21 April 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 6 Videos, Scoreboard, Newport ETA

Inside Track: Leg 6 #1 | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - April 20, 2015 - slow start for the fleet exiting Itajaí, but now they're eastward bound in a tight pack! Catch up with Mapfre and Team SCA.

Enough of the beach, the surfing and the caipirinhas - after an amazing two-week stay in Brazil, it’s time to head offshore. Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 has started and the fleet has left for Newport, Rhode Island (USA), Sunday, April 19.

Live Twitter feed: JohnTheCrowd: VOR - Volvo Ocean Race
Newport, RI (USA) Volvo Ocean Race Village Opening: May 5, 2015
Exploration Zone Opening: May 9, 2015
Estimated arrival of the boats*:  May 5 - 9, 2015

Volvo Ocean Race Scoreboard Overall after Legs 1-5:
1 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing  9
2 Dongfeng Race Team 16
3 Team Brunel  18
4 Team Alvimedica 19
6 Team SCA 29
All points provisional until ratified. Each team gets the same points as their finishing position, eg first place gets 1 point. All legs count and lowest score overall wins. In-Port Race results are only used in the event of a tie in the overall Race.

Familiar Shoals for America’s Cup: A Spat Over Rules - NYTimes.com: "... Coutts said that he still hoped to have six challengers in Bermuda and that even if Team New Zealand were to withdraw — which he deemed unlikely — another team from New Zealand would most likely fill the breach. “Others would put a New Zealand team together because frankly they have the components of a very competitive team, more so under this rule,” he said. “They have a great sailing team, and this rule favors a great sailing team.” The question, as the America’s Cup sails through its latest storm, is how many potentially great teams will ultimately choose to remain on shore."

Regattas | ISAF Sailing World Cup : ISAF Sailing World Cup | Hyeres"From 20-26 April 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères returns to the French Riviera, bringing together the world's top Olympic and Paralympic class competitors. ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyères is the penultimate regatta included in the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup, the seventh edition of the annual series for Olympic sailing. ISAF Sailing World Cup Hyeres is a qualification regatta for the 2015 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final scheduled for 29 October to 1 November 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Hyeres gold medallists in each Olympic event will qualify for the World Cup Final."
Official website : http://swc.ffvoile.fr - Latest news, interviews with competitors, photos, videos: all the information needed to be able to follow the ISAF Sailing World Cup - Hyères TPM will be available on the event site. - Results here.

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