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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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Sète 2018

Took a little drive to Sète this morning where the bi-yearly “Escale” is taking place for the 5th time. A lot of traditional boats and ships and a few most impressing tall ships. Most impressive is the longest sailing ship … Continue reading

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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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