Saturday, November 12, 2011

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing retire from Leg 1

Due to the light conditions in the Med, Abu Dhabi Racing have retired from Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race. This must have been a really difficult decision for the team to make but understandable given the current conditions and ETA to Cape Town. 

Here is the official press release.

VOR Game - Leg 1, Day 6

Day 6 of the VOR Game it's been a struggle to get south in the early part of this leg. Those that were on the ball at the start and continually navigate their way out of the Mediterranean have done the best and are almost 800nm in front of us! The leaders are just east of the Cape Verde Islands whilst the Sailing Scoop struggles back at the Canary Islands.

Recently we have made our way west in an effort to meet up with the next weather system making it's way across the Atlantic and finally today it is starting to pay off. Hopefully we can claim some miles back on the leaders.

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