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Volvo Race

Post by terrulian » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:39 am

An exciting day for those following the Volvo.
Brunel, a Dutch boat, has just now passed Mapfre, the Spanish boat, for the lead after about 1300 miles from Cardiff. They have about 120 miles to go and will finish today. There are some tricky miles ahead, but should this lead hold up, Mapfre and Brunel will be tied for the overall lead. Amazing footage and other stuff is available on Facebook or here:
https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/tracker.html


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Re: Volvo Race

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:22 pm

I did not follow that but it looks exciting. They are in the Skagerak now, an area of strong tidal currents and unpredictable weather: advantage to the Dutch, they know that place.
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Re: Volvo Race

Post by terrulian » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:28 pm

Thanks, Jacques, for the inside info. Among the top boats, I don't know who to cheer for. They all are great.
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Re: Volvo Race

Post by jacquesmm » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:38 pm

That was my cruising grounds until I moved to the Tropics. I like it better here.
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Re: Volvo Race

Post by terrulian » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:50 pm

Yep, I'm with you. 8)
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