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Daily Archives: 03/02/2020

The Clipper Race Leg 5

The Clipper Race Leg 5 - Race 6, Day 14 © Clipper Race

It’s been a busy day for the fleet. King Neptune has been dashing between the teams to test the equator crossing newbies and then bestowing them with shellback status, a badge of honour to savour forever. And three teams successfully crossed the Scoring Gate first, awarding them bonus points to stash away. Equator crossing ceremonies saw the creation of ten ...

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49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Oceania Championship

Peter Burling and Blair Tuke (NZL) - 2020 49er, 49er FX & Nacra 17 Oceania Championship, day 3 - photo © Drew Malcolm

No team was hotter at the end of the 2019 World Championship than Diego Botin and Iago Marra (ESP). The Spanish sensations were up against the ropes, almost missing gold fleet, which would have cost them an Olympic berth. With the pressure on them at maximum they tore up the final four days of the World Championship to move from ...

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