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Category Archives: Boats and bits
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
What can one say. Brilliant round the world record. Welcome back in France Francois.
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