……. for two of the teams anyways. Enjoy the latest video presented by volvooceanrace.org, they really do an outstanding job putting together these great video edits. Watch as race leaders Groupama and Puma utilize some beautiful sailing conditions to simply appreciate their boats holding together! With the worst behind them, the french team employ’s a one man […]Read More Cape Horn A-Stern…..
Watch Team Telefonica get hit by huge waves from a-beam, YIKES! ………Read More Wave On – VOR !
Just as the things started looking up for the China based team, Sanya reported a rudder failure and luckily was able to make an at sea repair with the spare rudder. Here is Skipper Mike Sanderson’s take……. Here is some more on that, as well as some high speed surfing action……Read More OH Sanya
The fleet had a short lay over in the worlds sailing capital and are off to leg 5. Only 6000 NM to go. Team Abu Dhabi had a major bulkhead failure and had to return to port after leading the pack just some 40 NM outside of Auckland. The rest of pack has been experiencing some harsh […]Read More The Hardest Part is Yet to Come……
Many sailors are at home here in Aukland and many are just plain relieved by the thought of finishing this grueling leg. Franck Cammas and Team Groupama clinch their first Volvo Ocean Race leg win, smashing the competition and finishing 12 hours ahead of second place. The battle for second and third was the most impressive part […]Read More Epic Finish in Auckland!
The Volvo Ocean Racing Fleet, is almost there. After the the guys successfully navigated the Solomon Islands they only have one more thing on their minds, Auckland. Looks like the portion of the fleet that split to the east prevailed, with better ‘breeze’ and better wind angle than the fleet to leeward. Take 3 minutes and catch up!Read More Solomon Islands A-Stern…..
As the teams approach the equator in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, conditions continue to improve as the trade winds arrive. Here is just a ‘tid-bit’ on Team Puma and how there wild decision to stray from the pack ended up. Stay up to date on race info at http://www.volvooceanrace.orgRead More V.O.R. – “It’s All Good….”
After the fleet having to work upwind in some short and steep ‘chop’ (due to the strong current streams opposing the wind direction) for the first portion of this leg, the fleet did have a glimmer of some fast downwind action. Many of the crews have been sick for most of this leg due to […]Read More Volvo Ocean Race
The V.O.R. teams have brought leg three to a close over the weekend. Team Telefonica sets a new record of finishing in first place for the first three legs. Ken Reid’s team puma struggles to keep up the morale ever since their leverage tactic did not pay off! And the French team, Groupama, maintain a […]Read More A Finish in Sanya
Team Telefonica find themselves in the lead yet once again. Somehow the the Spanish team seems to tactically climb from the back of the pack to the front , every time, without fail. As the fleet clear all of the obstacles of the Malacca Strait they head into even tighter quarters which should make for interesting night sailing. The debris and […]Read More The Singapore Strait – Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12
Although it is a close race for 1st, 2nd and 3rd, Team Puma leads the charge on a port tack drag race. Things are sure to change as the fleet, currently spaced approximately 25 square nautical miles apart, approaches the Malacca Strait. Get caught up on some VOR as Team Sanya try their best to give a good […]Read More Puma’s Mar Mastro Leads the Pack!
Well their break is over and the VOR is off to leg three. Despite some of their early mishaps Team Abu Dhabi takes an inshore race win for the locally represented team. For the start of leg 3 the crowds weren’t shy and proved again that this was a worthwhile stopover. Enjoy highlights of the leg 3 start as […]Read More Abu Dhabi Says Good Bye