IMO in Session
Contents in this issue:
2. Second Thoughts on Winding Up of the South of England Club
3. George Grishin Reports on His Odessa Seminar
4. IMO Members of Council
6. And Finally…
Sails draped over the foredeck seconds after the dismast on Sec. Hayai – Photo Sec. Hayai
After 14 hours of racing in Leg 2 of the double-handed, Class40 Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR), the Dutch father-and-son team of Nico and Frans Budel dismasted shortly before rounding the Cape of Good Hope at the southern tip of Africa and entering the Indian Ocean. Both the Budels are uninjured and have returned to Cape Town unassisted with their Class40 Sec. Hayai while plans are already in place to rejoin the GOR.
Leg one of the Volvo Ocean Race drew to a close on Tuesday when Groupama 4 and Franck Cammas/FRA crossed the finish in Cape Town at 17.28.31 UTC (19.28 local time) after 24 days, four hours, 28 minutes and 31 seconds (24:04:28:31) of racing. It is the first time that a fully French entry has been seen in the race since the late Eric Tabarly skippered the maxi La Poste in 1993-94. Groupama Sailing team score 20 points for the leg, to add to the two points awarded for fifth place in the Iberdrola In-Port Race in Alicante on October 29. The team are in third place overall.
Many of the piles are in place for the new slipway. (Credit RNLI)
Author: Tim Ash, Divisional Media Relations Manager
Progress towards the new RNLI lifeboat station for Cowes has been ‘ramped up’ this month after builders started work on constructing the new slipway for the crew’s all important rescue missions.
GOR Leg 2 start in Table Bay, Cape Town
At 12:00 GMT (14:00 local) on Tuesday, the six, double-handed Class40s in the Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) crossed the start line of Leg 2 from Cape Town to Wellington, New Zealand. Ahead of the fleet are approximately 7,000 miles and around one month of racing through the high latitudes of the Indian Ocean with a finish line ETA shortly after Christmas.
Free kids entry 17-18 December
NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2011
Get into the festive spirit at the Maritime Museum this December. From Yuletide yarns with our Story Explorer to Christmas crafts for the kids, festive food in our café to gifts galore in our shop, we’ve got Christmas wrapped up at the Maritime Museum.
Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race
The struggle to Cape Town continues for the beleaguered Groupama 4 (Franck Cammas/FRA). Overnight the team made little or no progress, covering just 140 nautical miles in 24 hours and averaging 5.9 knots, but at 1000 UTC today, as the team hooked into a new low-pressure system, it was a question of slowing the boat down as she raced towards the finish at over 18 knots.