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  1. Thanks! I would have thought that VOR would have their own tracker as the leg zero is "mandatory"?! ;-)
  2. So what about the front page news - has anyone seen onboard videos or photos from Brunel?
  3. I've found this image in google maps - it really is a beautiful ship!
  4. Zander may be right: after winning in fleet-racing and match-racing, Peter Burling might try winning an ocean-race: NZ Herald
  5. The last sentence in the above link gives me some hope: "A total of four teams have so far been confirmed for the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, with more to come in the next few weeks." Who will it be? and how many?
  6. What a beauty, congratulations! Looking forward to hear the rest of the story, and see some inside pics. How do you like the interior-layout?
  7. So, after all the discussions about male/female and what boat would be better / more extreme / more exciting... Back to the current race: any more info on which teams are confirmed, rumoured upon? So far confirmed are only AkzoNobel (NL), Dongfeng (France/China) and Mapfre (Spain)?
  8. Some pics of the Pogo 36 at Boat Dusseldorf and interview with Charly Fernbach here: http://no-frills-sailing.com/the-new-pogo-36/
  9. Alex approaching: https://twitter.com/DepVendee/status/822339493583847424
  10. AT finish live - starting 0720UTC My guess is, that "Leadersecu" is the leading security boat accompanying HB
  11. Safran going out to meet ALC?
  12. Tack now? That would be almost straight upwind...and without a daggerboard/foil? No way....
  13. From the Vendee Site: The tracker will update hourly once the leader gets to within 100nm of the finish. More information on how to follow the finish of the Vendée Globe can be found here http://www.Vendeeglobe.org/en/village-for-the-finish/how-to-follow-the-finish
  14. All the excitement, but: -Alex is still behind -and he will have to tack and sail the last bit to port. I'm sorry, but I see no way he will pass Armel other then breakage - which I hope it will effect no one. I take my had off for both of them for the great race.
  15. Forss and Hermann: thank you so much for bringing all these extras to the VG!