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Volvo Ocean Race: Some great shots from this morning! As the fleet cleared East Cape they got into some breeze generated from cyclone Pam..

Posted in 2015 with tags , , , , , on March 19, 2015 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI



Photo by Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is the world’s toughest sailing event, where the elite of the sailing profession battle it out on the most treacherous oceans. It is a nine-month marathon on the seas, passing through four oceans and five continents .

The race is an exceptional test of sailing prowess and human endeavor where the athletes push themselves to the limit of endurance in what is commonly referred to as the ‘Everest of Sailing’.

Over the duration of the race, the crews experience life at the extreme: no fresh food is taken on board so they live off freeze-dried food; they experience temperature variations from -15 to +40 degrees Celsius and only take one change of clothes with them on board. They trust their lives to the skipper and each other and experience hunger and severe sleep deprivation.

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Magnificent historical vessels set off along south coast for London in annual Tall Ships Regatta

Posted in 2014 with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2014 by MARIE EMMANUELLE QUILICHINI

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With their towering sails billowing in the wind, this could have been a fleet from centuries past.

But these tall ships were yesterday making their way towards the start point for the race from Falmouth to Greenwich, south-east London, in the annual Tall Ships Regatta.

Forty-six vessels from throughout the world, including 11 magnificent square-sail ships, left Cornwall yesterday after four days of festivities.

More than 100,000 people flocked to the Cornish coast to wave off the vessels taking part in the event. About 1,000 pleasure craft allowed fans a close-up view. It is the fifth time Falmouth has hosted the tall ships since they first visited the town in 1966.

Ships comes from around the globe to take part the event, with vessels taking part in this year’s race travelling from Spain, Holland, Portugal, Poland and Russia.

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