Category Archives: Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race: So much for that

By | April 5, 2018

While the Volvo Ocean Race enjoyed a near photo finish yesterday between Leg 7 winner Team Brunel and second-placed Dongfeng Race Team, the cameras have all been put away as the remaining fleet crawls north in light and fickle winds. Simeon Tienpont’s AkzoNobel crew are more than nearly 400 miles ahead of closest rivals Turn… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: No treats yet

By | April 2, 2018

Team Brunel have managed to hang on to the Leg 7 lead following an attack on the top spot by Dongfeng Race Team as the Volvo Ocean Race leaders approach the finish line in Itajaí, Brazil. Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng actually passed Brunel for a brief period overnight, profiting from the inside track as the two… Read More »

The following story has been issued on behalf of Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag

By | March 29, 2018

On Monday 26 March, Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag lost John Fisher overboard in the Southern Ocean, approximately 1,400 nautical miles west of Cape Horn. Despite conducting an exhaustive search in gale force conditions, he has not been recovered. “This is the worst situation you can imagine happening to your team,” said SHK/Scallywag Team… Read More »

John Fisher presumed lost at sea

By | March 28, 2018

An update on Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag crew member John Fisher, from Richard Brisius, the President of the Volvo Ocean Race: This morning I am extremely sad to inform you that one of our sailors, John Fisher, from Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag, is now presumed to have been lost at sea. This is heart-breaking… Read More »

Volvo Race crew missing overboard

By | March 27, 2018

Search and Rescue operations continue for Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag sailor – The Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre (MRCC) is continuing to lead efforts to recover Volvo Ocean Race sailor John Fisher (UK), who was reported overboard off Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag early on Monday afternoon UTC. The Scallywag team, assisted by the MRCC, conducted an exhaustive search… Read More »

Volvo Ocean Race: leg 7 day 8

By | March 26, 2018

As the winds moderate to 20-25 knots on Sunday, the seven Volvo Ocean Race boats racing through the Southern Ocean towards Cape Horn are taking the opportunity to regroup before the next gale. Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel had taken a more northerly option over the past 36 hours compared to the bulk of the fleet… Read More »