Volvo Ocean Race: Restart in the Atlantic:
(October 24, 2017; Day 3, 21:12 UTC) – The Volvo Ocean Race fleet punched into the Atlantic today after surviving their first test from the weather gods through the Gibraltar Strait overnight.
Vestas 11th Hour Racing led the fleet through the Straits, at one point stretching out their advantage to more than 27 miles powered by following winds gusting as high as 35 knots.
However, that lead has been whittled away as the frontrunners find painfully light winds blocking their path south west as they point for the turning mark at Porto Santo in the Madeira Islands.
It was a good overnight for MAPFRE which entered this morning in second, working their way through the pack,…
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A Very Interesting Second Rate Race:
We find the Volvo Ocean Race as that fascinating mix of adventure and competition, where human drama is interlaced with tactical considerations. But the attention the race receives is not universally endorsed as expressed by this European blogger…
Okay, the title is provocative, but it expresses my disillusion with how the Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) has become second rate. Why? Let me explain.
A first rate race is raced with state of the art machines and with the best racers in the world. We can take a parallel with the F1…
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