A good start is everything…not in an offshore race, that takes some days. After a nice port tack pin end start we were able to leave the Solent with the leading group. With the first left shift we tacked closer to the shore and sailed a while on that tack. The wind was keeping to […]
With place 3 on the first leg from Sable to Horta and place 5 on the second leg we finished 4th overall in the regatta. Challenging conditions and strong competition made it an exciting race and a good practice run for upcoming double handed events.
Statements by Alexander Krause and Antoine Carpentier (Stella Nova), 3rd Alexander Krause, skipper of Stella Nova, 3rd: «It was a real challenge, on the first night, to find the wind and to leave in the good wagon but we succeeded. We’ve played at the front row from start to finish and we’re happy with that. […]
Training towards the Armen Race, Sable-Horta, Fastnet Race and Transat Jacque Vabre
…it took just over 11 days to sail from Quebec to St. Malo. It was a very competitive race right from the start and all the way to the finish line. If the fog had cleared, a fellow competitor would have been in sight all of the time. Seven boats crossed the finishing line within […]
Unfortunately with an unplanned stop at the Azores Stella Nova is on its way to Quebec in Canada for the start of the Transat from Quebec to St. Malo.
Like expected, we had very light winds most of the race. Several times we got the anchor ready to stop us from going backwards over ground. Luckily the current was either pushing us the right way or we just managed to match its speed.
On saturday at 12:10pm (UK time) we will start for the Rolex Fastnet Race 2015. With light winds forecasted it looks like it will be a very tactical race. With Jörg Riechers support we are aiming for a spot on the podiom. Lets see if we can keep the momentum from our last races. The link for […]
With Stella Nova we were able to beat the competition by 1 day and to decrease the time from 2011 by 5 days. The Prizegiving ceremony was held at the Royal Yacht Squadron in Cowes last friday.
I say thank you to: The low pressure system for taking us all across the atlantic with 25-40 knots, the warm front for keeping us warm, Stella Nova for staying in one peace, Armel Tripon and Jörg Riechers for bringing experience of combined 20 transatlantic races onbord and Burkhard Keese for making everything possible.