Friday, 25 November 2016

Dongfeng Race Team is second Team for VolvoOceanRace 2017-1018

Dongfeng Race Team, has registered into the VolvoOceanRace 2017-2018 as 2nd team, after the new Team AkzoNobel. 

Dongfeng, the first Boat that was upgraded and ready to sail.

Dongfeng a New Team during the previous VOR version, performed remarkable well, by taking the 3rd place in the Overall End Ranking. Under the skipper, Charles Caudrelier, they sailed often different strategy that brought their surprise success in the VOR 2014-15. Had they not suffered a demasting, Dongfeng could possible have ended higher up. 

With 11 Month to go till the Start on 22 October 2017 in Alicante, there are now 2 Boats confirmed; still 5 less than in previous VOR. Lets hope that more Boats has started their preparations and on the point of confirmation.

VOR is now sailing the OneDesign VO65 Boat, of which 7 were build before and sailed before. One More Boat is under construction and ready before next VOR, but would this also bring us a "8 Boat" race?; lets hope for.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Vendee Globe, Solo RoundtheWorld Sailing Race starts!

For those Sailing and Virtual sailing enthusiasts, some information on an alternative famous Round the World Sailing Race. 

The Vendee Globe is a Solo Non-stop Sailing race around the World. The VG Race starts today, Sunday 6 November at 1202GMT in Les Sable , France. 

Sailors sail solo, mostly on Imoca Boats, mono-hulls and have no stops en route, a non-stop race. The first back in Les Sable, after rounding Cape of Good Hope, Cape Leeuwing and Cape Horn is the winner, it is as simple as that.
Some Boats have foiling capabilities , some not; so I expect there will be a kind of handicap, though I am not sure. 

You can get all details on the Vendee Globe website. 

For Virtual Sailing enthousiasts, and maybe a good training for the coming VolvoOceanRaceGame, you can also sail comfortable in your armchair, in Virtual Regatta the Vendee Globe alongside the 29 participants. 

Fair Winds and Safe Sailing.