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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • June 21,2015. Leg 9 to Gothenburg onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 4. Will Oxley catches up on some much needed sleep from the comfort of the navigation station bench. Free of the Traffic Separation Schemes (TSS) Alvimedica turns northeast towards the Denmark peninsula in first while the rest of the fleet eventually does the same.
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    • June 20,2015. Leg 9 to Gothenburg onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 3. Will Oxley and Charlie Enright digest the TSS obstacles from the nav station computer. As the first to arrive in The Hague,Alvimedica starts first as the fleet departs for the final sprint to Gothenburg,Sweden,and the finish of the 2014-2015 Volvo Ocean Race.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • June 18,2015. Leg 9 to Gothenburg onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 2. A windy night of sailing and a decision to stay south of the TSS traffic separation scheme sees another day of sailing along the French coast on the north towards The Hague. Charlie Enright on the wheel through a tack while Dave Swete (L) and Will Oxley (R) go about their grinding duties.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • June 17,2015. Leg 9 to Gothenburg onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 1. Free from the Bay of Biscay the fleet rounds Brest on the way to the English Channel,all within close proximity. Will Oxley hard at work in the nav station analyzing the English Channel's TSS zone.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • June 17,2015. Leg 9 to Gothenburg onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 1. Free from the Bay of Biscay the fleet rounds Brest on the way to the English Channel,all within close proximity. Will Oxley looks at the on-deck nav screen while navigating the busy French coastline.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • June 17,2015. Leg 9 to Gothenburg onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 1. Free from the Bay of Biscay the fleet rounds Brest on the way to the English Channel,all within close proximity. Will Oxley stresses at the nav station after a long and tiresome night of monitoring a complex French coastline.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • June 17,2015. Leg 9 to Lorient onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 0. A quick start out of Lorient and a \\"tour de France\\" through the Bay of Quiberon,the fleet then begins the 600 mile trek up the coast,around Brest,and into the English Channel. Will Oxley keeps a close eye on the horizon ahead anticipating a night full of tactical decisions and complex navigational hazards such as shorelines and strong currents.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • June 17,2015. Leg 9 to Lorient onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 0. A quick start out of Lorient and a \\"tour de France\\" through the Bay of Quiberon,the fleet then begins the 600 mile trek up the coast,around Brest,and into the English Channel. Will Oxley navigates around the rocky edges of Belle Ile.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • May 24,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 07. Mark Towill (L),Will Oxley (distant),Charlie Enright (C),and Alberto Bolzan (R) anxiously await the 7PM sched in the nav station after losing sight of Abu Dhabi and fearing significant gains from the southern pack. Nearing the centre of the Azores High the fleet scatters north-to-south while conditions become light and difficult.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • May 24,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 07. Will Oxley,a paper chart aficionado,researches the last half-mile of Leg 7--the Lisbon finish and city front--from the nav station. Nearing the centre of the Azores High the fleet scatters north-to-south while conditions become light and difficult.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • May 23,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 06. Will Oxley elaborates on the Azores High from the nav station to a listening audience of Nick Dana (seated) and Charlie Enright. After days of sailing next to each other along the southern Ice Limit,the fleet spreads out north-south with varying opinions about how to approach the Azores High,an area of light winds sitting in the path to Lisbon.
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    • May 19,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 02. Will Oxley takes his turn at spinning the handles. Approaching the southern limits of the Greenland Ice Exclusion Zone the fleet compresses,all six within sight of each other.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • May 17,2015. Leg 7 to Lisbon onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 00. Alberto Bolzan and Will Oxley grind the mainsail with Abu Dhabi in the distance. The first day of Leg 7 across the Atlantic Ocean to Lisbon sees the fleet out of Newport with a massive American sendoff,through the Cape and Islands and around various separation and exclusion zones.
