Third win for Tim Jacobs on the Australian Ocean Racing Series

Wednesday, 27-Oct-10 17:52:27 UTC


Tim Jacobs wins the Bondi to Watsons Bay, race 3 of the series.

More details here: http://www.surfski.info/races/item/1210-bondi-to-watsons-bay-club-to-pub-–-tj-takes-3-for-3.html

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Caribbean Tour Part 3

Monday, 25-Oct-10 10:05:23 UTC
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The Caribbean Tour 2010 ended today in Guadalupe.

The morning was cloudy and windy but with air temperature already up to 25ºC. Everyone was feeling excited to paddle and enjoy the strong winds unfortunately the organisation found out they were blowing in the wrong direction, but the organizers made a smart move and soon announced a change on the original course, Les Saintes to Guadalupe, everything was swiftly arranged and soo we were on the other side of the channel where the conditions were just amazing, the new course was settled into a short upwind, followed by a 9 km downwind and than a flat section to Basse Terre of 7 km.

Start took place at 10:30 in Trois Rivieres, Guadalupe, the Nelo hotspot was setted up in the turning point after the upwind paddle, taken by Nuno Santos (POR) one of the Nelo staff, followed by José Ramalho (POR) and Tommy Karls (SWE).

The next 9km were pure downwind, with really fast runs up to 25km/h. After the downwind section Nuno Santos (POR) was leading by 2 minutes over Tommy Karls (SWE), Franck Filis (GDP) and Henrique Silva (POR) that were fighting for the 2nd position.

On the last 7km, totally flat, once again the heat made it harder for everyone. Tommy Karls (SWE) ended on 1st place with in 1h14m50s, Henrique Silva (POR) on 2nd place with 1h15m44s and on 3rd place Nuno Santos (POR) with 1h16m15s.

This was the end of a great week of racing, from the Nelo point of view, one more enriching experience collecting feedback, trying the boats in challenging conditions and above all bonding with the awesome surf ski comunity of the caribbean, that we wish to cooperate more and more in the future.

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Caribbean Tour Part 2

Friday, 22-Oct-10 09:11:39 UTC
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Second race of the Caribbean Tour 2010 is done.

The start happened in the Half Moon Bay, an amazing bay rounded by palm trees and an incredible beach on it, a true paradise and ended up 25km further away at the Turners Beach.

The forecast predicted a half meter swell and not more than 10knots of wind, suggesting a flat, hot and sunny day.

The race started around 10:30, with a on water start, a hotspot right on the end of the bay 200m after the start, made it very interesting, with Tommy Karls and Henrique Silva fighting for the lead, but this time the Portuguese just got it.

After the hotspot Tommy Karls just flied into the lead, getting a comfortable gap for Jose Antonio (Spain) and Henrique Silva.

The first 10km were bumpy with some wind coming in, after this, unfortunately and as expected at the beginning, the flat and the heat showed up, making it hard for everyone.

At the end the winner with 2h00m18s Tommy Karls SWE , on 2nd place Jose Antonio ESP with 2h02m44s and on 3rd place with 2h06m54s Henrique Silva POR.

On Sunday we will have the race on Guadalupe, some swell and wind are expected. This will be the race that will let know the winner of the Caribbean Tour 2010. Everything is still open for Tommy Karls and Henrique Silva sharing the lead and Jose Antonio in second place but still in the fight.

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Caribbean Tour Part 1

Monday, 18-Oct-10 06:12:03 UTC
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The first race is already done!!

An open sea, 25km crossover, from St. Barth till St.Martin.

At sun rise around 6am the last details were arranged, followed by a 2 hours ride in a big catamaran to St. Barth. During the trip we could see that the swell wasn’t as big as expected and also the wind wasn’t blowing really strong, but the swell was still there.

The arrival to St. Bart was amazing, nice and clean water, around 25ºC, air temperature rising up till 30ºC and a beautiful bay around.

The race started around 9:30 and right in the beginning four paddlers took the lead, going with a good rhythm to the hotspot 9km away, where Tommy Karls from Sweden got in first.

After the hotspot things got harder with the swell and wind coming from the side and the warm weather started to cause some difficulty to the athletes, but there were some fast runs reaching 17km/h and allwing a final average of around 13km/h.

The first athlete to get into the finishing line was the Portuguese and also Nelo Staff Henrique Silva with in 2h00m34s followed by Frank Fillis from Guadalupe and in third place Tommy Karls from Sweden.

Now is time to set up everything for a12 hours catamaran journey till Antigua where will take place the next race.

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Tim Jacobs- one more victory

Monday, 11-Oct-10 10:50:56 UTC


One more win for TJ in “The Lion Island Challenge 2010” Race 2 of the Australian Ocean Racing Series.

Check the results here:
http://www.avalonbeachslsc.com.au/LionIslandChallenge/2010Results/tabid/147/Default.aspx


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