Nothing to look forward to next Spring?

Check out the new programme page to see all the upcoming regattas in the Caribbean in Spring 2015:  Milanto's Programme.

To those taking part in the racing in Cowes -best of luck -wish I was with you but Milanto takes priority and the refit and general sprucing up for the Summer charters has left me no spare time.

All the best to Jackie, Ken, Dario, Neal  and anyone else. Let me know how you get on!

Les Voiles de St Barth 14 - 19th April

Valerio is sailing to St Barth today to take part in one of his favourite regattas.

Created in 2010, Les Voiles de St. Barth is one of the best yachting events in the International Race Calendar. Each year, hundreds of sailors from all over the world gather for a week of competition, with lots of sailing and plenty of parties. 4 days of races, 1 Day Off spent at Nikki Beach Club, concerts organized every night in the Race Village tent , a BBQ at Shell beach and the cool atmosphere of St Barths. Next year give yourself a treat!

Quai du Général de Gaulle in Gustavia

Quai du Général de Gaulle in Gustavia

How To Find Out The Race Results?

This year follow each entry in Les Voiles de St Barth 2014 and get all race results in each class, in real time, thanks to Regatta Guru.

h: The real time for each competitor is confirmed at the finish line. The standings for each race are calculated by compensated tome by the intermediary of a handicap coefficient for each boat.

To access results in real time during the regatta week  go to : www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com/site/us/

The French Antilles Island St. Barth, belonging to the Leeward Islands and often referred to as the ‘St. Tropez of the Caribbean’, offers dreamlike sailing condtions, turquoise blue waters and average temperatures of 29 to 32 degrees. „St Barth’s configuration is a real advantage for us: the coast landscapes of the island are very different from one another and there are about 15 small islands around St Barth, which give us the opportunity to organize diversified race courses, with multiple legs and sail angles and therefore a lot of manoeuvres for the crews.”, explains race director Luc Poupon.

Within the six classes setting sail – Maxi, IRC 52, Spinnaker, Non-Spinnaker, Melges 24 and Racing Multihull – the presence of eight prestigious maxi boats will offer a fantastic show gathering in Gustavia, St Barth’s main port. 


An exciting new media project for Milanto....

Lorenzo Cipriani and Valerio Bardi have been brain storming and here is the outcome:

SAVE THE NERD!

This is for those who are suffering from that common 21st century disease - technical object addiction. The cure you've all been waiting for.......cross the Atlantic from West to East. Your mobile won't work, no WIFI , you eat up the miles because you drive the boat, set the sails, cook your food and just don't have the time left to check your screens. 100% detox with adventure included . Are you up for it?

Check out:

http://www.savethenerd.it/en/index.html 

or for the Italian version 

http://www.savethenerd.it

The aim of the trip in May is to make 16 short documentaries so if you would like to sponsor this project , just encourage those taking part or come up with any suggestions do get in touch.

The aim of the trip in May is to make 16 short documentaries so if you would like to sponsor this project , just encourage those taking part or come up with any suggestions do get in touch.

Adding some of the ARC 2013 photos

These keep arriving.........my guess is that the Amsterdam trip was a reminder! Tks John!

So if you go back into the daily log  further down the blog you can see quite a few scenes from the crossing and there are some new ones  in Ocean -ARC Rally too.

Here is Nick, the last man in St Lucia who was able to collect the prize.

Here is Nick, the last man in St Lucia who was able to collect the prize.

Join Milanto for the TransAtlantic Antigua-Azores- Gibraltar

The Transatlantic West to East  is approximately 4000nm starting in Antigua and finishing in Gibraltar. This TranAtlantic crossing is challenging and with varied sailing conditions.This is a great opportunity for mile building, gaining Ocean experience and discovering the quality of sailing on a Nautor Swan!

Leg 1 – Antigua to the Azores – approx 2600nm

Each year the weather is different but typically our route would take us North up to about 30 North where we would adjust our course to the East skirting the Azores high pressure system. This passage is approximately 14 to 17 days and is dominated by the Azores high.

The route

The route

The port, Horta, Azores

The port, Horta, Azores

Leg 2 – Azores to Gibraltar – approx 1100nm

After a stopover in the Azores we head  East. In June the conditions can be variable with gales from the west or light ,moderate winds from the North East. that can give a very exiting reaching condition .This passage takes about 6 to 9 days.

The Rock

The Rock