12 February 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Huge Waves Wipeout, Dongfeng Race Team (videos)


Huge Waves Wipeout on Dongfeng Race Team | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 11, 2015: This is how the South China Sea greeted Wolf on Dongfeng Race Team on day 2 of Leg 4 to Auckland.

JohnTheCrowd | Sailing News: VOR: Volvo Ocean Race updates

The right direction | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015"“New Zealand is down here,” he gestures, with a smile. “So we’ve actually been sailing away from it.” Huh? Onboard Reporter Stefan Coppers prods his boss. Surely that can’t be the correct choice? “We’re going in the right direction!” says Bouwe, emphatically. “The other guys kept going, and of course that’s a way shorter distance – but we think in the long run, about 7 or 8 days, that the northerly route will pay off.” Well, if it's true that fortune favours the brave, then the Dutch boat will certainly reap rewards. They were one of only two teams, alongside Team SCA, to tack north early toward Taiwan – and the early forecasts suggest that their decision could well pay...."


Open Game - | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Feb 11, 2015: On MAPFRE, navigator Jean Luc Nélias is nervous. Bouwe Bekking is crossing his fingers on Brunel. There has been a big split in the fleet: four boats have taken the more direct route along the Philippine coast but Team SCA and Team Brunel decided to tack north to Taiwan, expecting better wind conditions that will compensate the extra miles both teams will have to sail...

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