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Global Ocean Race - Final prizegiving in Les Sables d’Olonne By Oliver Dewar, 5:20 AM Mon 18 Jun 2012
In the Global Ocean Race, separated momentarily from their Class40s, the teams attended the final, official event of the GOR 2011-12 in Les Sables d’Olonne and joined 150 guests at the event’s prize giving held in the town’s Salle Audubon on Boulevard Pasteur in the middle of Les Sable’s old town on Saturday evening. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race Class40 Sec. Hayai crosses Leg 5 finish By Oliver Dewar, , 10:33 AM Mon 11 Jun 2012
In the Global Ocean Race, at 21:54:44 GMT (23:54:44 local) on Sunday, the fourth and final double-handed Class40, Sec. Hayai, crossed the finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne, France, with the Dutch father-and-son duo of Nico and Frans Budel taking fourth place in Leg 5 and fourth place overall. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race Class40 Phesheya-Racing cross Leg 5 finish By Oliver Dewar, , 6:04 PM Sun 10 Jun 2012
Global Ocean Race (GOR) 2011-12 Class40 Phesheya-Racing, skippered by the South African duo of Phillippa Hutton-Squire and Nick Leggatt, crossed the Leg 5 finish line off Les Sables d’Olonne at 23:40:21 GMT on Saturday 9 June (01:40:21 Sunday 10 June local) ...[more]

Global Ocean Race final two Class40s head to Leg 5 finish By Oliver Dewar, , 11:46 PM Sat 9 Jun 2012
Global Ocean Race - With less than 300 miles remaining for the final two Class40s, it’s looking like a busy Sunday in Port Olona, Les Sables d’Olonne, with an ETA for the South African team on Phesheya-Racing of 10:00-01:00 UTC (00:00-03:00 local) if the duo pick up the forecast breeze, and 16:00-18:00 UTC (18:00-20:00 local) for the Dutch team on Sec. Hayai. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race - Chasing duo prepare for yet another gale By Oliver Dewar, , 3:40 AM Sat 9 Jun 2012
As the Global Ocean Race two leading Class40s ripped through the Bay of Biscay and across the Les Sables d’Olonne finish line and into the shelter of Port Olona, Phesheya-Racing in third place and Sec. Hayai in fourth have been climbing north-east passed Cape Finisterre in strong westerly winds ...[more]

Global Ocean Race - Financial Crisis takes second overall By Oliver Dewar, , 7:02 AM Fri 8 Jun 2012
In the Global Ocean Race, with nearly 40 knots blowing and an enormous swell rolling in from the Atlantic, the Italian-Slovak duo of Marco Nannini and Sergio Frattaruolo crossed the finish with Class40 Financial Crisis off the French port of Les Sables d’Olonne, taking second place overall in the fleet of the four remaining boats in the circumnavigation. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race Class40 Cessna Citation cross Leg 5 finish By Oliver Dewar, , 3:42 AM Thu 7 Jun 2012
Global Ocean Race - After 150 days of racing around the planet, Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough have taken first place in the fifth leg and have also won the circumnavigation event overall with their Akilaria RC2 Cessna Citation. Having led the GOR fleet for the majority of leg five Cessna Citation thundered towards the finish line hitting 17 knots under full main and Solent ...[more]

Global Ocean Race leader approaches Leg 5 finish By Oliver Dewar, , 1:39 AM Wed 6 Jun 2012
Global Ocean Race leading Class40 is approaching the final finish line of the 30,000-mile circumnavigation in leg five to Les Sables d’Olonne, France, and the two skippers, Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough, are flat lining east through the Bay of Biscay in following wind with just 137 miles remaining for Cessna Citation on Tuesday afternoon ...[more]

Global Ocean Race leaders count down final miles By Oliver Dewar, , 1:52 AM Tue 5 Jun 2012
Global Ocean Race two front running Class40s were separated by 280 miles on Monday afternoon as the two double-handed Class40s head due east at the same latitude as the finish line in Les Sables d’Olonne, France. South-west of the leading two boats, around 180 miles NNW of the Azores, Phesheya-Racing and Sec. Hayai are beginning the long ascent through the Atlantic to the Bay of Biscay. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race fleet sail through second gale By Oliver Dewar, , 12:50 AM Mon 4 Jun 2012
Global Ocean Race - As Tropical Storm Beryl prowls around the North Atlantic, the GOR fleet of double-handed Class40s has successfully sailed through the second gale in three days. Furthest south in fourth place, Nico and Frans Budel recorded gusts of up 35 knots on Sec. Hayai ...[more]

