sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery
Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race: InPort Race and Leg 9 Start - Replays
Volvo Ocean Race: InPort Race and Leg 9 Start - Replays

'Groupama - Overall leader - 2011/12 Volvo Ocean Race'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

View the InPort Race at Lorient and the start of Leg 9 to the finish in Galway, Ireland. Racing gets underway in the Bretagne In-Port Race (Saturday at 12h45 CEST/10h45 UTC), with the winner taking six vital points. Less than 24 hours day later the final leg of the 39,000nm race, gets underway.

See the Leg 9 Start (Sunday at 12h45 CEST/10h45 UTC). The short course sprint from Lorient in northwest France to Galway on the west coast of Ireland will only take a couple of days to complete. Crews are not expected to get much sleep, if any at all.

InPort Full Replay



The Celtic Sea, the stretch of water that lies between the Volvo Ocean Race fleet and the overall finish line, is notorious for strong winds and big seas, churned up by the Celtic continental shelf.

On leaving Lorient, the fleet must first sail south, leaving Ile de Groix and Belle Ile, small islands in the Bay of Biscay, to starboard before charging north west towards the next waypoint -- Fastnet Rock.

The iconic landmark, renowned among sailors, is the most southerly point of Ireland, and must be left to port.



Once round the rock, the fleet will likely face strong westerly breeze and huge seas as they pass Blasket Island on the south-west tip of Ireland.

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 Leg 9 start map -  Volvo Ocean Race ©  
From there it’s a straight run up to the Aran Islands, a set of three islands marking the entrance to Galway bay that boast 200-metre tall cliffs, making the most of the strong currents that accelerate round the many headlands.

Eiragh lighthouse, at the western end of the Aran Islands, must be left to starboard before the fleet turn east and head for the finish line in Galway Bay.

As the scoreboard stands now, Groupama have 219 points and a 23-point lead at the head of the standings over Puma on 196, with Camper just five points further behind in third.

A nightmare for Telefónica on Leg 8, in which they finished fifth after suffering serious breakages, sees them tied on equal points with Camper.

Abu Dhabi have 122 points while Team Sanya have 39.

Once the race is underway follow the action using this link www.livestream.com/volvooceanrace or www.volvooceanrace.com

Onboard interviews will be a feature of this leg which will be covered near live.

Stay tuned for a unique viewing experience






by Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=99089

8:54 PM Sun 1 Jul 2012GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race

Related News Stories:

02 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Tight lead group on sprint leg to Galway
02 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Telefonica leads fleet out of Lorient + Video
02 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 9 a no go for Camper's Pammenter
02 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 - Groupama prepare for tough night
02 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race Leg 9 - Emotional onboard Puma's Mar Mostro
01 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Being a Volvo Ocean Race Virtual Sailor
01 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Outright speed holds the key says Groupama skipper
01 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Groupama 4 consolidates
01 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race Bretagne In-Port Race – Puma returns to podium
30 Jun 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Groupama almost secure Overall Race with InPort win
MORE STORIES ...






News - USA and the World



























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,










Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam on the horizon   
Rolex Big Boat Series - Golden Jubilee to take place this September   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT