When Caution is the Smart Call:
(February 27, 2017) – After the top Vendée Globe racers finished in January, and the adventurers arrived in February, it will not be until March for the final two competitors in the Vendée Globe: Pieter Heerema (No Way Back, 17th) and Sébastien Destremau (18th).
Dutch skipper Heerema has less than 600 miles to go to reach Les Sables d’Olonne, but is not likely to finish before March 2, having been forced to slow down and almost come to a standstill to let a storm pass with heavy seas developing in the Bay of Biscay. With Destremau 1340 nm behind, caution is the smart call.
What’s a few more days at sea after nearly four months…ouch!
It is hard to question the c…
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Volvo Ocean Race: Let the Audience In:
In the March issue of Seahorse magazine, Blue Robinson talks to Leon Sefton, head of Volvo Ocean Race TV, about the increasingly complex role of the onboard reporter.
Seahorse Magazine: What are your expectations of the onboard reporters this time?
Leon Sefton: For the 2017 edition we are looking for multi-media reporters who are also good storytellers. This is a particularly difficult role to fill, given the complexity of skills the onboard reporters need to bring to the position. They have big shoes to fill, so to make the O…
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