World on Water Global Sailing News – January 27, 2017:
On this week’s “World on Water” global sailing news show:
In this episode, the winner of the 2016-17 Vendee Globe is Armel Le Clearc’h in Banque Populaire VIII in the time of 74 days 3 hours 35 minutes and 03 seconds. Meanwhile Francis Joyon is doing the same RTW record in the Jules Verne Trophy and is near the finish and his Super Tris will do it around 40 days. Also the fantastic TP 52 are in Key West and Platoon is riding heavy in the first races of the 2017 series, in Australia the Royal Geelong Yacht Club conducted their premier regatta the Festival Of Sails and we interview the Chairman Peter Alexander with great video of the first three days and t…
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Revised Course for Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18:
Melbourne, Australia (January 27, 2017) – The Volvo Ocean Race has announced the addition of Melbourne, Australia to the route for the forthcoming 2017-18 edition starting in October.
With what will be a compressed stopover, Melbourne fits between Cape Town and Hong Kong, and completes a 45,000-nautical mile route that will see the teams cover three times as many miles in the Southern Ocean as in previous editions.
Cape Town to Melbourne will now make up Leg 3 of the race – a double-point scoring, 6,300-nautical mile leg. Melbourne will host a week-long stopover, but no In-Port Race, before the fleet leaves on Leg 4 to Hong Kong.
According to projections, the one-de…
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