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    Published on 08-16-2018 10:08 AM
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    Interesting weather map today with those no wind holes dictating who gets to move and when in the next couple days. No major changes in Position . PHILIPPE is obviously working hard and steering by hand as much as possible making 5.7kts on course and chasing JL VDH who is making 6.6kts.now after a quite time while the no wind center of the pressure system moved over him during the last 24hrs. Good news for him as he is now on the right ...
    Published on 08-15-2018 08:50 AM
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    (Christophe Favreau's french language report translated poorly by some robo translation device)

    Big brake this morning in a fleet head. Jean-Luc van den heede looked forward to diving south. He finally decided ...
    Published on 08-11-2018 02:32 PM
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    NEWS ALERT – Philippe Péché reports loss of steerage in 50knot winds
    DAY 42 – Dateline 11. 8. 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    57–year old Philippe Péché made an emergency call to the Golden Globe ...
    Published on 08-10-2018 08:45 AM
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    If JL VDH and PHILIPPE had access to Windyty weather forecasting and an onboard computer Routing system to suggest best course options, I doubt ...
    Published on 08-08-2018 10:08 AM
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    Latest UPDATE...NOT about the tracker, winners or leader board! #GGR2018

    Returning after a few days off the air and out of the office, I have experienced a strong impression of change in the fleet when I check in again on entrants. So instead of a blow by blow on latest tracker positions and who has made progress up or down the leader board etc the real story is the entrants ,their attitude and emotions.

    I am a bit lucky as I see it all as it happens. We actually talk to them on the phone during ...
    Published on 08-05-2018 08:33 AM
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    LATEST SAT TEX....Tapio still has PROBLEMS can't keep his engine running and solar pannels stil not working...Coconut is singing??? ARE had visitors onboard..and enjoy decodeing ISTVAN.. #GGR2018.


    Published on 07-26-2018 10:52 AM
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    The 2021-22 edition of the world’s premiere fully-crewed around the world race will feature two classes of boats, the IMOCA 60 and the VO65 class.

    Each class has its distinct characteristics, and the inclusion of both means the race will be more open and inviting to sailors and designers as well as more engaging to a broad spectrum of fans, increasing value for stakeholders.

    Crews will race boats within their own classes and ...
    Published on 07-18-2018 10:56 AM
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    Day 18 – Dateline: Rubicon Marina, Lanzarote Canaries. 18. July 2018

    With 6 Boats out already, the 12 remaining sailor carry on, but some will need some tending to ashore....

    Mark Slats - Ohpen Maverick still rolling downwind passed the Cape Verde Islands today, doing 5.2 knots, compared to 3.4 knots for Péché who is closer to the Senegal coast

    As the leading trio of Philippe Péché, Jean-Luc ...
    Published on 07-18-2018 09:38 AM
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    Following a 10-day, transatlantic bow-to-bow battle, the IMOCA 60 dominated on the water and took the elapsed time record, while Varuna scored the current top spot in IRC Zero.

    It was the last chapter of an epic 3,500nm transatlantic rivalry between Jens Kellinghusen's Varuna VI, and Boris ...
    Published on 07-14-2018 03:41 PM
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    ED Retiring From Race After Hitting An Object (All Crew Safe)
    Class 40 RED was on their way for repairs in the Azores, when they hit something in the water.

    At 07:07pm UTC, Mathias Müller von Blumencron, Skipper of Class 40 RED, contacted the Race Committee to inform about the incident.

    AAR Race Officer Stefan Kunstmann ...
    Published on 07-13-2018 12:02 PM
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    The fleet of Golden Globe Sailors are making their way through the Canaries and dropping off film from
    stills and old school video, the old fashioned way, provind crews with some human interaction and the GGR crew
    a chance to capture some media images and film of their own!

