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Browsing Tag »volvo ocean race«

→  April 14, 2012

Mike Sanderson, Team Sanya When they’re going fast they crash hard. Just take a second and look at what these guys put these boats through. Sometimes they’re not even trying, you know. Sometimes they’re trying to slow the boats down and they can’t. They’re incredible. Ian Walker, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing In the last race […]

→  December 12, 2011

“We worked a lot on light winds during Leg 1! Actually, there was no wind in Cape Town Bay and we managed to get ahead of our competitors and lead at the Cape of Good Hope by several lengths. What more could we ask? Yet, looking at the very variable conditions ahead, this leadership looks […]

→  November 9, 2011

“Morale is strong and we have very professional guys, but three weeks sailing with no one to race against is a long way and just trying to find that balance where you are racing but with the nearest boat 1,000 miles away is hard. “I imagine there will be times when it will be hard […]

Volvo Ocean Race: Team Sanya in race against time to rebuild stricken boat →  November 8, 2011

“We got the pumps going but they were not really making much difference. After a time, our situation stabilized and we suspended racing and headed to the nearest port.” They have been in Motril ever since as the crew, including Andy Meiklejohn who was subsequently found to have broken his foot, assessed the damage. In […]