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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Golden Globe Race 2018 @ggr2018official Twitter LogoAbhilash #Tomy (via satellite) SIGHTED MARY LUCK PORTBOW.REQSTDGREG2POLISH HISREARVIEW MIRROR /"Mary Luck à vue à babord. Greg devrait nettoyer son rétroviseur" buff.ly/2tVxQfl Golden Globe Race 2018 @ggr2018official Twitter LogoGregor #McGuckin (via satellite) 2MID INDIAN OCEAN and ABILASH IS IN SIGHT! ABOUT A MILE AWAY. /"Au milieu de l'océan indien et Abhilash est à vu! à moins d'un mille." buff.ly/2ITTcOX
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    Singlehanded insurance

    It is only when the sailing area included an ocean passage that crew numbers were mentioned by my insurer but that was a real pain as for a simple Atlantic crossing they firstly wanted a minimum of 3 and only agreed to 2 if they approved of the crews CV. For me then, I just took the risk and was basically uninsured 100 miles out and 100 miles from destination.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Golden Globe Race Loïc Lepage moves to CHICHESTER CLASS making the decision to head to Cape Town for a service stop. He is currently about 270 Miles west of Cape Town and expects to arrive late Sunday. Loic's HF SSB long range radio has not been working for some time and he is low on water to make it all the way to Australia. He is also concerned to ensure his mast and rigging are perfect after hearing of ARE's dismasting, so thinks it very prudent to check it before continuing. He is totally committed to restarting as soon as possible and wants to be 100% to face the rigors of the Southern Ocean. Loic expects to be in Cape town for about three days. Cape Town Port control have been advised and we are sure ARE WIIG will welcome him in. Check out his phone conversation (French) on GGR Sound Cloud shortly. #GGR2018
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Seems to be back now, works in explorer but not chrome (for me)
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Hold the tee shirts Golden Globe Race 2018‏ @ggr2018official 7m7 minutes ago More Igor #Zaretskiy (via satellite) ESMERALDA OK METEO OK Translate Tweet
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The changes to NOR/SIs do not seem to be posted publicly but from the Aug 20th press release As race leader Jean-Luc Van Den Heede closes on a very stormy Cape of Good Hope, Race organisers posted two navigation warnings to the fleet on Sunday, and today have raised the southern limit to 42°S from Longitude 40°E to keep the fleet clear of the worst conditions in the South Indian Ocean. No mention of where it ends but the tracker map shows 130 deg E
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Catastrophic Beaufort windvane failure the same as NABIL and PHILIPPE PECHE and Francesco Cappelletti is headed to port ..Sad but true..here he explains what happened! #GGR2018 https://soundcloud.com/goldengloberace/francesco-cappelletti-weekly-satellite-call-with-broken-windvine-310818? I can see there will be a lot of re-thinking of wind-vanes berfore the next edition.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Uku is heading to Are’s position right now.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    More Mark #Slats (via satellite) 68 PROPER SHIT WEATHER 3 KNOCKDOWNS BUT EVERYTHING OK J /temps de merde 3 knockdowns mais tout est ok Humm, By my reckoning Slats is 560 miles from JDH at the moment, still a long way though
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    It was in the Feb NOR but had disappeared by the Current version which is dated April 22nd, good to see it go as all of these gates just impose navigational restrictions which were not in place for the original race.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    The Falklands media drop appears to have been dropped.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    Nicely put Jack. These calls should count as part of his stop in CT but having listened to his last call to GGR he was not that interested in the Chichester class.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    https://goldengloberace.com/jean-luc-van-den-heede-first-to-round-cape-of-good-hope/ Pick the bones out of that, Firstly congrats to JVH. Peche and Cousot both out now according to this report.
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    The 2018 Golden Globe Race

    What I fear most is watching my boat sail away from me after I have fallen overboard. As regards the breakages, my personal opinion, breaking such vital pieces of kit in fairly benign conditions we tell me they were not strong enough in the first place. I understand Peche wanting to get the weight out of the boat but hopefully he will take note and fit a vane and tiller more suited to the lower Indian Ocean.