Category Archives: Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race: Darkness to the finish

By | January 19, 2018

Volvo Ocean Race fans around the world were on the edges of their seats today as Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag’s emergence from “Stealth Mode” corresponded with four other teams ‘disappearing’ from the tracker. Scallywag had a jump of just 40 miles on second-placed Vestas 11th Hour Racing when they went into Stealth Mode just before… Read More »

SHK/Scallywag battle the elements to hold lead

By | January 17, 2018

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag were showing no signs of relinquishing their grip on the Leg 4 lead on Tuesday as they geared up to break the 1,000-miles-to-go barrier. Hell-bent on arriving in their home port of Hong Kong as heroes, Scallywag have maintained their comfortable lead of 73 miles over closest rivals Vestas 11th Hour… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: Life in the millpond

By | January 10, 2018

As Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race neared its halfway point from Melbourne to Hong Kong, any memories of the freezing cold Southern Ocean had long been banished. With every mile that the fleet climbs further north through the South Pacific, so the temperature of both the air and water rise too. Gone are… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – Leaders slowing

By | January 7, 2018

The Volvo Race leaders on Leg 4 are still making good progress but with the wind easing on the approach to the Solomon Islands. Dongfeng continues to lead, but team AkzoNobel and MAPFRE have closed on them. The east-west split in the fleet is narrowing as well as the teams try to mitigate risk on… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race – crew changes keep coming

By | January 2, 2018

MAPFRE stay with their winning crew but elsewhere in the fleet where significant swaps are taking place. In total, 19 sailors are rotating on board for Leg 4, with 18 coming off (SHK/Scallywag is racing with one additional crew for this leg). Some are scheduled rotations, while others have been forced by injury or for… Read More »