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Optimum Aspida Saxo Bank

After a long, and at times frustrating, night we have caught and overtaken Black Pearl and B2 leaving only Cantankerous and Mascalzone Latino a couple of miles ahead of us in our class. The crew worked non-stop to keep the … Continue reading

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Grey Goose

It looks like the wind is filling in at last..! Before the race we said it would be a ‘drift off’ along the north side of Sicily and it certainly has been. Not the best conditions for a 45 ton … Continue reading

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Otra Vez

Update from OV. We finally made it out of the wind hole this afternoon and got closer to land where the breeze is better. Had a good run down towards capo San Vito and we should be gybing around in about half … Continue reading

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Latest Rolex video

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OPTIMUM 3 ASPIDA

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5 yachts retire

Global Yacht Racing, Galilieo, Alexandra Dreams, Northern Child and Faioahe have officially retired from the race. Remy Gerin sent this picture, so looks like the  two-handed team will be back next year!

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Comanche Raider Gasanmamo

On the way to Favignana! Pasta and chill con carne or carbonara for dinner! Jonas

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ARTIE still strong

After just over 3 days of racing the mood onboard Artie RTFX is still strong despite the very light winds & very slow pace. The last two nights have been a true test of nerves, patience & concentration. We managed to keep … Continue reading

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QUOKKA round the corner

Finally, we’re rounding the corner!  Off the north western tip of Sicily and about to head south towards the coast of Africa.  What a day it’s been, full of all the vagaries that we have come to expect from this race.  The early … Continue reading

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RAN Aeolus, stay with us!

Less than 100 miles, with a north easterly wind which holds quite well. We are flying at 9 to 10 knots of boat speed, up wind on a calm sea water. We are aiming approximately at destination, Malta. Fighting hard … Continue reading

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