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Volvo Ocean Race - A sprint to Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:37 PM Mon 30 Mar 2015
At this stage of this Leg 5 from Auckland to Itajaí, it’s pretty much a sprint to Cape Horn. The conditions are favourable for this with the north-westerly winds blowing 30 knots and the sea state being “relatively” flat with 2.5 to 3-metre waves. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race fleet fights two battles in the wild Southern Ocean By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:37 AM Mon 30 Mar 2015
Volvo Ocean Race – Team Alvimedica lead fleet towards Cape Horn - Leg five bragging rights still up for grabs - Follow all the action of the Cape Horn rounding tomorrow ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Team SCA expected to cop 50kts approaching Cape Horn By Volvo Ocean Race, , 11:18 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015
The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit. The pack can sail deeper and faster at 25 knots to the Horn, with Team SCA only managing an average of 16 knots. More concerning for Team SCA is the incoming cold front that they need to outrun. Winds of up to 50 knots and waves of 20-30 feet are likely. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Fleet moves fast to Cape Horn, away from ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:57 PM Sun 29 Mar 2015
Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet has its foot to the floor, ears pinned back and heads down racing as fast as they can to Cape Horn after separating from the ice limit ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Flat to the floor By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:08 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015
Since 0700 UTC this morning, the average boat speeds of the fleet have been from 17 to 19.5 knots. Team Brunel, Team Alvimedica and Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing have been the fastest and with the same speed: 19.5 knots. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Battered but unbroken By Volvo Ocean Race, , 6:16 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015
The Volvo Ocean Race fleet, battered but unbroken as they battle through the Southern Ocean, face the toughest 48 hours of the nine-month marathon as they approach Cape Horn on Monday. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Seize the day By Stefan Coppers, , 3:13 AM Sun 29 Mar 2015
Volvo Ocean Race – I just fished a carton of coffee creamer out of the food bag. Written on it in felt pen was: 'You can do it!' What a fantastic confidence booster in the middle of nowhere, written by Edgar Dinkelaar ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Call to Alvimedica - Two days out from Cape Horn By Richard Gladwell, Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:02 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015
Team Alvimedica watch captain, Ryan Houston says the Southern Ocean Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race has had racing as close as you would expect in a Coastal Race. All the top group are within sight of each other, and there have been some close passing maneuvers with the boats sailing at 25-30kts. Includes two on board videos. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - 'L'air est à 5°, l'eau est à 6...' By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:15 PM Sat 28 Mar 2015
Alors qu’il évolue en deuxième position à bord de MAPFRE, Jean-Luc Nélias fait le point sur cette sixième étape. Il parle de cette régate au contact, des conditions glaciales, des icebergs en maraude et des empannages à n’en plus finir. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Surfing in the sunshine By Volvo Ocean Race, , 8:13 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015
Looking at the tracker right now it reminds me of the 1979 Atari Super Breakout game. The top five boats have been up and down all day, gybing along the ice limit as they head southeast. You see them sailing downwind on port tack doing 18 to 20 knots of speed on average. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – En pelotón hacia el mítico Cabo de Hornos By Volvo Ocean Race, , 3:55 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015
Volvo Ocean Race – 'Hay que amar esto para hacerlo, no se puede explicar en palabras. Si no, no lo haces'. Así comenzaba Fran Vignale, el reportero del MAPFRE, su blog de hoy, en el que relata las condiciones que están viviendo en el océano Antártico, que les impide, en ocasiones, cubrir sus más básicas necesidades fisiológicas ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – 东风队三小时内连续超越四支船队占据领先 By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:49 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015
2014-15沃尔沃环球帆船赛第五赛段的比赛在3月26日出现了一幕戏剧性的发展——原本一直处于第二集团的东风队抓住机遇在3个小时里追上了24海里,连续超过曼福队、阿布扎比队、布鲁内尔队和阿尔维麦迪卡队等四支船队,一跃占据领先位置,使第五赛段的比赛变得更加激烈。不过这几个队伍距离东风队也不过10海里,彼此之间更是相距不到1海里,这般旗鼓相当也给比赛结果增加了更多不确定性 ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Un iceberg de 25 millones de toneladas en el camino By Volvo Ocean Race, , 2:05 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015
La última colisión de un barco de la Volvo Ocean Race con un iceberg tuvo lugar en 2001-02, en el océano Antártico. Para evitar que vuelva a ocurrir, desde 2005-06 la organización establece límites de hielo como los que la flota bordea en estos momentos, y dentro de los que se desplaza a la deriva una mole de 25 millones de toneladas de hielo ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - La magie de Dongfeng By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:47 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015
Volvo Ocean Race - Il faut se pincer pour le croire mais Dongfeng Race Team vient de gagner quatre places en moins… d’une heure. Alors qu’ils évoluaient en queue de peloton jusqu’à ce matin, avec un retard de près de 24 milles sur le leader, Caudrelier et ses hommes sont parvenus à renverser la vapeur grâce à une trajectoire unique ...[more]


Diferença mínima entre barcos esquenta disputa da mais gelada etapa By Volvo Ocean Race, , 1:32 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015
Cinco dos seis barcos que disputam a quinta etapa da Volvo Ocean Race podem assumir a qualquer momento a liderança nos mares do Sul. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – Kinsale Yacht Club welcomes Brian Carlin By Gail MacAllister, , 12:02 AM Sat 28 Mar 2015
Volvo Ocean Race – Kinsale Yacht Club are delighted to welcome Brian Carlin, Onboard Reporter for 'Team Vesta Wind', to the club to give a presentation on Thursday April 2 at 7:30pm ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: Team Vestas Wind rebuild - Episode 2 By Sail-World.com NZL, , 10:11 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015
Latest update from the Team Vestas Wind rebuild in Bergamo, Italy In this behind-the-scenes episode, Neil Cox and Tom Kiff update us on progress from Persico Marine in Italy. The hull is ready and the deck has been reconstructed ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race: The fleet heads south along the ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:34 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015
It is still incredible to see that after that over 3500nm sailed, the distance between the second placed boat, Mapfre, and the fifth placed team, Abu Dhabi is only 1.9nm. After Dongfeng caught the best shift in town to take the lead yesterday, the chasing fleet are reporting their frustrations at being passed so easily. ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race – The fleet dives south close to the ice limit By Volvo Ocean Race, , 7:30 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015
Volvo Ocean Race – As with most exclusion zones tactically, the fleet wants to be the other side of it, but they are put there for the good of the fleet and safety of the sailors ...[more]


Volvo Ocean Race - Long cold shower By Team Brunel - Robbert-Jan Metselaar, , 4:10 PM Fri 27 Mar 2015
Volvo Ocean Race - How many people do you know who have enjoyed a four hour long cold shower? Normal people don't do that, unless they have masochist tendencies. The water temperature in the Southern Ocean has dropped to around eight degrees by now, so the spray which thunders over the deck is absolutely freezing. ...[more]


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