22 March 2015

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5, Barcelona World Race Day 81, Sailing videos


Looking forward to it | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - March 21, 2015: They left Auckland in hope of high seas, big waves and wild rides. Race veterans told the rookies about fast and furious downwind sailing – and now that they’re caught up in a high-pressure system, they’re wondering where is this famous Southern Ocean they’ve heard about. Well, it’s coming. And they’re looking forward to it.
Screenshot: VOR fleet heading into high winds (red arrows), seas, and ice limits
Screenshot of VOR fleet heading into high winds (red arrows), seas, and "ice limits" (dashed line) source:VolvoOceanRace.com 

Sailing: Iceberg 'road block' forces Ocean Race route change | Reuters: "After finally setting off for the 6,776-nautical mile stage on Wednesday, a huge iceberg was spotted within 48 hours via satellite pictures. Organizers have imposed ice limits that will force the boats to sail clear of the iceberg's path. Crews will be penalized if they sail over these boundaries towards hazardous areas. Organizers have brought forward the likely arrival time in Itajai from April 7 to 4 after the boats made surprisingly rapid progress through the first 1,000 nautical miles of the stage."

Fish attack on Dongfeng Race Team | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 -
Leg 5, day 2. Giant flying fish lands on Dongfeng Race Team, check out this unique footage from onboard!

What to see when Volvo Ocean Race comes to Newport - Magazine - The Boston Globe"....Formally known as the Whitbread Round the World Race, this premier sailing event is held every three years and last visited the region during the 2008-09 edition in Boston. When the competitors complete the final leg at the finish line in Gothenburg, Sweden, they’ll have covered 38,739 nautical miles, the equivalent of 44,580 statute miles. Newport is the race’s sole US stopover, one of 11 international ports that the nine-month, nine-leg seafaring marathon will visit...."

Day 81 - Daily highlights – Barcelona World Race - #BWR2015 - March 21, 2015

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