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VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP

Saturday, 14. October 2017– Thursday, 31. May 2018

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Saturday, November 25, 2017   (Image © Ainhoa Sanchez)

VOR65 - Ocean Race - Leg 2 - Kapstadt RSA - Day 20

 VOR65 - Ocean Race - Leg 2 - Kapstadt RSA - Day 20 Yesterday afternoon just before 14h UTC, 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP arrived in Cape Town, port of call of leg 2, after 18 days and 23 hours as first. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) followed 3 hours later as 2nd. 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA) finished 4h30min later as 3rd. 'Mapfre' has taken the overall lead one point ahead of 'Vestas'. Just after midnight, 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED crossed the finish line in Cape Town. The remaining three teams that missed the fast train after a failed attack going deeper South have to sail the remaining 270nm across a light-wind zone and will arrive in the night on Sunday only.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, November 24, 2017   

VOR-65 - Ocean Race - Leg 2 - Final Day

 VOR-65 - Ocean Race - Leg 2 - Final Day Late this afternoon, the Spanish 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP will take the line honours in Cape Town, as the 39nm advantage on the Chinese 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA will be sufficient to remain on top in the last 200nm left to the arrival. Only the last miles under the Table Mountain are tactically somewhat complicated. Behind 'Mapfre' follows 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA. The trio behind has lost contact with the rest of the fleet and will arrive with a considerable deficit in Cape Town.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Thursday, November 23, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 18

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 18 600nm - approx. 2 days - were left to Cape Town this morning for the leading 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP). The moderate Westwinds will probably carry the fleet to the port of call. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA, backlog 25nm, and 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA, 30nm back, can still hope to finish as winner of leg 2. 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED however is probably too far behind with a 64nm deficit.
The race tracker with the positions, the news uad the video of the day.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 18

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 18 The passage of the light-wind zone did not change the positions on top. 'Mapfre' of Xavi Fernandez ESP remained first 20nm ahead of 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA). Racing for victory in Cape Town with 1'000nm left are also 'Vestas' (27nm behind) and 'Brunel' (38nm). The remaining three teams are 130nm and more back without real chances for a top rank in leg 2.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 17

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 17 There is still a strategic barrier in the way to Cape Town roughly 1'500nm away for the seven teams. The lulls of a far stretched southeasterly arm of the the St-Helena anticyclone have to be crossed with the wind changing from Northwest to Southwest.
The positions of the boats did not change during the past 24h. 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandes ESP is still leading 24nm ahead of 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA). 'Team Brunel' changed into stealth mode yesterday and only this morning, the Dutch's intentions will be revealed.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Monday, November 20, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 16

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 16 The announced depression reached the seven boats' fleet yesterday and the teams rush at speeds above 20kn with winds from abeam direction Cape Town still 2'000nm away. The strategy of 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) seems to be paying, as sailing on the most southern course, the backlog of 50nm yesterday was transformed in a 35nm lead by this morning UTC thanks to fresher winds and a better wind angle. 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED, 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA and 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA are only 15nm apart on the positions 2 to 4. With an 88nm backlog, 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR) on the last place is not too far away to finish on a top rank in Cape Town.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Monday, November 20, 2017   

IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime - Transat Jacques Vabre - Le Havre FRA - Day 15

 IMOCA Open 60, Class 40, Multi 50, Ultime - Transat Jacques Vabre - Le Havre FRA - Day 15 The first three Open 60 reached Bahia BRA yesterday, as we reported. The next to arrive will be Boris Herrmann GER/Thomas Ruyant FRA. For Herrmann, representing Germany together with Isabelle Joschke and Jörg Riechers in the so far French dominated offshore/oceanic racing scene, this is the first important competition on an IMOCA Open 60.
In the Class 40, the leading trio with Phil Sharp GBR/Pablo Santurde ESP on first are only 8nm apart. In the southern trade winds, the boat speed exceeds 12kn now.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 18, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 13

