COMANCHE On-Board: first 24 Hours in the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart

Crew member Justin “Juggy” Clougher talks to Skipper Ken Read, Navigator stan Honey and the crew on this 24 hour report on the first day of their first major yacht race the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart.
After a fantastic start the weather was a punishing 30 knot southerly which overnight moderated as the front passed to the south with them. Comanche suffered the agony of its “aircraft carrier” design in these conditions. Ken Read the skipper explains the position. Actual on-board footage during the first 24 hours of the race.

Volvo Ocean Race – The Malaysian Operation

Volvo Ocean Race joined “Coxy”, Team Vestas Wind Project Manager and Shore Team Manager, on his latest endeavor as he recovers the Team Vestas Wind Volvo Ocean 65 from the remote Indian Ocean atoll and transports the fragile yacht back to Italy where repairs will be undertaken.

Rambler Launch

The new all carbon maxi  Rambler 88 was launched last month by our friends at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, RI.

The 88-footer, designed by Juan K, is a replacement for the Rambler 90 and 100, both of which won numerous regattas, including the Caribbean 600 in 2011, the Newport to Bermuda Race in 2012, and and the Block Island Race in 2011 and 2013.

Take a look at this video.

 

Volvo Ocean Race – Inside Track Leg 3 #8

Breeze on for the race teams as the fleet compresses below Sri Lanka. Four teams now within sight of each other, so we take a look at the dramatic footage, and speak with 2nd place Navigator Andrew Cape.