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08 April 2011

Vaurien Class Rules Updated

ISAF accepted the 2011 changes to the International Vaurien Class Rules. The most noteworthy changes are the optional use of synthetic rope in the jib luff and the now allowed use of 13 cleat AND a ratchet block. A full overview of all changes, and the updated Class Rules can... be found on the ISAF website.

05 April 2011

Ex-Vaurienists 2nd in the Barcelona World Race

Former Vaurien sailors Iker Martinez and Xabi Fernadez crossed the finish line of the Barcelona World Race at 0917hrs (UTC) today the Spanish Olympic champions of 2004 took second place, having completed the 25,200 miles course in an elapsed time of 94 days, 21 hours, 17 minutes and 35 seconds.

Their average pace on MAPFRE was 11.07 knots for the theoretical course distance, and over the 28,759 miles they actually covered they made an average of 12.63 knots. They finished 22 hours, 56 minutes and 59 seconds behind winners Virbac-Paprec 3 to a tremendous reception in a sun-drenched Barcelona.

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