17 November 2014

Route du Rhum--Destination Guadeloupe, Louis Burton video

Louis Burton ( Bureau Vallée ), makes a nice performance on the Bureau Valley built in 2006. Making his way to the East, unlike the main body IMOCA party to the West, Malouin adoption was able to take the full potential of his boat while preserving the rough conditions of the early days of racing. Happy to be at sea, Louis never hide his pleasure, even in difficult times during this Route du Rhum - Destination Guadeloupe. Official site -- see also: #RDR2014

Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe: "11/17 - 18h03 The Scent of a Victory - Spanish skipper Alex Pella is closing the miles to the finish of La Route du Rhum-Destination Guadeloupe with the prospect of victory in the hotly contested Classe 40 division growing with each hour. He is expected in Pointe a Pitre, Gaudeloupe during the night of Tuesday into Wednesday, from around 2200hrs local time (0200hrs Wed TU/0300hrs CET). He would become the first solo Spanish skipper to win in the ten editions of the Route du Rhum, and at the same time would become the first Spanish sailor to triumph in a major solo ocean race. The 40ft class is one of the most international in the four-yearly race, Briton Phil Sharp winning in 18 days in 2006. France's Thomas Ruyant was quicker when he won in 2010 in 17days 23hrs 10m but Pella should be around 16 and a half days..."


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Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 Scoreboard: after first leg (Alicante-Cape Town):
Position and Total Points are the same after Leg 1--"Each team gets the same points as their finishing position, e.g., 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."
1 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
2 Dongfeng Race Team
3 Team Brunel 
4 Team Vestas Wind 
5 Team Alvimedica 
6 Team SCA 

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