Clipper Race: New Determinations:
(January 3, 2016; Day 1) – The New Year has brought a new determination to the Clipper 2015-16 Round the World Yacht Race fleet which, after a short stopover in Hobart, is back racing and charging across the Bass Strait toward Whitsundays Race. Diverse tactics see the teams split between those sailing offshore in a bid for bonus points at the Scoring Gate and those inshore, seemingly willing to sacrifice the chance for extra points in order to focus on a podium place finish. Full report.
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45 Days: The Power of the Sea:
The Jules Verne Trophy is a prize for the fastest circumnavigation of the world by any type of yacht with no restrictions on the size of the crew. No limits, just go for it…exactly what Francis Joyon (FRA) had planned to do when he and crew set off to break the record of 45 days 13 hours 42 minutes 53 seconds.
This is Episode 21 of a web series that will follow Joyon’s effort, producing 30 episodes from the start and every 2 days, sharing the adventures of the maxi-trimaran IDEC SPORT with its crew of 6 men. The team crossed the Ushant start line early Sunday, November 22.
Joyon is skippering the 31.5m VPLP-designed IDEC SPORT, which was launched in 2006 as Groupama 3 an…
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