Clipper Race: Upwind to Uruguay:
(September 13, 2017; Day 24) – Cementing a fifth day at the top of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race leaderboard, Visit Seattle has extended its margin over Sanya Serenity Coast and Unicef in second and third place respectively. With less than 2000 nm to go to Punta del Este, the fleet continue to live life at a lean whilst racing hard upwind. Full report.
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Tips for High Wind Racing:
Double Olympic medalist and multiple world champion, Jonathan McKee, has had some time to think about high wind sailing. With the first two days at the J/70 Worlds cancelled due to wind limits, McKee offered some useful tips for racing in high winds.
“The main thing is to keep it simple and safe. When it’s over 20 knots, you should try to minimize maneuvers and sail in your own water if you can. Upwind the key to speed is a lot of co-ordination between the main and jib, to keep the balance of the boat correct. In the bigger puffs, you might ease the jib so it i…
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