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When at the mercy of fickle winds

  • Wed, 10 Jan 2018 18:26

Doldrums is that belt of converging winds and rising air encircling Earth near the Equator. The northeast of the northern hemisphere and southeast trade winds of the southern hemisphere meet there, causing calms, squalls, and thunderstorms. Pure havoc! The Volvo Ocean Race, in their race from Australia to Hong Kong, are stuck in the Doldrums. The team on Vestas 11th Hour Racing share their experience on January 9, 2018…

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