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 13 The fleet has circumvented the flat St-Helena anticyclone and is now heading East direction Cape Town. 'AkzoNobel' with Simeon Tienpont NED on the most eastern course did not loose to much in the somewhat lighter winds and remains on top 28nm ahead of 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA). With a 50nm backlog follow 'Scallywag'(David Witt AUS), 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) and 'Turn the tide on Plastic' with Dee Caffari GBR all sailing neck and neck. 2'500nm are left to the port of call.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Friday, November 17, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 12

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 12 The seven boat's fleet is split ! 'AkzoNobel' with Simeon Tienpont NED and 'Turn the Tide on Plastic' with Dee Caffari GBR opted for the easterly direct route to Cape Town and are now on the positions 1 and 3. But this is a risky way, as the St-Helena high with increasingly lighter winds is not far away. The rest of the fleet preferred to take the westerly deviation with 'Dongfeng' of Charles Caudrelier FRA leading and the backlog on the leader of 39nm will most probably be compensated today.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Thursday, November 16, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 11

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 11 The seven VOR teams are now about half-way of the leg 2 distance to Cape Town off the Brazilian coast. The moderate southern trade winds push the boats at high speeds from 15 to 20kn.
The positions this morning have been shaken up as the different courses sailed by the still closely together fleet have a major influence. The formerly leading duo 'Dongfeng' and 'Mapfre' remained in the West, while the backmarkers 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) and 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS) opted for an easterly course, more direct to Cape Town, and are now in the lead. All depends on the extension of the calmy St-Helena high pressure system, that has been growing in the last hours making the direct way to the port of call less attractive.
The race viewer, the news and the video of the day.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 10

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 10 The closely packed fleet is sailing down South at speeds around 17kn along the Brazilian coast. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) is still leading 1,6nm ahead of 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP). Even the backmarker 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS) with a 57nm backlog has still an option to finish first in Cape Town. The coming 24h are important for the strategy to follow. With the St-Helena anticyclone compressed by a depression vortex in the South, their is an option to head straight for Cape Town, as did François Gabart successfuilly in his record ride two days ago. It might well be, that one or the other teams goes into stealth mode to leave the opponents in doubt about the decision made.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 9

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 9 The fleet has accelerated in the southern trade winds, still lead by 'Dongfeng' with Charle Caudrelier FRA, 5,5nm ahead of 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP), and reached the Brazilian coast during the past night. The normally disturbing St-Helena anticyclone is less extended as usual and most probably, the teams will decide to veer East direction Cape Town soon.
The race tracker, the news and the video of the day.
Monday, November 13, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 8

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 8 The seven teams finished the Doldrum passage yesterday without the usual speed differences and contrary to the expectactions, the teams reached the southern trade winds almost at the same moment. The distances between the boats remained small and quite stable. 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) was only 1,5nm behind the leading 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) this morning. The backmarker 'Scallywag' mit David Witt AUS had a backlog of 58nm. The next obstacle is the St-Helena anticyclone in the middle of the South Atlantic.
The race viewer, the news and the video of the day .
Sunday, November 12, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 7

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 7 After a race week, the seven teams are approaching the Equator. The innertropical convergence zone slowed the fleet substantially down and the boats are now even closer together. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) was still first this morning 3,4nm ahead of 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) and 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA), 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED) and 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED) were only about 10nm behind. Even the backmarker 'Turn the tide on plastic' with Dee Caffari GBR cut the backlog in half on 47nm. Today, the teams will reach the southern trade winds and the fleet will again be stretch over a longer distance.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Saturday, November 11, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 6

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 6 With now all boats on practically the same heading, the drag race down South went on yesterday. The leading 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA was the first to touch lighter winds and the six following boats reduced all the backlog on the leader. 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP on 2nd is 5nm back, another half-mile behind is 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA on 3rd. In two days, the fleet will enter the innertropical convergence zone with its unpredictable wind pattern with lulls and thunderstorms that will most probably have a major influence on the positions.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Friday, November 10, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 5

