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    Published on 03-21-2019 09:20 AM
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    Mo has completed her circumnavigation in the Roaring 40s, including two consecutive roundings of Cape Horn. The circuit took 110 days and covered over 15,000 miles.

    As you saw if you followed on the tracker, I came in north of Diego Ramirez in strong wind, this after writing a blog post describing why that is a bad idea. I was right. More on that later.


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    Published on 03-19-2019 12:00 PM
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    KSL.com Reports

    TOKYO (AP) — Tsunekazu Takeda is stepping down as the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee amid a vote-buying scandal that French investigators suspect helped Tokyo land next year's Olympics.

    Takeda announced Tuesday at the committee's executive board meeting that he will resign when his term ends in June, and he again ...
    Published on 03-14-2019 01:46 PM
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    How to Lose Weight Fast without Exercise or Even Leaving Your House
    Posted on March 14, 2019 by Randall Comment
    March 12, 2019

    Day 159

    Noon Position: 51 17S 99 25W

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ESE 6+

    Wind(t/tws): NWxN 10 – 20

    Sea(t/ft): NW 4

    Sky: Altocumulus and Stratus

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 1011+

    Cabin Temp(f): 57

    Water Temp(f): 46

    Relative Humidity(%): 75

    Sail: Working jib poled to port, Big genoa free to starboard; two reefs each.

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 113

    Miles since departure: 21, 812

    Avg. Miles/Day: 137

    Days since Cape ...
    Published on 03-13-2019 02:19 PM
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    The BBC Reports


    A hand-built wooden rowing boat has been found in Norway six months after it was abandoned off Land's End during an attempted Transatlantic crossing.

    Duncan Hutchison, from Lochinver, spent three years constructing the craft before attempting to row it from New York to his home in the west Highlands. ...
    Published on 03-09-2019 08:15 AM
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    Date: March 6, 2019

    Noon Position: 47 19S 118 48W

    Course: ESE 7

    Wind: NW 21 – 34

    Noon to Noon Miles: 155

    Barometer: 997, falling

    Sail: Working jib, heavily reefed.


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    Published on 02-27-2019 09:06 AM
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    February 24, 2019

    Day 143

    Noon Position: 46 05S 150 50W

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExS 7

    Wind(t/tws): NW 24 – 28 (steady 30 within two hours)

    Sea(t/ft): NW 6

    Sky: Alto and cirro cumulus. A mackerel sky.

    10ths Cloud Cover: 6

    Bar(mb): 1011, falling slowly

    Cabin Temp(f): 68

    Water Temp(f): 57

    Relative Humidity(%): 77
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    Published on 02-12-2019 02:51 PM
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    February 8, 2019

    Day 127

    Noon Position: 47 45S 159 53E

    Course(t)/Speed(kts): ExS 6+

    Wind(t/tws): NNE 30 – 40

    Sea(t/ft): NE 14+ (steep and breaking)

    Sky: Stratus with rain and drizzle

    10ths Cloud Cover: 10

    Bar(mb): 1000+, still falling (998+ at sundown; still falling)

    Cabin Temp(f): 63

    Water Temp(f): 53

    Relative Humidity(%): 81 ...
    Published on 02-07-2019 09:50 AM
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    Five contenders for the 2020 Vendée Globe: that crucial diversity

    With the announcement that Banque Populaire is working alongside Clarisse Crémer, there are now five women hoping to take part in the next Vendée Globe, as she will be joining Sam Davies, Isabelle Joschke, Alexia Barrier and the British sailor, Pip Hare. Such a female line-up would be an outright record in the history of the race, which has seen seven women compete in eight editions. They have been fairly successful, as six of them completed the race.



    Alexia Barrier


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    Published on 02-05-2019 09:46 AM
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    Entrant UPDATE...FRENCH!! #GGR2018




    Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 has crossed the equator and its speed increases steadily as it rises in the North-East Alizées area. Good navigation conditions ...
    Published on 02-04-2019 04:59 PM
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    February 5, 2019 – Majuro Atoll, RMI
    s/v QUIVER is officially underway on her global surf chasing odyssey! 17 days and change, and around 2,170 miles since leaving Kauai, QUIVER is moored inside the lagoon at Majuro Atoll; the most populated island ...
    Published on 02-01-2019 10:08 AM
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    UPDATE: Jules Verne Record Attempt Aborted....

    At 19h UTC Yann Guichard, the skipper of Spindrift 2, contacted his technical team ashore to report damage to the structure of the starboard rudder. Spindrift racing is challenging ...
    Published on 01-31-2019 09:13 AM
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    15 days into the Jules Verne Record attempt, Spindrift 2 maintains a 260 nm lead over IDEC Spots 2017 pace.

    The see-saw nautical milelead has vacillated between a high of 536 to a low of 90 or so since start two weeks ago.

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    Published on 01-29-2019 09:10 AM
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    After 12 days, 14 hours, 58 minutes, Spindrift 2 reached the longitude of Cape Agulhas on Tuesday at 0240 UTC (0340 French Time), sailing from the Atlantic to the Indian Ocean. Whilst maintaining the lead on Francis Joyon and his teams’ world record of 6 hours 43 minutes. In order to reach this point of Africa, Yann Guichard and his eleven crew members had to sail around the ...
    Published on 01-29-2019 08:45 AM
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    On the 29th of January today, after 211 days, 23 hours, 12 minutes and 19 s, JEAN-LUC VAN DEN HEEDE won the Golden Globe Race 2018 !
    What an achievement for this 73 years old man that was achieving his 6th circumnavigation, with a victory for the ...
    Published on 01-28-2019 11:24 AM
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    SLATS SETS SAIL TO LA CORUNA



    impending storm expected to wallop the Bay of Biscay in next couple of days







    Mark Slats, currently number two in the Golden Globe ...
    Published on 01-27-2019 09:15 AM
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    Now on the wave/storm train. Spindrift 2 has started pouring on the miles again.

    With a 24 hour run of 859 nm and currently pushing 34 knots, Spindrift 2 now has ...
    Published on 01-27-2019 08:55 AM
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    JLVDH is currently 217 nm to finish with a 317 lead over Mark Slats!



    https://goldengloberace.com/livetracker/




    Updated forecast!!! for Mark Slats suggesting the Low pressure system now forming ...
    Published on 01-25-2019 10:53 AM
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    Golden Globe Race
    2 hrs ·
    Jean Luc Van Den Heede has been caught by the center of the High and is making only 1.5kts. Mark Slats continues to close the gap and it may be at least another 10 hours before JL VDH gets moving toward the finish ...
    Published on 01-25-2019 10:03 AM
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    Spindrift 2 has taken a bit of of a hit on their advantage over Francis Joyon's 2017 Jules Verne reference while
    working their way around the St Helena High. But they will soon eject and be hurled into the Southern Ocean where they can hit ...
    Published on 01-24-2019 09:53 AM
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    Skippers update FRENCH Language 24/01/2019 #GGR2018

    ETA JL VDH 1200HRS 28th January!

    Jean Luc Van Den Heede will have a new challenge. The last day before his arrival, ...