Clipper Race: Seven wide at the turn:
(November 24, 2017; Day 24) – It’s shaping up to be an incredibly close finish on Sunday (Nov. 26) for the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race in Fremantle with less than 70 nautical miles separating the top seven teams.
PSP Logistics Skipper Matt Mitchell, currently in fifth, says: “4500 miles of racing and it will all come down to the last 30 hours or so. It really could be anyone’s race at the moment and pressure is on to keep the boat going as fast as possible.”
For a second successive day, a new leader has revealed themselves after Unicef re-emerged from its invisibility cloak in pole position at 1800 UTC last night following spending the previous 24 hours in …
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Closer to America’s Cup venue decision:
Auckland, NZL (November 24, 2017) – They didn’t quite burst into choruses of We are Sailing, but Auckland Councillors couldn’t hide their relief yesterday at six words from America’s Cup holder Team New Zealand.
“We are prepared to be flexible,” Team NZ’s chairman Sir Stephen Tindall, told the council as it steeled itself for a controversial decision on how and where to house sailing teams on the waterfront during the next Cup event in 2020/21.
And with that, the wind went out of the sails of all those in the room wanting to speechify against a big, $ 170 million extension of Halsey Wharf, 210 metres out into the Waitemata Harbour.
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