Friday, 16 March 2012

Volvo Ocean Race - Auckland In-Port Race

Auckland NZ must enjoy the presence of the Volvo Ocean Race circus!

Today a Sailing Race in Pro-Am style was sailed. Only 5 boats participated as Azzam was doing some inspections and adjustment to the rigging. 

Sanya Lan, the oldest lady in the fleet, had the honor to win this event; pity for her that it does not count for the Overall results. The wind was calm and that may have contributed to Sanya's victory. A video of this Pro-Am Auckland.

Tomorrow, Saturday at 1400 local which is 01:00 in GMT hours, 

The Auckland In-Port race will be sailed. 

 This event can be followed live on the internet, see the links at the Volvo Ocean Race site. The wind forecast promise stronger winds that may make this In-Port as exciting as the one in Sanya. Study the In-Port course map as this is a different course as we have seen before. 

For Virtual Sailors in the Volvo Ocean Race, there is some rest as the player is out "in the dry-docks". It will come back maybe today or tomorrow and then you can start studying the route briefing for Leg 5 and set your heading and sail in anticipation for the Start on Sunday, 01:00 GMT or 14:00 local. 

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