Friday, November 17, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race / AkzoNobel takes the lead, Dongfeng second

Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race is entering a critical tactical phase this weekend as the teams position themselves to pick up the weather systems that will carry them to Cape Town...

Crédit : J Blake

Monday, November 13, 2017

Ultime / Sodebo Ultim’ wins Transat Jacques Vabre in record time as Doldrums come alive

Having match raced each other down the Atlantic after leaving Le Havre last Sunday, Thomas Colville and Jean-Luc Nélias struck a blow for experience by holding off Sébastien Josse and Thomas Rouxel on their newly-launched Maxi Edmond de Rothschild to win the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre.

Crédit : JM Liot (More pics, here)

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Dongfeng Race Team retains the lead in Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race

For the first time since early in Leg 2, less than 50 miles separate first from last with the Doldrums having the expected effect on the fleet...

Crédit : J Lecaudey

Coville and Josse heading for record-breaking photo finish in Salvador de Bahia tomorrow

After 4,350 miles descending the Atlantic from Le Havre to Salvador de Bahia, the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre could come down to a photo finish between the older warhorse, Sodebo Ultim’, and the young stallion, Maxi Edmond de Rothschild.

Crédit : JL Nelias

Monday, November 6, 2017

Volvo Ocean Race / Fast and furious opening to Leg 2

After a fast and furious opening to Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, the fleet is settling into a groove on Monday, with navigators and skippers already facing the first of many critical decisions on this race from Lisbon to Cape Town.

Crédit : U Fonolla

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Sharp start to Transat Jacques Vabre, Sam Davies shows international camaraderie of the fleet

A pumped up Phil Sharp and Pablo Santurde (Imerys Clean Energy) – the Anglo-Spanish pair – were first across the line in the Class40 as the 13th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre 2017 started at 13:35 (French time) from its home in Le Havre, in Normandy, France today (Sunday). Beautiful light but lively weather greeted the fleet of 37 boats and 74 crew.

Crédit : JM Liot