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 5 Even after 5 race days, the leading teams are practically sailing at sight. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) on the first position is only 6,5nm ahead of the 4th-placed 'AkzoNobel' (Simeon Tienpont NED). 'Mapfre' (Xavi Fernandez ESP) and 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA) are on the ranks 2 and 3. As first team, 'Turn the tide on plastic' (Dee Caffari GBR) decided yesterday evening to go in 'Stealth Mode', i.e. to remain invisible for opponents and the public during 24 hours. What will the surprise of the backmarker be in the approach to the Doldrums ?
The race viewer, the news and the video of the day.
Thursday, November 9, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 4

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 4 The four leading boats are in a tight group on their way South, constantly changing positions. Yesterday, it was 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA grasping the lead with a clever gybe. This morning, it is 'Dongfeng' of Charles Caudrelier FRA reclaiming the first position with a 15nm advantage on 'Vestas' on 2nd. 'Akzo Nobel' with Simeon Tienpont NED follows on rank 3 with an 18nm deficit.
The race tracker and the news.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Leg 2 - Day 3

The fast ride of the seven teams direction South continued also on the third day of leg 2. Minor wind shifts and tactical decisions where to veer South or West influence the positions repeatedly.
This morning, 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA was leading 8nm ahead of 'Turn the tide on plastic' with
Dee Caffari GBR. 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) followed on rank 3 with a 10nm backlog on 'Vestas'. With six boats within short distances, the positions will change again during the day. Only 'Skallywag' with David Witt AUS almost 100nm behind has lost the contact with the bulk of the fleet for the moment. In about three days, the VOR65s will reach the innertropical convergence zone and major position changes are to expected.
The race tracker, the news and the videos.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017   (Image © Ugo Fonolla)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lissabon POR - Leg 2 - Day 2

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lissabon POR - Leg 2 - Day 2 The fleet continues the fast ride South in moderate trade winds aroud 20kn, a spectacular but also very wet affair ..... see the video. Already now, some strategical moves on how to detour the doldrums seem apparent, that influence the actual positions.
New in the lead is 'Scallywag' of David Witt AUS, last to veer West, but the fleet is still rather compact. 'Mapfre' with Xavi Fernandez ESP follows 11nm behind, 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA is another 5nm back.
The race viewer and the news.
Monday, November 6, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lissabon POR - Leg 2 - Day 1

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lissabon POR - Leg 2 - Day 1 The start to the 7'000nm leg 2 of the Ocean Race down South the Atlantic to Cape Town was given in Lisbon yesterday in fresh winds of up to 25kn. Here the video summary of the start. 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA took the initial lead of the fleet chasing South in well established winds at high speeds above 20kn. 'Mapfre' fo Xavi Fernandez ESP were the fastest during the night (UTC) building up an advantage of already 20nm on 'Dongfeng'. On rank 3 with a backlog of 36nm follows 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED.
The race tracker with the rankings and the news.
Sunday, November 5, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lisbon POR - Leg 2 - Start at 14h UTC

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lisbon POR - Leg 2 - Start at 14h UTC After the spectacular InPort Race of Friday, the start to leg 2 of the Ocean Race will be given today in Lisbon at 14h UTC, leading over 7'000 nm South over the Equator to Cape Town. Contrary to previous editions, the island Fernando de Noronha, about 170 nm off the coast of Brazil has not to be rounded, allowing now various strategic options to the teams. Will the direct way along the African coast be faster as the longer course along the Brazilian coast ? Anyhow, this leg will have a major impact on the overall classifications, lead by 'Vestas' of Charlie Enright USA.
The official preview.
The event website has promised a livestream coverage of the start. Hoping that the signal will be available this time - did not during the InPort race unfortunately - it will be on as usual on this website.
Friday, November 3, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lissabon POR - InPort Race

