Volvo Ocean Race Risk-Reward Equation:
A one-design Volvo Ocean Race equals tight racing around the planet – that was certainly the case with the VO65 one-designs introduced for the last edition of the event. But things could change considerably next time around.
In the February issue of Seahorse magazine, Blue Robinson talked to Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s 2014/2015 race winning navigator Simon Fisher about rewriting the risk-reward equation as a result of ‘opening up’ the next edition of the race in 2017/18.
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Vendée Globe: Leave it all on the Field:
(January 15, 2017; Day 71) – The race to the Vendée Globe finish line today became an all-out, neck-and-neck sprint as the leading pair’s speedos rocketed into the 20s.
After several days of slow progress north in light winds, Armel Le Cléac’h and Alex Thomson were today blasting towards the home straight of the solo round the world race in winds of up to 30 knots, with the margin between them steadily decreasing.
French skipper Le Cléac’h, who has topped the rankings since December 2, had one knot less VMG than Thomson in the past 24 hours (as of 22:00 FR). With the ETA in Les Sables currently Thursday, the Vendée Globe is shaping up to go right down to the wire.