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Volvo Ocean Race: This Is Going To Sting!

(December 13, 2017; Leg 3, Day 4) – The good news with modern weather forecasting is how there are few surprises, but the seven Volvo Ocean Race teams may have tolerated a de-tuned graphic for the Southern Ocean depression that has been haunting them from the start. There is little …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Trouble Lies Ahead

(December 11, 2017; Leg 3, Day 2) – After a fast and furious opening 24 hours of Leg 3, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet were today enjoying a brief moment of respite as they cross a high-pressure ridge. Speeds throughout the fleet had dropped to around 10 knots as the …

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Volvo Ocean Race: Two Weeks Of Terror

Cape Town, South Africa (December 10, 2017) – Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team and the Spanish MAPFRE squad were neck and neck leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet out of Cape Town and towards the southernmost point of the African continent today. It was the eleventh time in the history …

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Volvo Ocean Race Misconduct Complaint Dismissed

Cape Town, South Africa (December 7, 2017) – The International Jury has dismissed a charge of misconduct under Rule 69 of the Racing Rules of Sailing against David Witt and Steve Hayles (above, Witt on left) following a complaint to World Sailing. The complaint, put forward by an outside party …

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America’s Cup: New Italian Team Surfaces

“Dear Santa,” reads the note by the new defender of the America’s Cup, “All I want for Christmas is more challengers in 2021 than we beat in Bermuda.” That may be a present St. Nicholas can deliver, albeit belated. Entries don’t officially open until January 1, and despite the self-imposed …

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Clipper Race: Tight To Tasmania

(December 5, 2017; Day 3) – The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race leaderboard has been shuffled as just 38 nautical miles separate first and tenth position as teams now begin to gear up for the fourth Elliot Brown Ocean Sprint. Garmin has taken the lead which has previously …

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No Slowing Gabart in Atlantic

(December 4, 2017; Day 31, 23:30 FR) – The weather outlook looks promising for François Gabart as he now ascends the Atlantic Ocean in his attempt to beat the single-handed round the world record. The skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran has covered 703.8 nm in the past 24 hours …

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Clipper Race: Getting South

(December 3, 2017; Day 1) – The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet has enjoyed its initial 24 hours at sea on the first day of the race from Fremantle to Sydney. The fleet continues to be closely bunched as it rounds Cape Leeuwin with a difference of …

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Gabart Chooses Safety Over Speed

(November 29, 2017; Day 26, 23:00 FR) – François Gabart been forced to slow the 30m MACIF trimaran amid a chaotic sea and 25+ knot winds in his bid to set a new singlehanded round the world record. While he seeks to remain in a vein of westerly winds in …

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