Wind vs Distance in Sprint for Cape Town: A 130 nautical mile lateral split has opened up in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Friday as the teams trade off better wind with shorter distance in a bid to get to Cape Town first. Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel were today the most westerly boat having gybed onto starboard at 0900 UTC, with Vestas […]: vor2017 – MyPE News Alan Straton
Will Cutting the Corner Pay?: At the 1300 UTC ranking Simeon Tienpont’s AkzoNobel was in the Leg 2 top spot because their trajectory, around 70 nautical miles to the east of the fleet, puts them closer to Cape Town than any of their rivals. But while they are technically in pole position in terms of distance to finish, the move […]: vor2017 – MyPE News Alan Straton
The Volvo Ocean Race returns to Cape Town in 2017 and will be in the City from 24 November to 10 December. The first of Leg 2 yachts are expected to arrive on 27 November with the start of Leg 3 to Melbourne on 10 December 2017:
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