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2018年7月 4日 (水)

CROSSING CHANNELS REPORTS, English Channel in 2018 and Cook Strait in 2008

CROSSING CHANNELS REPORTS, English Channel in 2018 and Cook Strait in 2008  

20180701_162759620x350Stubborn, Ambitious and Perseverant [不屈・熱望・忍耐]
Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Published on June 28th, 2018
https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2018/06/28/stubborn-ambitious-perseverant/


A 12-year-old French boy has broken the record for crossing the English Channel in an Optimist dinghy.
Tom Goron set sail from the Isle of Wight at 05:00 local time on June 27 and arrived in France 14 hours and 20 minutes later.
He broke the previous record set by 15-year-old Violette Dorange in 2016 by 36 minutes.

102241549_hi047783741_2“I’m proud of him,” his mother said after he completed the feat. “He is stubborn,
ambitious and perseverant.”
The schoolboy made the 60-mile (96km) crossing at an average speed of more than four knots. He was followed closely by his father who was on hand in case anything went wrong.
He suffered from seasickness during the attempt and wanted to give up after five hours but his father persuaded him to keep going, according to the Le Figaro newspaper.
On arrival, he said that he hoped to one day emulate the French yacht racer François Gabart, who last year set a new world record for the fastest solo round-the-world navigation.

Tom Goron suffered from seasickness during the record-breaking crossing. © AFP
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Cook_strait_map_2Optimist conquers Cook Strait [克服]
Sail-world.com
by Karen Goodger, The Nelson Daily Mail on 16 Jun 2008
https://www.sail-world.com/-45402/

Cook Strait was conquered for the first time on Sunday 15 June 2008, by an Optimist sailing from the South to the North

For someone who had just set a record by sailing the notorious Cook Strait in a 2.3m dinghy, 14-year-old Hope schoolgirl Phillippa Wood was pretty blase.

She said the five and a half hour crossing from the outer Marlborough Sounds took as long as she had expected but was 'quite hard towards the end'.
'I'm a bit tired still.'
The Waimea College student dreams of skippering an all-women America's Cup yacht and tackled the strait crossing in her Optimist dinghy to fundraise towards attending regattas and coaching clinics over the next two years.
Hpim1869_3She has raised enough money now to attend two more regattas and hasn't yet planned her next mission.
Sunday's sailing started at 7am. There wasn't much wind but plenty of waves, which left Phillippa 'bobbing' along. 'I was a bit seasick so that was a bit
interesting.'
The nausea disappeared as the wind picked up.
Phillippa's father, Dave Wood, accompanied her in a support boat and said they had 'totally underestimated' the strength of the tidal currents and 'got pushed way south'.
Phillipa twice tried to head towards Cable Bay near Wellington, where her mother and other family members were waiting.
P3_s_4'Every time she made a bit of headway, she lost it. That's when we decided it would probably
be better just to hit the shore somewhere,' said Mr Wood.
They found a little piece of beach with black sand to land on. Mr Wood believes they could have shaved an hour off the trip if they had just gone straight to it in the first place.
He said he was 'very, very proud' of his daughter who, like his other children, put 110 percent into achieving their goals. 'What more could you ask for?'

For the rest of this story http://www.stuff.co.nz/4586094a11.html !click_here
And to see the report from TVNZ, first screened on the prime time Close Up https://youtu.be/GlNiJpS2rf0 Click here

Video: Close Up Record attempt (04 33) Video tvnz.co.nz.ivr
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https://youtu.be/GlNiJpS2rf0  <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/GlNiJpS2rf0" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Full story:「www-sail-world_com_Australia_Optimist-conquers-Cook-Strait.jpg」をダウンロード
email from Phillippa: 「cook_strait_crossing_record_word_971.pdf」をダウンロード
PowerPoint: Phillipa Wood / Cook Strait Crossing Record:「phillipa_wood_cook_strait_crossing_record.pptx」をダウンロード

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