13 February 2015

A Split In the Fleet, Volvo Ocean Race, Sailing Videos



Chasing Wind | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 12, 2015: There’s a lot of frustration onboard Dongfeng Race Team. “Basically we’re now where we didn’t want to go,” says navigator Erwan Israël. The boat that catches the first trade winds will be in a strong position. Acrobat Eric Peron is chasing the wind 30 meters up the rig.

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Go east | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "Some 132 nm separates the northern pack of two from the southern pack of four – but the difference in attitudes is much more stark. And there’s no one more frustrated than Dongfeng Race Team, as their navigator, Erwan Israël points out, on deck. “It’s not stressful, it’s a lot of frustration,” he admits. “We are where we didn’t want to go...."



Volvo Ocean Race: Feb 12, 2015: With the 100+mi split in the fleet, check in with the North and the South groups.

Kate to visit Ainslie sailing hub | Daily Mail Online: "The Duchess of Cambridge will visit the new sailing hub being built by Sir Ben Ainslie for his team's bid to win the America's Cup. As Royal Patron of the 1851 Trust, a charity dedicated to inspiring a new generation to enter sailing and the marine industry, Kate will meet the four-time Olympic gold medallist and see how work on the new centre in Portsmouth, Hampshire, is progressing. She will view an art project at the construction site created by local street artists James Waterfield and My Dog Sighs along with six local schools. The mural depicts the skyline from Portsmouth to Ryde, Isle of Wight, with the Solent waters filled with images from maritime history...."

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