Volvo Ocean Race - Weekly Race Summary, week 5

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

15 November 2017

VIDEO Alert: Volvo Ocean Race - Weekly Race Summary, week 5

Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 07, sunset showers on board Dongfeng. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race. 11 November, 2017.



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A lot has happened over the past week, with the fleet now at sea for 10 days having left Lisbon on 5 November, passing the Doldrums and crossing the Equator in an incredibly tight pack. This may be the fastest leg 2 on records, as the fleet has kept moving fast across the Doldrums, traditionally known to be very slow and unpredictable. 

In this week's race summary we look at:
- How the fleet tackled the clouds with good and bad outcomes
- Finally the first rain and freshwater
- Going through unusually fast Doldrums
- Pollywogs meeting King Neptune as the fleet crosses the Equator

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SCRIPT Weekly Race Summary - Week 5 EN





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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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