Category Archives: Boats and bits

Sails

Another short holiday for 2020 is being discussed and will be added to the list as a strong possibility. After the summer madness along the Cote d’Azur, the quaint village of St Tropez hold the yearly “Les voiles de St … Continue reading

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Transat Jacques Vabre

We are a mere 8 days from the start of this transatlantic race. Below a short history of the race taken from their home page. THE TRANSAT JACQUES VABRE STORY In its 24 years of existence, the bi-annual Transat Jacques … Continue reading

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Route du Rhum

SO they have been at it for almost 3 days. At the time of writing this there are 2310 nm left to race for the current leader. There has been some really rough seas and storms and someof the favorites … Continue reading

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Route du Rhum

Not long to go, November 4th a record number of participants, 124 in fact, will depart from Saint Malo direction Pointe-à-Pitre.   There are 6 categories : 6 Ultimes 21 Imocas 6 Multi50 52 Class40 17 Rhum Mono 21 Rhum … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – The finish

What a thrilling and tight finish. As I write this, the Dongfeng boat has just crossed the finishing line. The rest of the fleet is literally a few meters away. This means that Dongfeng is the overall winner of the … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 11

I have been so busy I have missed the departure yesterday of the 11th leg from Göteborg to The Hague. It is the final leg of this gigantic race. It is a short one with a distance of approximately 980 … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 10

Leg 10 from Cardiff to Göteborg is due to start in a couple of hours. I am all set up to watch the start live. The route is quite interesting going west of Ireland and north of Scotland. The wind … Continue reading

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