23 May 2015

Volvo Ocean Race, Lisbon ETA May 27, Vestas Wind Videos

Are you ready Lisbon? | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - published on May 21, 2015: With an estimated time of arrival currently at May 27, join us for the live broadcast of the fleet's arrival into Lisbon, finishing the seventh leg of the race from Newport, US.

graphic - Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 - Newport to Lisbon -  Positions at: 22 May 15:43 UTC
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 - Newport to Lisbon -  Positions at: 22 May 15:43 UTC
(source: volvooceanrace.com)

Volvo Ocean Race - Live Twitter feed: JohnTheCrowd: VOR - Volvo Ocean Race
Source of graphic above and more info: volvooceanrace.com

Vestas Wind update | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015"... In a huge logistic operation managed by GAC Pindar, the boat was skilfully hoisted off the rock and coral reef on to a Maersk Line ship, and transported via Malaysia to Perisco’s yard in Bergamo, Italy, for a rebuild. The team had long planned their target to be on the start line of Leg 8 departure on June 7 from Lisbon to Lorient, France..."

Team Vestas Wind - All Hands on Deck - Episode 9 (Part 1) Published on May 21, 2015:
The team are getting ready to leave Persico Marine. The painting is complete, the stickers are on, and we've even got a new face in the boatyard this week.

On 1st January 2015 at the Volvo Ocean Race "Life at the Extreme" Awards Night in Abu Dhabi, Team Vestas Wind OBR Brian Carlin spoke of his experience on board the Vestas Wind on 29th November 2014. His story was met with a standing ovation and was soon after followed by the announcement of Team Vestas Wind's return to the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15.

Chinese at 36 | Volvo Ocean Race Redux

I guess when you are travelling at 36 knots it is hard to tell if you are having a "Chinese"! Great package (1 of 2) from Ericsson 4 during the 2008-09 Race as they lose steerage in a storm...

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