Dueling Duos in Vendée Globe:
(January 27, 2017; Day 84, 16:47 FR) – After 82 days of racing there are two intense duels still playing out in the Vendée Globe non stop solo round the world race. Racing in sight of each other today, at the latitude of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Didac Costa (One Planet One Ocean) and Romain Attanasio (La Famille Mary-Etamine du Lys) spoke to each other by VHF and have been no more than three miles apart as they climb the Atlantic.
Attanasio reported: “It’s funny because in the previous rankings, Didac (Costa) was ahead. This morning, I went outside to take some photos and he was there. I called him on the VHF and we chatted. I have been chasing him for three weeks. It’…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Dueling Duos in Vendée Globe, Editor
World Cup Series Miami moves to Medal Round:
Miami, FL (January 27, 2017) – For Martine Soffiati Grael and Kahena Kunze, the fourth day of the 2017 World Cup Series Miami presented by Sunbrella started on a sour note, with a 14th in a 16-boat 49erFX fleet.
“It was crazy,” said Kunze when asked about the wind in the first race. “It was going to the left and to the right, changing all the time.”
But even that result wasn’t enough to dampen either the spirits of the resilient Brazilian duo or their chances of winning the 49erFX division in this regatta for the first time since 2013, when the class was so new that just nine teams competed.
A slight change of venue and the filling of a southeasterly s…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – World Cup Series Miami moves to Medal Round, Editor