This is it. The final 700 nautical mile sprint to the finish in The Hague. This will determine the overall winner of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 is underway.
Follow the Volvo Ocean Race:
Prudent seamanship and routine checks and maintenance prevent issues, catch issues before they become big problems, and will limit breakages on voyages.
- Stay Afloat
- Stay Manoeuvrable
- Keep the Rig Up
- Keep Functional Sails
- Keep Crew Fed and Watered
Applies to short and long distance cruising.
50 years ago today, on June 14, 1968, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston bid farewell to his parents and began an incredible 312 day journey which cemented him in the history books as the winner of the Sunday Times Golden Globe Race, making him the first person to sail solo, non-stop around the world.
He completed his solo circumnavigation on 22 April 1969.
“The Earth is a source of life, it’s not a resource.”
Wonderful story. This is already a victory for Kiko and the medical staff that saved her life.
Learn more about Kiko Matthews and her efforts to raise funds for King’s College Hospital where she received life saving care. Her site includes a live GPS tracker where we’ll all be able to follow her progress on her world record attempt.