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Daily Archives: 14/01/2018

Slow Boat to Greece ~ OCA 2018

OCA 2018 - Slow Boat to Greece © Bluewater Cruising Association

Cruise Sardinia, Corsica and Elba and then sail in the wake Odysseus from Sicily to Ithaca. Explore lost civilizations, hike old footpaths, be stunned by the natural fireworks of one of Europe’s most active volcanoes and learn how to make olive oil. These are just a few of the surprises that await modern-day seafarers propelled by the winds of antiquity ...

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ACO Musto Skiff World Championship

Final day - ACO Musto Skiff World Championship © LF Sports

Four races on a windy final day of the ACO Musto Skiff World Championship held the potential for all kinds of place changing, but Jon Newman kept his nerve to win a second world title in this demanding singlehander. With the breeze gusting up to 25 knots off the Blairgowrie shore, but also shifting through as much as 30 degrees, ...

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Volvo OR

Leg 4, Melbourne to Hong Kong, day 12, birthday girl Hannah `Splashy` Diamond on the pedastal after turning 28 years old on board Vestas 11th Hour. - photo © Amory Ross / Volvo Ocean Race

Following one of the longest and most painful doldrums crossings in memory, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is now in the northeast trade winds and speeding towards the finish line in Hong Kong, some 2,700 nautical miles to the northwest. The fleet finds itself in three distinct groupings, with Dongfeng Race Team leading team AkzoNobel and Vestas 11th Hour Racing ...

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IMOCAs 2018

Looking ahead to 2018, a very busy season for the IMOCAs © IMOCA

The skippers in the IMOCA class will be seeing a lot of different places in 2018, as we can see if we look at all the different events on the calendar and in particular the fine programme scheduled in the Mediterranean. The pinnacle event in 2018 will be the Route du Rhum Destination Guadeloupe, which starts from St. Malo on ...

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