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Leg 7 – Arrivals

Arrival is imminent for the first two in the Volvo Ocean race. With just overs 7.770 sea miles behind them, only 1,2 mile separates them. Only 6 or 7 miles to go at the time of posting this. Gripping stuff.

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Sète 2018

Took a little drive to Sète this morning where the bi-yearly “Escale” is taking place for the 5th time. A lot of traditional boats and ships and a few most impressing tall ships. Most impressive is the longest sailing ship … Continue reading

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What a race

Volvo Ocean race – Leg 6 They all arrived in Auckland today. The top 5 within minutes of each other. A couple of days ago we have big distances between some of the boats. Different tactics obviously paid off.   … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 6

Tomorrow will see the start of Leg 6 between Hong Kong and Auckland. A gruelling 6.000 miles and by the look of the winds as of today it will be quite challenging with a lot of tactical choices to be … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 4

Congratulations to team Scallywag for winning this leg from Melbourne to Hong Kong. Hong Kong is the general quarter for the team so it must be very pleasing for them. There was a lot of action during these 17/18 days … Continue reading

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The race is back on

After 12 days on this leg to Hong Kong, we have a new leader overnight and namely Scallywag and this despite the fact they had a man overboard and the resulting manoeuvre to get him back. There are still 2.300 … Continue reading

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Drone pics

One has to agree that  the pictures, taken by drones operated from the Volvo Ocean boats, are amazing. I would love to know what kind of drones they are using. They must be quite powerful when you consider the wind … Continue reading

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Well done

What can one say. Brilliant round the world record. Welcome back in France Francois.    

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Bad news from the South Atlantic

Yves le Blevec capsized just after passing the Cape Horn early this morning. There was a strong 30 to 50 knots wind with burns up to 70 knots. One of the arms on the port side broke. Apparently he is secure … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 3

A very windy start last Sunday apparently. It is worth watching some of the videos if you like sailing. Below an extract of the volvooceanrace.com blog from early this morning. “Six of the seven Volvo Ocean Race boats remain in … Continue reading

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