Please select your home edition
Edition
Ocean Safety 2021 - LEADERBOARD

Rough night for Golding

by Susan Preston Davis on 25 Jan 2001
ROUGH NIGHT FOR GOLDING


Mike Golding reported today that, after the frustration of light airs,
last night was one of the worst nights of the whole race for him. In a
call to his shore team he told of a very rough time with some 45 knots of
wind - so not enormous winds - but with huge and unpredictable seas -
'waves coming in all directions'. He commented 'I've never known an Open
60 to be pooped before' ('pooped' means that waves, unusually, break over
the stern of the boat). He considers himself fortunate to have suffered
only a broken batten and a flooded cockpit during the night - the Velcro
covers over the hatch held firm saving him from a soaked interior!

This morning the weather has calmed somewhat and allowed Golding to shake
out the third reef in his mainsail so that he is now reaching at an average
of 14 knots with 2 reefs and the staysail set. Golding has managed to
catch up on some badly needed sleep and is feeling good. Team Group 4 is
in good shape and Golding is looking to pick up miles fast in the next few
days.

Contact:
MPR - Susan Preston Davis/Susan McKeag
Tel: +44 1489 789111
Fax: + 44 1489 780222
Email: waterforduk@compuserve.com

www.teamgroup4.com

Related Articles

Ocean Race Europe marks a fully-crewed standard
IMOCA and VO65 teams will compete in a race from the Atlantic to the Mediterranean Some of the best sailors and teams in the world will take up the challenge of The Ocean Race Europe next month, racing in stages from Lorient, France to Genova, Italy.
Posted on 20 Apr
Capri is ready to welcome the Maxis
For Rolex Capri Sailing Week Capri is ready to welcome the Maxi yachts competing for the RCSW Trophy. Reopening promised by Italian PM Draghi warmly welcomed.
Posted on 20 Apr
M-PRO Pure Black Series back in stock
Having sold out just 3 weeks after launch Having sold out just 3 weeks after launch, we are pleased to say that out best-selling M-PRO Pure Black Jacket is now back in stock.
Posted on 20 Apr
The RYA Youth Nationals is back!
The event will welcome as many as 350 young racers from all over the country The RYA is thrilled to announce that the RYA Youth National Championships is coming back with a bang for 2021 - and entries are opening on Monday.
Posted on 20 Apr
M32 European Season starts in Italy
First 2021 event set for Sanremo in May The M32 European season will start in Sanremo in May. After the Italian regatta the fleet will head north to Holland and Denmark to return to Italy and Riva del Garda for the European Championship in September this year.
Posted on 20 Apr
SailGP will broadcast to 175 territories
SailGP has announced comprehensive broadcast coverage, with viewers in 175 territories With the highly anticipated SailGP Season opener less than a week away, the global championship has announced comprehensive broadcast coverage, with viewers in 175 territories globally able to watch the sports pinnacle league, which promises high-speeds,
Posted on 20 Apr
Gizmos: Harken's growing line of rigging solutions
Engineered soft-attach terminations and through-deck pieces Harken now offers Gizmos, a growing line of engineered soft-attach terminations and through-deck pieces. Gizmos acknowledge riggers' desires to minimize weight and eliminate as much heavy metal as possible.
Posted on 20 Apr
Japan SailGP Team new signings for Season 2
Olympians Francesco Bruni and Chris Draper added to star-studded line-up Japan SailGP Team supercharged its team for SailGP Season 2, announcing the headline signings of Italian sailor and eight-time world champion Francesco Bruni and GB's Chris Draper, who take on the roles of flight controller and wing trimmer respectively.
Posted on 20 Apr
RYA Northern Ireland Youth Forum event
Dedicated young people celebrated A group of inspirational young leaders who took part in RYA Northern Ireland's Youth Forum have come together for a celebration event, marking the progress they have made during an extraordinary year.
Posted on 20 Apr
Finnfare celebrates 60 years with April edition
First published in 1961, Finnfare is the legacy of the class Finnfare has been part of Finn class culture for 60 years. First published in 1961, it has consistently brought Finn sailors the news and views from around the world.
Posted on 20 Apr