27 April 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, DongFeng Leads, Positions Report, Sailing Videos

First or last | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Team Alvimedica broke from the pack yesterday - and now find themselves way out west and alone. Will their bravery pay off?

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 6 - Itajaí to Newport Positions Report, 26 April 18:40 UTC:
  1. Donfeng Race Team
  2. Team Brunel
  4. Team Alvimedica
  5. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
  6. Team SCA
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg 6 to Newport. Day 4. It’s decision making time in the Atlantic. It was a tough call for the navigators on when to tack north-east towards Newport. This crucial tack has shuffled the ranking in the fleet.

'Sailing tutorial' with Team Brunel | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - How about this for a sailing tutorial? It's day 5 of Leg 6, and the crew of Team Brunel took the time to give a thorough explanation of the function and purpose of the keel.

Live Twitter feed: JohnTheCrowd: VOR - Volvo Ocean Race
Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 6 FinishNewport, 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

Good days, bad days | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "... “Last night, Pascal gave me some exciting news via the weather router,” writes Dongfeng Race Team Onboard Reporter Sam Greenfield. The Chinese team were sailing in more pressure, at a faster speed than their opponents – and when you’re fighting for metres rather than miles, those small gains can make all the difference. “Things remain very close,” explains MAPFRE’s Rob Greenhalgh. The Spanish boat is in third, but within sight – and almost touching distance – of the top two..."(read more at link above)

Dauphin Island Sailing Regatta Disaster - 
2 dead, 5 missing as search continues following Dauphin Island Regatta disaster | AL.com: "The U.S. Coast Guard said one body was found Sunday morning, making a total of two deaths so far after the Dauphin Island regatta disaster Saturday evening caused boats to capsize during a storm. Five people are still missing...."

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