Saturday, 28 February 2015

VolvoOceanRace Finish in Auckland nearing

With some 6 hrs of Sailing to reach the Finish, there are some 3 serious contenders, Mapfre, AbuDhabi and Dongfeng in this order with some 2.3 Nm spread only. Some small islands in the route to the Finish and maybe some wind-shifts, or wind shadows, it will be a nail biting approach where each of the 3 Boats have a chance for Victory.

snapshot with bird eye at 28Feb 06:45 UTC

Team Alvimedica is a little too far behind to make a jump on the Podium maybe, but you never know>

The Big looser in the Leg4 from Sanya to Auckland is Team Brunel. Having made (with SCA) a heroic diversion in the begin that brought them a lead of about 100Nm at one time, they lost it in the end; maybe because of a wrong rain-cloud as we will hear on the de-briefing.

To see the finish around 0830 UTC or a little earlier or later, you may check the VOR website for a live video broadcast.

Fair winds and Safe Sailing

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