Author Topic: Volvo Ocean Race 2018  (Read 587 times)

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Offline Twynkle

Volvo Ocean Race 2018
« on: Apr 02, 2018, 03:47 PM »
This is proving to be one of the most 'eventful' round the world yacht races - possibly ever...
The Southern Ocean has provided conditions that have been both dangerous as well as destructive.
John Fisher go Scallywag was lost at sea nearly a week ago, and three of the other boats have been damaged requiring repairs to masts and a sail, and in one, possibly two cases a second 'resignation'.
4 yachts remain in the race - two of them are closing up to contend for the first to finish Leg 7 in Brazil - could be an exciting next day or so!
 
Todays (daily) Live update can be seen here
https://www.facebook.com/volvooceanrace/videos/10156770488787437/
and full details here here
https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html
 
(We saw from QV seas that were potentially moderately difficult for both fast response boats, and a ship's tender just over a month ago, the seas this last week have been much more challenging to equally small craft.)
« Last Edit: Apr 02, 2018, 03:53 PM by Twynkle »