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Volvo Ocean Race Breaking

The biggest news in Volvo Ocean Race world is not the impending 1400 start of the first leg of the 2017 VOR – it’s once again recently axed skipper Simeon Tienpont and his contract dispute with AkzoNobel, because he might just be back on the helm when the gun goes off for the leg to Lisbon.

According to a respected publication, Simeon won the emergency arbitration he brought in Amsterdam against the sponsor on Friday, and he is already in Spain to discuss the future setup of the program.  While we don’t know exactly what the arbitration award requires, a look at a fatigued Brad Jackson at the pre-start Press Conference makes us think he wouldn’t mind Simeon’s return at all.

AkzoNobel didn’t have much to say. “We are evaluating the current situation and working with Simeon Tienpont,” said a spokesman.

It’s probably something they should have done last month…

Talk talk talk here.

 

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October 21st, 2017

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