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    Published on 01-18-2019 12:15 PM
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    UPDATE all Entrants #GGR2018 Jean Luc and Mark Slats decision time,,,!, what will it be???

    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing is enjoying his sail south, deeper into the Southern Ocean toward Cape Horn but GGR have ...
    Published on 01-18-2019 09:40 AM
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    "We have arrived at the Canaries and will be able to see Tenerife in a few minutes! Everything is fine onboard. We are going to go through the middle of the islands as there is not much pressure offshore, so it will be a lot of maneuvers, but everything is OK.

    The trade winds are quite unstable. We were ...
    Published on 01-17-2019 11:06 AM
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    Mark Slats still pushing north and sailing into the wind looking for the HIGH and talking BIG SHARKS and water..he caught ...
    Published on 01-17-2019 10:22 AM
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    Published on 01-16-2019 11:56 AM
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    A gorgeous selection of images from Chris Schmid/Spindrift Racing of the start of the Jules Verne Record
    attempt at Ouessant, France. Currently, just 7 hours in, Spindrift 2 has a 67 nm lead over Francis Joyon's
    record and has maintained a 31 knot average!

    https://www.spindrift-racing.com/jules-verne/en/live ...
    Published on 01-16-2019 09:02 AM
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    Yann Guichard and his crew started their world tour at Ushant today, Wednesday, January 16 at 11h 47min 27sec UTC. To win the Jules Verne Trophy they have to recross the line by February 26 at 11h 16m 57sec UTC to break the record, held since 2017 by Francis Joyon and his crew, of 40 days 23h 30m 30s.

    The weather conditions were favourable at the Créac'h lighthouse, which marks one end of the start and finish line of the Jules Verne Trophy course, the round the world sailing record via the three Capes. A southwesterly ...
    Published on 01-15-2019 10:24 AM
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    Day 198 – Mark Slats closes to within 50 miles of Van Den Heede in nail-biting race to the finish
    Difference in distance to finish now reduced to 49 miles
    Slats runs out of fresh water – has been using his emergency desalinator for past week
    Barnacles return
    Questions raised over use of Ham radios
    Dateline: 12:00 UTC 15. 01. 2019 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France


    With less than 1,700 miles back to the finish in Les Sables d’Olonne, 2nd placed Dutchman Mark ...
    Published on 01-14-2019 10:52 AM
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    After two and a half months of stand-by, Spindrift 2 is preparing to leave for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy. The crewed round the world sailing record has been held since 2017 by Francis Joyon, who completed the non-stop course in 40d 23h 30m. Spindrift 2, the giant black and gold 40 metre trimaran, is planning ...
    Published on 01-13-2019 10:24 AM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE ...JL VDH and MARK struggle north.

    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing heavy weather has passed and the storm approaching from the NW late on the 15th is decreasing in strength, ...
    Published on 01-10-2019 12:22 PM
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    January 7, 2019

    Day 95

    Noon Position: 46 58S 53 14E

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

    Wind(t/tws): WxN 17 – 26

    Sea(t/ft): NW 10 – 12

    Sky: Partly Sunny

    10ths Cloud Cover: 8

    Bar(mb): 993, rising

    Cabin Temp(f): 57

    Water Temp(f): 41

    Relative Humidity(%): 75

    Sail: Working jib, two reefs

    Noon-to-Noon Miles Made Good (nm): 161

    Published on 01-08-2019 10:46 AM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE #GGR2018 8/1/2019


    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing is now trying to head East and North as there is a storm approaching in the next few days. GGR have issued him the following weather alert ...
    Published on 01-08-2019 10:31 AM
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    2019: an unprecedented boom for the IMOCA class

    The IMOCA class has never experienced such enthusiasm and as 2019 gets underway, it looks like being a very exciting year. At least six new generation IMOCAs will be launched in 2019 and more than thirty boats will be out there racing with in particular the Transat Jacques ...
    Published on 01-04-2019 01:35 PM
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    ENTRANT UPDATE .. JL VDH Time Penalty and UKU Happy! #GGR2018

    Tapio Lehtinen Sailing is feeling like Captain NEMO right now in a lonely Pacific Ocean all to himself now that ISTVAN is in the ...
    Published on 01-02-2019 03:20 PM
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    Current Position

    Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 may NOT be fast enough! The forecast for 3rd January suggests he may meet the storm around ...
    Published on 12-31-2018 02:48 PM
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    Due to a structural malfunctioning of the cleanup system, today we made the decision to return to port earlier than planned. We will set sail as soon as an appropriate weather window is available.

    Published on 12-31-2018 02:38 PM
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    ISTVAN ETA at Cape Horn 1200UTC 1st January???

    Uku Randmaa Golden Globe Race 2018 Golden Globe Race 2018 has been going nowhere for nearly two days ...
    Published on 12-26-2018 10:35 AM
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    The Sydney Morning Herald Reports

    A 21-metre yacht that was intended to race in the Sydney to Hobart is "under arrest" and welded to the dock at Rushcutters Bay marina, after the Polish sailing crew who had chartered it launched legal proceedings against its owner in the Federal Court.

    The crew from Yacht Club Sopot, in northern Poland, had its race dream dashed just days ...
    Published on 12-26-2018 09:27 AM
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    As the competitors reach midnight on Day 1 of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, a smattering of early retirements has left the fleet even hungrier for the line honours and overall prizes. After the lead changed with every tack at the Sydney Harbour start, the trend seemed to be continuing with Comanche blasting off in the building sea breeze, only to be hunted down again by her lighter-wind-favoured ...
    Published on 12-22-2018 02:21 PM
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    Day 173 – December 21. 2018 – Longest day in the Southern Ocean
    Mark Slats reduces Jean-Luc Van Den Heede’s lead by 87 miles in 4 days
    Uku Randmaa rounds Cape Horn
    Istvan Kopar surrounded by storms
    Tapio Lehtinen tackles his barnacle problems
    Dateline 16:00 UTC 21.12. 2018 – Les Sables d’Olonne, France

    Today is the longest day of the year in the Southern Hemisphere so the ...
    Published on 12-20-2018 10:32 AM
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    Golden Globe Race
    9 hrs ·

    ISTVAN KOPAR looks to be through the worst of the heavy ...