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Volvo Race - Ice limit resets the clock - Update FULL STORY HERE

Fourth-placed Team Brunel were dealt a cruel blow with key crewmember Annie Lush suffering an injury to her back.

Peter Burling and Annie Lush - Click image for a larger image

Gerald New - Sailweb
18 December 2017 11:19 GMT
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Volvo Race - Exclusion Zone Gybe fest FULL STORY HERE

With the Volvo fleet round the top edge of the Antarctic Ice Exclusion Zone, leaders Dongfeng, MAPFRE and Vestas gybe their way along the edge of the zone.

Moving day . . . again on Turn the Tide - Click image for a larger image

Gerald New - Sailweb
17 December 2017 8:49 GMT
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Volvo Ocean Race - Heading North FULL STORY HERE

The 200 mile northerly extention of the Antarctic Ice Exclusion Zone has forced the Volvo fleet to head northeast, resulting in a convergence to the north of the Kerguelen Islands.

Annemieke Bes, Alex Gough and Luke Parkinson on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag - Click image for a larger image

Gerald New - Sailweb
16 December 2017 8:24 GMT
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Volvo Ocean Race - Ice Exclusion Zone extended FULL STORY HERE

Race Control at the Volvo Ocean Race has extended the Antarctic Ice Exclusion Zone further north after reports of a 60-metre iceberg to the northeast of the Kerguelen Islands.



G New
14 December 2017 18:24 GMT
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Volvo OCean Race - You get what you wish for! FULL STORY HERE

The first Southern Ocean storm brought steady 30-35 knot winds with Dongfeng Race Team recording a gust as high as 53 knots Wednesday night.

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G New
14 December 2017 9:14 GMT
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Volvo Ocean Race - Look behind you! FULL STORY HERE

The Volvo fleet is beginning to experience the Southern Ocean, it's relatively enjoyable. The sting will come in the next 24 hours . . . The forecast is for winds in the 35 knot range, stronger gusts. Seas of over 6-metres are expected.

Predicted Situation for 23:00 hrs Wednesday - Click image for a larger image

Gerald New - Sailweb
13 December 2017 11:10 GMT
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Volvo Ocean Race - Riders of the Storm FULL STORY HERE

In the final Leg Review for Leg 2 Mark Chisnell mentioned the old strategic rule: keep going south till it’s blowing 40 knots, then turn left and hang on. How does that stand-up now?

Predicted for Wednesday - Click image for a larger image

G New
12 December 2017 9:36 GMT





















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