For the past week the America's Cup has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, but there's still plenty going on ashore with the British and US bases under construction. Plus a chat with Blair Tuke.
Approaching the end of their third day at sea, the leaders in the Vendée-Arctique-Les Sables d'Olonne Race are heading northwest in strong-northeasterly winds, about 550 nautical miles southeast of the IOC UNESCO Waypoint.
Becoming an Olympic Champion at 21yrs old, a brief Polish history lesson, the Star Sailors League and Stirfry's language skills all come under close scrutiny as the lads chat with Mateusz Kusznierewicz.
In fresh winds around 25kn West of Ireland, the fleet is heading North this morning with Thomas Ruyant FRA on his Open 60 LinkedOut increasing the advantage continuously.He was 16nm ahead of Jérémy Beyou FRA (Charal) at the last checkpoint.[…]
On Friday, the Italian Coast Guard helped to free a sperm whale from entanglement in an illegal fishing net off the Aeolian Islands.On the morning of June 26, the Coast Guard station in Lipari received a report from a group[…]