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.
The world's longest running professional sailing series - the ISAF sanctioned World Match Racing Tour (WMRT) - have announced a new and expanded sixteen event schedule for the 2015/16 world championship.
Sarah Parker and her crew of Evelyn Foster, Clare Costanzo, Rachel Bower and Lauren Crossman from the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club capitalised on their dominant performance of the day prior to take out the Marinassess Women's Match Racing Regatta hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.
Less than 400 miles to the finish the Mediterranean is living up to is reputation for capricious spring winds, Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam spending a fitful, frustrating night in the Straits and of Gibraltar, now in the west of the Alboran Sea. Thay have had difficult, shifting light E'ly winds and so it has been upwind. This morning their winds have picked up slightly and backed, so they will be in 10kts from the NNE, making about 9.5kts.
The data download service allows external sources to perform look-up
queries on Sailor Biography and Event data. The Sailor
biography query allows for automation of the process of validating
Sailor IDs and classification groupings. Performing look-ups
on events can be used to set-up an overall regatta in a 3rd
party software package.
Sailor Details Look-up
The first method is to use a query parameterised
with personal details:
Here the type parameter specifies a look-up on
Event elements, of the other parameters at least one is required, they
are specified as follows:
Date: In the format
YYYY-MM-DD, cannot be submitted as a partial string, specifies that
the results will include only regattas that are running during the
specified date (started on or before and ending on or after)
Title: refers to the name of the regatta, minimum of 4
characters, accepts partial strings, non-case-sensitive