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    • May 03,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 14. 2 DAYS until the Newport Volvo Ocean Race Village officially opens,according to a busy Will Oxley. The fleet sticks together on the track northwest towards the next cold front,a day or two away,before beginning the final sprint north to Newport,just over 1,000 miles away.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • April 28,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 09. An early morning equator crossing--the fourth and final time of the race--brings the fleet back into the Northern Hemisphere on its way northwest towards America. Will Oxley and Charlie Enright discuss the ever-changing weather and tide systems.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / Volvo Ocean Race
    • April 25,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 06. Will Oxley (L) and Alberto Bolzan (R) grind,Nick Dana (top) up the rig for a regular maintenance checkup. The first night and three scheds of sailing alone in the west haven't proven too damaging and the winds begin to steadily build on the march north towards Recife.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • April 24,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 05. Nervous times on the bow for Charlie Enright (L) and Will Oxley (R) while drifting north,wondering how the entire fleet has fared 40 miles to the east. A clear split has developed as a midnight tack to the north puts Alvimedica in a stretch of ocean all their own while the rest of the fleet continued east for several hours before eventually turning north themselves.
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    • April 24,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 05. Navigator Will Oxley (far) and skipper Charlie Enright (near) anxiously await the latest sched,showing a big split from the rest of the fleet. A clear split has developed as a midnight tack to the north puts Alvimedica in a stretch of ocean all their own while the rest of the fleet continued east for several hours before eventually turning north themselves.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • April 24,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 05. Navigator Will Oxley has a turn at the wheel. A clear split has developed as a midnight tack to the north puts Alvimedica in a stretch of ocean all their own while the rest of the fleet continued east for several hours before eventually turning north themselves.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • April 23,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 04. Will Oxley kills an hour in the bunk reading from his iPad. The front gone from the west,it's the warm and calm conditions of the high pressure to the east that dominate the sailing,as the still-compact fleet nears an eventual tack north.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • April 21,2015. Leg 6 to Newport onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 02. The drag race east continues as the fleet tries to outrun a cold front coming from the west,bringing stronger winds and wetter conditions. Navigator Will Oxley looks at the clouds from the dry comfort of the hatch.
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    • April 2,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 16. A light morning gives the team a chance to catch their breath and dry out the boat,only before another 36 hours of forecasted heavy winds to return. Will Oxley bails the inside of the boat after several days of submarining up the coast of South America.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 30,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 13. Nick Dana (R) and Will Oxley (L) look at the islands of Chile after sailing around Cape Horn. Team Alvimedica is the first boat to round the fabled Cape Horn before turning north to an immediately different environment--light air and sunshine.
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    • March 30,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 13. Stu Bannatyne and Will Oxley smile in the warm sun with Cape Horn fading in the distance. Team Alvimedica is the first boat to round the fabled Cape Horn before turning north to an immediately different environment--light air and sunshine.
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    • March 30,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 12. Less than 500 miles to Cape Horn and the breakneck speeds continue,clocking 510 miles in the previous 24 hours. Five boats are within 10 miles of each other on the dash to the famous landmark before the turn north towards Brazil. Navigator Will Oxley reckons Cape Horn and the southern tip of South America from the nav station.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 28,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 10. A wild day of short-gybing down the ice limit with 5 of the 6 boats in the fleet within sight of each other,trading places all the time. Will Oxley communicates with the on-deck crew from the hatch about the timing of the next gybe and a potential sail change before darkness.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 28,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 10. A wild day of short-gybing down the ice limit with 5 of the 6 boats in the fleet within sight of each other,trading places all the time. Alberto Bolzan blasts through a wave from the wheel,while Will Oxley nonchalantly stands in it's path--perhaps unaware of the incoming torrent.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 26,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 8. Benign sailing brings the fleet to the first waypoints of the northern ice limit,in place to keep boats from venturing into known iceberg territories. Will Oxley checks the on-deck display before gybing in front of Mapfre,visible behind Charlie Enright on the wheel.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 26,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 8. Benign sailing brings the fleet to the first waypoints of the northern ice limit,in place to keep boats from venturing into known iceberg territories. Will Oxley enjoys a hot drink on deck in the cold weather at 50 degrees south.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 26,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 8. Benign sailing brings the fleet to the first waypoints of the northern ice limit,in place to keep boats from venturing into known iceberg territories. Will Oxley shares the latest sked with the on-deck crew.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 23,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 5. The pace slowly quickens on Day 5 as the next low pressure system moves in,giving the advantage to the fleet to the south. Will Oxley at the navigation station.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 22,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 4. Will Oxley (L) and Nick Dana (R) grind up the main while shaking a reef in constantly shifting winds. Conditions remain variable and puffy for the last 48 hours until the next low pressure system takes over,forecasted to bring a quick rise in wind and waves.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 21,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 3. Nick Dana (L) trims the traveler for Stu Bannatyne on the helm,while Ryan Houston has the mainsheet in his hand and Will Oxley stands by for a grind. The split continues to spread out north-south in an effort to outrun the high-pressure system to the west. The northern group shows early promise but there is another 48 hours until the next weather system enters the picture.
