Record breaking South Atlantic climb:
(December 8, 2017; Day 35, 17:00 FR) – François Gabart is approaching Recife in the northeast corner of Brazil in his attempt to beat the singlehanded round the world record. Maneuvering across a light wind ridge has slowed the skipper of the 30m MACIF trimaran, only covering 343.2 nm in the past 24 hours, but he lost less than 2 miles and remains 1723.57 nm ahead of the record pace.
More than five days after rounding Cape Horn, Gabart’s next milestone will be the equator which he hopes to cross December 10 after a little more than 36 days at sea. Tossed around earlier this week by a severe gale, he is showing some fatigue, but, as consolation, he is beginning to pick up t…
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PHOTOS: Star Sailors League Final 2017:
Twenty-five teams vying for a $ 200,000 Prize Purse at the Star Sailors League Final 2017 on December 5 to 9 in Nassau, Bahamas. Photos by Carlo Borlenghi.
The unique event format starts with four days of qualification races (maximum of 11) that advance the top ten teams to the final day of knockout races. From the qualifiers, the top team gets a bye to the Final, the runner-up goes to the Semi-Finals and teams from 3rd to 10th have to fight on yet one more race in the Quarter-Finals. …
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