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Eclectic’s involvement in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race

12/08/2015

After 7 successful years of racing the Dehler 44SQ NED7777 we sold her to a new team with ambitious plans for the next campaign Moving Intelligence Sailing Team.

This provided room for new initiatives such as the sponsoring of Team Sailing Holland a.k.a. Team Brunel and in particular our favorite sailor and long standing Eclectic crew member Gerd-Jan Poortman . The Volvo Ocean race 2014-15 offered a great platform to continue our involvement with extreme sailing.

Check out our Youtube channel ‘Eclectic Journal’ to see some unique footage of the race and particularly the real people behind it: Eclectic Journal VOR 2014-15 a series of 10 short impressions about the race through the eyes of the key players Gerd-Jan, Skipper Bouwe Bekking, Coach Anje-Marijcke van Boxtel, technical director Gideon Messink, Financial Director Hein Brand

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Brunel returning home to Ijmuiden

More race action on the VO65 for Eclectic is planned for late 2015 in the ARC Rally Transatlantic

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We still get the movies…..

12/08/2015

Pictures last forever.. or for long at least..

Pleased to see that footage of our 2009 Fastnet race in class 0B is still being used by the RORC for the

Preview Fastnet 2015 (on 2.59 our logo’d orange A2 spinaker flies through the viewer….).

Great memories of a memorable race in which we finished 7th in class. Results Class IRC 0B 2009 Fastnet race

Good luck to all participants for the 2015 edition starting Sunday August 16th 2015

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Sandhamn gate, into the open Baltic

29/07/2013

Gate

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Sandhamn before the race

29/07/2013

Eclectic voor Seglarhotell in Sandhamn

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Boeironding Visby

29/07/2013

Bijna halverwege de race een boeironding bij Visby op GotlandVisby rounding

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Kamelen race naar Sandhamn

02/07/2013
High speed reaching up to 14.5 kn

High speed reaching up to 14.5 kn

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Quick fix aan grootzeil

02/07/2013

Net voorbij Gotland op retour naar Sandhamn blijkt toplat
van het grootzeil gebroken. Voordekker Lee ( alias Mogli) heeft
schade opgenomen op 22m boven NAP. Reparatie onder spanning ging
niet. Snel main gedropt, kapotte stuk van de lat uit het zeil,
pocket weer gerepareerd, nieuwe lat erin en hoist! Doorvaren had
evt een grotere schade aan het racezeil veroorzaakt. Nu weer full
speed rond 9,75 kn met power reaching naar het noorden.

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