Volvo Ocean Race: Life in the millpond:
(January 9, 2018; Leg 4; Day 8) – As Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race neared its halfway point today from Melbourne to Hong Kong, any memories of the freezing cold Southern Ocean had long been banished. With every mile that the fleet climbs further north through the South Pacific, so the temperature of both the air and water rise too.
Gone are the days of wearing countless layers of weather-proof clothing in a desperate attempt to stay warm and dry. Instead, the Volvo Ocean Race sailors are battling extreme heat as they close in on the Equator.
The lack of breeze in the Doldrums only compounds the problem, slowing their progress through one of the most notorious climate zones f…
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Clipper Race: Upwind split off Sydney:
(January 9, 2018; Day 4) – Sanya Serenity Coast retains its lead during the fourth day of Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race as mixed conditions splits the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet into two, as it progresses up the coast of Australia. Racing remains close though with 32 nautical miles separating the top eight positions. Full report.
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