Future stars at Youth Sailing World Championships:
Sanya, China (December 10, 2017) – The 2017 Youth Sailing World Championships has attracted 374 sailors from 60 nations to compete among the nine events on December 11 to 15. At the opening ceremony today, each nation participated in the mixing of the waters ceremony. Every team brought water from their home waters and these were mixed together, symbolising each nation coming together at the Youth Worlds, embodying sportsmanship, team spirit and unity. Details.
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Final stage for record-seeking Gabart:
(December 10, 2017; Day 37, 20:00 FR) – François Gabart has now crossed the equator and continues to extend his lead over the singlehanded round the world record. The skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran covered 633.7 nm in the past 24 hours and is now 2137.39 nm ahead of the record.
One week after passing the longitude of Cape horn, once again Gabart has clocked up an extraordinary time at the equator, which he crossed today at 11:35 (UTC+1), 36 days, 1 hour and 30 minutes after the start in Ouessant. Since beginning this quest on November 4, Gabart has averaged 27.3 knots and traveled 23826.04 nm.
Gabart now has a lead of 5 days, 13 hours and 23 minutes over the passage time…
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