16 May 2015

Volvo Ocean Race LIVE, Leg 7 Start Sunday at Newport

LIVE Video Replay: Team Vestas Wind In-Port Race, Saturday, May 16 - Newport

Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15: Leg 7 Start SUNDAY - Newport-Lisbon - 2,800 nautical miles
Watch live - May 17, 2015, 14.00 EDT / 18.00 UTC.

Mark Chisnell – Leg 7 Weather Preview – A Classic Stage | B&G ~ Official supplier of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014"... The Gulf Stream, low pressure systems and Grand Banks fog are the classic elements that usually open a trans-Atlantic from New England. But the forecast for 18:00 on 17th May, just after the start on Sunday actually has a fair bit of high pressure in the North Atlantic – as we can see in Pic 1, courtesy of the wonderful MagicSeaweed.com. A western high is centred on Nova Scotia, ridging north towards the Arctic and south down the eastern seaboard of the USA towards the Caribbean....." (read more at link above)

Gerd-Jan Poortman replaced on Team Brunel due to arm infection:
"I‘m happy that I was able to sail all stages, including rounding Cape Horn, so I've actually already been around the world. Of course I'm disappointed, but I find it especially hard to let the team down. In Lisbon, I will step back onboard."-- Gerd-Jan Poortman --Meanwhile, skipper Bouwe Bekking is happy that Timo has already gained a lot of experience with the Dutch team ... For Timo Hagoort, who has been patiently waiting for his chance ever since joining the crew, the call-up is a dream come true. "I got a call this afternoon," he says. "When he told me that I can sail to Lisbon onboard Team Brunel I let out a little cry of joy and immediately afterwards I asked who had to be replaced. "I know Gerd-Jan very well and I learned a lot from him. Since I became the first reserve, the team has grown a lot, so I don't know exactly which role I will get, but my strengths are that I can trim and work on the foredeck."..." (source: Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015)

Ocean Debris | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Published on May 16, 2015
Ocean debris is a growing issue - and here, Volvo Ocean Race sailors describe their experiences and emotions on what is becoming an ever more serious problem.

Leg 6 best navigator | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "All Volvo Ocean Race navigators have given their feedback to B&G for the Leg 6 Navigators Prize. And the winner is the same guy than Leg 5, aka Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing's Simon Fisher, whose team took second in Newport. Check out his comments ...."

A vision for the future | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015: "... The race will look into what can be done to improve the boats on a number of fronts including energy generation and consumption, and communications. Ainhoa Sanchez /Volvo Ocean Race These improvements would be announced at the METS boat suppliers' trade show in Amsterdam from November 17-19 of this year. The fleet would then be refitted between November 2016 and May 2017..."

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