Notorious Doldrums are encountered when they are racing between Lisbon and Cape Town on Leg 2 through Atlantic by Volvo Ocean Race fleet minimal disruption breezed through their way.
The doldrums of eighth day Leg 4 was made to missed opportunities to relinquish the grip on the seven teams by light winds and blistering heat.
The crew members from last three days were focused on the north so as to get as early as possible into the consistent trade and can lock themselves, which will fire them towards Hong Kong but the race is going slowly.
From last 24 hours the wind has become non-existent and reducing average speed to as little as three knots and the temperature of air and sea has risen to uncomfortable levels. It gets normal when the cloud appears. This painful condition has left speechless.
Jens Dolmer in an interview said “It’s very hot and slow and we get frustrated as we have covered 100 miles in 24 hours and completely saps the energy as it is very hot in the day no breeze at all”.
The unstable nature of Doldrums left the team in gains and losses as at one point more teams turned to east. And the west side boats on the next position has pulled back and drawn level again.
In the past 24 hours the real winner was Scallywag who has maintained to reduce the gap from more than 30 miles to around 10. And also UTC update placed them on the top ranking due to west side position and they are technically close to home port that is their finish line and waiting fans for scores.
Libby Greenhalgh Scallywag navigator said in an interview “Because of fastest boats they have made gains on the fleet”.
Cruise Industry News has come to know that this voyage is not going to take place because of the embarkation limits with early closure of the port.
The Cruise Line of Bahamas Paradise is offering a wonderful opportunity to avoid Hurricane Irma as it has made a decision to provide the four-night cruise aboard the Grand Celebration.
On Friday, the cruise will leave the Palm Beach at 10 a.m., and it is set to come back on Tuesday.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line CEO, O’neil Khosa, told the Cruise Industry News that the discussions begin on the afternoon of Wednesday among employees with regards as to whether they could board the ship. The ship was about to start its sail from Palm Beach to avoid the storm Irma on Friday. Continue reading
One un-calculated error proved expensive for Molly Meech and Alex Maloney at the Santander in the World Cup final overnight.
The 49erFX Olympic silver medalists posted two thirds, but were finished in 13th in the day’s first race.
After competing in the race, Maloney said, “The days was pretty good, but it could have been a rocking day”. “Today we had consistent racing, but a minor tactical error in the race hindered our performance and coming down to the finish line, we lost a lot of the fleet.”
“At the time of the race, there was a big hole in the wind and I gibed it, but then, I realized it was a wrong decision.”
In the 15-boat fleet, the pair is now in the seventh position and still it is feeling the effects of being loaded with the penalty of 50 percent of their results of first-day where their boat declares as underweight when measured before the beginning of the regatta. That saw Meech and Maloney 13th after the first day of racing.Continue reading
The British team might have bagged double gold at the Aon Youth Sailing World Championships, but the US team was not far behind.
Indeed, this time the level of competition was high with several gold medal contestants having achieved great records and shown incredible performances on the water.
There were five winners on the final day who were confirmed in their victory a day before the final races. Indeed, there was much rejoicing in Auckland as the Aon Youth Sailing World Championships came to an end today. Indeed, the Nacra 15 gold was won by the sailors of the French multihull group while the 29er class showcased a women’s victory that was a first in this regatta this year. Even the 420 class saw the US team having secured gold. Indeed, the team of boys had worked hard and the dedication as well as dieting that they followed seemed to have paid off. Continue reading
On Sunday, the World Sailing stated that they are carrying on an investigation and looking for a clarification from Malaysian Organizing Authority after Israel was unable to send a delegation to the Youth Sailing World Championships in Langkawi, Malaysia.
Israel’s Noy Drihan and Yoav Omer would not have the scope to defend their titles at this year’s championships that started this Sunday. Last week, the Israel Sailing Association told that they would not be able to take part in the event as the surfers did not get any visa and the demands made by the organizers were not great.
According to reports, the ISA told World Sailing, the International Olympic Committee as well as the hosts that they would not take part as the organizers asked that the surfers would not be able to participate under the Israel flag. They will also not be able to use any insignia identifiable with Israel on anything, such as surfboards or cloths. They were also told that their national anthem would also not be played if they win gold.