Clipper Race: Riding the railroad:
(April 9, 2016; Day 20) – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet is experiencing the ‘North Pacific Railway’ right now, according to race Meteorologist Simon Rowell, with a regular timetable of low/ridge/low coming through. A ridge of high pressure is whipping through the fleet from west to east today and then it will be back in the thick of another strong low system by tomorrow.
Teams have been consolidating their positions to ride the rollercoaster of weather systems and it remains relatively tight amongst the front half of the fleet as the miles count down to Seattle.
In second position LMAX Exchange has a lead of around 17 nautical miles over Unicef as a…
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Team Thunder takes lead at Baldwin Cup:
Newport Beach, CA (April 8, 2016) – Continuing the cheeky laughable traditions that make this respected regatta the envy of sailors around the globe, the Baldwin Cup Team Cup Race did not disappoint on the first of three days of racing in front of the Newport Harbor Yacht Club. After 45 races in fog, mist and winds ranging from zero to six knots, 96 competitors survived incredibly tough conditions with games of bocce ball, and for the spectators, two dollar chardonnays and 25 cent beers.
Defending champion Newport Harbor Yacht Club’s Team Thunder is leading, followed by Newport Harbor Yacht Club Team Lighting in second, followed by Larchmont Yacht Club in third. Sponsored by J…
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