by Anderson Reggio, Team Alvimedica Navigational Shore Support
By the time Team Alvimedica rounds Cape Horn on Monday afternoon, the Volvo Ocean Race crew will have completed what they will likely describe as the most exhilarating 950-mile drag race of their lives. After settling in on the final port gybe mid-afternoon on the 28th, the team was surely exhausted and anxious for a respite. Even the mighty Stu Bannatyne was probably looking for a bit of shut-eye.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more strenuous 63 hours than what they endured, gybing 33 times since first encountering the ice limit on the 26th. However, that sought-after respite was not to come, as thi…
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