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Daily Archives: 13/11/2017

Volvo Ocean Race

Day 9, Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, Equator crossing for the America's cup trio. 13 November, 2017 – Volvo Ocean Race © Rich Edwards / Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race frontrunners are into the Southern Hemisphere on Monday after crossing the Equator, the latest milestone in the drag race to Cape Town. Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team led the fleet over the famous line of latitude at 0941 UTC with the slimmest of leads over MAPFRE, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Team Brunel and team Akzonobel. By ...

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America’s Cup

Emirates Team NZ sailing in front of the harbour backwater to be taken over by the Halsey Street extension proposal Richard Gladwell www.photosport.co.nz

Using the same methodology as used for the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cup, leading independent consultancy Market Economics has forecast that the 2021 America’s Cup would add up to $1billion to the NZ economy – if held in Auckland. Estimates of the cost of providing a suitable waterfront facility topped out at just under $200million, showing a four-fold return on ...

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