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lissabon POR - InPort Race Today, the Ocean Race continues with the Lisbon InPort race and considering the announced 10-15 kn wind and the narrow race area, racing will definitely be close and entertaining for the spectators. 'Mapfre' of Xabi Fernández , the winner of the first race in Alicante, is again the favorite in today's competition.
The preview with the team crew lists. On Sunday, the start to the second leg of the VOR will be given, to be followed livestream on this website beginning at 13.50h UTC.
Sunday, October 29, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lissabon POR - Leg 1 - Day 7 - Victory for Vestas

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Lissabon POR - Leg 1 - Day 7 - Victory for Vestas Light winds and a counter current off Lisbon made the last miles of the first Volvo Ocean Race leg nerve-jangling. The considerable advantage of 'Vestas' of Charlie Enright USA when entering the Tejo mouth melted down to 10 miles at the end. 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP on rank 2 crossed the finish line 2h 30min later, only 15min ahead of 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA as 3rd who came up strongly in the final phase of the race.
The news with results and the video summary of leg 1.
Saturday, October 28, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 5

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 5 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA had only 83 nm left to Lisbon this morning and with an advantage of 32 nm on 'Mapfre' of Javi Fernandez ESP, she is on a solid track to win leg 1 of the VOR. The persuer duo - 'Dongfeng' has passed 'AkzoNobel' in the meantime - is over 50 nm back. As planned the seven boats will arrive today Saturday in Lisbon welcomed by a huge crowd.
The race tracker constantly updated and the latest news.
Friday, October 27, 2017   (Image © Jeremy Lecodey)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 5

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 5 Yesterday, the seven teams rounded Porto Santo Island (Madeira) as well as the virtual waypoint 200 nm North in a somewhat fresher Southeasterly. 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) reduced the distance on the leading 'Vestas' (Charlie Enright USA) on 10 nm, but this morning, their backlog increased again on over 30 nm. During the coming 20 hours, a speed race in reaching winds will drive the fleet rapidly direction Lisbon where a light wind zone in the approach to the port of call will slow down the boats again.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Thursday, October 26, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 5

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 5 The fleet is progressing well in a moderate 15 kn wind direction Porto Santo, a small island off Madeira POR, the most western waypoint on the way to Lisbon. In order to hold the plan for a Saturday arrival, the Race Office has decided to increase the course by 200 miles adding a virtual waypoint North of Porto Santo, before veering East to Lisbon. 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA is still leading 14 nm ahead of 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP and 1 nm back 'AkzoNobel' with Simon Tienpont NED. Another 12 nm behind followed the rest of the fleet.
The race tracker and the daily news.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017   (Image © Martin Keruzore)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 4

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 4 On their way West direction Madeira the seven boats have reached an almost windless zone compressing the fleet. But this morning, the most southern yacht, the leading 'Vestas' of Charlie Enright USA, has touched fresher winds as first and is actually twice as fast as the rest of the fleet. The advantage of 18 miles on 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP) will definitely grow during the day. On the 3rd place 5 miles behind 'Mapfre' sails 'AkzoNobel' of Simon Tienpont NED 50 miles in front of the other VOR65s.
The race tracker and the news.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017   (Image © Ainoha Sanchez)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 2

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 2 'Vestas' of Charlie Enright USA passed the Gibraltar Strait yesterday with a remarkable 23 nm advantage. Heading for Madeira, the distance to the 2nd-ranked 'Mapfre' was down to 13 nm this morning at press deadline. With this detour, the arrival date in Lissabon should be on the coming weekend to have the best possible spectator attention.
The race tracker , the onboard videos of the teams and the official reports. Next report at 9h CET.
Monday, October 23, 2017   (Image © Ainoha Sanchez)

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 1

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - Leg 1 - Day 1 The start to the Volvo Ocean Race was given yesterday in sun and an up to 20 kn wind and two rounds around the buoys off Alicante with intensive manoeuvres and near-collisions were spectacular for the big crowd watching. Here the video clip with highlights).
The seven teams sailed South on the open Mediterranean Sea closely together direction Gibraltar in a well established breeze. Early this morning, 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA was in the lead 2 nm ahead of 'AkzoNobel' with Simon Tienpont NED, but the fleet was still sailing within 8 nm.
The race tracker and the news.
Sunday, October 22, 2017   

