Saturday Night: Cape Horn Fever
News MAR 6, 2015 17:46

Saturday Night: Cape Horn Fever

Saturday night should see two IMOCA 60 crews of the Barcelona World Race reach Cape Horn ready enjoy the relase from the Pacific and start the climb up the Atlantic. Both of the Barcelona based duos of We Are Water and One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton entered the Roaring 40s around January 27th as southern oceans rookies.
All four, Bruno and Willy Garcia from We Are Water and Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa on One Planet, One Ocean & Pharmaton knew the Atlantic, having all taken part in Mini class races to Brazil, but for each of them, this is their first round the world race. Passing the lonely cape, the most feared of all, will undoubtedly be the high point of their race so far, marking a huge accomplishment.

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Farr Sighted
Articles MAR 6, 2015 16:52

Farr Sighted

Since the Volvo Ocean Race started in October the daily routine in the Farr Yacht Design office changed with everyone pouring over 3 hourly scheds to check the progress of the Volvo Ocean Race.  Even the slightest slow down or unexpected maneuver has our team looking at news feeds and watching for text messages and emails while hoping it is just a cloud or an obstruction or a tactical decision and not some major damage or crew injury.  Most the time these blips have been minor issues with the exception of the Team Vestas Wind grounding, which within hours was about as serious as it gets.

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Penultimate Day in Pacific
News MAR 6, 2015 08:11

Penultimate Day in Pacific

The Big South is coming to an end for the Garcia brothers and for Aleix Gelabert and Didac Costa. They are no longer rookies when it comes to the southern oceans and tomorrow the two Spanish duos should relish the moment when they all cross Cape Horn for the first time.
They seem to be being offered quite favourable conditions for their penultimate day in the Pacific, NW and N'ly breezes 20-25kts though they have big seas. Both are due to round the rock tomorrow and are just 120 miles apart

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