Weekly Update vol. 2
Teasing Machine joins AAR fleet
The Atlantic Anniversary Regatta (AAR) is happy to welcome another international contender among the building fleet of racing yachts.
The newest entry "Teasing Machine" comes from the drawing board of Nivelt-Muratet Design and left the Spanish shipyard King-Marine only this summer.
The 54-foot IRC construction is already the second yacht that owner Eric de Turckheim campaigns under the name “Teasing Machine”. The predecessor, an Archambault A13 led the French crew to a series of class victories in top level offshore races like the Rolex Sydney Hobart Race 2015, the Round Ireland Race 2016, Cowes Week 2016 or the Commodores Cup 2016. We are curious to see how this new boat will perform in an ocean-crossing race. Additional information on “Teasind Machine” can be found here:
Teasing Machine Facebook Page
Helgoland – Brest: “Broader View Hamburg” takes line honours and handicap victory
In our last edition, we featured a regatta from Helgoland to Brest between three youth training yachts. After an elapsed time of 3 days, 23 hours and 14:00 minutes, the young guns of “Broader View Hamburg” took line honours into Brest, leading by a margin of 1 hour 25 minutes and 40 seconds on second-placed “Bank von Bremen” and trailing “Haspa Hamburg”.
After roughly 300 nautical miles of upwind sailing this meant handicap victory for “Broader View Hamburg” as well. The aged Andrews designed 56-footer was the lowest rating contender. Claiming both line and handicap honours therefore underlined the tremendous effort by the young crew of skipper Lukas Wiebel.
For the three club yachts, the regatta from Helgoland to Brest marked the start of the AAR season. We are looking forward to see how our Youngsters will experience their Atlantic tour and are looking forward to more pictures and reports. For additional information on the yachts and their crews, see the following websites: