Clipper Race: Options and Implications:
(March 31, 2016; Day 11) – The upcoming Scoring Gate is on the minds of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race Skippers as they debate weather options and the routing implications for the next four days on the Seattle Pacific Challenge.
With another low forecast further north, the teams must decide whether they head further north to the Scoring Gate some 600 nautical miles away in search of extra points, or stay further south and keep heading east with a better wind angle.
Following a day of light winds yesterday, the fleet is reporting that the sky has gone grey again, and the front is expected to hit soon. Gusts shouldn’t get to more than about 35 to 40 knots, but ind…
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Mark Turner to lead Volvo Ocean Race:
Alicante, Spain (March 31, 2016) – Mark Turner has been appointed Volvo Ocean Race CEO, stepping down after 23 years at the helm of global sports marketing company OC Sport.
The Briton, who competed in offshore sailing’s leading international event as a Whitbread Round-the-World sailor in 1989, and masterminded the Dongfeng Race Team project in the 2014-15 edition, will take up his new position in succession to Knut Frostad from June 7 this year.
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