Light and fickle at Match Racing Worlds:
Shenzhen, China (October 27, 2017) – Uncooperative conditions at the final event of the World Match Racing Tour are increasing the pressure on who will rise to claim the title of 2017 Match Racing World Champion.
The round of 16 remains incomplete on day four as pairings must get 3 wins to advance to the Quarter Finals, a count that Harry Price was on his way to achieving before the jury interceded.
After winning two crucial battles, the young Australian was up against Markus Edegran from the USA, but Price was penalised for a technical infringement. The International Jury ended up docking Price 0.5 points from each of his two victories. So this puts Price just 1-0 up against …
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Volvo Ocean Race: One more day to go:
(October 27, 2017; Day 6, 13:31 UTC) – All seven Volvo Ocean Race teams have made the turn at the virtual mark called Porto Santo North and are heading for the finish in Lisbon. They’re on the final stretch, but it’s still a good 24 hours before the finish line will be in sight.
With the waypoint in their wake, the fleet is now free to plot their own course to the finishing line, which for now has everyone on a tighter starboard reach angle aiming to the north of layline. Vestas 11th Hour Racing remains in the lead, but with over 200 nm to the finish, they must remain perfect amid the challenging weather changes, geographic obstacles, and a tidal finish area that lie …
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