Volvo Ocean Race: Stars Coming Out:
(December 29, 2017) – More stars of the sport are joining Volvo Ocean Race teams for Leg 4. A previous race winning skipper along with America’s Cup winning sailors and a match racing champion are joining teams for Leg 4 as a series of crew changes are announced.
Some of the top names in sailing are joining the Volvo Ocean Race with teams beginning to announce crew changes ahead of Leg 4 from Melbourne to Hong Kong, starting on January 2, 2018.
Dongfeng Race Team announced that Franck Cammas (FRA), the skipper of the winning boat in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race would stand in for injured navigator Pascal Bidegorry.
“Franck is joining the crew because of Pascal’s injur…
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Sydney Hobart: Ichi Ban Confirmed Winner:
Sydney, Australia (December 29, 2017) – Matt Allen’s new TP52 Ichi Ban has been declared the overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 – and Allen, the president of Australian Sailing, can hardly believe it.
“It hasn’t sunk in yet. It’s been 34 years since we won on Challenge II with Lou Abrahams,” said Allen, who was Abrahams’ boat captain. “In 1992 I finished second with Morning Mist (Alf Neate) – but this is special, because it’s my boat,” he said after beating Bob Steel’s Quest to the punch by just over 20 minutes, and Tony Kirby’s Patrice by an hour.
With 28 races under his belt, this is the cu…
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