Kojiro Shiraishi dismasted in Vendée Globe:
(December 4, 2016; Day 28) – Japanese skipper Kojiro Shiraishi of Spirit of Yukoh contacted his shore team at 0240 UTC to tell them that he had dismasted. Shiraishi was sailing in a moderate breeze (20 knots). Kojiro inside of the boat heard the sound of the mast breaking at around 0230 UTC.
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Final Four at WIM Series St. Thomas:
St Thomas, USVI (December 3, 2016) – Today in the Carlos Aguilar Match Race, the 5th and final event of the 2016 WIM Series, offered some really exciting racing. Within arm’s reach of the Charlotte Amalie shoreline, the world-class crews threw around their boats in breath-taking manoeuvres.
Today not only had the quarterfinals decided, but two matches in each semi final were also run. Approaching tomorrow’s conclusion, Dutch round-robin winner Renée Groeneveld and Stephanie Roble, USA, are both leading their respective semis 2 – 0. Their opponents Caroline Sylvan and Anna Östling, both from Sweden, will not have an easy task to break back and stay alive in the regatt…
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