24 April 2015

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6, Water-maker Fix: Sailing News | Video

Water-maker fixed | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - April 23, 2015: Leg 6 to Newport. Day 4--Two days ago, the electric water-maker on Dongfeng Race Team broke down. Desperate to fix the leaky equipment, the crew patiently waited for 20 hours for the glue to set. This is the moment of truth...

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Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 6 FinishNewport, RI (USA)

Volvo Ocean Race- Village Opening: May 5, 2015
Exploration Zone Opening: May 9, 2015
VOR Sailboats estimated arrival at Newport:  May 5 - 9, 2015

more info: volvooceanrace.com - As per Jean Luc’s forecast, the wind is slowly dropping, same thing as the routing forecast showed. We’ve been mostly sailing with our J1 until the breeze dropped under 14 knots, and then we changed to the FRO. The girls must be struggling with this wind shift, cause their FRO is destroyed”, says Rob G. Having such a damaged sail can really harm you at this stage of the race. From the beginning Iker said, “the sails must be looked after as if they were our girlfriends, they are the boat’s engine”. We keep sailing up, heading to the Northeast, and we are bound to tack tonight with the trade winds shift. We’ll sail close to Fernando de Noronha again, the island we went by at the beginning of the race. This is becoming more interesting all the time. The next few days will be full of action and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing looks well positioned right now.... read more here

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Sailing World Cup Hyeres - 2015"Racing at ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères got underway on 22 April following the announcement of prize money for the event and live broadcasting of the Medal Races..." Results

Wilmette salesman leaves corporate world to host sailboat racing - Wilmette Life: "... Next Level Sailing Chicago uses two 80-foot International America's Cup Class racing yachts that are each 11 stories tall with a 110-foot mast and "awe inspiring," according to Schulz. Aimed at both tourists and company executives looking to host team-building events for their employees, Next Level Sailing plans to organize races of the two boats between Navy Pier and Shedd Aquarium. "The idea is to form three groups on each boat, with each group performing a different task, working together to try to win the race," said Schulz, who has been sailing competitively for 30 years. "One group will drive, one selects the direction of the race course and one is responsible for speed."..."

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