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Category Archives: Sailing
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
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
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
All but one arrived in Cardiff during the course of the day Only 4 minutes separated the first two boats It also means that team Dongfeng and my favorite skipper have taken the lead (a very narrow one) over team … Continue reading
Yesterday evening at 20:00 (UTC) saw the departure of the 9th leg from Newport to Cardiff. Quite an exciting start with Team Brunel leading the pack. Fourteen hours later as I write this, Dongfeng has taken the lead by steering … Continue reading
Four hours to go before the start of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Itajai to Newport Looking forward to follow the reports 4 times a day. Just about to set my alarm clock for that purpose.
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.