In our November 2017 newsletter:
- New boat in the FastSailing fleet: Sydney43GTS. A great IRC racer (with decent comfort!)
- 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race: our Pogo50 EROS 3rd in ORC2 – a tough race, only 35/105 finished!
- Oct 2017 Hydra Race: our X-Yacht X43 XENIOS 3rd in real time
- The 2018 “Train & Race” programme is now online
- Geneva, Paris, Düsseldorf: see you at the boat shows
New boat in the FastSailing fleet: Sydney 43GTS
We are happy to announce the latest addition to our fleet of fast boats: The Sydney43GTS, an IRC racing machine.
Designed by Jason Ker and built by Sydney Yachts in Australia, this is a modern lightweight, sturdy and truly fast racer: Keel with bulb, 2.5m long fixed bow sprit, plenty of sail area, wide beam….Double-digit sensations are guaranteed!
Comes with a an amazing sail wardrobe of top quality 18 sails, including 4 jibs, 4 asymmetric spis, Code0,1&2,5, trysail and even 3 mainsails ….
Still there is a decent level of comfort for a crew of 10 with 3 double cabins, WC with shower and hot water, a fully equipped kitchen, heating, cockpit shower…
To facilitate the participation to the local week-end or longer races, we will not respect the typical Saturday-Saturday charter programme.
Some really interesting races to do:
- Cyclades Race, 20-50nm legs around the Cyclades (early July)
- Rhodos Cup , 4-5 legs of coastal racing (mid July)
- Aegean Rally, 50+nm legs around the Aegean (late July)
- Aegean Regatta, a downwind/reaching course in the East Aegean (late August)
and many more
Race results – Autumn 2017
A. 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race
Our Pogo50 EROS finished 3rd in ORC2 in the 2017 Rolex Middle Sea Race.
This edition will remain in history as one of the toughest of the famous race with strong headwinds and high seas for ~180nm. Only 35/105 made it to the finish line and we but we made it and with absolutely no damage!
Two elements were crucial to our success: the super sturdy Pogo50 and our great skipper Pietro D’Ali.
What an experience! Bravo to the crew: Alex, Aleks, Brian, Christi, Giorgo, Michael, Michalis, Viktor and of of course to our skipper Pietro D’Ali
B. October 2017 Hydra Race
Our X-Yacht X43 XENIOS finished 3rd in real time (6th in corrected) in the October Hydra Race. Bravo to the Greco-Swiss charter crew for their effort!
Unlike the Xp line, the X-Yacht X43 line is not at all optimized for handicap racing and, therefore, in real time it performs very well !
2018 “Train & Race” programme
We have posted online the Train & Race Programme for the 2018 season. Lots of interesting stuff: solo & double handed trainings, offshore sailing, local races, including the participation of the Pogo50 and the Sydney43GTS to the 2018 Rolex Middle Sea Race. Our top level skippers Pietro D’Ali, Benoit Charon and Charly Fernbach guarantee a great sailing experience.
No1: 17-26 March 2018 (Hydra Race)
No2: 13-27 October 2018 (Rolex Middle Sea Race)
No3: 10-18 November 2018 (Hydra Race)
No4: Solo & double handed sailing trainings: upon demand
P.S. There are still spots for the upcoming programme in 17-26 March 2018 with the “classic” Hydra Race.
See you there!
Geneva, Paris and Düsseldorf: meet us at the boat shows
Fastsailing will be present at the:
Geneva 10-12/Nov/2017: Fastsailing stand SN343
2-10/Dec/2017: at the Pogo stand*
20-28/Jan/2018: at the Pogo stand*
See you there!*stand numbers to be announced soon
Exceptional FastSailing experiences in Greece