22 May 2015

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7, Light Air Slows Fleet, Sailing videos


Back in the same patch | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - published on May 21, 2015
After a crazy day yesterday the fleet is now back in the same patch of water, skirting along the ice limits...


Inside Track: Leg 7 #4: Atlantic chaos | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - published on May 21, 2015
As the fleet settles out under the ice limits, teams reflect back on the chaotic conditions of yesterday, Abu Dhabi hits an underwater stopper, and Sam Davies updates us aboard Team SCA.

Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 7 - Newport to Lisbon - Positions at: 21 May 18:43 UTC graphic
Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 7 - Newport to Lisbon - Positions at: 21 May 18:43 UTC above
Volvo Ocean Race - Live Twitter feed: JohnTheCrowd: VOR - Volvo Ocean Race
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A Skippers duel | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - published on May 20, 2015
It’s Leg 7 of a nine-month marathon. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing is the overall leader, currently six points ahead of Dongfeng Race Team. But Charles Caudrelier won’t give up and let Ian Walker win that easily - his men are still in the hunt for the first place.

From heroes to zeroes | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015"... caught for a day in a transition zone near the ice exclusion zone and in sub ten winds, the fleet has slowed down – but it’s cold, and it’s stressful. Seriously stressful. There are 0.6 nautical mile between Jens’ boat, currently first, and MAPFRE, second. Less than 3nm between the first five boats. And 8nm of total spread for the fleet...."

Can Sailing In The 2016 Olympics Kill You?"... The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Sailing Federation (ISAF), Rio Organizing Committee and at least one of the 140 Member National Authorities are remaining silent on water quality tests...The secrecy in all of this is appalling...  Is Olympic Sailing in Guanabara Bay in 2016 going to provide that same attraction, waiting to see if someone might die?" (read more at the link above)

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