VIDEO: 27 Days at Sea, Volvo Leg 1 in review
Published on November 8th, 2014
The first leg of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race from Alicante to Cape Town started on October 11 with Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing winning on November 5. Here’s a look back at the highs & lows of this exhilarating 6,487 nm roller-coaster.
Background: The 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race began in Alicante, Spain on Oct. 11 with the final finish on June 27 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Racing the new one design Volvo Ocean 65, seven teams will be scoring points in 9 offshore legs to determine the overall Volvo Ocean Race winner. Additionally, the teams will compete in 10 In-Port races at each stopover for a separate competition – the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Series.