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Offshore Racing – Friday, June 22, 2018
Friday, June 22, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 11 - Day 1

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 11 - Day 1 Yesterday afternoon, the start of the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race took place in Gothenburg. With fresh winds, the fleet has already passed the first mark on the Norwegian coast and is now on its way to the next mark close to Aarhus before turning back to the North Sea to head to the finish The Hague. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA has taken the lead. 3.5 miles behind is 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP. 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED is 12 miles behind in fourth place. The race tracker, the Daily Report and the Video of the start
Offshore Racing – Thursday, June 21, 2018
Thursday, June 21, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenborg SWE - Leg 11 - Start today

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenborg SWE - Leg 11 - Start today Today at 14h CET (12h UMT) the 7 teams of the Volvo Ocean Race will attack the final leg of the race to Den Haag NED. The tension is on since 3 teams still are on the hunt of the overall victory: 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) and 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) are on top of the ranking while 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) is just one point back - the ranking and the official preview.
Another intresting fight within the race will go on between team mates Peter Burling NZL and Blair Tuke NZL: They grabbed the 49er gold medal at the Rio Olympics and won the America's Cup together with 'Team New Zealand'. Now sailing on different boats - Burling NZL on 'Brunel', Tuke NZL on 'Mapfre' - they are fighting for the third big title within just two years ! The report.
As always the race can be followed by the race tracker.
Offshore Racing – Monday, June 18, 2018
Monday, June 18, 2018   (Image © Jesus Renedo)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenburg - Inport Race

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Gothenburg - Inport Race In Gothenburg the 7 teams of the Volvo Ocean Race sailed their last Inport-Race of this year's edition. In moderate winds it was 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA who crossed the finish line first. Behind 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) finished 3rd and secured the overall victory in the Inport-Rankings. The report and the video.
The start of the last leg will take place on thursday.
Offshore Racing – Friday, June 15, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Göteborg SWE - Leg 10 - Final results

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Göteborg SWE - Leg 10 - Final results Yesterday in Gothenburg, the 10th leg of the VOR ended in spectacular fashion: 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED simply drove past 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) with superior speed, taking the win and moving up to 'Mapfre' in the overall standings '. The video (on Facebook).
The standings in the leaderboard ahead of the final lag from Gothenburg SWE to The Hague NED - starting on 21 June - could not be more exciting: 'Mapfre' and 'Brunel' are tied at the top, 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) follows just a point behind them. The reports and video of the day.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, June 14, 2018
Thursday, June 14, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 10 - Day 4

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 10 - Day 4 Yesterday, the fleet passed the northern tip of the UK and turned into the home straight towards Gothenburg. The 7 teams continue to sail close together – the top 6 boats are only 10 miles apart, and also the 7 th placed 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS) is a mere 31 miles behind. There are still 350 miles to go to the finish which will take the fleet around 24 hours to complete. 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) continues to lead. In second place is 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED), 1.5 miles behind and a further 1.5 miles back is 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA). The Race Tracker, the reports and the Video of the day.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Wednesday, June 13, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 10 - Day 3

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 10 - Day 3 Yesterday, too, the conditions remained slack at first, only in the evening and during the night, the fleet has picked up speed in southerly winds. Meanwhile, the northern tip of Ireland has been passed and today the 7 teams are currently in the north of England will be heading towards Scandinavia. Heavy weather and wind over 40 knots is predicted. The first 5 teams are still just 6 miles apart. The new leader is 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP), only 2.5 miles ahead of 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA). The Race Tracker, the reports and the Video of the day.
Offshore Racing – Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Tuesday, June 12, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 10 - Day 2

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 10 - Day 2 Moderate winds prevailed during the first 30 hours of the 10th stage, the fleet rarely reached speeds above 10kn. This morning, the 7 teams are sailing still quite close together along Ireland's west coast to the north. The new leader now is 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) but but is at equal distance to the finishing line as 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP). Only 0.3 miles behind is 'Dongfeng' with (Charles Caurelier FRA). The 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS), who fell far behind after the start, was able to reduce the distance to the leaders to 20 miles yesterday. The Race Tracker, the Report and video of the day.
Offshore Racing – Monday, June 11, 2018
Monday, June 11, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 10 - Day 1

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 10 - Day 1 No wind and a strong tide were the difficult settings for the start of leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Cardiff. The short, 1300 miles leg to Gothenborg leads the fleet first around Ireland, the wind improved since the start, boats are progressing with an average of 17kn. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) took the lead 4 miles ahead of 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED), 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) follows close behind on 3rd. The race tracker, the report and the video of the start.
Offshore Racing – Saturday, June 9, 2018
Saturday, June 9, 2018   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Cardiff GBR - 'Dongfeng' wins Inport Race

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Cardiff GBR - 'Dongfeng' wins Inport Race The start of the 10th leg of the Ocean Race will take place tomorrow in Cardiff. The distance of the penultimate leg is only about 1,300 miles and the fleet is expected to reach Gothenburg SWE in less than 3 days. Yesterday, the 7 teams sailed Cardiff's inport race in moderate winds, 'Dongfeng' won ahead of 'Mapfre' and 'Brunel'. The
report and the Video Summary of the Inport Race.
Offshore Racing – Friday, June 8, 2018
Friday, June 8, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Globe Series - Monaco MON - Final results

 IMOCA Open 60 - Globe Series - Monaco MON - Final results Yesterday morning the whole fleet of the Globe Series reached the finish line in Monaco within 7 1/2 hours. We already reported yesterday on the victory of Paul Meilhat / Gwenolé Gahinet FRA. Just under 2 hours later, Isabelle Joschke GER / Alain Gautier FRA arrived in 2nd, and only 8 minutes later Fabrice Amedeo / Eric Péron FRA finished in 3rd place.
Event site with the ranking.
Offshore Racing – Thursday, June 7, 2018
Thursday, June 7, 2018   

IMOCA Open 60 - Globe Series - Monaco MON - Day 4

 IMOCA Open 60 - Globe Series - Monaco MON - Day 4 This morning at 7 am (our editorial deadline) Paul Meihlat / Gwenolé Gahinet FRA were just 4.6 miles away from the finish line. The overall victory will be theirs, as Fabrice Amedeo / Eric Péron FRA are 10.8 miles behind. An improvement in the overall ranking was achieved by Manuel Cousin FRA / Alan Roura SUI, who advanced to fifth with 31 miles to the finishing line. The results should be available this afternoon. The event website with the Race Tracker.
Offshore Racing – Wednesday, June 6, 2018
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