Atlantic Angst. Pacific Anticipation
News MAR 4, 2015 18:31

Atlantic Angst. Pacific Anticipation

It can be the most frustrating stage of non-stop round the world racing. After completing the difficult, stressful four or five weeks in the big south, there is an almost inbuilt expectation that, by comparison, after rounding Cape Horn and passing the Falklands milestong, racing up the Atlantic life should be a bowl of cherries.
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Stretching north again
News MAR 4, 2015 06:40

Stretching north again

While Neutrogena crosses a wide swathe of light airs race leaders Cheminées Pouljoulat have been stripping out fast miles almost directy north as they reach the latitude of the south of Uruguay. Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam were making 19kts while Guillermo Altadill and José Munoz have averaged just 3.3kts over the last four hours to 0500hrs UTC this morning.

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Circle Time: 5000 miles to the finish
News MAR 3, 2015 17:50

Circle Time: 5000 miles to the finish

As Bernard Stamm and Jean Le Cam pass under 5,000 miles to the Barcelona World Race finish line and today crossed over their own outbound track the leading duo are starting to feel like the worst of the course is very much behind them. Both skippers have, individually, suffered more than their fair share if ill luck over their careers. Now, if it is not good luck that is running with them  it is certainly good timing.

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