Sunday, 17 May 2015

In-Port Race winners as many as the Boats in the VolvoOceanRace.

The Newport In-Port Race was won by Maphre, their 1st win. By now each of the Boats, (except Vestas who has a damaged boat) have won at least one In-Port race; for sure a signal how close the Boats are matching and the teams are not that far apart as well. 

Maphre wins Newport In-Port Race
Maphre was reigning this In-Port race with no real contenders for Victory. This is far better than some earlier I-P's where Maphre was struggling and showed a need for extra training of the crew in sail/boat handling. Proven now is that the crew has improved dramatically and this could help Maphre also to jump on the Podium for the Overall. 

Sunday 17th May will be the start of the Leg 7 Newport to Lisbon, the last Ocean crossing in this version of the VolvoOceanRace. I have read the preview of Mark Chisnell on the expected weather systems. It looks like the weather is not following the normal pattern, of a East moving depression taking the Boats with it to Europe. So this Leg could be the Leg of surprises, or not.

No comments:

Post a Comment