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Images of Volvo Ocean Race: Sails Sunshine and Colour.

'VOR Harbour shake down'    Paul Gilbert-AquaPx©    Click Here to view large photo

Sails Sunshine and Colour were the feature on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour on Friday, and wind?

Well, not so much !

Lunchtime office workers were treated to riot of colour albeit moving at glacial speed, as the Volvo fleet used a harbour race with guests aboard to start pre race checks on gear and systems.

This, in stark contrast to the toughest , bleak sleigh ride of 6,705 nm through the southern ocean, rounding the horn up to Itajai in southern Brazil ending leg five of the VOR.

VOR Harbour shake down,VOR Harbour shake down -  Paul Gilbert-AquaPx©   Click Here to view large photo






Afloat and ashore in the Volvo village the atmosphere was laid back. -  Paul Gilbert-AquaPx©   Click Here to view large photo


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