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Volvo Ocean Race - A tough day for Puma Ocean Racing By Amory Ross, , 10:03 PM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race - Amory Ross, MCM, onboard Puma Ocean Racing reports on the crew's progress after their boat was dismasted in the South Atlantic: Yesterday was a tough one in a lot of ways. It was a day I think we all knew was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier. The post-breakage shock left a lot of us in a bit of a buzz, a hazy world of extreme optimism and positivity. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Camper increases pressure on Telefónica + Video By Sophie Luther, 7:00 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race continues as Camper (Chris Nicholson/AUS) increases pressure on race leader Telefónica at 1900 UTC this evening. The Camper crew have been decreasing the miles on the lead that Telefónica possesses for the past twenty four hours and are now some 100 nautical miles from Martinez and his men. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Fishing net gets between Camper and speed record By Thomas Pryor, 6:41 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Camper - Emirates Team NZ report from the South Atlantic with only 1,000nm left to sail to the finish. At the current rate of progress that is just two days sailing! Here's the latest report, video and audio off the boat: At the 1340 UTC report CAMPER showed 550.05 nm of distance sailed in the last 24 hr period, averaging 22.95 kts boatspeed ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Groupama 4 in perfect condition By Franck Cammas, , 4:38 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race – With the cold front shifting very quickly across 40° South, the pace has really gone up a notch to the extent that all the teams have sailed in excess of 500 miles in 24 hours with ease. On a more manageable sea, the north-westerly wind is kicking out over twenty knots of breeze, though Groupama will be the first to slow down once the zones of high pressure settle into position ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - High seas game of pursuit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:35 AM Fri 25 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race - Record-breaking conditions and breakneck speeds were heating up a high seas game of pursuit on Thursday as Camper pushed hard against leg one leaders Telefónica, while Groupama faced yet another fateful tactical decision. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Fast and furious sailing By Volvo Ocean Race, , 10:14 PM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race - On day twenty of leg one Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) has just 1,191 nautical miles (nm) to run to the finish in Cape Town. The miles are clicking down dramatically as the two of the three boats still racing in the first leg hit high speeds riding a South Atlantic cold front.The speeds of up to 28 knots will continue as the wind increases during the next 12 hours ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Thanksgiving on board Puma Racing By Amory Ross, South Altantic , 9:23 PM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Today is Thanksgiving in the US of A – a holiday for family, food, drink, and giving thanks – and while there are only three Yanks on PUMA’s mighty Mar Mostro, the 11 of us are a family for the time being and I thought it was fitting, given the circumstances, that we use this opportunity to send out some serious kudos ...[more]


Transat Jacques Vabre – Class 40 Aquarelle.com takes first By Hélène Tzara, 8:37 PM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Transat Jacques Vabre duo Yannick Bestaven and Eric Drouglazet, onboard Aquarelle.com, crossed the finish line in Puerto Limon, Costa Rica this morning, Thursday 24 November at 07hrs 59min 08 sec UTC/GMT. After leading the race continuously since the start in Le Havre on Wednesday 2nd November, the duo scored a convincing victory completing the course in an elapsed time of 21d 17h 59m 08s ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Three days and Puma is not out of the woods yet By Ken Read, 7:07 PM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Puma Racing skipper Ken Read is certainly getting a working over in the bid to get Mar Mostro back to Cape Town. He he writes of the trials and tribulations of their journey to Tristan da Cunha three days after being dismasted ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Shore crews race to rebuild Sanya By Sail-World, 9:19 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Image gallery of shore crew and a boatbuilding team from Salthouse Boats are racing to construct a new bow section for the damaged Team Sanya, which was force to pull out of Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race on the opening night, after a presumed collision with a submerged object. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - For Puma Ocean Racing a fight against the clock By Amory Ross, 7:00 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Amory Ross is the Media Crew Member (MCM) for Puma Ocean Racing explains the progress that the crew has made, how they nearly missed their Leg 2 opportunity and their other experiences in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Wet, wet, wet - Camper blasts to Cape Town + Video By Camper-ETNZ, 5:25 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Camper-Emirates Team NZ are blasting east towards Cape Town, check out the reality of life on deck with Trae and we catch up with Mike as he heads back into the watch system ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Telefónica batten down the hatches By Volvo Ocean Race, , 4:16 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet are set for some high adrenaline action over the next two days with the three remaining boats hoping to ride a fast moving South Atlantic cold front all the way to the first leg finish in Cape Town. On board leader Team Telefónica, skippered by Spain’s Iker Martínez, the crew have battened down the hatches ahead of the storm system ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 scrape ahead of the front By Franck Cammas, , 3:27 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Volvo Ocean Race team Groupama 4 has managed to hook onto the front rolling across the South Atlantic at 40°S, but this particular system is shifting quickly towards the Indian Ocean. As such there is little hope that Franck Cammas and his men will be able to stay ahead of it as far as the outskirts of South Africa, in contrast with the two frontrunners. ...[more]


Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia hanging on By Heather Ewing, 12:36 AM Thu 24 Nov 2011
Clipper Round the World Yacht Race - Gold Coast Australia is hanging onto the lead despite a long day battling fickle winds as they round East Cape, the north easterly tip of New Zealand’s North Island, towards the Bay of Plenty and the finish line for race five. The chasing pack continues to eat into the Australian team’s lead ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Puma effects fuel transfer at sea + Video and Images By Amory Ross, 6:54 PM Wed 23 Nov 2011
Puma Ocean Racing have completed a mid-sea fuel transfer that will allow them to reach land, the first phase of their logistical battle to stay in the Volvo Ocean Race. 'These are our new best friends,' Puma skipper Ken Read of the 257-metre cargo ship ZIM Monaco. This is the first stage in a complex logistical plan to get Puma back on the start line for Leg 2 on 11 December ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Statement from Hall Spars on Puma dismasting By Eric Hall, 8:44 AM Wed 23 Nov 2011
The news yesterday that Puma's Mar Mostro lost her rig was devastating for all on the Puma team. Hall is working closely with the crew, the rig designer Scott Ferguson, and standing rigging supplier Southern Spars to get to the root cause of the dismasting. Collectively, we will take every measure to prevent its recurrence. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race crews push the limits By Sophie Luther, 7:25 AM Wed 23 Nov 2011
In the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, Puma is continuing at a slow pace towards the remote island of Tristan da Cunha whilst the leading crew aboard Telefonica are nearing the centre of the Saint Helena High. The team is watching the barometer carefully to gauge where they are in relation to the windless centre ...[more]


Volvo Ocean race: Puma sets more sail as rescue plans announced By Amory Ross, 6:48 AM Wed 23 Nov 2011
The dismasted Volvo 70, Puma Racing has increased her sail area over night and is making a good effort to get to Tristan da Cunha and Cape Town as soon as possible, ahead of the the race restart on 11 December. Kenny Read/skipper of Puma's Mar Mostro updates on the current plans to extract Puma from the South Atlantic ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race day 18 for Puma Ocean Racing By Ken Read, 6:26 AM Wed 23 Nov 2011
It is now day 18 of Leg 1 in the Volvo Ocean Race for Puma Ocean Racing. Skipper Ken Read shares his time time spent on the road to drawing a conclusion and the realization that you never know what the coming day might bring. We were racing. Racing is great. Then, in one brief moment..... we started surviving. ...[more]


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