Bay Area sailor Frank Slootman aboard his new MOD 70 'Snowflake' joined race winner Giovani Soldini on 'Maserati' in breaking the record in this 2,995-nm race.
The Ocean Race, formerly the Volvo Ocean Race, started Sunday in Alicante, Spain, for the first leg of the 32,000-mile round-the-world race. Five red-hot, foiling IMOCA 60s, including American entry 11th Hour Racing, were on the line.
Brighter days of sailing ahead.
Can sailors solve the supply chain issue? More sailors are needed in ports and aboard ships to help keep the commercial maritime world working.
Winter storms have effectively shut down Santa Cruz Harbor, in the short term.
Paul Cayard is part of elite company at the SFO Terminal One display of Bay Area sports heroes.
The storms continue to ravage the state and the coast, causing severe damage, loss and close calls for many.
West Coast racer Frank Slootman, who won the 2017 Transpac with his Pac 52 'Invisible Hand,' set off on a new adventure this past weekend, racing his MOD70 'Snowflake' in the 3,000-mile RORC Transatlantic Race.
The Ocean Race starts next Sunday, January 15, with Bay Area sailor Bill Erkelens on the team as chief operating officer.
The stormy weekends continue. If you got through the last one, make sure you're ready for the next one.
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