LIVE broadcast (June 16) from the start of Leg 9, the last leg of the race, from Lorient, France to Gothenburg, Sweden, via a short 'pit-stop' in The Hague.
|Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 Start map - more info and source: volvooceanrace.com|
Leg 9 - Lorient, France to Gothenburg, Sweden: 960 nautical miles with a "pit stop" at The Hague, Netherlands (ETA June 18, Restart June 20)
|Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9: Lorient (green) to The Hague (yellow) to Gothenberg (red) - source: Google Maps|
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more info: volvooceanrace.com
Leg 9 weather preview: English Channel, North Sea, tides, currents, and weather systems all a factor--for more information: Mark Chisnell – Leg 9 Preview
Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 | Leg 8 Review: After a light start, the crews found themselves in frustratingly changeable conditions as they left Lisbon behind them. Team SCA led around Cape Finisterre and from then on it was heavy going through the Bay of Biscay and beyond with little sleep as the fleet chased the girls all the way to the finish. Comeback kids Team Vestas Wind followed in second and Abu Dhabi took third to cement their overall lead.
Eight years in the making | Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 - Jun 13, 2015: "I said by the start of the race that I wanted to win the race so my daughters could say "my dad won the Volvo Ocean Race"... and now I've done it so.. it's pretty exciting!" - Ian Walker, Skipper of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
Other sailing news:
United States Sailing Association | McNay and Hughes (USA) Claim Gold at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth & Portland: "Portsmouth, R.I. – After winning the medal race in the Men’s 470 class at ISAF Sailing World Cup Weymouth and Portland, US Sailing Team Sperry athletes Stu McNay (Providence, R.I.) and Dave Hughes (San Diego, Calif.) claimed gold against the world’s best in the two-person Olympic dinghy. The five-day event was their second ISAF Sailing World Cup regatta victory of the Rio 2016 Olympic quadrennium, and was a strong demonstration of the skill and determination of these two veteran athletes. For McNay, it was also an dramatic return to the site of the London 2012 Olympic sailing competition...." More info: Regattas | ISAF Sailing World Cup : ISAF Sailing World Cup | Weymouth & Portland
Sailboat sales rebound--New York yacht sales finally set to rebound after Hurricane Sandy | New York Post: "... Keith Cooper, who sells sailboats and sailboat timeshares (which go for $8,000 to $15,000) at his Chelsea Piers SailTime franchise, says he is already two-thirds booked for the season and expects to fill up soon, a feat that he didn’t accomplish last year. Cooper says he has yet to score a definite benefit from the recently enacted tax break, but he expects to be able to sell “another boat or two” before the year is out. “It won’t necessarily turn a ‘no’ into a ‘yes,’ but it will turn a ‘yes, I want a boat’ into a ‘hell, yes, I want a boat,’ ” he says...."