Monday, December 18, 2017   (Image © Konrad Frost)
 VOR65  Ocean Race 2017/18  Leg 3  Day 8
The seven teams sailing on the South-Indian Ocean face the hardest conditions encountered so far with big swells and winds above 40kn providing for dashing surf-rides. The proximity to the defined Antarctic iceberg exclusion zone forces the teams to gybe almost hourly .... much work in icy temperatures ! In the night on today UTC, 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP has taken the lead, 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA follows only 5nm back. The rest of the fleet has slightly reduced the backlog on the leading duo. 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA on 3rd is now only 29nm behind, and the backmarker 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED), coming back after a repair slowdown, even shortened the deficict by over 100nm during the past 24hrs. Roughly 3'000nm are left to Melbourne AUS.
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VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP

Saturday, 14. October 2017– Tuesday, 26. June 2018


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