Sunday, 4 January 2015

VolvoOceanRace Leg 3 has started

Where the wind was lacking during the In-Port race, the mist was hindering the sight during the Start of Leg 3 in AbuDhabi.
Ian Walker, whether he called for the mist, but for sure with his local knowledge, he benefited the most during the firsts Leg.  He rounded the buoy with a comfortable lead and stayed  ahead till the Boats sailed through the start-gate into the Gulf towards Sanya, China.

A compacted VOR Fleet through the Strait of Hormuz

During the night with calm reaching winds, AbuDhabi kept their lead, followed by Dongfeng and Brunel managed to sail into the 3rd place.
Going around the Musadam cliffs, however , the fleet compressed and Dongfeng took the lead shortly.

Now the Boats are sailing the Sea of Oman and have to round the southern tip of India before sailing East to the Finish.

Video's are available for both the AbuDhabi In-Port and Start races in Youtube or you can use the links in my page on Video's via the TAB in the top.

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