Disaster for Groupama

Disaster for Groupama

Thursday April 5 2012 Author: James Boyd Location: none selected

More terrible news from the Volvo Ocean Race with Groupama’s dismasting yesterday afternoon (see the pics and video), while leading. Knut Frostad has issued a statement over the carnage in his race. See Ian Walker’s latest blog. We look at how the British Keelboat Academy produces professional sailors. Jorg Riechers and Marc Lepesqueux have won the Solidaire du Chocolat aboard mare. Meanwhile the Global Ocean Race Class 40s are off the Brazilian coast. In Palma Percy and Simpson are now leading the Star class at the Princess Sofia Trophy. Luna Rossa formally introduced their AC campaign yesterday. There’s a near-record turn out for the British Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup trials. The Rolex China Sea Race set sail yesterday and this morning Genuine Risk is leading the charge. Pica won the first round of 18ft skiff racing in the UK.

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