Bows even in Bermuda Hamburg Race:
(July 12, 2018) – The first days of the Atlantic Anniversary Regatta’s final leg, the 3500nm Bermuda to Hamburg Race, saw the retirement of Line Honours favourite Rambler 88 due to a rudder issue and the Ker 56 Varuna and IMOCA 60 Malizia – Yacht Club Monacor ising up to the challenge of now taking the elapsed time win. Full report.
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Golden Globe: Human error bites leader:
(July 12, 2018; Day 12) – He is still in first place, but Golden Globe Race leader Philippe Péché (FRA) threw away a hard-fought 3½ hour lead at the first gate in this 30,000 mile solo non-stop round the world race today after mistaking the lighthouse marking the southern end of Lanzarote today.
As the Golden Globe Race is to resemble the Sunday Times Golden Globe solo non-stop round the world race in 1968-69, the skippers are navigating with sextant on paper charts, without electronic instruments or autopilots. As a result, there is no GPS that marks the location.
It was not until his Rustler 36 PRB had continued south and reached the northern tip of Fuerteventura in the…
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