Gabart sets milestones at Cape Horn:
(December 3, 2017; Day 30, 13:20 FR) – François Gabart is racking up performances in his attempt to beat the single-handed round the world record. The skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran has covered 762.1 nm in the past 24 hours and has increased his margin to 1209.6 nm ahead of the record pace.
It was a milestone day as at 13:20 (French time, UTC+1), Gabart crossed the longitude of Cape Horn, 29 days, 03 hours and 15 minutes after crossing the Ouessant starting line, making this the second best time outright, in the history of sailing, single-handed and with crew combined, since only Francis Joyon and his crew on IDEC Sport achieved a better time last year of 26 days, 15 hours an…
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Alinghi secures lead at Extreme Sailing Series Cabo:
Los Cabos, Mexico (December 2, 2017) – Alinghi stole the show for the second day running to extend its lead in the standings at Extreme Sailing Series™ Act 8, Los Cabos, presented by SAP, but crucially SAP Extreme Sailing Team retained the podium position that is the key to it taking the overall 2017 victory when the season draws to a close tomorrow.
While the battle for the Act and season glory raged between the three contenders, local wildcard Team Extreme México celebrated a moment of glory with a second-place finish, its first ever podium.
Aside from an uncharacteristic hiccup in the opening race, which saw SAP Extreme Sailing Team pull off a dramatic recovery from a di…
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