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At the Volvo Ocean Race, MAPFRE have had to fend off the competition to maintain their lead on the race to Cape Town, according to reports. The race Leg 2 leaders were eagerly watching their rivals as they raced a little over 800 miles of the finish line.

MAPFRE has at least 35 miles over their nearest rival two days ago but that has been well reduced as Dongfeng Race Team push closer to be 12 miles away. Third placed Vestas 11th Hour Racing and fourth placed Team Brunel have also edged closer. With less than a thousand miles to the Cape Town finish line, the top four teams are just 37 miles apart, meaning there is potential attack in the pipeline.


Durham Club Bronze In BUCS

Durham Uni sailing club is celebrating its 50th anniversary and what could be happier news than this that the girls team of the club won bronze medal in BUCS Fleet Racing Championships.

This is the first ever any medal by Durham in this championship.

The female team of club got this award after 24 hours of the event as there was some mixing up at the time of award giving ceremony. On the other hand male team of Durham too played well and missed medal very closely.

The Durham club sent their team to participate in this championship after many years. Different from other universities, Durham does not provide help to sailors in transportation of boats to the championship destination still the male and female team came and participated in the event. (more…)