Vendée Globe: Difficult and Dangerous:
(February 12, 2017; Day 99, 16:04 FR) – The Bay of Biscay is not giving up Eric Bellion easily as the French skipper battles upwind with no mainsail, trying to get to the finish line of the Vendée Globe. Bellion on CommeUnSeulHomme has had four tempestuous days fighting a North Atlantic depression and this Sunday afternoon there is little sign of real relief for Bellion.
After losing a section of track near the top of his mast, Bellion was forced to drop his mainsail. But a blocked and twisted halyard meant he had not yet been able to re-hoist it. He got to within ten miles of the Spanish coast after Cape Finisterre and, after a short tack out to the north, was making south …
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Cayard wins Battle, Diaz wins War:
Thirty-three boats competed in the Levin Memorial Regatta on February 11-12, the fourth and final event of the Star Winter Series in Miami, FL. Paul and Danny Cayard were best in the challenging southeast winds of 5 to 12 knots, winning by one point ahead of Augie Diaz and Arnis Baltins. Diaz and Baltins won the overall Star Winter Series with Jim Buckingham and Craig Moss finishing second. Full report and photos.
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