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LEG 2: Will the great divide happen?

At the skippers press conference and in general chit chat there has been a lot of questions about will we or won’t we get a big split or the ‘GREAT DIVIDE’ as I am going to call it. With the removal of Fernando de Noronha as a rounding mark, teams can pick where they want to go in the Atlantic and a significant part of this decision is going to be made 24 hours into the race.

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Leg1 mid-way update: a course extension!

Just image…you are sailing Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race, shaking those nerves and niggles… and then a course amendment comes in, extending the route by 12 hours. Our VOR blogger, Libby Greenhalgh, assesses what decisions face the team at the Leg 1 half way point

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