18 March 2018

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7, Auckland to Itajai, March 18 Start, LIVE Feed

LIVE Tracker 2018.03.23 at 19:00:00 UTC - fleet headed east to Cape Horn:
 VOR tracker

See also Virtual Eye -- (screenshot below shortly after the start 20180319 NZDT):
 Virtual Eye
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7: Across the Southern Ocean at the bottom of the World
Daily Live – Friday 23 March 2018 | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Mar 23, 2018. Previous 'Daily Live' Shows.

Back to the Southern Ocean - Week 21 - Volvo Ocean Race

The World Sailing Show video above published Mar 23, 2018: Leg 7 back to the Southern Ocean as the fleet leaves Auckland for ItajaĆ­, Brazil, via the legendary Cape Horn - 7,600 nautical miles - this week we look at:
- The spectacular leg start in Auckland with all seven boats
- The successful return of Vestas 11th Hour Racing now in the leading pack
- The first days of sailing in challenging conditions and dropping temperatures

Leg 7 Start ...in 115 seconds | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video published Mar 18, 2018: Here's everything you missed during the Leg 7 Start from Auckland. Full replay video here. Leg 7 Started 01:00 UTC March 18, 2018 (9pm EDT March 17th U.S.).

Leg 7 Start Press Conference video - Auckland | Volvo Ocean Race Mar 16, 2018: The seven Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 skippers face the world’s media ahead of the Leg 7 start from Auckland.

Leg 7 (double points awarded): 7600 nautical miles across the Southern Ocean and around Cape Horn to finish at Itajai, Brazil:
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Leg 7 (source: VolvoOceanRace.com)
Standings after Leg 6 (via VolvoOceanRace.com)

Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Leg 7: This is the defining leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the longest leg of the race--7,600 nautical miles--and most of it is through some of the coldest, roughest ocean in the world. The fleet will leave Auckland on 18 March and head south past New Zealand’s East Cape into the Southern Ocean. Once they get far enough south they will be racing from west to east, sailing within the Westerly Storm Track (low pressure systems circulating west-to east around Antarctica), running with the low pressure systems that prowl around Antarctica. There will be big waves and there will be big breeze. And icebergs. Once across this vast expanse of ocean they will have to negotiate the legendary Cape Horn – where the power of the South Pacific slams into South America – and then turn north, traversing the coast of Argentina, Uruguay and finally Brazil to ItajaĆ­. (source: VolvoOceanRace.com).

The Teams (Vestas 11th Hour Racing will return to the race for Leg 7):
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 teams (source: VolvoOceanRace.com)
LIVE Twitter Feed:

more about sailing below (@ web version link below for mobile)

CSSN News&Reports

sailing - Google News

America's Cup - Google News

More Sailing News

ISAF sailing - Google News

Rolex sailing - Google News

US sailing - Google News

Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - Google News

Vendee Globe - Google News