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After months of following the fleet online, Volvo Ocean Race fans in the U.S. will soon have the opportunity to meet the crews in person as the fleet is scheduled to depart Itajaí, Brazil, this weekend bound for Newport, Rhode Island.

 

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While it may still be too early to say anything about the race having been broken wide open, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing’s Azzam is now clearly the team to beat in the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race, following a decisive victory in Leg 5.


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Ronstan Constrictor Rope Clutches

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 7, 2015

the C&C 30 design team decided to employ a pair of narrow, Ronstan Constrictor rope clutches, which use a tubular fabric “sock” (think Chinese finger cuffs), as opposed metal teeth to secure the line. 


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It’s been the best of times and the worst of times for the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race fleet as it battles its way through the Southern Ocean toward home. 


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After 84 days at sea, Frenchman Bernard Stamm and Swiss sailor Jean Le Cam have not only won the double-handed Barcelona World Race, but set a new record for the event, which was first established in 2007. 


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Footage of the Race Leaders Rounding Cape Horn

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