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Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 2 Wednesday Update

For the Volvo leading pack it's a race south to grab the first big low pressure system to Cape Town - team AkzoNobel take lead at 19:00 hr report.

AkzoNobel - Brad Farrand and Nicolai Sehested - those who are on watch together eat together - Click image for a larger image

"It's just about timing of the front and if you need to gybe towards it, or cut the corner and get on board, and there' s a lot of variation on that," says Team Brunel navigator Andrew Cape.

For this part of the leg, the fleet is dancing with danger to the east - it's a shorter route which is appealing, but the wind is lighter and from a less favourable direction.

See Mark Chisnell's short-cut route here . . .

team AkzoNobel has started to take a look there, making a slight move to the east and moving up the theoritical ranking. It's not clear yet whether they'll be able to lock in that gain.

Cape's Brunel team had a good night in a tight drag race with Vestas 11th Hour Racing, and are now position slightly south and further east. The low margin for error makes for high stress levels.

VOR Leg 2 – Position Report – Wednesday 15 Nov – 19:00 UTC

1. team AkzoNobel - - distance to finish – 3,043 nm
2. MAPFRE + 7.4
3. Team Brunel + 9.5 nm
4. Dongfeng Race Team + 12.7 nm
5. Turn the Tide on Plastic + 21.2 nm
6. Vestas 11th Hour Racing + 15.4 nm
7. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag + 31 nm

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Gerald New - Sailweb
15 November 2017 10:34 GMT


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