Environmental laws hamper salvage:
When Team Vestas Wind ran aground in the Indian Ocean on November 29 during the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, the boat was miraculously recovered off the reef and rebuilt to finish the race. The Clipper Round the World Race is struggling to do the same.
Their fleet of twelve identical Tony Castro designed Clipper 70s took a hit when one of them ran aground just hours after the start on October 31 of the third leg from Cape Town, South Afr…
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Gybing Inside the Zone:
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In a recent race three boats (1,2, and 3 – I was number 3) were reaching out towards a mark under spinnaker on starboard tack. At the mark all three boats would pass it to starboard and then head up just a bit, reaching somewhat higher than before while still flying their spinnakers.
The boats were in single file, one behind the other, and very close. As the three continued to sail towards the mark, they…
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