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A quick stopover at The Hague

On my way home from the Newport Bermuda Race I stopped in at The Hague to catch up with the Volvo Ocean Race sailors post-race and post celebratory hangovers. I interviewed nine sailors, live and uncut, eight of who I spoke to in Alicante before the race start. To hit the…
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The PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race start

The start of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s 1064 nautical mile PONANT Sydney Noumea Race kicked off at 1000 AEST on 3 June 2018. I caught up with three skippers, Tony Kirby (Patrice, current line honours and IRC leaders), Seb Bohm (Smuggler), Shane Kearns (Komatsu…
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Newport RI; "small town - big heart"

It was pretty surreal to return to Newport three years on for the return of the Volvo Ocean Race. This time around, my adventures were thanks to Argo Group, one of the sponsors for the local heroes of Vestas 11th Hour Racing, headed by Charlie Enright and Mark Towill, with…
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Reminders of mortality

From reports direct from Hollywood Boulevard that they had abandoned ship in Bass Strait and were helicoptered to safety, to a man overboard and retrieval on Scallywag while leading the Volvo Ocean Race – today was definitely an interesting day in sailing – and…