Volvo Ocean Race: Major mess ahead:
(February 14, 2018; Day 8) – With the Volvo Ocean Race fleet reaching south in northeast trade wind conditions, team AkzoNobel is leading the charge towards the doldrums, still some 600 miles away.
The fleet is consolidating their range from east to west, now down to about 100 nm, with Scallywag to the west, Turn the Tide to the east, and leader AkzoNobel well centered on the fleet.
“We are a few miles ahead of the guys behind us and we have Scallywag to leeward,” said AkzoNobel’s Nicolai Sehested. “We’re in a strong position right now because we’ve been fast the last few days. Hopefully our speed gets us first to the doldrums. And if first in means first out that …
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Ashby confirms return for Cup defense:
by Suzanne McFaddden, Newsroom NZ
Glenn Ashby – the man with his hands on the X-box controller which helped drive Emirates Team New Zealand to victory – has confirmed he will return as skipper for the defence of the Auld Mug in 2021.
The multihull legend and Australian Sailor of the Year was back at the Team NZ base in Auckland this week for his first of many work visits this year. He plans on commuting from his home in Melbourne every few weeks to get the sailing side of the t…
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