Who’s Who of the Sailing Industry in Malta:
by Rob Kothe, Scuttlebutt correspondent
Just 28 days to Christmas and on Sunday many of the significant players were flying into the warmest European city, Valletta the Maltese capital in the middle of the Mediterranean, some 80km south of Sicily for the ninth Yacht Racing Forum to begin tomorrow on November 28.
The Yacht Racing Forum was conceived and initially run by Informa Yacht Group, the first two forums were in Monte Carlo, Monaco in 2008 and 2009, Estoril Portugal in 2010 and 2011 Gothenburg, Sweden 2012, 2013, Barcelona 2014 and in 2015 in Geneva under its new owner Maxcomm Communications, who have been involved in the event since its inauguration in a PR ro…
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Vendée Globe: Matches Within the Match:
(November 27, 2016; Day 21) – On passing the longitude of the Cape of Good Hope on Thursday, then Vendée Globe leader Hugo Boss (Alex Thomson) had a hundred-mile lead on Banque Populaire VIII (Armel Le Cléac’h), but the light airs that have enveloped the entrance to the Indian Ocean have seen the two come right back together and there was even a brief spell where they traded positions.
Since that time, the two adversaries have been embroiled in a gybing battle in a bid to make the break again, but in the light airs reigning off the Prince Edward and Marion Islands, there are no big options on the cards. Instead, they will have to await the arrival of the lows rolling in from So…
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