Pity the poor Volvo Ocean Race sailor. While it may seem like forever since the fleet arrived in Cape Town after 24 days at sea, in fact it’s only been a couple of weeks. Worse, yet the forecast is calling for the sailors to get pasted by heavy weather on the nose within hours of the start. They are also sure to get their share of calms again, as in the Atlantic Doldrums. A video summary of Leg 1 provides a refresher course in what the sailors have already been through, and a glimpse of what is likely to come.
A Dramatic Comeback in the Volvo
After winning three of the last four legs in the Volvo Ocean Race (and coming in second in the fourth), Dutch-flagged Brunel is now tied for first overall with Spanish-flagged Mapfre and Chinese-flagged Dongfeng following the completion of Leg 10 from Cardiff, Wales, to ...read more