Tea Route: In the lead again:
(February 12, 2020; Day 26) – After falling behind the record pace for the Tea Route as they struggled to ascend the Atlantic, Francis Joyon and his team on the 31.5m IDEC SPORT maxi trimaran have finally broken free of the doldrums with NE’ly trade winds in the North Atlantic putting them back in the lead. Full report.
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Final three days at Niner-Nacra Worlds:
Geelong, Australia (February 12, 2020) – The third day at the 2020 49er, 49erFX, and Nacra 17 World Championship awoke to steady rain, grey skies and mist which affected visibility on Corio Bay. It’s been a rare sight at these championships but finally the sun broke through and up to 18 knots of SSE puffy magic blessed the afternoon session.
While the 34-boat Nacra 17 fleet competes as one division for the title, this was the final day of qualifying for the two skiff divisions with the top 25 teams advancing to vie for their championship crowns. Three days of racing remain for all three fleets.
49er & 49erFX
Reigning 49er world champions and Ri…
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