vor breaking

and the winner is…

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 6.53.36 AMAbu Dhabi Ocean Racing navigator Simon “SiFi” Fisher doesn’t know it yet, but he’s got a bit of a nasty birthday present today; Volvo Ocean Race UK Media Manager Naivasha Oakes just sent a mass mailer out to Britain’s writers and editors, telling everyone that SiFi and team are gonna win.  This PR gaffe won’t make anyone happy, least of all SiFi.

Here’s the bit that surprised us: “Two Hampshire sailors are on track to win the world’s toughest sailing race, the Volvo Ocean Race. Double Olympic medallist Ian Walker and British sailor Simon Fisher are an integral part of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing who are strong favourites to win the round the world sailing challenge.”