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Oyster regatta на Майорке (1 МЕСТО)


Международная Oyster regatta проводилась с 26-29 сентября 2012 г. на Майорке. Наша команда заняла 1 место в своем классе на лодке Oyster 62 под названием Ангел-Хранитель. Владелец Максим Кудряшов. Члены команды: Андрей Арбузов, Кирилл Лебедев, Сергей Бородкин. Было два класса по 11 и 14 лодок. Отчет о регате и результаты можно посмотреть здесь:



27 September 2012

Day 1 at the Oyster Regatta – Palma 2012
Sponsored by Raymarine

Even light rain and gusty conditions could not dampen the spirits of the competitors for the first race at the Oyster Regatta Palma. A 20-mile coastal race sponsored by Oyster Regatta partner Lewmar, finishing at the enchanting natural haven of Puerto Andraitx.

With great efficiency, the Oyster armada left Real Club Nautico to make their way to the starting area. Race Officer and Oyster Group CEO David Tydeman set a windward start for both classes in the Bay of Palma. After rounding the windward mark, crews prepared spinnakers for a downwind leg out of the bay. The breeze freshened shortly after the start to fully tune up the impressive Oyster fleet, the grey skies were persistent and the fresh wind remained, providing challenging and exciting sailing conditions.

In Class Two, Jesús Gasca’s Oyster 46, Sine Die showed tremendous boat speed to lead the fleet, but a problem with the spinnaker prevented the Basque team from winning the race, as Sine Die crewman Mikel Vazquez explains: “The spinnaker just exploded, we think it is repairable so we should be fine for tomorrow but it was a shame, hopefully everything will be ready for us in the morning and at least we managed to get a fairly good result, we will try to win the next race, it is all we can do.

With Sine Die reduced to sailing with their headsail, Gerd and Annemarie Köhlmoos’ German Oyster 54, Sarabande and Igor Lazurenko’s Russian Oyster 54, Light Lana took up the running. The two yachts enjoyed a thrilling battle, swapping at least five gybes in the bay before making a dash for the finish. Sarabande crossed the line just 11 seconds ahead on corrected time to win the race with Light Lana second and Sine Die third.

In Class One, Alberto Vignatelli’s Italian Oyster 72, AlbertOne3 took line honours and victory on corrected time. Mark and Sarah Driver’s British Oyster 66, Goodwinds were less than a minute behind after time correction and Maxim Kudryashov’s brand new Oyster 625, Guardian Angel put in an outstanding performance taking third in their race debut. AlbertOne3 sailed well to secure their victory but Goodwinds won the start and showed Impressive form at the team’s first regatta.

Alan Parker’s Oyster 54, Oyster Reach put in a good start and looked to be in the running but a gybe went wrong for Oyster Reach and by the time the spinnaker was freed, the fleet and any chances of a win had sailed away. “It’s always an adventure, you never really know what is going to happen when you set off, that’s part of the charm of it.” Smiled Alan Parker. “We know what went wrong and it won’t happen again but we have learnt from the mistake and we remained calm, which is very important. The result was not what we hoped for but we had a great day sailing and a tremendous evening, Oyster really do provide fantastic events and tomorrow is another day.

The entrance to Puerto Andraitx affords stunning view of the cliffs along the southwest tip of Mallorca and the natural harbour is home to Club de Vela. The Oyster family enjoyed the full hospitality of the yacht club pool and bar before being escorted by private coach into the mountains for dinner at the Bodegas Santa Catarina. Set in the Sierra de Tramuntana, the vineyard produces award-winning wines. The Oyster family was treated to a refreshing Prensal Blanc on arrival, followed by a fresh and lively Rosado and a complex rich Tinto made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. A traditional paella was served inside the majestic barrel vaulted stone wine store. A magnificent setting and a rare treat laid on especially for Oyster owners and guests taking part in Oyster`s Palma Regatta.

