Clipper Race: Fight to the Finish:
(January 9, 2016; Day 7) – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race leg from Hobart to Whitsundays has been a week-long ‘sprint’ of tight unrelenting match racing over 1600 nautical miles which is going down to the wire with GREAT Britain attempting to out race LMAX Exchange just 0.7nM ahead as at 0800 UTC (1800 local) Saturday 9 January 2016.
“It’s been a good race but it’s not over yet,” proclaims GREAT Britain Skipper Peter Thornton. “LMAX Exchange is less than a nautical mile ahead of us, Garmin is just 7nM behind, and with all of us heading for a tricky island passage as it gets dark, it is going to be a tense night. We will see what happens.”
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Extreme Sailing Series: Looking Back, Looking Forward:
From humble beginnings as a team of six working out of his apartment in the sleepy seaside town of Cowes, Mark Turner, Executive Chairman of OC Sport, launched the Extreme Sailing Series.
Turner’s clear vision to innovate, to push the boundaries and to never rest on his laurels has changed the face of sailin. After nine years using the Extreme 40 catamaran, Turner comments on the accomplishments of the past and the outlook of a new boat in 2016.
I am very proud that we are now going into ou…
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