Volvo Ocean Race: Follow the Guangzhou In Port Race
Published on February 2nd, 2018
All you need to know about our ‘live’ and ‘as live’ coverage of Saturday’s In Port Race in China. Guangzhou is the latest stop for the Volvo Ocean Race In Port Race Series.
The Dongfeng In Port Race is scheduled to start at 1500 local time, with racing to take place on a tight race course in the shadow of the Humen Bridge on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE enter the race tied on 25 points at the top of the Series leaderboard, with Team Brunel fending off team AkzoNobel for third place.
Racing starts at 1500 local time (0700 UTC), but due to technical limitations, video coverage will be available “as live” at 2300 local time (1500 UTC).
A live blog of the action is scheduled to start from 1450 local time (0650 UTC) and the usual post race story will be posted shortly after racing has finished on the Volvo Ocean Race website.
Check out Facebook, where the “as live” video will air at 2300 local time (1500 UTC), schedule a reminder so you don’t miss it.
Live updates will be tweeted from the race course beginning at 1450 local time (0650 GMT). Join the conversation on Twitter with the “as live” broadcast at 2300 local time (1500 UTC) by visiting live.twitter.com/volvooceanrace and tweeting us with #volvooceanrace. Check it out as we share the best content from the teams, stakeholders and fans on our feed
On the live blog, commentators will be blogging all the moves, previews and news from the racetrack, including the best of clips and social content, from 1450 local time (0650 UTC). You can find it at www.volvooceanrace.com under the ‘Racing’ section.
The Volvo Ocean Race app is full of great content and fits on your mobile phone.
If you can attend in person, come down to the Race Village. Based in the Nansha Marina, there is a fantastic Race Village including the Volvo Ocean Race Dome as well as the Super 60 Concept Boat. The Village is jam-packed full of interactive elements, innovative structures and loads of exciting things to do.
Current Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series Leaderboard
1. Dongfeng Race Team – 25 points
2. MAPFRE – 25 points
3. Team Brunel – 17 points
5. team AkzoNobel – 16 points
4. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 12 points
6. Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag – 9 points
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 7 points
Background: Racing the one design Volvo Ocean 65, the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race began 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.
Source: Volvo Ocean Race