Clipper Race: Crowded in the corridor:
(September 8, 2017; Day 19) – All twelve Clipper Race teams are now in the Doldrums Corridor, but in the latest surprise of the Atlantic Trade Winds Leg 1, Sanya Serenity Coast has elected to employ Stealth Mode.
Stealth Mode is a tactical card which teams can use to hide their position from the rest of the fleet for a period of 24 hours, though the Clipper Race Office will still track the team’s position every hour.
After a declaration from Skipper Wendy Tuck, the second placed Sanya Serenity Coast went off the grid at 1800 UTC yesterday. Stay tuned to see how the move pays off.
Qingdao continues to lead the fleet and with Sanya Serenity Coast in Stealth Mode, GREAT Brit…
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As bad as it can get for Florida:
Senior Marine Meteorologist Lee Chesneau submits this assessment on Hurricane Irma.
(September 8, 2017; 6:32am PT) – The worst possible scenario that could be for a hurricane to impact Florida is unfolding: an African born tropical system crossing the entire tropical Atlantic Ocean basin with no major land obstruction such as mountainous Cuba, heading into water temperatures approaching 90 degrees, fueled by even the warmer Gulf Stream/Florida Current.
All this is occurring before landfall which will be anywhere from Homestead/Miami to Palm Beach. To make matters worse…Irma&#…
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