Azores and Back Yacht Race

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The 10th Azores and Back Yacht Race (AZAB) is being hosted by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club, Falmouth and started on Saturday 4th June at 1200 UTC.

The heavy downwind conditions, with winds up to 30 knots (far more than predicted) are making the self steering systems of all the boats in the fleet work overtime. Outrageous, the Swan 47 sailed by Mark Stevenson and Freddie Stevenson has been force to retire on self steering problems just hours after Paul Brant on Ninjod had suffered power failure that had left him without autopilot.

Meanwhile, at the front, Jankees Lampe on La Promesse powers on tirelessly and is probably working overtime too thinking about his chance repeating his feat of 2007 when he was the first boat home winning the Henry Lloyd trophy.

Paul Brant on Ninjod was forced to turn the bow towards Falmouth after what he described as 'catastrophic instrument failure.'
 
PositionNameTCFStart TimeLast updateDTF (NM)VMG* (Knots)Estimated finish time (UTC)Estimated finish time (UTC corrected)
These results are provisional
1La Promese1.210004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00703.610.709 Jun 02:5210 Jun 02:10
2Taika1.008004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00802.48.410 Jun 09:0310 Jun 10:11
3Jammy Dodger1.101004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00776.98.910 Jun 00:0810 Jun 13:29
4Christina0.897004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00906.47.611 Jun 09:0210 Jun 16:05
5Jbellino1.077004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00793.58.510 Jun 06:2010 Jun 16:59
6Growler0.930004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:05875.87.511 Jun 06:2910 Jun 19:08
7Rebecca of Helford0.818004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00921.76.412 Jun 08:0810 Jun 21:59
8Ding Dong1.086004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00798.78.210 Jun 10:5510 Jun 23:13
9Elixir1.036004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00811.17.710 Jun 18:0110 Jun 23:25
10Franglais0.856004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00883.76.412 Jun 02:5911 Jun 00:42
11Truant1.007004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00839.67.511 Jun 00:4111 Jun 01:47
12Comedy of Errors1.013004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00833.67.511 Jun 00:1411 Jun 02:16
13Destination Calais1.213004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00774.99.009 Jun 22:4111 Jun 02:31
14Quaker Girl0.838004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00906.46.212 Jun 11:1811 Jun 04:23
15Fanfan!1.013004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00851.17.511 Jun 02:5211 Jun 04:55
16Tamarind0.944004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00883.06.911 Jun 16:1511 Jun 06:37
17Stratagem0.890004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00901.96.512 Jun 04:1911 Jun 08:06
18Lancastrian1.059004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00837.87.610 Jun 23:0111 Jun 08:09
19Whistledown III0.968004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00878.17.011 Jun 13:5811 Jun 08:33
20Ruffian0.945004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00873.06.811 Jun 18:1811 Jun 08:44
21Wolfies Toy1.289004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00788.29.509 Jun 19:5511 Jun 08:53
22Equilibrium0.972004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00878.86.911 Jun 17:1411 Jun 12:24
23Lady First1.032004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00854.87.211 Jun 07:0511 Jun 12:17
24Fluke - Igoski1.032004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00854.47.111 Jun 08:3411 Jun 13:50
25Resolute0.920004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00902.26.412 Jun 04:5911 Jun 14:13
26Bojangles1.013004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00872.07.111 Jun 12:0411 Jun 14:15
27Fortitude1.258004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00790.38.810 Jun 03:1411 Jun 14:08
28Slippery K0.934004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00890.36.512 Jun 02:4011 Jun 14:38
29Finistere0.896004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00909.66.212 Jun 11:0011 Jun 15:12
30Nazca II0.931004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:05914.86.512 Jun 04:5811 Jun 16:14
31Bagatelle1.064004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00843.27.211 Jun 06:1611 Jun 16:39
32Calypso0.859004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00948.76.012 Jun 22:5611 Jun 18:23
33Embla 30.961004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00875.26.412 Jun 01:3111 Jun 18:27
34Ntombifuti1.057004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00851.67.111 Jun 09:4011 Jun 19:06
35Gertha 41.012004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00874.26.811 Jun 17:1911 Jun 19:24
36Change of Course1.039004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00859.36.911 Jun 13:1711 Jun 19:52
37Carolina0.870004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00918.85.812 Jun 22:2911 Jun 20:14
38Relief0.876004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00937.66.012 Jun 21:4711 Jun 20:49
39Quid Non?1.015004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00871.06.711 Jun 18:0811 Jun 20:44
40Home of Jazz1.047004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00854.36.811 Jun 14:2211 Jun 22:22
41Hayai1.252004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00778.47.910 Jun 11:2211 Jun 23:30
42Inshala0.901004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00918.05.912 Jun 20:2112 Jun 00:32
43Kilva0.997004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00888.06.512 Jun 00:5812 Jun 00:26
44Vela Fresca0.974004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00895.36.412 Jun 05:5912 Jun 01:09
45Jenna B1.075004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00824.96.711 Jun 12:2812 Jun 01:06
46Suomi Kudu0.941004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00901.26.112 Jun 13:1312 Jun 01:50
47Blade Runner0.973004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00891.76.312 Jun 07:3112 Jun 02:27
48Merlin1.066004 Jun 12:0006 Jun 09:00848.76.711 Jun 14:5412 Jun 02:10
49Tamar Swallow0.955004 Jun 12:2006 Jun 09:00919.96.312 Jun 11:2512 Jun 02:49
50Concerto0.857004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00926.35.413 Jun 11:1012 Jun 04:28
51Cantilena of London0.978004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:00899.06.212 Jun 09:3112 Jun 05:21
52Erica0.883004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00952.35.713 Jun 07:3012 Jun 06:49
53Caprice0.870004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00941.45.513 Jun 11:3412 Jun 07:36
54Tantina II0.855004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00953.04.515 Jun 03:1813 Jun 14:22
55Becca Boo0.847004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:00995.64.615 Jun 07:1113 Jun 15:37
56Lexia0.790004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:001009.83.219 Jun 08:1016 Jun 05:28
57Foula0.824004 Jun 12:3006 Jun 09:001066.72.623 Jun 10:5220 Jun 02:53
 Outrageous1.045004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:001141.8-8.122 Jun 15:24RETIREDSelf Steering Problems
 Ninjod1.014004 Jun 12:1006 Jun 09:001069.8-7.422 Jun 15:24RETIREDDamaged Mainsail and auto pilot issue.


* The AZAB covers just less than 2,500 miles of ocean, approximately 1,220 miles on each leg.

Open to single and double handed crews and held over a 45 day period, the yachts usually take seven to ten days to complete each leg allowing a week or so to relax and restock for the return passage.

Azores and Back Yacht Race website