Liebe Leser schliesst seine Tore. Nach 11 Jahren möchte ich andere Projekte verwirklichen, auf Reisen gehen und das Leben endlich in vollen Zügen geniessen. Es waren 11 wundervolle Jahre mit Ihnen. bleibt mindestens die nächsten Jahre als Bilderbuch noch bestehen. Doch jeder Abschied kann auch ein neuer Anfang sein. Nun ist es endgültig. Ich wünsche Ihnen eine weiterhin schöne Zeit. Ich danke Ihnen für die Lesertreue und Ihre ehrliche Begeisterung mit grosser Dankbarkeit. Danke, dass ich Sie 11 Jahre verwöhnen durfte.

Tschau und auf Wiedersehen.

Marcel Krebs

Wer weiterhin mit mir und Sämi in Kontakt bleiben will, kann dies über meinen persönlichen Blog.

Dear Users closes its gates. After 11 years I would like to realize other projects, go on journeys and finally enjoy life to the fullest. There were 11 wonderful years with you. will continue to exist as a picture book for at least the next few years. But every farewell can also be a new beginning. Now it is final. I wish you a good time. I would like to thank the readership and your honest enthusiasm with great gratitude. Thank you for spoiling you for 11 years.

Chess and goodbye.

Marcel Krebs

Anyone who wants to stay in touch with me and Sämi can do so through my personal blog.



Hurry to The Hague!

Geschrieben von Marie Laurens Volvo Ocean Race am .


Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 18 – The chase to The Hague is gathering momentum as the Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 fleet split north and south this morning, in search of the best coastal breezes to take them to the famous, old Dutch port.

The Hague, or to be more precise its harbour of Scheveningen, is hosting a pit-stop on the way to Gothenburg, Sweden, the final leg destination which the fleet will reach early next week.

The city has organised a large, impressive Race Village to host the many thousands of fans who are expected to converge on it later this evening.

The current estimated time of arrival here is around midnight local time/2200 UTC, but no points are awarded for this part of the leg.

The boats will re-start their course to Gothenburg from midday local time/1000 UTC onwards on Saturday (June 20) from The Hague in the order they arrive tonight/early tomorrow.

They will be released to sail the remaining 480 nautical miles (nm) of the leg to Gothenburg with the same time advantages/deficits on their rivals that they took into The Hague.

By midday today, it was anybody's guess which team would reach The Hague first and gain the time advantage.

Yesterday's (June 17) pacesetters, Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA), have opted to stay south, hugging the French coast, and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR), Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) and Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS) have followed suit.

Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) have seen things differently. They headed north and have clung to the English coastal side of the English Channel, with MAPFRE (Iker Martínez/ESP) and Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED), just astern of the Chinese boat.

Which group has their tactics right remains to be seen, however, the wind speed at midday today was certainly stronger in the north (see panel above).

The northern group will need to alter course to the south later this afternoon to reach The Hague and avoid an excluded Traffic Separation Scheme that is on their probable line of attack.

Team Brunel (27 points), Dongfeng Race Team (29 points), MAPFRE (31 points) and Team Alvimedica (33 points) are all scrapping desperately for position with the two remaining podium positions still there to be won now that Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have all but secured the overall trophy.

MAPFRE's Spanish sailor, Rafael Trujillo, probably summed up the situation best: "There's everything to win and nothing to lose."

The seven-strong fleet is expected to arrive in the Swedish port on Monday (June 22) afternoon to complete the offshore racing.

The final event of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, the 12th edition of the 41-year-old event, will be the Inmarsat In-Port Race Gothenburg on Saturday, June 27, drawing to a conclusion nine months and more than 38,739nm covered, visiting 11 ports and every continent.



Rick Tomlinson/Team SCA

DFRT 0.0 0.8 587 10.9
MAPF 0.8 0.8 588 10.8
TBRU 5.4 1.3 593 11
ALVI 13.0 13.0 600 6.7
ADOR 22.1 11.1 609 8.1
SCA1 25.5 12.3 613 7.4
VEST 27.9 13.5 615 7.2

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