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PlanetSail: The Ocean Race Europe Leg 2

by Matt Sheahan 13 Jun 20:43 BST
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It was a belter of a leg. With a forecast for 30kts on the nose and wind against tide, the Gibraltar Strait provided a sharp focus for the leg from Cascais to Alicante.

There was plenty to be concerned about ahead of Leg 2 of The Ocean Race Europe, but when they got to the infamous Strait it was worse! Then, once through the real stress started when the breeze switched off. This was a leg where sleep was hard to come by while stress was in plentiful supply.

From the back to the front and back to the back, fortunes rose and fell with the rhythm and frequency of a roller coaster. Little surprise that when crews arrived in Alicante they looked shot. PlanetSail was there to hear at first hand what Leg 2 had been like.

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