Joe Harris: Can’t Always Get What You Want:
Aboard his Class40 GryphonSolo2, American Joe Harris departed Newport (RI) on November 15 in a bid to break the 40 Foot Monohull Solo Non-Stop Round the World Record. That plan, however, got derailed when a stop in Cape Town was needed for repairs to his energy systems. Here’s an update from Joe on February 16…
Clipper Race: Big Winds for Vietnam Welcome:
(February 16, 2016; Day 28) – Following the completion of the Da Nang New Discovery of Asia Race, the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams are making best speeds to Da Nang in strong winds as the north-east monsoon approaches the Vietnamese coastline.
Visit Seattle Skipper Huw Fernie says: “These could be the windiest conditions we have faced all race, and it comes at a time when we are trying to slow down. With bare minimum sail left up we will be arriving in Da Nang too soon. Not a big problem as we can head offshore again.”
Race winner Derry~Londonderry~Doire is amongst the first teams to arrive on Wednesday 17 February and the rest of the fleet is anticipat…
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