Volvo Ocean Race: Meet Vestas 11th Hour Racing:
Young guns Charlie Enright and Mark Towill are back in the Volvo Ocean Race, and they’ve teamed up with Danish wind energy company Vestas and marine conservation program 11th Hour Racing hoping to make a lasting impact on and off the water in 2017-18.
American duo Enright and Towill return to lead the blue boat, and want to make an impact on and off the water. Enright and Towill got their first taste of Volvo Ocean Race action in the 2014-15 edition as with Team Alvimedica, and in doing so realized a long-awaited dream to test their mettles offshore in the ultimate round-the-world race.
Two In-Port Race wins and victory in the final ocean leg from Lorient to Gothenburg left t…
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Clipper Race: Emerging Frontrunners:
(October 6, 2017; Day 2) – It’s been an action-packed second day of Race 2: The Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, with the past 24 hours seeing one team forced to suspend racing, while the rest of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet has continued its fast passage across a turbulent South Atlantic Ocean.
The difference between first and eighth has more than doubled from 10nm (nautical miles) on the first day to 25nm, with a top three now beginning to emerge.
For the second consecutive day, Dare To Lead fronts the fleet, though Liverpool 2018 trails by just 2nm. Dare To Lead Skipper Dale Smyth, who has played his Joker Card for the race to his home port of Cap…
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