    DRAMA: Philippe Péché sacrifices a 4 hour lead with navigation mistake at first Gate of Lanzarote
    Mark Slats closes gap to 9 miles
    Jean-Luc Van Den Heede is third

    Gregor ...
    Published on 07-13-2018 10:09 AM

    Volvo Ocean Race
    Published on Jul 13, 2018

    After the closest ever edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, here's everything ...
    Published on 07-10-2018 01:18 PM
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    Skippers undergo cloud cover that prevents them from using their sextant for several days. Navigation is at the moment at the compass and it will be interesting to see, if this cover is maintained, with what precision the skippers of the grh 2018 will move closer to the canary islands and the wet buoy off the Marina ...
    Published on 07-06-2018 09:29 AM
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    Mark Slats holds 3-mile lead over Philippe Péché
    Francesco Cappelletti withdraws from the Race
    Slow going for first 4 days of Golden Globe Race
    Dateline Les Sables d’Olonne, 5 July 2018

    ENGLISH : Sadly we have recieved the following message from Ertan Beskardes today...

    Due to personal reasons I have decided to retire from the GGR 2018. Thank you for your support during the last few months.

    Lazy Otter's Skipper Ertan Beskardes

    Francesco Cappelletti withdraws from the Golden Globe Race but joins the independent CAROZZO sailors.

    Entrants in the 2018 Golden Globe Race
    Published on 07-04-2018 08:53 AM
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    Golden Globe Race
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    LATEST NEWS. Uku Randmaa has made the easiest course and continues to plod along into a good position to get around Cape Finistere and out of the Bay of Biscay. Head winds continue to dictate each day for ...
    Published on 07-02-2018 08:22 AM
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    A partnership agreement has been made with the International Monohull Open Class Association (IMOCA), which provides the exclusivity to use the IMOCA 60 for crewed round the world yacht races.

    Last week, during the finish of the Volvo Ocean Race in The Hague, an Educational Session for interested parties was held around the IMOCA Class Rules.

    Sailors from the most recent Volvo Ocean Race and IMOCA events, along with yacht designers currently involved in construction ...
    Published on 07-01-2018 10:26 AM
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    16 Single Handed Competitors pushed off the docks of les Sables d'Olonee with no electronic navigation
    and 24913 nm ahead.

    Dateline Les Sables d'Olonne France: 1 July 2018
    They have 30,000 miles to sail over the next 9-10 months, but judging from the start today of the 2018 Golden Globe solo non-stop around the world yacht race from Les Sables d’Olonne, the leaders will be fighting over every mile.

    First to cross the line at Noon (CEST) was the fiercely competitive Frenchman Philippe Péché aboard his Rustler 36 PRB. He has ensured that she is one ...
    Published on 06-24-2018 08:33 AM
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    An incredible #Leg11 win from Charles Caudrelier's Chinese campaign secures them the ultimate glory – the @VolvoOceanRace trophy!

    In the closest finish in race history, Dongfeng Race Team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.

    Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory in the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague.

    Incredibly, it marked the first leg win for the team and it couldn't have come at a better time.

    Three teams started Leg 11 of the race on Thursday in a dead heat on the overall leaderboard.

    The finishing order between MAPFRE, Team Brunel and Dongfeng Race Team at The ...
    Published on 06-21-2018 08:17 AM
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    Three teams started the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on Thursday afternoon in an unprecedented dead-heat on the overall leaderboard.

    And in the winner-take-all sprint from Gothenburg to The Hague, it was Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team taking the early advantage over their rivals for the overall title, Team Brunel and MAPFRE.

    While Dongfeng Race Team found a clean lane to windward for the race start, Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE and Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel were entangled at the leeward end of the line. In fact, MAPFRE was ...
    Published on 06-17-2018 11:48 AM
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    Vestas 11th Hour Racing won the day in Gothenburg but the results on Sunday see MAPFRE win the In-Port Race Series...

    Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing showed great patience and sailed a clean race for a victory in the Gothenburg In-Port Race on Sunday.

    But it was Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE team who rode a third place finish on Sunday to win the overall In-Port Race Series, sailing 11 points clear of their closest pursuers, Dongfeng Race Team.

    With one In-Port Race left in The Hague, MAPFRE can now not be overtaken on the leaderboard.