Algoa Bay brought lighter conditions on Sunday, and after a postponement waiting for the wind to settle, the race got underway in 7 knots of breeze from the south-east. Ted Conrads and Brian Haines from the USA were the pathfinders, and opened up the gate for the fleet as they sailed out to the right-hand side of the course.
Barcelona's Guillermo Altadill and Chilan co-skipper José Munoz should cross the finish line Monday on their IMOCA 60 Neutrogena and secure second placed overall in the Barcelona World Race, the two handed race around the world.
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet reached the halfway point of their nine-month marathon - midway through the fifth leg of nine - on Friday and were still glued together in some of the closest racing in the event's 41-year history.
Cheminées Poujoulat, co-skippered by Bernard Stamm, 51, (Switzerland) and Jean Le Cam, 55 (France), sailed to victory , winning the third edition of the Barcelona World Race, the non stop, round the world race for two crew, crossing the finish line at 17:50:25hrs UTC (18:50:25hrs CET/Barcelona) on 25 March 2015 in light winds, 10-15kts SE and smooth seas.
Olympic sailor and World #2 Anna Kjellberg of the Royal Gothenburg Yacht Club is the 2014 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Champion. Together with her crew - Karin Almquist, Vanja Lundberg and Annika Carlunger - the Swede defeated Danish World #1 Camilla Ulrikkeholm (DEN) 3 - 1 in their Scandinavian battle in Cork Harbour, Ireland.
World #2 Anna Kjellberg and compatriot Caroline Sylvan celebrated the Swedish National Day in Cork, Ireland, by advancing to the semi-finals of the 2014 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship, the first event of the 2014 Women's International Match Racing Series (WIM Series).
French Match Racing Champion Anne-Claire Le Berre had a great Thursday on the Irish waters of Cork, winning all of her matches to finish the round-robin stage of the 2014 ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championship with a 10 - 2 record.
The ISAF Women's Match Racing World Championships organising committee is proud to announce a prize fund of ?10,000 to be allocated to the top sailors at the regatta, set to be held from 3-8 June 2014 in Cork, Ireland.