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    • Credit: Amory Ross / Team Alvimedica / V
    • March 21,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 3. Charlie Enright and Will Oxley navigate the tricky influence of a high-pressure system approaching from the west. The split continues to spread out north-south in an effort to outrun the high-pressure system to the west. The northern group shows early promise but there is another 48 hours until the next weather system enters the picture.
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    • March 20,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 2. As Pam weakens and continues southeast,a high develops to the west of the fleet bringing lighter winds and an early strategical decision to make: north or south on the push east towards Cape Horn. Will Oxley (L) and Nick Dana (R) carry the weather buoy on deck for deployment as part of an ongoing maritime study on the Southern Ocean.
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    • March 20,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 2. As Pam weakens and continues southeast,a high develops to the west of the fleet bringing lighter winds and an early strategical decision to make: north or south on the push east towards Cape Horn. Will Oxley cuts into the weather buoy before throwing it over the side as part of a Southern Ocean maritime study.
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    • March 19,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 1. The still weakening Ex-Cylone Pam serves up a dosage of nastiness as the sea state continues to destabilize for the push to get east above it. Will Oxley in the nav station while Dave Swete looks for his dry suit in the stack behind.
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    • March 18,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 0. Will Oxley studies the significant remnants of tropical cyclone Pam,still relevant to the Volvo Ocean Race fleet traveling southeast through it. After a three day postponement to let Tropical Cyclone Pam blow through,Alvimedica resumes racing in Auckland for Leg 5 through the Southern Ocean to Itajai,Brazil. A light air start and first day in the lee of New Zealand give little hint to what is waiting just around the corner.
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    • March 18,2015. Leg 5 to Itajai onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 0. Will Oxley (R) and Charlie Enright (L) look at the course through the Bay of Plenty as winds begin to lighten. After a three day postponement to let Tropical Cyclone Pam blow through,Alvimedica resumes racing in Auckland for Leg 5 through the Southern Ocean to Itajai,Brazil. A light air start and first day in the lee of New Zealand give little hint to the rough weather waiting just around the corner.
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    • March 15,2015Auckland Stopover; Farewell Ceremony. Leg 5 Start to Itajai was postponed due to cyclone Pam approaching the North of New Zealand.
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    • March 15,2015Auckland Stopover; Farewell Ceremony. Leg 5 Start to Itajai was postponed due to cyclone Pam approaching the North of New Zealand.
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    • February 24,2015. Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 16. After a tireless night of cloud-dodging and uncooperative winds,a morning of rain gave way to a day of fine sailing south towards New Zealand,now 1,000 miles away,trailing the leading trio by 30 miles. Will Oxley coils a jib sheet.
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    • February 24,2015. Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 16. After a tireless night of cloud-dodging and uncooperative winds,a morning of rain gave way to a day of fine sailing south towards New Zealand,now 1,000 miles away,trailing the leading trio by 30 miles. Will Oxley's glasses reflect the weather outside,quite literally.
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    • February 21,2015. Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 13. Will Oxley analyzing clouds in the sky before returning to the nav station to compare with satellite photos of the region. Over the equator and back into the Southern Hemisphere,the weather turns tropical,rainclouds driving much of the day's direction south towards Vanuatu.
