problems


Die Ruhe vor dem Sturm [04/11/2010]
Nachdem mich die vorige Nacht so mitgenommen hat, war es gestern ruhig. Ich habe sogar 5 Stunden geschlafen. Hurra! Das war auch wirklich nötig, denn in der kommenden Nacht soll es sehr stürmisch werden, da werde ich bestimmt kein Auge zutun. Heute scheint die Sonne, es ist warm und ich habe mich momentan auf den dritten Platz vorgesegelt. Das motiviert. Ich frage mich nur, warum Bernhard Stamm – für mich einer der größten Favoriten überhaupt – nach Süden abgedriftet ist? Mal schauen, wessen Taktik am Ende aufgeht.
http://segeln.mare.de/

Steering problem for Stamm [04/11/2010]
Unfortuantely Bernard Stamm is no stranger to adversary and disappointment. After leading Class 40 in the early stages of the Route du Rhum-La Banque Postale, Stamm has suffered a serious problem with his steering on Cheminées Poujoulat.
His slow, southerly course tells its own story, slumping to 18th on the rankings. Part of the mechanism which links the autopilot to the rudder has apparently failed, making it impossible for Stamm to use the pilot to steer. So he is making for the Azores, 580 miles to his SW, where he aims to make a technical pit stop. “The only way I can go is make the helm fast and balance the sails. I can’t race upwind or close hauled. So that explains my course.” Stamm is trying to effect some kind of repair with what he has to hand. His shore-team have confirmed that a “Mac Guyver” running repair may be possible. “I have begun to try and do something, but it won’t let me keep pace. I hope to keep the wind to make it to the Azores without using the engine. It’s a shame because I had been going well and it was an interesting race.”
http://www.routedurhum-labanquepostale.com/en/s03_news/s03p02_detail_actu.php?news=2303&categorie=121

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