03 March 2015

2015 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year (video)

2015 Rolex Yachtsman & Yachswoman of the Year -

Terry Hutchinson and Stephanie Roble were honored at the New York Yacht Club on February 26, 2015 for their outstanding sailing achievements in 2014. (Published on Feb 26, 2015)

It's back to you, Iker | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015"MAPFRE’s stand-in skipper Xabi Fernández (ESP), was savouring a memorable Leg 4 triumph in the Volvo Ocean Race on Sunday, but his stint in charge will come to a halt for the next stage through the Southern Ocean. The 38-year-old Basque took over from his long-term sailing partner and best friend, Iker Martínez, for the last two legs while the latter concentrated on his 2016 Rio Olympics preparations. Xabi, for so long the right-hand man of his illustrious partner, has clearly not been daunted by the challenge, guiding the Spanish crew to fourth in Leg 3 and then following up with a paper-thin victory on Saturday night on the 5,264-nautical mile (nm) stage from Sanya to Auckland. He told a press conference on Sunday morning that, despite his success, normal service on board MAPFRE would be resumed when the fleet sets sail for Itajaí on March 15 for the toughest of all nine stages, Leg 5 through the Southern Ocean. “Iker is coming back,” Xabi told reporters. “He’s flying out on the 6th (March). He’s going to be with us on the next leg, which was always the plan...." (read more at the link above)

Volvo Ocean Race schedule: Next Leg Start from Auckland - March 15th; 
In-Port Racing March 14th
Leaderboard: Race Overall -- 
1 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 8
2 Dongfeng Race Team 8
3 Team Brunel 14
4 Team Alvimedica  16
5 MAPFRE  16
6 Team SCA  24
7 Team Vestas Wind  28
All points provisional until ratified. Each team gets the same points as their finishing position, eg first place gets 1 point. All legs count and lowest score overall wins. In-Port Race results are only used in the event of a tie in the overall Race.

Barcelona World Race, Day 62, March 2 - Daily video highlights above
http://www.barcelonaworldrace.org/en/ #BWR2015

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