Global Ocean Race fleet prepare for next intense gale By Oliver Dewar, , 3:39 AM Sat 2 Jun 2012
Since a ferocious gale swept through the Global Ocean Race (GOR) fleet on Thursday, any thoughts of Distance To Leader figures and losses or gains have been side lined temporarily as the four double-handed Class40s recover from the storm, assess any damage and – unfortunately – look ahead to the next, intense gale sweeping towards them across the North Atlantic. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race fleet pummelled by low pressure system By Oliver Dewar, , 2:43 AM Fri 1 Jun 2012
Global Ocean Race - As the mid Atlantic low pressure system moved north-east after pummelling the GOR Class40s, the fleet leader Cessna Citation with Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough held onto the wind longest, polling averages of over 11 knots before finally dropping off the back of the system at around 06:00 GMT on Thursday. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race - Speeds remain high By Oliver Dewar, , 2:18 AM Thu 31 May 2012
With the Global Ocean Race fleet chased across the mid Atlantic by a deep low pressure system, speeds are remaining high despite drastically reduced sail. Meeting the strongest of the westerly wind on Wednesday afternoon, fleet leaders, Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough on Cessna Citation, continue to poll 11 knot averages, adding 64 miles to the separation with the chasing trio in the past 24hrs ...[more]

Global Ocean Race - Deep depression heads for fleet By Oliver Dewar, , 3:44 AM Wed 30 May 2012
Global Ocean Race teams are focussed on one weather feature; a deep depression heading for the fleet carrying winds of up to 50 knots forecast to arrive within the next 24 hours. In fourth place, the Dutch duo of Nico and Frans Budel have positioned Sec. Hayai far enough south to avoid the worst of the westerly winds spinning from the bottom of the system as it rolls east across the fleet ...[more]

Global Ocean Race fleet leaders scorch through Leg 5 Scoring Gate By Oliver Dewar, , 3:17 AM Tue 29 May 2012
lobal Ocean Race - At 02:00 GMT on Monday, Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough scorched through the Leg 5 bluQube Scoring Gate 420 miles south of Newfoundland netting maximum points for their Akilaria RC2 Class40, Cessna Citation. As the GOR fleet leaders pick up the strong northerly breeze, speeds have been building with Colman and Cavanough polling averages of over 13 knots on Sunday night ...[more]

Global Ocean Race - Sail repairs continue for Nick Leggatt By Oliver Dewar, , 2:55 AM Sun 27 May 2012
Global Ocean Race fleet leaders Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough have made a breakaway with Class40 Cessna Citation as they close into 340 miles of the bluQube Scoring Gate at 49W and in third place, the South Africans on Phesheya-Racing have made good gains following a bold move north and have been polling solid speeds making the best of the light headwinds and playing the Gulf Stream current. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race - Drama and damage on Phesheya-Racing By Oliver Dewar, , 3:13 AM Sat 26 May 2012
With the Global Ocean Race (GOR) Class40 fleet split in two and separated by 200 miles, the pair of leading boats, Cessna Citation and Financial Crisis have kept with the breeze and extended to the east as Phesheya-Racing and Sec. Hayai have rarely polled speed averages over five knots. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race Class40s head deep into North Atlantic By Oliver Dewar, , 2:22 AM Fri 25 May 2012
Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) fleet are on the fifth day of racing from Charleston. The Class40s are out of the Gulf Stream and heading deeper into the North Atlantic led by Conrad Colman and Scott Cavanough with Cessna Citation holding an eight mile lead over Marco Nannini and Sergio Frattaruolo on Financial Crisis in second place ...[more]

Global Ocean Race announce partnership with shipping company MSC USA By Oliver Dewar, , 8:56 PM Thu 24 May 2012
Global Ocean Race (GOR) have announced that a partnership was formed between the Mediterranean Shipping Company USA (MSC), during the brief stopover in Charleston, South Carolina, before the final fifth leg, and the GOR proposed and it was agreed by MSC USA Inc. President, Claudio Bozzo, and Vice President, Sergio Fedelini. ...[more]

Global Ocean Race fleet handicapped by light airs By Oliver Dewar, , 3:29 AM Thu 24 May 2012
Global Ocean Race - While Tropical Storm Alberto has failed to materialise, the four Class40s have encountered a gaping hole of light wind 260 miles off the coast of the USA as the boats push east into the North Atlantic. At 10:00 GMT on Wednesday, Marco Nannini and Sergio Frattaruolo relinquished their lead with Financial Crisis as the Italian-Slovak Class40 began to slow down ...[more]

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