06 April 2015

Live Video Replay, Volvo Ocean Race, Itajaí Arrivals

Live recording: Itajaí arrivals -
Live Video Replay, Volvo Ocean Race, Itajaí Arrivals: Streamed live on Apr 5, 2015: After 18 days through the Southern Ocean and grim conditions, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, MAPFRE, Team Brunel and Team Alvimedica arrived into Itajaí to finish Leg 5!

Fighting for the podium | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

'We enjoyed it' | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015"Good things come to those who wait – it’s a saying that’s been trotted out for years, but there’s none more relevant to MAPFRE after five legs of this race. The Spanish boat finished last in Leg One, but has steadily improved race on race – and even secured top prize going into Auckland last time out. And they’ve followed up that win with a second placed finish in the toughest leg of all – via the Southern Ocean and Cape Horn - in 19d 00h 02min 56s"

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 5: top finishes--
1 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing FINISHED Elapsed time: 018d 23h 30m 10s
2 MAPFRE FINISHED Elapsed time: 019d 00h 02m 56s
3 Team Alvimedica FINISHED Elapsed time: 019d 00h 24m 32s
4 Team Brunel FINISHED Elapsed time: 019d 00h 25m 48s

Man lost at sea for 66 days a 'pretty remarkable' textbook case for survival | US news | The Guardian: "... Jon Ehm, business development manager at survival education company Survival Systems USA, said that Jordan’s claims are realistic. “It proves that given a strong will to live and a little bit of ingenuity, a person can do quite well, with very little in the way of resource,” Ehm said. “Well – surviving 66 days with no food or water and making do – he wasn’t thriving, but definitely surviving.” Ehm said that several factors worked in Jordan’s favor, for instance having remained on a boat instead of a life raft and his experience as a professional fisherman, which meant he had the skills to acquire food. Most important, Ehm said, is that Jordan had access to water, because hydration is the priority in a survival situation..."

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