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    Published on 02-21-2017 09:44 AM
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    Rich Wilson takes thirteenth place




    American skipper Rich Wilson crossed the finish line of the Vendée Globe solo round the world race off Les Sables d'Olonne on the west coast of France this afternoon (Tuesday 21/02) at 1250hrs UTC. From the fleet of 29 boats which started the 27,440 miles singlehanded race from Les Sables d'Olonne on Sunday November 6th, Wilson and Great American IV secure 13th place in an elapsed time of 107 days 48 mins 18 ...
    Published on 02-17-2017 10:39 AM
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    Arnaud Boissières takes tenth place

    After a slow final night at sea in very light airs, Arnaud Boissières crossed the Vendée Globe finish line at 0826hrs UTC this Friday morning to take 10th place in the non-stop solo round the world race. It is the third time in a row that the ...
    Published on 02-17-2017 10:11 AM
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    Spain's Xabi Fernández to skipper MAPFRE in Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18

    Spain's Olympic gold medallist Xabi Fernández will return to skipper MAPFRE in the Volvo Ocean Race in 2017-18, the Spanish campaign announced on Friday, 17 February.


    Spain’s Olympic gold medallist Xabi Fernández will return ...
    Published on 02-15-2017 10:58 AM
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    COLMAN'S SLOW BUT SURE, BOISSIÈRES DUE FRIDAY
    WEDNESDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2017, 16H26

    Conrad Colman has been making modest but positive progress since he managed to set sail under his jury rig very early this Wednesday ...
    Published on 02-13-2017 04:38 PM
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    The Extreme Series Oman Air will have a new helmsman for the 2017 season, as veteran skipper Morgan Larson takes a break from the demanding sailing and travel schedule that is the Extreme Sailing Series. Morgan, originally from Santa Cruz, California, and more recently a resident of Hood River, Oregon, is opting to spend more with his two kids, ...
    Published on 02-11-2017 10:16 AM
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    After 97 days and more than 26,500 miles racing round the world and with just over 700 nautical miles to the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne, Colman’s mast crashed down in 35-40kts of wind and big, confused seas when he was positioned 270 miles north west by west of Lisbon, Portugal. Colman was ...
    Published on 02-10-2017 11:01 AM
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    TRACKER


    TOUGH WEEKEND, LONG WEEK
    FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2017, 17H05

    Between this Sunday coming and next Sunday five of the ten skippers who are still racing in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race should finish. But the huge variations in weather conditions is not only making it difficult to predict finish dates and times, but so too the uncertain ...
    Published on 02-08-2017 10:04 AM
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    Nandor Fa was expansive, warm and happy to spend time sharing the details of his race with the public and the media, French, Anglo-Saxon and Hungarian. That he will not be back to race the Vendée Globe again, that this was the final finish line for him brought ...
    Published on 02-07-2017 11:16 AM
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    Conrad Colman has passed the latitude of Madeira and is now around 1600 miles from the finish a long way off Gibraltar, so officially, Conrad is back in Europe. He sent us some news today from his Foresight Natural Energy, where it is hard to ...
    Published on 02-03-2017 10:55 AM
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    GOTHENBURG, Sweden – The Volvo Ocean Race will celebrate 45 years of history with a Legends Race on the final leg of the 2017-18 edition from Gothenburg to The Hague.

    Any yacht to have featured in the Whitbread Round the World Race or Volvo ...
    Published on 02-03-2017 10:23 AM
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    The Hungarian solo skipper Nandor Fa sails into the final weekend of his Vendée Globe with his mood lifted after what he admits have been some of the darkest days of his solo race around the world.

    To have got to within 2000 or so miles of the finish line but become trapped and increasingly frustrated by the light winds of the Azores high pressure system crashed ...
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    Irishman endurance athlete and former drug addict Gavan Hennigan set a new international solo record by rowing 5,000km across the Atlantic in 49 days, 11 hours and 37 minutes.

    Hennigan was taking part in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge, which claims on its ...
    Published on 01-31-2017 10:20 AM
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    MAPFRE back for another Volvo Ocean Race challenge in 2017-18

    MAPFRE will return to the Volvo Ocean Race for a second consecutive edition, as the third confirmed entry for sailing's toughest team event

    ALICANTE, Spain – MAPFRE will be back on the start line ...
    Published on 01-30-2017 10:52 AM
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    KEEPING A GOOD LOOKOUT
    MONDAY 30 JANUARY 2017, 15H40

    Conrad Colman on Foresight Natural Energy crossed the Equator back into the northern hemisphere this morning at 0845hrs UTC in tenth place in the Vendée Globe solo round the world race. This is another important milestone for the Kiwi-American skipper as he also negotiates the Doldrums. Colman ...
    Published on 01-27-2017 10:36 AM
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    Dongfeng Race Team become first team to take delivery of their newly-refitted Volvo Ocean 65

    There are 268 days until the Volvo Ocean Race fleet departs Alicante ahead of a 45,000 nautical mile marathon through the most challenging oceans on the planet, and Dongfeng Race Team are set to make the most of that preparation ...
    Published on 01-26-2017 05:38 PM
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    Volvo Ocean Race announces Melbourne, Australia as extra stop and confirms all 2017-18 race dates

    The Volvo Ocean Race will give sports fans an extra Christmas present in 2017 after adding Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October





    MELBOURNE, Jan 27 – The Volvo Ocean Race will give sports fans an extra Christmas present in 2017 after adding Melbourne to the route for the forthcoming edition starting in October.

    The change to the 2017-18 route, announced on Friday morning in Melbourne, means the Race will visit Australia for the eighth time – but for the first in more than a decade.

    With what will be a compressed stopover, Melbourne fits between Cape Town and Hong Kong, and completes a 45,000-nautical mile route that will see the teams cover three times as many miles in the Southern Ocean as in previous ...
    Published on 01-26-2017 09:18 AM
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    JOYON AND HIS MEN SHATTER THE JULES VERNE TROPHY RECORD
    26 January 2017

    The Maxi Trimaran IDEC SPORT sailed by Francis Joyon, Clément Surtel, Alex Pella, Bernard Stamm, Gwénolé Gahinet and Sébastien Audigane won the Jules Verne Trophy, the outright round the world sailing record, this morning. They crossed the finish at 0749hrs UTC on Thursday 26th January 2017. Francis Joyon and his crew sailed the 22,461 theoretical miles in 40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds, at an average ...
    Published on 01-25-2017 01:40 PM
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    IDEC SPORT EXPECTED AT FIRST LIGHT ON THURSDAY
    25 January 2017


    IDEC SPORT is at full speed with the finish of the Jules Verne Trophy drawing near. With less than 550 miles to go, Francis Joyon, Clément Surtel, Bernard ...
    Published on 01-25-2017 10:34 AM
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    JEAN-PIERRE DICK, FOURTH IN THE VENDÉE GLOBEWEDNESDAY 25 JANUARY 2017, 14H50
    French skipper Jean-Pierre Dick crossed the finish line of the eighth Vendée Globe at 1347hrs UTC on Wednesday 25th January. The skipper of StMichel Virbac completed his solo round the world voyage in 80 days 1 hour 45 minutes and 45 seconds. Jean-Pierre Dick sailed 27,857 miles at the average speed of 14.5 knots.

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    Published on 01-24-2017 10:30 AM
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    IDEC SPORT : FULL SPEED AHEAD TO USHANT

    200 miles south of the Azores, IDEC SPORT is starting the final stretch of her round the world voyage in favourable winds, which they have managed to pick up, getting the timing just right ahead of a front associated ...