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Hey Gang- If you’re awake and near a device be sure to catch the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race being broadcast live from Gothenburg, Sweden at 8:00 AM today (Sunday June 17).
Looks like they have plenty of breeze and every point counts so tune in and watch the action. Being in Sweden you may just spot an iceboater or two in the crowd…
Click this link and enjoy!
Good article by rookie DNer Peter McGowan here- have a read and get pysched for fall!
James “T” Thieler
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Hello Again Folks-
The Volvo Ocean Race kicks off again today, this time it’s the offshore leg from Cardiff, England to Gothenburg, Sweden. The top three boats are still within a point or two of each other with only two legs left in the race so things could get interesting….
The start is at 11AM EST on the Volvo Ocean website at https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html As usual they will do a few laps around the buoys before they head out of the harbor.
Should be some interesting moments and at the very least it’ll be a great way to kill an hour as we wait for winter to hurry up and get here…
Happy Viewing and Think Ice!
Hello All- If you have a free hour this morning (or to watch a replay later) be sure to tune into the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race in Cardiff, England.
Looks like they have breeze and the In-Port races aren’t just a dog and pony show- in the event that there is a tie between two boats for the ocean legs the In-Port results will be used to break it.
And wouldn’t you know it may just come down to that- the top three boats are all practically tied with DONFENG holding 60, MAPFRE with 59, and Brunel with 57. So all the ingredients are there for a close, well fought race! Where is Howard Cosell when you need him most?!?
There is an NEIYA connection to the race as the skipper of VESTAS is from RI and was once housemates with our own Oliver Moore.
The race starts at 1300 UTC this morning (Friday the 9th) which (I think) is 0900 here on the east coast.
Usually there is a link to the action on the website here: https://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/home.html
Replays are usually up in YouTube within a few hours if you are employed or something and can’t watch live.
Enjoy the action and THINK ICE!!
Anyone up for a road trip? The crew waaaaaayyyyy out west says there is a 50/50 shot they will sail on Lake Minnetonka this weekend…. I asked for photos to confirm if they do it!
Good luck gang, sail safe and send pictures for all us jealous types-
Great report here from Bill Bucholz on what is likely the last day of the year on Moosehead. That said, the way the Maine group is they will be squeezing ice days out of this season in June. See the story on the day and the season here https://iceboat.me
Thanks to Bill and the other Incurables up there! T
|billbuchholz posted: “No one has accused the CIBC of not pushing conditions right to the limit. We’ve had some fabulous sails over the years on super marginal conditions. But today the limit pushed back. The plate took a hit from the sun yesterday and we didn’t get the cold we”
Passing along the best opportunity any of us have seen in a long time. Don’t put your boat away just yet. Go to Moosehead…