Images from GreenDragon Team Volvo qualifier

The GreenDragon Team on their 2000 mile qualifier

The GreenDragon Team embarked on their 2000 mile qualifier. During the journey, the boat was sailed north to a waypoint of 5932 .2N 020.6W, approximately halfway between the Outer Hebrides and the Faroe Islands, northwest of mainland Scotland.

The crew then headed approximately 200 miles south of Iceland, before heading south to return to their training base in Cork on the south coast of Ireland.

The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world?s premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.
Watch Captain Neal McDonald from Great Briain at the helm.


The GreenDragon Team on their 2000 mile qualifier


Bowman Justin Slattery from Ireland on the grinder.


The GreenDragon Team on their 2000 mile qualifier


Navigator Ian Moore from Great Britain assumes his position below decks at the Navigation Station.


The GreenDragon Team on their 2000 mile qualifier


Bowman Andrew McLean from New Zealand relaxing below decks.


GreenDragon Team on their 2000 mile qualifier


The GreenDragon Team on their 2000 mile qualifier
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