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Volvo Ocean Race: Lining Up For Sprint

Volvo Ocean Race: Lining Up For Sprint

(November 19, 2017; Leg 2, Day 15) – There are new leaders heading into the final week of racing in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race while the fleet is battling for position in the South Atlantic. It’s taken a nerve-racking couple of days, but the leading boats have ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: First Big Gamble

Volvo Ocean Race: First Big Gamble

(November 16, 2017; Leg 2, Day 12) – The first big gamble for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet since crossing the Equator was playing out as a roll of the dice in the South Atlantic as team AkzoNobel lined up to ‘cut the corner’ in a bid to overhaul the ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: For All The Marbles

Volvo Ocean Race: For All The Marbles

(November 15, 2017; Leg 2, Day 11) – The charge south continues at speed today as the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race reached its approximate halfway mark to the finish in Cape Town, South Africa. The south-easterly tradewinds that blow south of the Equator remained kind to the ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Crossing The Equator

Volvo Ocean Race: Crossing The Equator

(November 13, 2017; Leg 2, Day 9) – The 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race frontrunners are into the Southern Hemisphere on Monday after crossing the Equator, the latest milestone in the drag race to Cape Town. Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team led the fleet over the famous line of latitude at ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – Close Encounters

Volvo Ocean Race – Close Encounters

(November 12, 2017; Leg 2, Day 8) – For the first time since early in Leg 2, less than 60 miles separate first from last with the Doldrums having the expected effect on the fleet of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race. Dongfeng Race Team retains the lead in Leg 2 ... Read More »

Clipper Race: Shifts shuffle standings

Clipper Race: Shifts shuffle standings

(November 9, 2017; Day 9) – PSP Logistics has moved into poll position among the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams charting a course to Fremantle. Sticking to the more southerly route, it has taken a 32 nautical mile lead over Sanya Serenity Coast, which until now has led ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Standing By For Fate

Volvo Ocean Race: Standing By For Fate

(November 8, 2017; Leg 2, Day 4) – Just when the leaders of the Volvo Ocean Race thought they had locked in to their final gybe to port and were looking forward to some straight southbound sailing toward Cape Verde and beyond, life happened. Amid softening and shifty winds, the ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Big Decision Looming

Volvo Ocean Race: Big Decision Looming

(November 7, 2017; Leg 2, Day 3) – As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continued to work their way south in the north Atlantic at breakneck speeds today, a crucial decision that could ultimately affect the overall outcome of Leg 2 was looming. With boat speeds soaring close to 30 ... Read More »

Clipper Race: Southern Ocean Squalls

Clipper Race: Southern Ocean Squalls

(November 6, 2017; Day 6) – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race course across the Southern Ocean is known to serve up some of the most exhilarating and testing conditions of the entire circumnavigation and, over the last 24 hours, passing squalls have offered up dramatic and sudden changes ... Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Windy Start to Leg 2

Volvo Ocean Race: Windy Start to Leg 2

(November 5, 2017; Leg 2; Day 1) – Dongfeng Race Team converted a strong start into an early lead as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet embarked on Leg 2, a 7,000 nautical mile race from Lisbon to Cape Town. Conditions were perfect for the leg start, with bright blue skies, ... Read More »