02 December 2016

Vendee Globe Video Update & RORC Transatlantic Race Update

Vendée Globe Southern Ocean HUGO BOSS:

Video above published Dec 1, 2016: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS has just passed north of the Kerguelen Islands, a remote archipelago of islands in the southern Indian Ocean, known as the desolate islands, and is on route to pass Australia on his way towards Cape Horn in South America in the Vendee Globe. *Credit: Marine Nationale / TF1 / Nefertiti Prod

Vendee Globe Update: Alex Thomson on HUGO BOSS and Armel Le Cleac'h on BANQUE POPULAIRE VIII are a close 1st and 2nd at the top of the leader board in the Vendee Globe.
LIVE Tracking: tracking2016.vendeeglobe.org
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RORC Transatlantic Race Update 1 Dec 2016: Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has less than 1,000 miles to go to Camper & Nicholson's Port Louis Marina, Grenada. In the IRC fleet, Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 is ahead on the water and estimated to be leading the race after IRC time correction for the RORC Transatlantic Trophy. Behind the frontrunners, much of the fleet have encountered light winds and the future looks pretty grim with headwinds forecast. The team on the MOD70 Phaedo3 has hardly put a foot wrong since leaving Marina Lanzarote last Saturday (26 November). With perfect timing, Phaedo3 has blasted south connecting with another weather system to provide yet more high speed adrenalin downwind sailing. Listen to Brian Thompson's daily take on the race HERE. https://soundcloud.com/user-403153421

More info: rorctransatlantic.rorc.org/
Twitter: #rorcrtr and @RORCracing

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