Volvo Ocean Race: Mettraux Joins Dongfeng:
Dongfeng Race Team, which currently lies second overall in the Volvo Ocean Race, has today announced that it is calling up the highly talented Swiss female sailor Justine Mettraux for Leg 4 from Melbourne to Hong Kong. The Chinese entry has called on the Swiss sailor to replace Marie Riou who is taking a break during the stage from Melbourne to Hong Kong
The Swiss sailor, who competed in 2014-15 as part of the all-female Team SCA, will join the Chinese entry as they sit second overall in the 2017-18 edition.
She will replace French Olympian and four-time Nacra 17 world champion Marie Riou, who is taking a break from Charles Caudrelier’s crew as part of a planned rotation after a …
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Volvo Ocean Race: Mettraux Joins Dongfeng, Assoc Editor
The World Sailing Show – January 2018:
The World Sailing Show provides a monthly view of the racing world. From non-stop around the world racers, to the intensity of Olympic campaigns, from seasoned professionals, to grass roots weekend warriors, The World Sailing Show will get into the latest action afloat. Here’s the December 2017 show synopsis.
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 & 3 – From one major leg to another
Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Lisbon to Cape Town had been tough. For the new crew, this was their longest time at sea by far. For the skippers and navigators, the leg had been stressful as the tactics in the closing stages threatened to re-shuffle a tightly grouped pack.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – The World Sailing Show – January 2018, Assoc Editor