Avoid the ‘sameness’ epidemic:
by Don Finkle, RCR Yachts
Unlike a lot of other sports and activities, sailing offers a wide variety of ways to enjoy it. Tennis is tennis, skiing is skiing, hockey is hockey, golf is golf. But sailing means many different things.
Ranging from distance sailing to closed course racing, W-L racing, round the island(s), pursuit racing, shorthanded sailing, single-handed, day races, overnight races, premier bucket list races, even iceboating, the list of ways to enjoy sailing goes on. However, most of us end up gravitating to one type of sailing and do it over and over again, typically in the same place(s…
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Volvo Ocean Race: Returning to the route:
Hong Kong (February 6, 2018) – After the Asian detour to engage with commercial interests, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet departs tomorrow to return south so as to get back on with the business of racing around the world.
As strong winds are in the forecast, the start time has been moved forward two hours for the fleet to get away ahead of the big breeze. The fleet will now leave at 1100 local time (0300 UTC) for the 6100nm Leg 6 to Auckland, New Zealand.
The course begins by crossing the South China Sea to the northern tip of the Philippines. After that, it’s out into the Pacific and a long drag race to the south-east, dodging the many island chains of Polynesia until they re…
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