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the k word

Some call him King Knut with a smirk, and others re-arrange the letters slightly, but we’re still pretty big fans of the benevolent dictator behind the unqualified success of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race.  We put Knut’s feet to the fire on the Spindrift accident, the lack of continuity of sponsors, and plenty more nuts and bolts for those who really care about the biggest event in yacht racing.  About an hour of ‘media round table’ discussion that quickly devolved to a Knut and Clean chat in the Sailors Terrace in Gothenburg.

In other breaking VOR news, SA’er ‘peterdane’ deciphered a GBurg news story and believes the jailed racers are Andre Fonseca and Antonio Cuervas-Mons; released on their own recognizance but banned from leaving Sweden, they’ll be aboard for the In-Port Race this Saturday that will decide fourth place overall.

More here.