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What a race...

After almost 9 days on the way from Lisbon the Cape Town, only a few miles separate the Volvo Ocean Race boats.

Tactics are of the utmost importance to ensure catching the carrying winds across the south Atlantic. 31 more words

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Volvo Ocean Race: One Week Into Leg 2

After a week of open ocean sailing, less than 1 nautical mile separates the 1st and 2nd place boats. (They are about a third of the way through this leg of the race.) 49 more words

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Invisible Mapfre and Stealth Mode

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Did you also think for a second it was Mapfre this time who turned on their Stealth Mode? Even if you zoom in it is very hard to find them..This mornings trackers shows a small lead for Dongfeng followed at about 8nm by Vestas and Mapfre. 312 more words

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Stealth mode and time table

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Did you know each team has the option to use stealth mode for 24 hours in each leg? During 3 position reports other teams, the Volvo Ocean Race organisation and is followers will not be able to see the specific team in a way encouraging them to make bold moves. 243 more words

Angela Sails

Dongfeng leading & Brunel changing the looks of their boat

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The fleet has arrived in the area with less wind and a lot of rain. I can imagine the rains must be very refreshing after all saltwater that has been hitting the teams the last 3 days. 209 more words

Angela Sails

Predicting behaviour

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Apart from the tactical stress this leg must be awesome to sail! Last year I did this trip from Lisbon to Gran Canaria on the Sanya but we didn’t have these conditions at all. 229 more words

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Go short or go fast?

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How wonderful the fleet is still so close together! You have to love the one-design racing. Yesterday I thought Mapfre would be long gone, but I might have been a bit premature :-) 165 more words

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