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Does The Volvo Ocean Race Have A Credibility Problem?

6th February 2018
The Vestas yacht being shipped straight to Auckland for repairs ahead of rejoining for Leg 7 The Vestas yacht being shipped straight to Auckland for repairs ahead of rejoining for Leg 7 Photo: Vestas 11th Hour Racing

#VOR - Is the Volvo Ocean Race suffering from a credibility gap?

That’s the view from an editorial on US website Sailing Illustrated, which takes the event to task over lack of information regarding Vestas 11th Hour Racing’s absence from the next leg, among other issues.

The Vestas team has since announced that its boat is being shipped directly to Auckland in New Zealand for repairs after its fatal collision with a fishing vessel in Hong Kong waters last month.

“There are far more questions, both about the collision and the aftermath, than there are answers,” says Sailing Illustrated’s contributor ‘The Fifth Beatle’.

“And that’s not a good thing for an event that has struggled to get and keep teams, and seems eager to protect commercial interests at the expense of the truth – and our sport.”

Sailing Illustrated has more HERE.

Published in Volvo Ocean Race
MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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