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    • February 12,2015. Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 4. Charlie Enright and Will Oxley team up on the aft pedestal for a sail manoeuvre in shifty conditions.
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    • February 06,2015. Life at the Extreme Awards Night during the Sanya Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race.
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    • February 06,2015. Life at the Extreme Awards Night during the Sanya Stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race.
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    • January 26,2015. Day 23 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. 250 miles remaining to Sanya and it's a close race for 2nd through to 5th place with MAPFRE,Abu Dhabi,Brunel,and Alvimedica all within 15 miles of each other. Charlie Enright and Will Oxley wait for wind on the bow.
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    • January 24,2015. Day 21 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. The upwind conditions continue in the gut of the South China Sea,100 miles south of the Vietnam Coast. Charlie Enright looks up from the on-deck screen where he and Will Oxley navigate the tricky coastline of Vietnam.
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    • January 24,2015. Day 21 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. The upwind conditions continue in the gut of the South China Sea,100 miles south of the Vietnam Coast. Will Oxley refers to his paper charts of the Vietnamese coast while tacking inshore through its shallow waters.
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    • January 21,2015. Day 18 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. As the Malacca Strait narrows towards Singapore,so too does the distance between the middle of the fleet. With 100 miles to the South China Sea and open ocean it's a close race for second place. Navigator Will Oxley monitoring AIS traffic in the Singapore Straits.
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    • January 21,2015. Day 18 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. As the Malacca Strait narrows towards Singapore,so too does the distance between the middle of the fleet. With 100 miles to the South China Sea and open ocean it's a close race for second place. Navigator Will Oxley navigates Singapore Strait from his deck screen,on deck.
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    • January 21,2015. Day 18 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. As the Malacca Strait narrows towards Singapore,so too does the distance between the middle of the fleet. With 100 miles to the South China Sea and open ocean it's a close race for second place. Navigator Will Oxley takes Alvimedica close to shore for current relief.
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    • January 21,2015. Day 18 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. As the Malacca Strait narrows towards Singapore,so too does the distance between the middle of the fleet. With 100 miles to the South China Sea and open ocean it's a close race for second place. Will Oxley and Charlie Enright devise a plan for the Malacca Strait narrows at the nav station.
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    • January 20,2015. Day 17 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. Halfway down the Malacca Strait and it's a three-way tie for second place,but fickle winds and an obstacle strewn path still remain before Singapore. Nick Dana looks to leeward from the bow for fisherman and pots as Will Oxley looks for wind.
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    • January 19,2015. Day 16 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. A smartly played entry into the Malacca Strait paid off and it's a four-way heat for second place as the gauntlet run to Singapore begins,with weather,ships,fishing nets and other obstacles threatening to play a major part in the segment. Navigator Will Oxley.
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    • January 19,2015. Leg 3 to Sanya onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 16. A smartly played entry into the Malacca Strait paid off and it's a four-way heat for second place as the gauntlet run to Singapore begins,with weather,ships,fishing nets and other obstacles threatening to play a major part in the segment. Will Oxley and Charlie Enright pour over the options in the nav station.
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    • January 16,2015. Day 13 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. After a day of becalmed drifting in the Bay of Bengal,a light wind fills from the north--a welcome change but unfortunate in that the rest of the fleet was first to it. Two traditional tools for navigation not often seen onboard modern racing yachts--the paper chart and a triangle--but they are common components of navigator Will Oxley's kit.
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    • January 16,2015. Day 13 of Leg 3 to Sanya,onboard Team Alvimedica. After a day of becalmed drifting in the Bay of Bengal,a light wind fills from the north--a welcome change but unfortunate in that the rest of the fleet was first to it. Will Oxley in the navigation station,researching the upcoming complexities of the race course.
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    • January 16,2015. Leg 3 onboard Team Alvimedica. Day 13. After a day of becalmed drifting in the Bay of Bengal,a light wind fills from the north--a welcome change but unfortunate in that the rest of the fleet was first to it. Navigator Will Oxley begins the laborious task of research for the Malacca Strait passage to a crowded Singapore.