Archambaults in the 2014 Commodores Cup

4 Archambaults successfully made the French team selections for the 2104 Commodores Cup. France Green had the one month old A13 “Teasing Machine” owned by Eric De Turkheim, joining the successful A35R “Chenapan 3” with owner/driver Gilles Caminade. France Blue had the optimised A40RC “Goa” of Gilles Prietz and France White had “Dunkerque Plaisance – Gill Racing Team” owned by Benoit D’Halluin. In what continues to be a very competitive fleet, all 27 yachts had high hopes for top ten and podium finishes. In the end Team Ireland sailed the consistent series taking the Cup from holders Team GBR (GBR Red won in 2012). The Archambaults had a good showing throughout with: A40RC “Goa” finishing within the top10 in all 8 races A13 “Teasing Machine” had 3 podium finishes and 1 top10 finish. Teasing Machine won the offshore race a great result for a…

A35 – Red Kite – Winner of the China Sea Race

A35 – Red Kite – Winner of the China Sea Race

Anthony Root, sailing his A-35 Red Kite 2 has extended his overall lead in the Asian Yachting Grand Prix circuit, by convincingly winning the China Sea Race over Easter, followed up by another win at the Commodore’s Cup Regatta, held in Subic Bay. The China Sea Race starts off the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, in the famous Victoria Harbour, then travels 600 miles down to Subic Bay in the Philippines. Although the race was sailed in light winds for the most part, the RK2 team did an excellent job to score a convincing win in IRC Division 2, correcting out to 1 ½ hours ahead of second place. After a couple of days well deserved R & R, the team was joined for the Commodore’s Cup Regatta in Subic Bay by Doyle NZ’s Andy Pilcher, who had brought up a new Stratis Carbon/ICE…