Video Highlights: Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, Leg 1

Published on October 29th, 2017

The first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race started on October 22 and extended 1650 nm from Alicante, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal via Porto Santo. All seven teams finished October 28 with Vestas 11th Hour Racing completing Leg 1 in 6 days, 2 hours, 8 minutes and 45 seconds.

Leg 1 – Final Results
1. Vestas 11th Hour Racing (DEN/USA), Charlie Enright (USA), FINISHED — 14:08.45 UTC
2. MAPFRE (ESP), Xabi Fernández (ESP), FINISHED — 16:42.30 UTC
3. Dongfeng Race Team (CHN), Charles Caudrelier (FRA, FINISHED — 16:57:48 UTC
4. Team AkzoNobel (NED), Simeon Tienpont (NED), FINISHED — 18:11:56 UTC
5. Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (HKG), David Witt (AUS), FINISHED — 18:57:44 UTC
6. Team Brunel (NED), Bouwe Bekking (NED), FINISHED — 20:29:00 UTC
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic (POR), Dee Caffari (GBR), FINISHED – 20:36:52 UTC

To see the crew lists… click here.

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2017-18 Edition: Entered Teams – Skippers
Team AkzoNobel (NED), Simeon Tienpont (NED)
Dongfeng Race Team (CHN), Charles Caudrelier (FRA)
MAPFRE (ESP), Xabi Fernández (ESP)
Vestas 11th Hour Racing (DEN/USA), Charlie Enright (USA)
Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (HKG), David Witt (AUS)
Turn the Tide on Plastic (POR), Dee Caffari (GBR)
Team Brunel (NED), Bouwe Bekking (NED)

Background: Racing the one design Volvo Ocean 65, the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race begins in Alicante, Spain on October 22 2017 with the final finish in The Hague, Netherlands on June 30 2018. In total, the 11-leg race will visit 12 cities in six continents: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, and The Hague. A maximum of eight teams will compete.

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