Category Archives: Sailing

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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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 9 – Finish

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

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 9

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

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