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What makes the start for Volvo 65's just like any other start? You can be over. See (and hear) for yourself. We didn't win but the good news is I got to sail Brunel from outside the harbor just about to the dock. What a powerful machine! I think I was doing 8 knots in 6 knots of breeze or something silly like that. I was surprised how close Skipper Bouwe let to other boats on the way in. I took the stern of a 150ft clipper ship by a boat length and then passed her on the leeward side pretty close. People on the clipper were looking at me like I was somebody who knew what he was doing. All I kept thinking to myself is what if something happens and I am the guy responsible for 100 guys fixing a boat all nigh long so they can race to Cape Town tomorrow. I would have become a VOR legend forever. Here are the results for the day: Results Pro-Am 4 1. MAPFRE 13:27:32 -1pt 2. Team Alvimedica 13:28:38 - 2pts 3. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing 13:29:24 - 3pts 4. Dongfeng Rac
Newbies need to sell sailing, not experts. Published on October 7, 2014| Scuttlebutt contributor Leighton O’Connor has been in Alicante, Spain to experience the launch of the 2014-15 Volvo Ocean Race. After mingling in the crowds, and getting on the water last weekend for the In-Port and Pro-Am races, Leighton has gain perspective not only of the event, but what might be a hurdle in getting new people into sailing… It was my first day at the Volvo Ocean Race Village in Alicante, so I decided to go for a stroll through their race village. Two of the Volvo 70s from the 2005-2006 race, The Black Pearl and the Brasil 1, were on display and giving tours. I signed a release to go on board Brasil 1, and was handed a helmet and flash light to go below decks. I was below for a few minutes, saw some very excited kids enjoying the tour, but it was too hot for me so I went topsides. Upon leaving the boat, I thought to myself how cool it was to have this kind of access, but it didn’t reall