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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Marco Nannini on the GOR: ETA Sunday

We have just over 400 miles to go to the finish line in Punta del Este, the permanent cloud cover of the past few days has broken up during the night and i stood my watch in the cockpit as a magnif

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Cruising Le Maire

If rounding the horn is the accepted "cool dude" turning point, I feel much better now that we are finally sailing in the Atlantic.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: 55 knot gusts

We are through the peak of the storm and we're happy to report that we didn't sustain any damage...

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Storm avoidance measures

A nasty gale is brewing south of us, the worst of it is headed straight for Cape Horn just at the same time we were due to round the infamous cape.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: 70 knot forecast at the Horn...

Our moment of glory as leaders of the Global Ocean Race was short-lived, as predicted the reaching conditions favoured the newer more powerful Cessna who simply pulled away averaging 1-2 knots fast

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Into the lead!

Finally our dive to penguin latitudes paid its dividends and today we jumped in the lead of the third leg of the Global Ocean Race with a lead of 30 miles over Cessna Citation who had chosen a more

Marco Nannini on the GOR: 60degS

In a few miles we'll touch the latitude of 60 degrees south, it sounds quite frightening but my cure is to remember that when I sailed the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland in 2010 we were in high

Marco Nannini on the GOR: 60degS

In a few miles we'll touch the latitude of 60 degrees south, it sounds quite frightening but my cure is to remember that when I sailed the Shetland Round Britain and Ireland in 2010 we were in high

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Reality check

Yesterday a brief email from Cessna some 50 miles to our port (to the north of us) brought home the reality of our current position on the planet.

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