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    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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    18.07.2018
    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)
    14.07.2018
    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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    TRACKER

    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
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    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.










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    Published on 06-15-2018 12:33 PM
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    In little under a month François Gabart will be back at the helm of his MACIF trimaran, after a substantial optimization refit which will be complete at the end of July. "I'm impatient to see the result of all this teamwork," he said.

    Since his round the world record six months ago he has spent a lot of time doing sport, but also at the office with his team.






    When ...
    Published on 06-15-2018 09:12 AM
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    1968: Movies like Bullit, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Barbarella and 2001 A Space Oddity Ruled the Box Office.
    Nixon wins the White House, MLK and RFK are assasinated, Vietnam Raged on and a Solo Sailor, Robin Knox Johnston sails his 32' Suhali solo around the ...
    Published on 06-14-2018 01:57 PM
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    Brunel Sailing take the Leg 10 win! What an incredible comeback from the Dutch team to keep their dream of overall Volvo ...
    Published on 06-14-2018 09:22 AM
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    Brunel shoots into the lead as intensity builds towards photo finish

    The pace is relentless as the leaders close in on Gothenburg knowing every point will count for the overall Volvo Ocean Race win...


    Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel shot past most of the fleet over the past 24 hours, eventually eking ahead of MAPFRE on Thursday morning and taking the lead in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race.

    But with less than 200 miles to go to the finish line in Gothenburg, Sweden, less than 10-miles separate the top six crews. No position is secure and the intenity is relentless. ...
    Published on 06-13-2018 08:52 AM
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    MAPFRE leads fleet north of Scotland



    Big winds are in the forecast as the fleet makes the turn around the north of Scotland and point their bows towards the finish in Gothenburg in Sweden...


    Spanish team MAPFRE shot into the lead of the penultimate Volvo Ocean Race leg as the fleet rocketed round the coast of Scotland on Wednesday.

    The painfully light and fickle winds that dogged the seven teams on Tuesday as they crossed a high pressure ridge had today been replaced by powerful south-westerlies that were blasting them north-east at breakneck speeds. ...
    Published on 06-11-2018 04:09 PM
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    Team AkzoNobel in third place on approach to Fastnet Rock

    Team AkzoNobel is this morning in a scrap for third place on Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race after a night of smooth straight-line reaching across the Irish Sea towards the south west tip of Ireland.

    At 0700 UTC (0900 CEST) this morning the team AkzoNobel crew was locked in a head-to-head drag race with fourth placed Mapfre (ESP) – just a tenth of a nautical mile further back – as the seven-boat fleet powered westward at speeds approaching 20-knots.

    Later this morning the boats will pass one of yacht racing’s most iconic turning markers – the lighthouse on Fastnet Rock – and will start to feel a significant softening in the northerly breeze as the wind ...
    Published on 06-10-2018 12:29 PM
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    The Volvo Ocean Race fleet had a slow start to Leg 10 as a high-pressure system brought bright sunny skies and warm weather but very little breeze to Cardiff on Sunday afternoon.

    With nearly no wind at the scheduled 1500 UTC start time, the Race Committee pushed a short postponement to allow ...