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re: 2017/2018 Volvo Ocean Race
I really lost interest in the last race - though I had been a RABID fan for years. I was even tangentially involved in some of the state-side media strategies 2 series ago (11-12 and 14-15) and got to spend some time at the VOR HQ in Alicante.
But sailing is leaving the VOR behind, which really sucks because it's the best Capes race there is. With the Vendee boats starting to foil, VOR has got some serious soul-searching to do on what's next for their boats. They've held off for now on pulling the trigger on the next generation, so we'll see what happens. At the same time watching the 2 boats blaze through the spectator fleet in the in-shore for Leg 1 is what this race is all about - just balls out competition. If they can just find the right mix of technology and competitiveness they'll continue to be successful.
I'm following along for now. So far it's been fun.