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Vestas 11th Hour Racing off Cape Horn yesterday before dismasting in the South Atlantic this afternoon
#VOR - Vestas 11th Hour Racing has dismasted while racing in Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, this afternoon Friday 30 March (UTC). The team is safe and reports…

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Santi Pablos and Blair Tuke cutting a piece of 3Di for MAPFRE’s mainsail overnight
#VOR - Overall 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race leaders MAPFRE resumed racing on Friday morning (UTC) following a Cape Horn pitstop to make repairs to a torn mainsail, as well as…

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Aerial shot of MAPFRE, which was peeling with 35-40 knots of wind before the damage to the mast track became too much to bear
#VOR - While the Volvo Ocean Race fleet mark a major milestone with the passage of Cape Horn today, Thursday 29 March, MAPFRE were forced to suspend racing to work…

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Team Brunel rounds Cape Horn
#VOR - Skipper Bouwe Bekking and navigator Andrew Cape have used their veteran nous to sail Team Brunel past Cape Horn at the head of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet.…

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Thirty Children Drowned in Ten Years; Supervise Your Child Near Water this Easter
Thirty children aged fourteen and under drowned in ten years, reflecting the need for constant, responsible supervision of children near water. Half a million primary school children are currently on…

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A view of HotelPlanner.com from on board Sanya Serenity Coast
#ClipperRace - Day 4 of Race 9 (Tuesday 27 March) has been a case of ‘Groundhog Day’ as the light winds that had been a feature of the previous 24…

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British sailor John Fisher was in the Southern Ocean with Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag
#VOR - Richard Brisius, president of the Volvo Ocean Race, has this morning (Tuesday 27 March) issued a statement on Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag crew member John Fisher, who went overboard…

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British sailor John Fisher is a crew member with Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag
#VOR - Race control for the Volvo Ocean Race has been informed by Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag of a man overboard incident this afternoon, Monday 26 March, at approximately 13:42 UTC…

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Instructors in powerboats while blindfolded during a Bray Sailing Club training session
Bray Sailing Club’s instructor team for the 2018 sailing season recently spent a day learning about inclusion in sailing with Irish Sailing’s Inclusion Officer, Ciarán Murphy. This training course for…

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A Topper dinghy fleet leaving the National Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire
Viking Marine has taken over the Northern Ireland dealership for Topper Sailboats after Wiclif McCready's retirement from his Hollywood, County Down Chandlery Shop. Topper sailboats offer a wide range of…

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