Ocean Race news: Stanjik works his way | NDR.de – Sports
Status: 01/27/2023 08:06 AM
Ocean Race 2023 is underway with Boris Herrmann and Susan Buick. Track overview, all important events, live trackers and background information are available in the live NDR.de ticker.
Beucke III, Stanjik makes his way
The field of participants, still navigating closely together, has picked up speed in the Atlantic Ocean and is likely to cross the equator today. Biotherm was still leading on Friday morning, and Holcim with Susanne Beucke from Kiel finished third. Berlin’s Robert Stanjic overtook the Malizia Seaexplorer with a Guyot environment and moved up to fourth place.
Live Tracking: An overview of what’s happening in the race
Boris Hermann: Not on the plane, but in the middle
Because of his foot injury, the Hamburg leader stopped in the second stage. He still keeps track of the race, though he’s not aboard the Malaysian Seaexplorer: He supports the team from shore, with “data and performance analytics,” explains the 41-year-old.
The field is close to each other, but you’ll be stuck in the back
After about 13 hours at sea, the participants continue to make slow progress in the second stage. The field – led by Biotherm Racing – is only a few nautical miles away. Only Guyot’s entourage with the Berlin commander Robert Stanjic has softened a little.
Small distances between teams
At the beginning of the second stage, the participants have a hard time with a weak wind. After nearly two hours of racing, Biotherm Racing was leading 11th Hour Racing.
The second stage has begun
The second stage of the ocean race started in bright sunlight and northeast wind. Guyot’s team with leader Robert Stanjic from Berlin got off to the best start.
After a short while, the Holcim team around Kevin Escoffier – winner of the first stage – took the lead.
Hermann stays on the beach – Harris takes the lead
Boris Herrmann had to take a break from the second stage due to a foot injury. England’s 28-year-old Will Harris takes the helm in this department. He has been part of Team Malizia since 2019 and supported Hermann at the Vandée Globe 2020/21, among others.
Crews on board
The crews of the five Imoca yachts, accompanied by drummers, board their boats.
Top questions and answers about Ocean Race
How long has the ocean race existed? How is it registered? How many Germans are there? All information is available in the instructions.
The Ocean Race: Seven stages over 32,000 nautical miles
It will be the most important team regatta in international sailing this year for the Imoka class over seven stages and a total of 32,000 nautical miles (about 60,000 km).
The first stage: Alicante – Cape Verde
Start: January 15th Expected arrival: January 22nd
1900 nautical miles
The second phase: Cape Verde – Cape Town / South Africa
Start: January 25th. Expected arrival: February 9th
4,600 nautical miles
3. The stage: Cape Town – Itagai / Brazil
Start: February 26th Expected arrival: April 1st
12,750 nautical miles
The fourth stage: Itagai / Brazil – Newport / USA
Launch: April 23; Estimated arrival: May 10
level five: Newport / USA – Aarhus / Denmark
Start: May 21; Estimated arrival: May 30
3,500 nautical miles
6. The stage: Aarhus / Denmark – Fly by Keel – The Hague / Netherlands
Start: June 8; Kill (non-stop) June 9; Expected arrival: June 11th
800 nautical miles
Seventh stage: The Hague / Netherlands – Genoa / Italy
Starts: June 15th; Expected end: July 1
2200 nautical miles
Ocean Race overall standings
1. Team Holcim – 5 points
2. 11th Hour Racing – 4 Punkte
3. Malaysian team – 3 points
4. Biotherm Races – 2 points
5. Guyot Environment – Team Europe – 1 Punkt
Wednesday the start of the second stage
At about 7 pm German time, the five boats set out on the second stage. It leads more than 4,600 nautical miles to South Africa. Estimated arrival is February 9th.
Stanjik assumes the role of helmsman
While Boris Herrmann (Team Malaysia) was injured and Suzanne Buick (Holcim) got on board for the first time, the other two German participants continue their ocean race debuts with Team Europe today. Robert Stanjic and Philipp Kasowski from Berlin aboard Gayot, which finished the first stage in fifth place.
Stanjic takes over as skipper in Leg 2 as planned. The exams are different from the first section. Now it’s about getting over the equator as fast as possible in light winds. Only then will the Imoca yachts rise on their flakes in the southern trade winds for longer periods and fly towards Cape Town on their wings.
Hermann remains confident despite the accident
Boris Hermann burned his foot in the first stage when a pot of hot water tipped over. However, he looks at the rest of the race with confidence.
Pack carefully and modestly
On the second stop, Susan Beock is part of the Holcim crew surrounding Commander Kevin Escoffier. The joy is great, as is the respect for the mission.
Herrmann misses the second stage of the Ocean Race
Bitter news for Boris Herrmann and Team Malaysia. The Hamburg skipper suffered severe burns to his foot in the first leg and will not be able to compete in the second leg of the round-the-world regatta.
The highlight of the first stage
Stunning visuals, thrilling racing and Boris Herrmann’s third-place finish: highlights of stage one from Alicante to Cape Verde.
Hermann is “very happy” with his team
After crossing the finish line, Boris Hermann was content with the third place at the first stage. “I am very pleased with the performance of our boat and my team,” said the man from Hamburg. “It took us almost three days to talk to each other because it was so loud and wild on board after take off in rough conditions. After that we enjoyed almost bubbly conditions, very fast and nice sailing.”
Escoffier’s Holcim team won the first stage – Herrmann won the third
French captain Kevin Escoffier and his crew won the first stage of the Ocean Race. Holcim’s yacht reached the finish line near Mindelo on the night from Friday to Saturday. The 11-hour race team finished second, 2:50 hours in arrears.
Team Malizia, led by Boris Herrmann, crossed the finish line in third place on Saturday at 8.35 am German time.
forsaken! Ocean Race 2023 has begun
The starting signal has been given for the Ocean Race 2023 in Alicante. The five boats in the Imoka class, including “Malizia – Seaexplorer” Boris Herrmann, took part in the first leg of the team’s legendary round-the-world regatta. It leads more than 1,900 nautical miles (about 3,500 km) to Cape Verde. Estimated arrival is January 22nd.
In general, the ocean race lasts more than half a year. The seventh and final stage will start in The Hague on June 15th. The match ends with the grand finale in Genoa. Arrival expected July 1st.