Volvo Ocean Race: Rounding Cape Horn
Published on March 30th, 2015
Four boats in the Volvo Ocean Race celebrated rounding the venerated landmark of Cape Horn on Monday, March 30.
Photos by Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
Photos by Amory Ross/Team Alvimedica
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. The fifth leg, from Auckland, NZL to Itajaí, Brazil (6,776 nm), began March 18 with an ETA of approximately April 4.