Tag Archives: Round the world
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.
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
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
Well done boys. The start of Leg 2 Cape Town to Melbourne will start this coming Sunday 10th December. Quite a exciting leg in the south seas.
Quite simple. They are going so fast it is hard to keep up with them. Yves Le BLEVEC (Red boat) after 7 days has already 1.183 nautical miles advance on the previous record holder. François Gabart (Yellow boat) is about … Continue reading
Exactly 24 hours ago, Yves Le Blevec left for a record attempt non stop around the world. Unlike Francois Gabart mentioned in one of my earlier post, Yves is taking the “reverse” route i.e East to West against the dominating … Continue reading