18 March 2018

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

LIVE Tracker and Virtual Eye. Leg 7 Starts 01:00 UTC March 18, 2018 (9pm EDT March 17th U.S.)

Recap: Leg 6 in 208 seconds | Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race video above published Feb 28, 2018. Previous 'Daily Live' Shows

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 Itajaí. (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)
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