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Volvo Ocean Race: Wide Open Again

(January 17, 2018; Leg 4; Day 16) – For the past two days, the weather models have been telling the Volvo Ocean Race fleet to take a quick hitch to the south. While their aim is the finish in Hong Kong, they must first thread the gap between Taiwan and …

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Clipper Race: Visit Seattle Snares Victory

(January 16, 2018) – After one of the most challenging races so far in the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, Visit Seattle has held off a strong challenge from three other teams to chalk up a thrilling maiden victory in the Australian stage from Hobart to Airlie Beach …

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Sailors Return To The Caribbean

What a difference four months make. Last September, the world watched in horror as some of the most beautiful chartering grounds were demolished by two hurricanes. The damage was devastating, but troubled times opened doors for miracles, and helping hands came from all over to aid in the recovery and rebuilding. …

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Man Overboard On Volvo Ocean Race

(January 14, 2018; Leg 4; Day 13) – The 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race incurred a dramatic man overboard scenario as Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag crew member Alex Gough was washed overboard near midday local time today as the team competes in the leg from Australia to Hong Kong. In winds of …

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Clipper Race: Pleasant Sail For Points

(January 11, 2018; Day 6) – Light winds for the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race has seen the fleet converge and the heat is on, quite literally, as the teams battle it out for extra bonus points in the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Sanya Serenity Coast has wrestled …

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Volvo Ocean Race: The End Is Near

(January 10, 2018; Leg 4; Day 9) – When the Volvo Ocean Race fleet first encountered the notorious Doldrums as they raced through the Atlantic between Lisbon and Cape Town on Leg 2, they breezed through with minimal disruption. But now for Leg 4, the Doldrums appear to be making …

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Clipper Race: Sprints & Storms

(January 10, 2018; Day 5) – After the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet split into two packs, it has converged again over the last 24 hours as teams tackled stormy conditions, known locally as Southerly Busters, ahead of the Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Visit Seattle now holds …

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Reducing Plastic Pollution In The Ocean

The more we discuss and demonstrate how our society is impacting our environment, the closer we get for change to occur. Habits die hard, but in this report by The Guardian on January 9, 2018, a significant step in the United Kingdom continues to advance the topic: Plastic microbeads can no longer …

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