Team Vestas Wind: All Hands on Deck, Episode 9
Published on May 22nd, 2015
As Team Vestas Wind seeks to re-join the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race following the grounding of their VO 65 on November 29, the team has launched a web series to provide updates on their progress.
In the video above, the team is getting ready to leave Persico Marine. The painting is complete, the stickers are on, and we’ve even got a new face in the boatyard this week. Peter Wibroe updates us on the latest from the Alps in the last days before Team Vestas check out of Nembro.
In the video below, the team is on the road, departing on the night of May 22-23 from Persico Marine. Prior to departure, Team Vestas celebrated with the team who has worked on this rebuild over the past four months. King Neptune even made an appearance to help them on their way now to Lisbon, Portugal.
The plan for the team is to return to the race by the Lisbon stopover in late May/early June to sail the final two legs. The fleet is scheduled to start the eighth leg from Portugal to Lorient, France, on June 7.