Gabart on verge of crushing record:
(December 15, 2017; Day 42, 20:00 FR) – François Gabart, who has had near flawless weather in his attempt to set a new singlehanded round the world record, is enduring a light patch as he nears the finish line. With 678.49 nm remaining, the skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran has covered 548.3 nm in the past 24 hours which has decreased his advance of the record pace to 2560.42 nm.
Gabart is expected to finish December 17.
The key news of the round the world record
Date of departure: Saturday 4 November, at 10:05 (French time, UTC+1)
Number of miles sailed since the start: 23,649 miles (38,059 km)
Number of miles still to sail: 3,211 miles (5,…
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Cream rising at WIM Series finale:
Tourville-la-Rivière, France (December 15, 2017) – Another day on Lake Bédanne and another nerve wracking adventure for the sailors with shifty winds, lead changes, and big puffs. The penultimate day of the 2017 International Bédanne’s Cup, the final event of the 2017 Women’s International Match Racing Series (WIM Series), brought some exciting matches for the spectators who braved the elements.
The morning started with the quarter-finals to see who would be joining the winner of the double round robin, local hero Pauline Courtois and her Match in Pink by Normandy Elite Team in the semi-finals. With light and shifty winds, the premium was on getting ahead and keeping your …
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