The B&G Navigators’ Prize for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15

Published on November 12th, 2014

Mark Chisnell is having a week off, so throughout this week at we will be featuring feedback from the Navigators themselves, which relates to the B&G Navigators’ Prize for the Volvo Ocean Race.

The finish of Leg One of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 was surely one of the most dramatic that the race has ever seen. At the end of an excruciatingly exciting two boat tryst, all within just a few miles of the finish line in Cape Town, Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing snatched the win from Dongfeng Race Team. Those last few hours before the leg was won were so enthralling that one could be forgiven, just for the briefest moment, for losing focus on the fact that these guys had just smashed 25 days of hard ocean racing to get to this point.

Reading back through Mark Chisnell’s weekly blog (, one is fast reminded of the myriad different strategic, tactical and navigational wins and losses that had played out since the start in Alicante. However, you can be assured that the seven navigators will be rewinding, reworking and reviewing every single game-play with a view to learning and gaining from the analysis ahead of the next leg.

The B&G Navigators’ Prize for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 will be awarded to the Navigator who has made the most effective use of meteorological, oceanographic and geographical information to gain distance on the majority of the fleet, as voted for by the seven competing Navigators themselves.

Read on for an interview with Nicolas Lunven and Wouter Verbraak.

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