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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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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 8

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.  

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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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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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