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Marco Nannini on the GOR: Straight to Cape Town? Computer say 'no'

We are now into our fifth week at sea, tomorrow it'll be a month we'left Palma, it's a bloody long time! Longer than I have ever been, with 22 days, the Route du Rhum my previous longest...

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Mayhem button

Short blog today, just after sunset yesterday all hell broke loose like someone had pressed a giant button that said mayhem.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Sloenka silver keeps us going

Every three hours we receive a small text file containing the positions of all the boats in the fleet, as you can imagine our life on board revolves around the time we receive the file, simply refe

As I point my finger on the spinning globe my childhood dream unfolds

I have totally lost count of the days, we are into the 4th week at sea I believe, last night i had to wear a thermal as it is starting to get chilly at night, i still find it amusing to see the wea

Marco Nannini on the GOR: the logistics of love

Yesteday we sighted our first big whale, the large back curved less than a hundred meters from the boat, the tail followed as the enormous mammal sunk again in the depth of the ocean, then it emerg

Oxford to Dover on a Jag at 4am on a sunday morning

We are sailing along at great speeds, everyone is, the image i have is that of a track of greyhounds on a race day running and running, tongues out, lots of enthusiasm but probably little thought p

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Across the Equator

Today is a special day of the Global Ocean Race on board Financial Crisis: our team composed by Marco Nannini, Paul Peggs and Clubby the Seal officially crossed the equator and into the So

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Doldrums. Tick

Last night we finally sailed our way out of the doldrums which lived up to their expectation until the last mile.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Considering a sacrificial offering

Giusy, Clubby's latest fling, has seemingly decided to move in with us on a permanent basis.

Marco Nannini on the GOR: Clubby pulls

Clubby has a few cards in his flipper when it comes to charming the ladies.

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