Monday, 6 April 2015

AbuDhabi takes Victory in Itajai,Brazil.

Abu Dhabi Boat finished firsts in Leg 5 in Itajai,Brazil. This Leg5 through the Southern Ocean, is said to be the real VOR sailing route and of course AbuDhabi skipper and sailors are happy to have won this one.

AbuDhabi wins 2nd Leg in Itajai
It did not come automatic , though. Last version of VOR, the AbuDhabi boat was hit by serious structural damage, that needed extensive repairs. This time, they got through without real problems, not so for Dongfeng , who brokes their mast though. Also SCA, damaged their optimum sail for Southern Ocean sailing and therefore could only see the other boats disappear on the horizon.
This version , however, is not that damaging as former VOR Leg5, where 6 out of 7 boats had serious damage;I think we have to thank the VO65 boat builders for making a proper Ocean going yacht.

In the last part of this leg, the differences between the first 4 boats were very small, extreme small if you consider a 6000 Nm race over the Southern Ocean.

Abu Dhabi has extended her lead with this Victory and becomes a strong contender for the Overall Win.

Arrivals in Leg 5:
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
FinishedElapsed time: 018d 23h 30m 10s
FinishedElapsed time: 019d 00h 02m 56s
Team Alvimedica
FinishedElapsed time: 019d 00h 24m 32s
Team Brunel
FinishedElapsed time: 019d 00h 25m 48s

For the Scoreboard please see the TAB Scoreboard above.

No comments:

Post a Comment