Racing resumes on Friday 28 September with a passage race back to the Bay of Palma with the impressive Oyster fleet returning to Real Club Nautico.


28 September 2012

Day 2 at the Oyster Regatta – Palma 2012
Sponsored by Raymarine

The second day of racing at the Oyster Regatta Palma, sponsored by regatta partner Raymarine, will be long remembered for spectacular sailing conditions. A solid 15 knots of breeze from the northeast built to near gale force conditions. The Oyster fleet powered along the southwest coast of Mallorca experiencing wind speeds in excess of 30 knots for most of the 20-mile race. However, Oysters are built to sail the world’s oceans and only three of the 24 yachts retired after minor gear failure that alone was testament to the build quality and robust nature of the Oyster marque.

Many yachts were quick to reef in the lively conditions but it was a bumpy rollercoaster ride from Puerto Andraitx back to the Bay of Palma. The gnarly weather conditions provided high speed racing for over three hours before the fleet finally moored up again within the safe confines of Real Club Nautico.

In Class One, Maria Cristina Rapisardi’s powerful Italian Oyster 72, Billy Budd was a force to be reckoned with, relishing the lively conditions with expert boat handling to take line honours just ahead of Oyster 82, Starry Night of the Caribbean. However, after time correction, Maxim Kudryashov’s Russian Oyster 625, Guardian Angel won the race with Billy Budd second and Heinrich Schulte’s German Oyster 655, Anabasis claiming third.

Maxim Kudryashov was delighted to take his first win with his new Oyster 625, Guardian Angel.

“I love to sail in strong winds, it is fantastic to power through the waves in Guardian Angel and the crew love it as well. We had a few problems because we are still getting use to her but the crew work was excellent and I was so proud to win the race and to take the lead in Class One.”

In Class Two, Gerd and Annemarie Köhlmoos’ German Oyster 54, Sarabande put in a stellar performance winning line honours and the race after time correction by a handsome margin. Eric Alfredson’s Swedish Oyster 53, Lisanne was second. Igor Lazurenko’s Russian Oyster 54, Light Lana showed great tenacity after sustaining some damage to their headsail system when the crew continued to race and were rewarded with a third place by just 19 seconds on corrected time from Jesús Gasca’s Spanish Oyster 46, Sine Die.

Gerd Köhlmoos was delighted to win his second race at the regatta, but was quick to explain that it was a team effort. “Probably the best move we made today was going inshore to find flatter water inside the bay but we had a big problem when our genoa sheet snapped but the crew acted quickly to limit the loss. I love to sail with my family and friends and we have become an excellent team because we have sailed together for so many years, it was a very exciting race today and I am really looking forward to the last day of racing and hopefully the Sarabande team can win again, to finish off a great regatta.”

John and Odette Maxwell’s British Oyster 54, Om Shanti racing in Class Two managed a credible sixth today. John and Odette will be taking part in the Oyster World Rally next January. For the Oyster Regatta Palma, John and Odette were joined by sons Ian and James, as well as Raph Marshall-Naef, who will be joining the couple for their great adventure.

That was pretty feisty today.” Beamed John having helmed Om Shanti non-stop for over three and a half hours in lively conditions. “That was thoroughly enjoyable and very educational, especially with regard to reducing sail to balance the boat. Fortunately Om Shanti will be likely to experience more downwind sailing on the Oyster World Rally but today was a great day to perfect heavy weather upwind sailing. Apart from the fridge door flying open and sending the lunch all over the galley, I think we coped pretty well!”

Racing at the Oyster Regatta Palma concludes tomorrow with racing in the Bay of Palma. A points scoring race will be followed by a pursuit race. The final prize giving ceremony will take place at one of Mallorca’s most exclusive resorts; Cap Rocat is a beautifully restored military fort with outstanding cliff top vistas. Oyster owners and their guests will enjoy a fabulous cocktail party followed by dinner and dancing in a truly magical location.