Kojiro Shiraishi : "It’s taken me 30 years to complete this voyage"
"It’s taken longer than planned, but when I see all these people I know, it really cheers me up. It’s taken me 30 years to complete this voyage to finish what my master Yukoh Tada wanted to do and I’m proud of that."
22.03Benjamin Dutreux: Now we can be free agents in The Ocean Race…When you take on the responsibility of leading a fully-crewed team in The Ocean Race, you have to be prepared to deal with whatever fate throws at you, and IMOCA star Benjamin Dutreux knows that better than anyone now.…14.03Dalin: Comanche’s 618-mile record is within an IMOCA’s reach…The scintillating performance of the four IMOCAs flying over the Southern Ocean in the third leg of The Ocean Race, has made a lot of people sit up and take notice, not least the reigning IMOCA Globe Series champion Charlie Dalin.…12.03Rosalin Kuiper: A force of nature on board Team Malizia in the Southern Ocean…You may not have heard of the 27-year-old Dutch sailor Rosalin Kuiper before The Ocean Race. But you’ve probably noticed her by now. She’s one tough, brave sailor with a bright and bubbly personality who is a key part of Boris Herrmann’s crew on Malizia.…07.03Pedote: I’d love to do The Ocean Race – why not?…The ebullient Italian skipper Giancarlo Pedote is focused on the hunt for more speed this winter, with his 2015-vintage IMOCA, Prysmian Group, back in the shed for new foils.…05.03PODCAST - Alex Thomson, the skipper of five Vendée Globe starts…Shirley Robertson's Sailing Podcast continues this month with one of offshore sailing's most active campaigners, a sailor who's career spans two decades at the highest level of the sport and includes a record equaling five Vendée Globe starts.…02.03Team Malizia's Will Harris completes gruelling mast repair at sea…At first light this morning the boat team wanted to start the repair that had been expertly prepared by the tech team, they had to delay this due to the bad sea state which would have made it incredibly dangerous to start work up the rig.…
Vital buoy deployed in the remote Southern Ocean
As Mālama was passing through one of the most remote parts of the most remote ocean in the world, the team deployed a surface drifter buoy off the back of the boat. It’s another milestone passed in the other race that 11…•••
Back up to speed
The fleet is enjoying stronger winds, faster speeds, and incredibly close racing.•••