Volvo Ocean Race

The Volvo Ocean Race starts 22nd October across 45,000 nautical miles around the world, via four oceans, touching six continents and 12 landmark host cities including Melbourne. Racing new one design Volvo 65s with more Southern Ocean the racing promises to be tough, spectacular and close. Watch the race highlights via the comfort of the RANSA website.

To read about all the boat details from Farr Yacht Design click here to go to the Volvo Ocean Race web site

The route includes Melbourne as a host city for a New Year stop over so for those fortunate enough o be in Melbourne between 27th December and January 2nd you can get a close look a the boats and the teams.

Leg 1 

From Scuttlebutt Sailing the start and the first few days. The Volvo Ocean Race, now in it’s 13th edition, is back. Starting October 22 in Alicante, Spain, seven teams will race around the world, stopping in 12 cities before finishing June 2018 in The Hague, Holland.

From Volvo Ocean Race some spectacular helicopter shots of fast sailing.

Vestas 11th Hour Racing has won the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race finishing in Portugal after 1650 Nm of racing in 6 days, 2 hours, 8 minutes and 45 seconds. Here is the 230 second video highlights of the leg.

The Leg results and overall standings are now:

Leg 1 – Results – Saturday 28 October (Day 7) 
1. Vestas 11th Hour Racing -- FINISHED -- 14:08.45 UTC
2. MAPFRE -- FINISHED -- 16:42.30 UTC
3. Dongfeng Race Team -- FINISHED -- 16:57:48 UTC
4. team AkzoNobel -- FINISHED -- 18:11:56 UTC
5. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag -- FINISHED -- 18:57:44 UTC
6. Team Brunel -- FINISHED -- 20:29:00 UTC
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – FINISHED – 20:36:52 UTC

Volvo Ocean Race – Standings following Leg 1 
1. Vestas 11th Hour Racing -- FINISHED -- 8 points
2. MAPFRE -- FINISHED -- 6 points
3. Dongfeng Race Team -- FINISHED -- 5 points
4. team AkzoNobel -- FINISHED -- 4 points
5. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag -- FINISHED -- 3 points
6. Team Brunel – 2 points
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 1 point

For the Leg 1 summary click here go to Volvo Ocean Race page

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