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It’s important that you understand that I know nothing about sailing, or boat racing! It is a fine excuse to get out on the water, look at boats, photograph boats, and drink beer. The remainder of what I understand is:
This year The Volvo crews paused for a mid-race break in Auckland New Zealand, and put on at least one exhibition race during their time here.
SCA is a team of girls, and apparently are allowed 2 extra crew for this reason. They won the In-Port Race in Abu Dhabi back in January, and Saturday they won The New Zealand Herald In-Port Race in Auckland.
The next leg of the race is a tough one, crossing the southern ocean, and ending in Argentina. The race was delayed by Pam, a category 5 cyclone that weakened considerably by the time it came near to New Zealand. Racing will resume tomorrow.