Navionics Sponsors Class 40 Yacht , “Fuji Film”, in “The Artemis Transat”, Solo Trans-Atlantic Race08 May 2008Category:NavionicsClass 40 YachtFuji FilmArtemis TransatSolo Trans-Atlantic RaceAlex Bennett
Navionics is providing its "Gold" navigational charts to Alex Bennett of race yacht “Fuji Film”, soon to be competing in the famous single-handed race.
The oldest solo race in history, "The Artemis Transat" is a 2,800 mile race across the North Atlantic alone. Held every four years since 1960, the 2008 edition of the race starts from Plymouth, UK on Sunday, 11th May.
The Artemis Transat race fleet of 13 IMOCA Open 60 boats and 11 Class 40 boats have arrived at Sutton Harbour, Plymouth, UK and so have the crowds – an estimated 25,000 of them over the opening weekend. Plenty of attractions bring thousands of visitors to the Race Village and the Ocean Racing Exhibition that forms part of the education programme.
At the end of the 2008 Artemis Transat, the IMOCA 60s will berth at Rowes Wharf, outside the Boston Harbor Hotel. The Class 40s will head 18 miles North East to the settler bay of Marblehead, Massachusetts.
Alex Bennett’s yacht, “Fuji Film” was launched at the Southampton Boat Show in 2007 and with just days to go before the start of what is arguably the toughest of all Trans-Atlantic Ocean races, Alex has now completed the necessary security checks from the race organisers. The team is now focusing their attention to strategy and the first few days of the race.
Navionics Gold charts used in conjunction with Raymarine C Series plotters and Raytech PC software will provide essential navigational information to Alex.
Navionics wishes Alex Bennett the best of luck!
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