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    Published on 12-14-2018 02:12 PM
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    After arriving in Punta Arenas today, I’m still a little wobbly both emotionally and physically as I find my land legs again.

    I arrived with a heavy heart, no longer a competitor in the Golden ...
    Published on 12-13-2018 10:22 AM
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    UPDATE, #GGR2018 13/12/18

    Jean Luc Van Den Heede is still pushing head winds while Mark Slats rockets north with tail winds rapidly closing the gap. In the next 24hrs he should be just 700 miles behind and putting more pressure on before his winds move to the north and slow him down as the high pressure center moves across.

    Istvan Kopar Solo Circumnavigator is rushing south as fast as he can to get below the storm forming to his northwest. At this stage the tactic seems to be working as the system moves as predicted so far but this could change. He ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 01:08 PM
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    Article just released on Ouest-France written by Jacques Guyader

    Ultimate World Tour. Patricia Brochard: "No way to compete with the Vendée Globe"

    President of the Ultim Class 32/23, behind the creation of Brest Oceans, whose departure in December 2019 has just been postponed, explains to Ouest-France what led to this decision. And opens the door to a postponement in 2021.

    Patricia Brochard, how has the Brest Oceans decision-making ...
    Published on 12-12-2018 10:08 AM
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    The IMOCA class continues to push forward

    The IMOCA class held its annual general meeting on Tuesday 11th December in Paris. This gathering enabled the class to present its appraisal of what was a very positive 2018 season coming to a climax with an outstanding edition of the Route du Rhum, destination Guadeloupe.

    In fine fettle, the IMOCA has now included ...
    Published on 12-11-2018 12:50 PM
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    Day 63

    Time: 1600 local (gmt-3)

    Position: 45 52S 44 18W

    Only time for a postcard tonight. Mo is working through the southerly arm of a low to the N. Forecast of ...
    Published on 12-10-2018 09:00 AM
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    JEAN LUC VDH is entering the zone of headwinds slowing progress. It will hold for the next four or five days, maybe longer. He has been up the mast again just to check. He seems happy enough for ...
    Published on 12-07-2018 09:59 AM
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    SUSIE IS ON THE SHIP!!!!! wowowowwo!! message just received..from Susie Goodall Racing

    ON THE SHIP!!! Position: 45' 10.711 S 121' 40.157 W at 07 Dec 15:14 UTC

    THanks to all involved and the Master and Crew of the TIAN ...
    Published on 12-06-2018 09:47 AM
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    UPDATE...Susie is OK but it is tough out there..she still can't believe she is about to evacuate from her boat, but is now focused on preparations and the very real challenge of getting off the boat. She appreciates the risks and the ...
    Published on 12-05-2018 11:06 AM
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    The IMOCA class offers a very positive appraisal of the Route du Rhum

    The twenty sailors competing in the eleventh edition of the Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe put on a remarkable show, at the end of which Paul Meilhat (SMA) came out on top ahead of Yann Eliès (Ucar-StMichel) and Alex Thomson (Hugo Boss). Out of the twenty sailors that set sail from Saint-Malo, fifteen made it to Pointe-à-Pitre. Antoine Mermod, President of the class and

    Guillaume Evrard, ...
    Published on 12-05-2018 10:38 AM
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    Day 157: Susie Goodall dismasted 2,000 miles west of Cape Horn
    EPIRB alert picked up by Falmouth Coastguard at 11:00 UTC
    Goodall safe and secure onboard
    Chilean rescue authorities alerted
    Nearest vessel is 480 miles to SW – 2 days away
    Dateline 15:00 UTC 05.12.2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    British yachtswoman Susie Goodall was pitch poled and dismasted in the Southern Ocean some ...
    Published on 12-05-2018 09:47 AM
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    At 1100 UTC on December 5th, Susie activated her EPIRB (emergency position-indicating radiobeacon).

    Here are her latest updates:


    1257: 73-INTERIOR ...
    Published on 12-04-2018 03:49 PM
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    Piana, whose Baltic 130 My Song has also set a new monohull race record © RORC/Arthur Daniel

    Pier Luigi Loro Piana's Supermaxi My Song finished the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race on ...
    Published on 12-04-2018 01:44 PM
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    We rejoin Randall Reeves As He Passes Cape Horn, Yes he did it earlier but the reports are delayed a bit,
    So here you go...

    November 30, 2018

    Day 57

    Noon Position: 54 36S 63 15W

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): NExN 6

    Wind(t/tws): SWxS 17 – 23

    Sea(t/ft): SW 8 – 10, very steep; wind-over-current seas. Nearly pooped.

    Sky: Alternating between squall and clear. ...
    Published on 12-04-2018 01:12 PM
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    UPDATE! #GGR2018

    Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 and Susie Goodall Racing are about to be enveloped in a growing storm that appears to be unstable and hard to define. one thing for sure is that they will have some challenging ...
    Published on 12-03-2018 01:41 PM
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    Day 155: The Race is On!
    Mark Slats rounds Cape Horn and closes the distance on J-LVDH
    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede predicts a January 23 finish
    Water shortages
    Outside assistance? New rule bans position reporting over the HAM and SSB net
    Dateline 14:00 UTC 03.12. 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    Mark Slats rounded Cape Horn just before 06:00 UTC on Saturday 2nd December, ...
    Published on 12-01-2018 10:06 AM
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    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini cross first the finish line of the 5th RORC Transatlantic Race

    The Italian Team arrive in 6 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds

    PowerPlay arrives at 07.40 12" UTC

    © RORC/Arthur Daniel

    At 06.54 34" UTC (02.54 local time), Giovanni Soldini and Maserati Multi 70 cross first the finish line of the 5th edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race in Grenada, Caribbean, with an elapsed time of 6 days, 18 hours, 54 minutes and 34 seconds. The Italian Team places first in Line Honours Multihull (first ...
    Published on 11-30-2018 09:20 AM
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    Maserati Multi 70 and Giovanni Soldini 530 miles away from Grenada

    The Italian trimaran has 70 miles of advantage over PowerPlay

    Today at 08.00 UTC, Maserati ...
    Published on 11-29-2018 11:38 PM
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    November 29, 2018

    Day 56

    Noon Position: 55 59S 67 44w

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): E 7+

    Wind(t/tws): W 15 – 25

    Sea(t/ft): W 5

    Sky: Overcast with rain and drizzle

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 998, rising slowly

    Cabin Temp(f): 55

    Water Temp(f): 45 (warmer. hmm.)

    Relative Humidity(%): 69

    Sail: Twin headsails poled out; three reefs in each.

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 142 (light wind overnight as we moved between weather systems)

    Miles since departure: 7471

    Avg. Miles/Day: 56


    We jumping ...
    Published on 11-29-2018 12:25 PM
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    Giovanni Soldini Looking Stressed

    PowerPlay has a 37 nm lead over Maserati as of this post, yet Giovanni Soldini is confident In his routing.

    MOCRA Leaderboard shows Power Play With Leverage And The Lead

    Giovanni Soldini tells from aboard: “We’re tired and soaking ...
    Published on 11-28-2018 12:45 PM
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    Randall Reeves and Moli are approaching Cape Horn for the 2nd time, and this time, crossing paths with the Golden Globesters

    His reports are about a week in arrears, maybe the consequence of a low budget comcast connection? Anyways, here are charts
    from his current position and relationship to the single handers racing in the Golden Globe... and a week old report

    November 21, 2018

    Day 48

    Noon Position: 49 18S 100 42W