Volvo 65 - Volvo Ocean race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP -Start today

 Volvo 65 - Volvo Ocean race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP -Start today Today is the day for the seven teams as - after the Prologue a week ago and the different tune-ups - the start to the Volvo Ocean Race will be given in Alicante ESP this afternoon at 14h CET, probably in moderate winds around 12 to 15 kn. Leg one leads over 1'500 nm thru the Gibraltar Strait around the Madeira POR island to Lisbon POR. We shall cover the start on this website livestream starting at 13.30h CET with Andy Green GBR as commentator.
After winning most of the preparatory regattas, 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP (and a.o. the 49er Olympic Champions and America's Cup winner Blair Tuke NZL) is the most cited favorite.
Turbulent is the situation for the 'AkzoNobel team. Simon Tienpont NED, fired without notice, will return as skipper by court decision, but at least four four team members declined to sign new contracts: Brad Jackson (the substitute skipper for Tienpont) as well as Jules Salter, veteran VOR racer and AkzoNobel watch captain Joca Signorini (BRA) and Mr Kirby loyal mates to Brad Jackson. Tierpont plans to start this afternoon with only seven crew, using some shore team members who qualify under the Volvo safety and miles@sea rules, and who were previously listed as reserves. In the team is as female member the 49erFX Olympic Champion Martine Grael BRA.
The breaking news in Sailing Illustrated and the report from yesterday's media conference with the seven skippers.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 17/18 - New Skipper for AkzoNobel announced

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 17/18 - New Skipper for AkzoNobel announced Three-time Volvo Ocean Race winner Brad Jackson has been announced as skipper of the Dutch VOR entry team 'AkzoNobel' for the 2017-18 edition of the 83,000-kilometer around the world race, replacing the fired Simeon Tienpont NED. The forty-nine-year-old from Auckland, New Zealand is competing in his seventh Volvo Ocean Race after coaching the Swedish all-women entry Team SCA in the 2014-15 edition. In his earliest round-the-world days, he was a crew member on Pierre Fehlmann's 'Merit Cup', 2nd-ranked in the Whitbread Race 1997/8.
The news
Sunday, October 15, 2017   

VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - In-Port Race Alicante

 VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP - In-Port Race Alicante Moderate winds of up to 8 kn prevailed yesterday at the first In-Port Race of the 2018 Ocean Race in Alicante. Going right on the first upwind was the way to go and 'Mapfre' with Javi Fernandez ESP booked a start-to-finish victory clearly ahead of 'Dongfeng' with Charles Caudrelier FRA and 'Vestas' with Charlie Enright USA.
The news with results.
Saturday, October 14, 2017   (Image © Ainhoa Sanchez)

VOR65 - Ocean Race - Alicante ESP - first In-Port Race today

 VOR65 - Ocean Race - Alicante ESP - first In-Port Race today The VOR65 Ocean Race begins today in Alicante with the first In-Port Races, to follow on livestream on this website beginning at 13h UTC. In a week's time, the start will be given to the first leg to Lisbon POR.
An eclat happened with team 'AkzoNobel' where the skipper Simon Tienpont NED was fired withoute notice. A new skipper shall be nominate before the start in a week. The news and the event website.
Wednesday, October 11, 2017   (Image © Jen Edney)

VOR65 - Volvo Ocean Race - Prolog - Lissabon-Alicante ESP - Day 3

 VOR65 - Volvo Ocean Race - Prolog - Lissabon-Alicante ESP - Day 3 Light winds still prevailed on the western Mediterranean Sea yesterday and the 7 Volvo Ocean Race teams advanced tediously only. A front from the West is supposed to fill in today to speed up the race and an arrival late today is still possible. 'Mapre' of Javi Fernandez ESP is still in the lead 7 nm ahead of 'Brunel' with Bouwe Bekking NED.
The race tracker, the news of yesterday afternoon and the event website.


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