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  • All Wrapped Up In Capetown After Dramatic Finish!

    All Wrapped Up In Capetown After Dramatic Finish!


    Skipper Kevin Escoffier and his Team Holcim - PRB have won Leg 2 of The Ocean Race from Cabo Verde to Cape Town after a tense battle through the final miles of the race.

    At sunrise on Sunday morning, four teams were in the fight for the leg win, with Biotherm, 11th Hour Racing Team and the Holcim - PRB crews racing in lockstep in light and changeable conditions.

    Team Malizia was some 20 miles to the
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  • A Fleet Flurry Towards The Finish

    A Fleet Flurry Towards The Finish

    Pointing at Cape Town

    The fleet is heading north again, away from the ice exclusion zone, and pointing at the finish in Cape Town

    Team Malizia is leading the way on Thursday as the five IMOCA teams gybed away from the ice exclusion zone along 45-degrees south latitude overnight, turning to race towards the Cape Town finishing line.

    Climb on board the leader - Team Malizia - as they battle with their watermaker and work to protect their
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  • The Roaring 40's Providing Accelerated Conditions For Last Push Into Capetown

    Roaring towards Cape Town

    The fleet has pushed south into the Roaring 40s and close to record-breaking speed runs...

    It's been a productive and fast 24 hours for the IMOCA fleet in The Ocean Race as the teams are diving south towards an ice exclusion zone and into the Roaring 40s, named for the area south of 40-degrees latitude where low pressure systems circle the continent of Antarctica unimpeded by land masses.

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  • 11th Hour And Malizia Flip The Script

    11th Hour And Malizia Flip The Script

    11th Hour Racing Team and Malizia win the weekend
    The rankings have flipped over the weekend with 11th Hour Racing Team jumping into the lead

    The American-flagged 11th Hour Racing Team pushed into the lead on leg 2 of The Ocean Race over the weekend.

    Skipper Charlie Enright and his crew held their nerve over an early decision to take a westerly routing on the descent down the Atlantic and the choice paid dividends on Saturday
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  • A Matter Of Opinion

    A Matter Of Opinion

    Credit to GUYOT environnement - Team Europe who have regained the lead on the race tracker as well as their position as the most southerly boat in the fleet. In a race south, that's a good thing.... or is it?

    Two of the three boats positioned about 120 miles to the west - Team Holcim-PRB and 11th Hour Racing - have just (as at 1200 UTC) put in a gybe to the west, consolidating position and setting up for a weather transition...
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  • Busting Out Of The Doldrums

    Busting Out Of The Doldrums

    Back on track

    31 January 2023, Onboard 11th Hour Racing Team during Leg 2, Day 7. Malama enjoying a return to the Tradewinds at 20-plus knots.? Amory Ross / 11th Hour Racing / The Ocean Race

    Five IMOCAs are charging south in the tradewinds

    After hitting the speed bump of the doldrums, the five IMOCA yachts competing in The Ocean Race are now eating up the miles on the race south
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  • The Southward Progress Continues

    The Southward Progress Continues

    Cat and mouse towards the doldrums
    It's a game of inches as the fleet works southwest towards the equator

    Lighter conditions don't mean easier conditions as the IMOCA fleet finds itself constantly shifting gears, making sail changes and gybing as the teams zig-zag southwest towards the equator and the doldrums.

    Every change in the breeze brings the potential for a sail change. Each move by the opposition brings a decision on whether to match or
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  • Slip Sliding Slowly South

    Slip Sliding Slowly South

    The Ocean Race, Leg 2: Slowly sliding south

    The fleet had a slow night, gybing south from Cabo Verde

    25 January 2023, The Ocean Race, Start of Leg 2 in Cabo Verde ? Anne Beaug? / Biotherm
    It's been a tense first night as the IMOCA fleet has sailed south, away from Mindelo and towards the uncertainty of the Doldrums.

    It was an exciting start, despite the light conditions, with close quarters action as the fleet leaves Cabo Verde
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  • A Mild Start For Leg 2 Of The 2023 Ocean Race

    A Mild Start For Leg 2 Of The 2023 Ocean Race

    After being buffeted by strong trade winds for the duration of the short stopover, the waters off Mindelo, Cabo Verde were relatively calm on Wednesday for the start of Leg 2 of The Ocean Race.

    The short stopover marked the first time The Ocean Race has visited west Africa and this island chain despite it featuring in the race course for all 14 editions as a tactical consideration on the leg from Europe down to the south Atlantic Ocean.

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