Volvo Ocean Race: Vestas wins Leg 1:
(October 28, 2017; Day 7, 14:09 UTC) – Vestas 11th Hour Racing have won Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race, crossing the finish line in the River Tagus in Lisbon, Portugal this afternoon afternoon.
It’s a tremendous victory for American skipper Charlie Enright and his team, who earn 8 points for their efforts (including a one point ‘bonus’ for winning the leg).
It wasn’t easy. The wind shut down on the final approach, and an early morning lead of 34-nautical miles over second-placed MAPFRE was whittled down to 10-miles, with the finish in sight, but the current in the river even pushing the leaders back out to sea in some of the lulls.
But the crew on th…
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Full Glam at Viper 640 North Americans:
Fort Walton Beach, FL (October 27, 2017) – After yesterday delivered only one race in light winds, the third day of the Beacon Group Viper 640 North American Championship found the wind gods smiling on the sailors today. Winds from the southeast averaged in the mid-teens for most of the day, with gusts approaching 25 knots to close out the four race day.
After nine races, Tom Loutrel has held onto his Day Two lead with another solid performance scoring 4-4-3-3. So far in the Championship, Loutrel, from Charleston, SC, sailing with John Bowden and Karl Schutte, has finished in the top four for eight of nine races…a remarkably consistent scoreline.
Loutrel now holds an e…
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