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Volvo Ocean Race - Sunday is Start day for Leg 8

 
The Volvo Race seven skippers took to the stage in Brazil to reflect on Leg 7 and preview the Leg 8 race to Newport.

Here's a look behind-the-scenes of the Leg 8 Start Press Conference in Itajaí.

Team SHK/Scallywag is back in the water and scheduled to take the start of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Itajaí, Brazil on Sunday afternoon.

Both SHK/Scallywag and Vestas 11th Hour Racing retired from Leg 7 and had their boats sailed to Itajaí by delivery crews.

After quick turnarounds, both are now ready to re-join the fleet for the 5,700 nautical mile race north to Newport, Rhode Island.

Here's the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Itajaí . . . in 137 seconds . . .

The Leg 8 start is at 14:00 local time (17:00 UTC).

Volvo Ocean Race - Scoreboard after Leg 7 to Itajaí, Brazil

1st MAPFRE MAPF 7 6 6 6 7 5 7 44 pts
2nd Dongfeng Race Team DFRT 6 5 7 7 2 7 5 39 pts
3rd team AkzoNobel AKZO 2 4 5 5 5 6 6 33 pts
4th Team Brunel TBRU 4 7 2 4 6 3 3 29 pts
5th Vestas 11th Hour Racing VS11 5 3 4 0 0 4 2 18 pts
6th Turn the Tide on Plastic TTOP 1 1 3 2 3 1 4 15 pts
7th Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag SHKS 3 2 1 3 4 2 0 15 pts

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