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MAPFRE Wins Around Hong Kong Island Race But Dongfeng Holds VOR In-Port Leaderboard Top Spot
#VOR - It was a challenging day for the Volvo Ocean Race teams as they tackled the Around Hong Kong Island Race on Sunday 28 January with a generously sized spectator fleet on hand to cheer them on. Light and…
Jockeying for position on Kowloon Bay earlier today in the Hong Kong In-Port Race
#VOR - Team AkzoNobel took the win earlier today (Saturday 27 January) in the HGC In-Port Race Hong Kong on a challenging afternoon on the waters of Kowloon Bay. The wind during race time was a 6-10 knot easterly, but…
Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag cuts through the water during the Kong Kong stopover this week
#VOR - Six Volvo Ocean Race teams will be on the start line of the HGC In-Port Race in Hong Kong tomorrow afternoon (Saturday 27 January). MAPFRE, the overall race leader, is also at the top of the In-Port Race…
Fisherman Dies After Collision With Volvo Ocean Race Yacht Off Hong Kong
#VOR - A collision overnight between Volvo Ocean Race vessel Vestas 11th Hour Racing and a fishing boat off Hong Kong has resulted in the death of a fisherman. The incident occurred approximately 30 miles from the finish of Leg…
Scallywag arrives in Hong Kong after 18 days of racing from Melbourne
#VOR - Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag have won Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, leading the fleet into their home port of Hong Kong. It’s a historic win for skipper David Witt and his team who had to overcome…
Racing to Hong Kong on board Dongfeng yesterday
#VOR - Volvo Ocean Race fans around the world were on the edges of their seats on Thursday (18 January) as Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag’s emergence from Stealth Mode corresponded with two of their closest rivals disappearing from the tracker.…
Turn the Tide on Plastic’s general boat captain genius Liz Wardley saves the day by fixing the boat’s problem water maker pump
#VOR - Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag increased their lead in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Monday as the sprint for the Hong Kong finish line moved inside 1,500 nautical miles. Dave Witt’s team shot to the front…
Alex Gough catches a line from his fellow Scallywag crew after they raced to his recovery earlier today
#VOR - Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag retain the lead in Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race despite a dramatic man overboard scenario on Sunday (14 January). Crew member Alex Gough was washed overboard by a wave during a sail change,…
Current Leg 4 leaders Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag await the trade winds
#VOR - The Volvo Ocean Race fleet was gearing up to jump on the highway to Hong Kong on Friday (12 January) after returning to the Northern Hemisphere for the first time since mid-November. All seven teams have now crossed…
Huge cloud systems all around and little to no wind in patches all over the route for Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag
#VOR - As Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race neared its halfway point on Tuesday (9 January), any memories of the freezing cold Southern Ocean had long been banished. With every mile that the fleet climbs further north through…
Protected from the elements on board Turn the Tide on Plastic earlier today
#VOR - The new week started with a reshuffle of the Leg 4 leaderboard as the seven-strong Volvo Ocean Race fleet eased into the Doldrums for the second time so far this race. After six days at sea, racing is…
Day six on the leg from Melbourne to Hong Kong on board Dongfeng
#VOR - Four boats are within just over six miles as the leaders approach the Solomon Islands, the easternmost point of which is a mark of the race course for Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Dongfeng continues to…
MAPFRE in pursuit as seen from the deck of Vestas 11th Hour Racing today
#VOR - Dongfeng Race Team and Team AkzoNobel claimed the first bragging rights of Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, three days into the sprint to Hong Kong, as their bid to punch further offshore paid dividends. Both teams,…
Vestas 11th Hour Racing hard at work at the Leg 4 start a few hours ago
#VOR - Overall Volvo Ocean Race leader MAPFRE was at the head of the fleet off the starting line as the boats raced up Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay immediately after the start for Leg 4 to Hong Kong earlier today…
2011-12 VOR-winning skipper Franck Cammas is considered one of the legends of the Volvo Ocean Race
#VOR - Earlier today (Friday 29 December) Dongfeng Race Team announced that Franck Cammas, skipper of 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race winner Groupama, would stand in for injured navigator Pascal Bidegorry for Leg 4 of the current race. “Franck is joining…
Skipper Simeon Tienpont at the wheel of Team AkzoNobel as the last arrival of the Volvo Ocean Race into Melbourne
#VOR - All seven boats in the Volvo Ocean Race fleet have now finished in Melbourne, with Team AkzoNobel ghosting through Port Phillip Bay in near calm conditions to cross the line just before 10:30am local time on Thursday 28…

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