Volvo Ocean Race: Calm before the storm:
(June 12, 2018; Day 3) – Getting from Point A to Point B is rarely a straight line, a reality the Volvo Ocean Race teams faced earlier today as they attempted to cross a windless ridge of high-pressure that could hold the key to overall victory.
With the finish in Gothenberg to the east, the seven teams spent much of the day heading west on port gybe as they battled to get across the ridge 100 miles off the Irish coast. But with the fleet gybing to starboard, heading northeast toward the top of Scotland, the top four are nearly bows even with just five miles of separation.
MAPFRE has taken over the top spot while early leg leaders Dongfeng Race Team have dropped to fourth, a…
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