VOR, GOR and all the latest sailing news from around the globe
Welcome to this edition of Sail-World.com's Europe newsletter.
In Vendee Globe news Liz Wardley is soon to announce her new sponsor, Dominique Wavre is fine tuning Mirabaud while Arnaud Boissières' Akena Vérandas goes back in the water in March, with new mast fitted (the boat lost its previous mast in the last Transat Jacques Vabre.)
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 Class40s are facing strong conditions on the third leg from Wellington to Punta del Este.
After being becalmed, the Clipper fleet now face the prospect of storms and the Volvo fleet is on stop over in Sanya, China for repairs, rest and relaxtion before the next leg commences on February 19 to Auckland, New Zealand. Groupama 4, skippered by Franck Cammas, finished second in the previous 3,051-mile leg from Malé.
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France finishes second on leg 3 Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Race
And the 2012 RC44 Championship Tour commenced with a full day of match racing in Puerto Calero.
Dont miss Carlo Borleghni's images from the recent Primo Cup and we have images by Carlo Borlenghi and Guido Trombetta from the RC44 season opener plus lots of news, views and videos from around the world.
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