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Well done

What can one say. Brilliant round the world record. Welcome back in France Francois.    

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Bad news from the South Atlantic

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

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 3

A very windy start last Sunday apparently. It is worth watching some of the videos if you like sailing. Below an extract of the volvooceanrace.com blog from early this morning. “Six of the seven Volvo Ocean Race boats remain in … Continue reading

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In-port race

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.

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What are our 2 heroes up to?

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

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Second crazy Frenchman

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

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Volvo Ocean Race – Leg 2

After a very exciting 19 days from Lisbon the first boat Mapfre arrived yesterday in Cape town. Just under 3 hours later the team on board Dongfeng crossed the line In third place Vesta crossed the line 1h35 after Dongfeng. … Continue reading

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