Gains, losses and a lot of seaweed | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - April 28, 2015: Leg 6 to Newport, day 8. Dongfeng Race Team have lost ground to Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, MAPFRE and Team Brunel, while an abundance of seaweed creates complications... and a bit of fun!
Inside Track: Leg 6 #7 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - April 28, 2015: Things in the water and in the air are helping some teams but hurting others, as the fleet compresses around the equator.
Live Twitter feed: JohnTheCrowd: VOR - Volvo Ocean Race Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 6 Finish: Newport, RI (USA) Volvo Ocean Race- Village Opening: May 5, 2015 Exploration Zone Opening: May 9, 2015 VOR Sailboats estimated arrival at Newport: May 5 - 9, 2015 more info: volvooceanrace.com
Drowned sailor's desperate final moments during Dauphin Island regatta described by boat captain | AL.com: "The boat, he said, was "knocked horizontal." Creekmore said he dropped himself into the water, on the side of the boat opposite the wind, to let down the sails. The boat righted itself, he said, and he climbed back in. That's when he saw Beall hanging on behind the boat as the wind thrust it forward. Creekmore said he grabbed the line, trying to draw Beall toward him, but instead almost got pulled in himself. Within seconds, he said, Beall was no longer there. "There was no way we could sail the boat back against 70-mile-per-hour winds," Creekmore said..." more sailing news below (@ web version link below for mobile)