Dutch Treat for Volvo Ocean Race Fans:
The two Dutch skippers in the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race will lead their teams into battle in a match race at the final stopover of the race, in The Hague.
Team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel, the two Dutch-flagged rivals in the Volvo Ocean Race, are to face off against each other in final friendly duel at the race’s ultimate destination, The Hague. On June 27, 2018 the two crews will compete in an exhibition ‘match race’ series on their home waters in front of what is expected to be thousands of Dutch sailing fans.
How Important is Current?:
When the US Sailing Team prepared for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games held in the notoriously current-ridden Guanabara Bay, David Dellenbaugh had the arduous task of developing the playbook used by the sailors in each of the course areas.
Dellenbaugh shares some of those lessons in this report from his newsletter of how-to tips for racing sailors: Speed & Smarts.
When you’re racing in current, this is almost always a factor at the starting line and while you are rounding marks. But how important is it from a strategic point of view? The challenge in Rio, and any othe…
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