New Order at RORC Transatlantic Race:
(December 9, 2017; Day 15) – Eric de Turckheim’s French Nivelt-Muratet 54 Teasing Machine is the new IRC overall leader of the 2017 RORC Transatlantic Race after their finish at sunset yesterday in an elapsed time of 13 days 19 hrs 29 mins 08 secs.
Canadian Southern Wind 96 Sorceress, skippered by Daniel Stump and Tilmar Hansen’s German Elliot 52 Outsider have also finished. leaving 17 yachts still at sea.
“We are very happy to be here in Grenada,” smiled Eric de Turckheim. “This is my first transatlantic race and it has been fantastic. Every time I finish any race, be it a running marathon or a yacht race, you feel emotional, but also relaxed. Y…
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VIDEO: Journey to the Southern Ocean:
The third leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race will take the seven teams from Cape Town to Melbourne, Australia. Beginning December 10, these may be the hardest 6,500 nautical miles of the entire race.
The routing takes the teams down into the ‘Roaring Forties’, the area south of 40-degrees latitude where storm systems circle Antarctica, unimpeded by any land mass. Towering waves, steady gale and storm force winds, and ice-cold temperatures are a daily feature here.
Sometimes the anticipation is worse than the experience, but maybe not when facing the Southern Ocean. Brad Farrand and Martine Grael of Team AkzoNobel visit the “Cape of Storms” – gateway to the so…
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