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Thursday January 1 1970 Author: Location: none selected

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Windless night

We spent the night in a windless hole with a 2-3 knots current dragging us west, we can only blame lack of research and preparation for not knowing about this adverse river in our way, i guess ever

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Difficult first 48 hours

I didnt have the easiest of starts, mentally, I think the stress in getting things ready in Cape Town wore me out and I have to admit to a very tough first 48 hours.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: First night at sea

We're at sea admiring a beautiful sunset and in the distance we can just make Cape Good Hope that we are leaving behind us, this will most likely be the last piece of land we'll see till we arrive

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Rearing to go

I cannot believe it has been over three weeks since we arrived to Cape Town, time seems to have dissipated like the clouds that blow over Table Mountain when the Southeaster blows hard in Town.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Crew change

We have been in Cape Town for a week so here is a long overdue update following the emotional finish with the glorious sight of Table Mountain in the background.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Arrived in Cape Town

This is just a brief message to say that we've crossed the finish line to take third in the first leg of the Global Ocean Race managing to keep Cessna behind to the finish.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Southern Ocean at its best

The Southern Ocean with its albatrosses and deep sea creatures is treating us well, we are sailing on the edge of a high pressure system in following winds and a pleasant spring sunshine, we have b

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Home straight

First of all big congratulations to Ross and Campbell Field, and to Halvard Mabire and Miranda Merron for their first leg achievement, all winners in my eyes for their display of experience, determ

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Sailing without murdering anyone

After a windless night where frustration run high we picked some wind restoring some of the lost faith in the concept of sailing a freaking boat from A to B without murdering anyone.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Mast climb

A month into the first leg of the Global Ocean Race and we are negotiating a high pressure system right in our path, preventing us from making any progress towards Cape Town.

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