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Jean-Luc Van Den Heede wins the Golden Globe Race 2018:
The Golden Globe Race 2018 has been a race unlike any other, from the intentional lack of technology, communications, and weather routing, to the prerequisite requirement that all contestants sail in era-specific vessels, all in an effort to recreate the difficulties of the original Golden Globe Race of 1968/1969, which was the first singlehanded around-the-world race. Now, after some 28,170 nautical miles, France's Jean-Luc Van Den Heede (73) has crossed the finishing line off of Les Sables-d'Olonne, France, aboard Matmut, his Rustler 36 masthead sloop, with an elapsed time of 212 days and five hours (and zero minutes and zero seconds) to win this impressive contest of gumption, seamanship and perseverance.
A small sailboat came in off that same angry ocean,
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 2 .... The Big Boats are flying
Start of Leg 2. Day 1 from Lisbon to Cape Town. Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez/Volvo Ocean Race. 05 November, 2017.
Hugo Boss, skipper Alex Thomson, during Solo Sailing Vendee Globe
Hugo Boss, skipper Alex Thomson (GBR),
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Infiniti 46 Sailing Trial & Foo Fighters
Run and tell all of the angels
...looking to the sky to save me
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, day 16, on board Turn the Tide on Plastic
Man overboard Procedure
The Williamson turn is a manoeuvre used to bring a ship or boat under power back to a point it previously passed through, often for the purpose of recovering a man overboard.
The Williamson turn is most appropriate at night or in reduced visibility, or if the point can be allowed to go (or already has gone) out of sight, but is still relatively near.
1. If in response to a man overboard, put the rudder toward the person (e.g., if the person fell over the starboard side, put the rudder over starboard
2. After deviating from the original course by about 60 degrees, shift the rudder full to the opposite
3. When heading about 20 degrees short of the reciprocal, put the rudder amidships so that vessel will turn onto the reciprocal
4. Bring the vessel upwind of the person, stop the vessel in the water with the person alongside, well forward of the propellers
If dealing with a man overboard, always bring the vessel upwind of the person. Stop the vessel in the water with the person well forward of the propellers.