11 May 2015

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 Review, Scoreboard, Newport Finish, Sailing Videos


Leg 6 review | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Leg 6: If you thought this 5,010nm voyage from Itajaí, Brazil to Newport, Rhode Island was going to be a piece of cake compared to the epic and extreme Leg 5, you were wrong. Leg 6 saw some supreme sailing conditions, lots of seaweed, and strategy at its best. Here's a look at its best moments. Published May 10, 2015


Live recording: Newport arrivals - published on May 9, 2015: The 17 day journey from Itajaí, Brazil, to Newport, USA, finished with a nail-biting fight between Dongfeng Race Team and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. This is the live recording of the Leg 6 arrivals.

Celebrating Newport | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "... The amazing thing about Newport is that, even though the Volvo Ocean Race has never docked here before, the residents already feel a strong connection to it - and its history. “I love the race," continues Alexander. "I’m from Newport, so growing up here I’ve seen the likes of Ken Read and other local sailors take part, and I’ve been following it. “We always hoped that this global race would come to Newport one day, and I follow it all the day - checking the tracker all the time, and the game!"...."

Next up in the Volvo Ocean Race:
In-Port Race Newport - May 16, 2015
Leg Start Newport-Lisbon, Portugal - May 17, 2015 2,800 nm

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 6 finish:
1 Dongfeng Race Team - Elapsed time: 17d 09h 03m 00s
2 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing - Elapsed time: 17d 09h 06m 25s
3 Team Brunel - Elapsed time: 17d 09h 56m 40s
4 MAPFRE - Elapsed time: 17d 10h 34m 25s
5 Team Alvimedica - Elapsed time: 17d 14h 24m 01s
6 Team SCA - Elapsed time: 17d 20h 59m 08s

VOR scoreboard--Results overall:
Position/ Team/ Total Points*
1 Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 11
2 Dongfeng Race Team 17
3 Team Brunel 21
4 Team Alvimedica 24
5 MAPFRE 24
6 Team SCA 35
7 Team Vestas Wind 44 (currently not competing)
*Each team gets the same points as their finishing position, e.g., 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.

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