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
and full details here here
(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 »