Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 3 Capetown Start Epic Heli Footage

by Cam

It was the eleventh time in the history of the event that the fleet had raced out of Cape Town, this time on a 6,500 nautical mile leg to Melbourne, Australia. The ETA is currently between the 24th and 26th of December.

Conditions were ideal, with the famed Cape Doctor wind blowing at 20-25 knots. The fleet raced around a short triangle course in front of the city, before being freed to sprint off towards Australia.

However it is not always going to be smooth sailing with the differing routes starting to reveal the first signs of each of the teams' strategies for dealing with the violent Southern Ocean depression that is forming to the west of them. When it hits, predicted to be on Thursday, it is forecast to bring winds of up to 60 knots, and waves more than 13 metres tall.

 For the dailiy update that covers this go to the Volvo Ocean Race website directly here

Stay tuned for further videos and news




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