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Volvo Ocean Race - Images from the Slowlogue + Video

by Sail-World.com/NZ on 11 Oct
Prologue start. Night shots on-board Dongfeng. Dongfeng had a bad start and sails in the back of the fleet. Photo by Jeremie Lecaudey. 08 October, 2017 Volvo Ocean Race http://www.volvooceanrace.com
The Volvo Ocean race fleet is making slow progress on the Prologue Leg from Lisbon, Portugal to Alicante, Spain ahead of the start of the 45,000nm round the world race which gets underway on October 22, 2017.

Early Wednesday morning, the decision was made to shorten the Volvo Ocean Race Prologue Leg, with the compulsory gate off Cabo de Gata now becoming the finish line.

Race Director Phil Lawrence informed the teams at 0800 UTC on Wednesday morning when the leading boats were approximately two hours from the gate.

The teams are currently sailing in winds near 10 knots. But the forecast is for the wind to ease significantly on the other side of the cape.

With the shortened course, the fleet is expected to begin arriving in Alicante early on Thursday morning local time.

Here's a gallery of images from the first two days of 'racing'.



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