VOR: Boston in-port races
The Volvo Ocean Race has been in Boston since the leg winner, Ericsson 4 crossed the finishing line off of Fan Pier on Sunday, April 26. On Saturday, May 9, seven Volvo Open 70’s lined up for the in-port racing, held in the waters between Boston and Marblehead, MA. Sadly for the home team, Puma Ocean Racing, Telefonica Blue, a Spanish-flagged entry, walked away with the top-flight podium position and an additional three points, solidly casting this Spanish team into second place. Puma fell three points on the leader board, solidifying their position in third place. Luckily for Ken Read and the Puma boys, there is still plenty of racing left to earn back what was lost.
The day’s conditions were light and foggy, conditions that definitely favored the Telefonica boats. Still, other teams fought great battles, specifically Delta Lloyd who nabbed a second-place finish in Race 1. So, if you weren’t lucky enough to have been out on the water for the action, these images will put you there. And without needing foulies and sweatshirts, as it was cold out there on the water.