Monday, April 19, 2010

3 day update

If you dot know yet, alegre has won the Hublot, Palma Vela regatta 2010 what a great start to the season! On Saturday we had a coastal race an it was lite and shifty but alegre pulled through and was first on the water beating the entire fleet!
Sunday was another coastal and it was a 3 hour battle but we hung in and did enough to secure the overall win.
Some may be confused because if you go to the event web page it might say that we have places 2nd, and that would be true as well... I will do muly best to explainthis simply...
Alegre races in 2 devisions but one only makes a difference at the end of the season... One is an "open class" and the other is the "IMA" or internatioal maxi assosiation class... "Container" the boat that won the open class and where we came second is not part of the IMA and although thy can race, they are not eligable for the overall trophy. Although they are a great boat whom sails fabtasticaly this week, our battles were with thr likes of Alpha Romeo and Spirit of Jethrou, among others...
The yacht is already on it's way back to it's home base In the south of France and I am hoping that my fought does not get cancelled on my way back to uni, stateside... A lot of the boys are trying to get back to englnad but only made it as far as barcalona. Now they have 3 cars and are doing an Alegre "Top Gear challenge" to see which one of the 3 cars can get back to england the soonest, each car with 3+ people in them. Should be alot of comedy, and I kinda wish i was involved... Anyway going to sign off for now, beat wishes to all, till next time,
Cheers and be well,

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A day late

Sorry this is coming a bit late, but it was a long day yesterday as the race comittiee decided to add a 3rd race to make up for having had only one on thursday... All in all was a good day for us, scoring a 2,2 and then a 3, so overall that has us tied for second with Alpha jr. And only 2 points back from Containter who is in the lead.... So it's really all to play for...
Today is day 3! One long costal race is what is on the cards, the breeze is light and the dock chatter is that there could be a postponement... So we shall see... Hopefully the sun will come out to play again at some point...
Most of the lads are worried about flights back home tomorrow night... I'm not so much, not because That Madrid airport is still open, but more because I don't really want to go back...
That's all I got for now, best to all, cheers

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Deal done with gaastra and a few beers later, everyone was smiling... First day of racing, postponed due to the lack of wind... Just finnished handing out 25 pairs of clothing to the boys and it's all looking good... Here is jez sporting the new kit!

So all good, if we get started today, well have a report for you after were all done,
Till later, shifty

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday report

I arrived in a cold an damp Madrid, only to catch a flight to an ever colder damper Palma! However as the old saying goes, a "bad" day on the water beats a good day at the office every time... I arrived in time to cath thr boat as they were leaving the dock, thanks to Led for coming to fetch me at the airport espresso in hand! Good day all in all, fantastic to be back in the swing of things... Today we have anothe day of practice with the event starting tomorrow... From all on Alegre, keep well, till next time,

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


We will do our best to get updates out after racing, but there are no promises!
Pictures might be a rare but only worthy photos (jez...) will be posted...
till then, take it easy,

Welcome to Team Alegre Yachting

Welcome, the boats back in the water, rig is in, and ready to go, Becks is off any day now and Training starts in Palma shortly... Will be great to get back on tour again...
These are the main events: * denotes that the event counts for the Overall Trophy...

Hublot Palmavela *Palma de Majorca, from 14/04/2010 to 18/04/2010
All categories

Rolex Capri Sailing Week *Capri, from 25/05/2010 to 29/05/2010
Mini Maxi

Giraglia Rolex Cup (Offshore) *St. Tropez, from 16/06/2010 to 19/06/2010
All categories

Mini Maxi Rolex World Championship *Porto Cervo, from 05/09/2010 to 11/09/2010
Mini Maxi

Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup *Porto Cervo, from 05/09/2010 to 11/09/2010

Coppa Carlo Negri - Regate PirelliPortofino, from 30/04/2010 to 02/05/2010
All categories