Golden Globe: Steering issues continue:
(August 13, 2018; Day 44) – French yachtsman Philippe Péché, who had led the Golden Globe Race almost continuously since the start from Les Sables d’Olonne on July 1, now is in a race for survival.
Péché first alerted Race Headquarters that the tiller on his Rustler 36 PRB had broken on August 10, but his problems began earlier in the week when the actuating arm on his Beaufort wind vane self-steering system sheared off.
Attempts to repair the wind vane with spare tube for his special telescopic tiller failed, and when the tiller then snapped in 45-50 knot winds experienced at the end of last week, he had nothing left to repair it with.
Having now fashioned a re…
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505 North American Championship 2018:
Mike Martin and Adam Lowry got out front early and stayed there through eleven races to win the 505 North American Championship 2018 held August 9-12 in San Francisco, CA. With a picket fence after two discards, they built a 20 point margin over Howard Hamlin and Andy Zinn in second. Full report.
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