out why Phil thinks the Sevenstar Round…

Phil Sharp (@Phil_Sharp_)

RT @PhilSharpRacing: Three achievements in one race set on a course that few dare to attempt. Find out why Phil thinks the Sevenstar Round…
Phil Sharp Racing (@PhilSharpRacing)

Phil Sharp Racing (@PhilSharpRacing)

Three achievements in one race set on a course that few dare to attempt. Find out why Phil thinks the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland is “undoubtedly the toughest offshore race this side of the Atlantic” and see the final race footage #SRBI @RORCRacing buff.ly/2BtYFO2

Audrey (@audreyandray)

RT @Virtual_Regatta: 8 days, 2 hours, 50 minutes and 17 seconds... that's the time it took to SPEEDOU.TPN to cross the finish line of the S…

Audrey (@audreyandray)

RT @RORCRacing: Can Phil Sharp's Imerys Clean Energy break the under 40ft World Record for this race and take a hattrick? It's all eyes on…

Audrey (@audreyandray)

RT @RORCRacing: Blog from Crew member on GBR4669R Pata Negra: Monday Morning 8am Late last night we were about to put up https://t.co/GHy5…

Audrey (@audreyandray)

RT @PhilSharpRacing: After 1,850nm in the #SRBI race the front runners are on track to smash the World Record time of 8d 19h 6m! The final…

Viator Sagarana (@ViatorSagarana)

RT @DongfengRacing: Horace and @Bschwartz87 are currently 1st in IRC overall in the SevenStar Round Britain and Ireland Race on El Velosole…
Yvonne Pike (@Bonny71)

Yvonne Pike (@Bonny71)

RT @PulveJulien: ETA 17h30 avec @PhilSharpRacing 💪🏻😄🤞🏻@RORCRacing #SRBI

Paul Denton (@drpauldenton)

RT @Virtual_Regatta: 8 days, 2 hours, 50 minutes and 17 seconds... that's the time it took to SPEEDOU.TPN to cross the finish line of the S…

PYC Yacht Charter (@PYCyachtcharter)

RT @RORCRacing: Blog from Crew member on GBR4669R Pata Negra: Monday Morning 8am Late last night we were about to put up https://t.co/GHy5…
VendéeVoile (@VG2016D)

VendéeVoile (@VG2016D)

[@RORCRacing] #Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race [20.08.2018 14:50 UTC]: @Phil_Sharp_ heading for the finish line to set a new World Record! Less than 3 nautical miles … ⛵️👍

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