Clipper Race: Stealth Mode:
(April 15, 2018; Day 23) – The leading 2017-18 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams rounded the final waypoint of the 5,600 nm marathon across the North Pacific Ocean, and are racing directly towards Seattle. Or, that’s what they are most likely doing, as both Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef, who were sitting in second and third place yesterday, have opted to go into Stealth Mode for 48 hours. The teams have the option to use two 24-hour periods of Stealth Mode. The Clipper Race Office remains in constant contact with all boats and receives regular position reports. Full …
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Tough Day at Charleston Race Week:
Charleston, SC (April 14, 2018) – Concern about what tomorrow might bring made today all the more important at Sperry Charleston Race Week 2018. Forecasts call for a front to move through town and there is no way to predict how much racing will be completed on the final day.
As the skies darkened over Charleston Harbor this evening, the leaders had to feel good about their position while the followers were hoping for an opportunity to change the final standings.
“We’re still in the hunt. Hopefully, we’ll get two or three more races tomorrow and be able to improve our position,” said Savasana skipper Brian Keane, who holds fourth place in J/70 class.
Plans had calle…
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