08 October 2014

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, First Leg Start, October 11 (video)

The greatest adventure on earth is about to begin! Saturday October 11 is when the teams of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 head out on the first leg, from Alicante to Cape Town. (Published on Oct 8, 2014) #VOR

Leg 1 in numbers | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015"A (non-exhaustive) list of the essentials onboard from Alicante to Cape Town... 6,487 nautical miles That’s the distance from Alicante to Cape Town, starting Saturday, October 11; 23 to 27 days of food That’s over 550 hours of sailing 6,000 calories per sailor That’s what the guys and girls burn every day, and the amount of food they need to keep going; 0 showers Unless they run into a patch of rain; 550 kilos of max movable weight onboard every boat That includes food, clothes, hygiene products and spare equipment. Also known as max stacking weight."

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