Maserati on record pace to London:
(February 13, 2018; Day 26) – Giovanni Soldini and the crew on the trimaran Maserati Multi 70 are on their northerly ascent along the coast of Africa in their attempt to break the 13000 nm record from Hong Kong to London. Less than 100 nm south of Cape Verde, the team is 1427.1 nm ahead of the record pace (as of 18:27 UTC) and are 2611.9 nm from the finish. Details.
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Volvo Ocean Race: Next stop, Doldrums:
(February 13, 2018; Day 7) – Every boat in the fleet in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race is back up to speed and enjoying trade wind sailing conditions as they push on a southeasterly course towards the doldrums some 1000 miles away. The boats are on a tight reach, with wind and boat speeds in the mid to high teens.
Team AkzoNobel heads the leaderboard, positioned south and slightly west of the bulk of the fleet, while Scallywag is 70 nm to leeward, holding the most westerly flank.
“We’re neck and neck with AkzoNobel, leading the fleet, heading to the doldrums which is where I think the race is going to be won or lost,” said Scallywag skipper David Witt. “The doldrums i…
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