Volvo reconsiders schedule for future Volvo Ocean Races

Thursday, 09 November 2017

8 November 2017

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We hope you enjoy your stay... Here's a selection of the best images from the past 72 hours showing just how fierce life in the Atlantic Ocean can be

Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 03, Downwind fast with clouds on board Dongfeng. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race. 07 November, 2017.

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As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continue their relentless 7,000 nautical mile journey from Lisbon to Cape Town, conditions have been challenging - with wind speeds of over 30+ knots for almost 72 hours straight.

The teams are dehydrated, exhausted and constantly wet. Slaves to the position reports that are delivered to the boats every 6 hours, each team, each sailor, is obsessed with the thought of winning this leg. 

The seven Volvo Ocean Race teams have just over 4,600 nautical miles to go until they reach the finish line. Within that distance, they will cross the Equator, drift through the Doldrums and torture themselves trying to navigate the weather minefield that is the Atlantic Ocean. 

The current standings are as follows:

Leg 2 – Position Report – Wednesday 8 November (Day 4) – 13:00 UTC

1. Vestas 11th Hour Racing -- distance to finish – 4,618.1 nautical miles 
2. Dongfeng Race Team +1.8nm
3. MAPFRE +2.4
4. team AkzoNobel +4.1
5. Team Brunel +52.1
6. Turn the Tide on Plastic +89.5
7. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag +124.6

You can track the fleet here and read today's report here.

Wet & Wild

Check out these amazing images from our Onboard Reporters

 

Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, Abby Ehler ducks for cover! Photo by Rich Edwards/Volvo Ocean Race. 07 November, 2017

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day xx, on board AkzoNobel. Photo by James Blake/Volvo Ocean Race. 07 November, 2017.

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Leg 2, Peter Burling gets lost in the spray. Photo by Rich Edwards/Volvo Ocean Race. 07 November, 2017

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 01, On board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Photo by Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race. 06 November, 2017

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 01, On board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Photo by Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race. 06 November, 2017

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 02, on board Vestas 11th Hour. Photo by Martin Keruzore/Volvo Ocean Race. 08 November, 2017.

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 02, on board Vestas 11th Hour. Photo by Martin Keruzore/Volvo Ocean Race. 07 November, 2017.

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 02, on board Vestas 11th Hour. Photo by Martin Keruzore/Volvo Ocean Race. 07 November, 2017.

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 01, On board Turn the Tide on Plastic. Photo by Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race. 06 November, 2017

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, Day 2 on board Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. 07 November, 2017.

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 03, on board MAPFRE. Photo by Ugo Fonolla/Volvo Ocean Race. 07 November, 2017

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Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 02, start on board MAPFRE. Photo by Ugo Fonolla/Volvo Ocean Race. 06 November, 2017

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For more on the Volvo Ocean Race, visit our website: www.volvooceanrace.com

Media information
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Images
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Editors' notes: the Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race is sailing’s iconic race around the world and the ultimate test of a team in professional sport. More than 2,000 sailors have taken part in 12 previous editions dating back to 1973, when the race began life as the Whitbread Round the World Race. The 2017-18 edition started from Alicante, Spain on 22 October and will finish in The Hague, Netherlands in June 2018. The race course covers 11 legs over 45,000 nautical miles – or more than 83,000 kilometres – and takes in 12 major cities on six continents.

 

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