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Volvo Ocean Race images show how fierce life in Atlantic Ocean can be

by Volvo Ocean Race on 9 Nov 2017
Leg 2, Lisbon to Cape Town, on board AkzoNobel – Volvo Ocean Race James Blake / Volvo Ocean Race
As the Volvo Ocean Race fleet continue their relentless 7,000 nautical mile journey from Lisbon to Cape Town, conditions have been challenging - with wind speeds of over 30+ knots for almost 72 hours straight.

The teams are dehydrated, exhausted and constantly wet. Slaves to the position reports that are delivered to the boats every six hours, each team, each sailor, is obsessed with the thought of winning this leg.

The seven Volvo Ocean Race teams have just over 4,600 nautical miles to go until they reach the finish line. Within that distance, they will cross the Equator, drift through the Doldrums and torture themselves trying to navigate the weather minefield that is the Atlantic Ocean.

The current standings are as follows:

Leg 2 – Position Report – Wednesday 8 November (Day 4) – 13:00 UTC

1. Vestas 11th Hour Racing -- distance to finish – 4,618.1 nautical miles
2. Dongfeng Race Team +1.8nm
3. MAPFRE +2.4
4. team AkzoNobel +4.1
5. Team Brunel +52.1
6. Turn the Tide on Plastic +89.5
7. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag +124.6ast 72 hours showing just how fierce life in the Atlantic Ocean can be

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