Please select your home edition
Edition
upffront 2018 Running Rigging 728x90

Team Brunel takes Omega 24-hour speed record in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8

by Team Brunel 14 May 2018 08:56 PDT
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 8 from Itajai to Newport, day 15, on board Brunel. Peeling in the North Atlantic one day out from Newport. © Sam Greenfield / Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel, skippered by race veteran Bouwe Bekking took the Omega 24-hour speed record in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race. On the 2nd of May at 17:47 UTC Team Brunel counted 525.45 nm in 24 hours. Team Brunel ended Leg 8 after a nail-biting finish in a second place.

Abby Ehler: "It's another sort of stripe on your shoulder of what we have achieved. We may not have won the leg but we definitely have shown that we got really good boat speed by winning that award."

The Volvo Ocean Race will continue on Sunday May 20th with Leg 9 from Newport (US) to Cardiff (UK).

Volvo Ocean Race Leaderboard: (after Leg 8)

Mapfre, 53 points
Dongfeng Race Team, 50 points
Team Brunel, 42 points
Team AkzoNobel, 36 points
Vestas 11th Hour Racing, 28 points
Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag, 27 points
Turn The Tide On Plastic, 22 points

Related Articles

The French Revolution
Meet the sailors hoping to bring some 'je ne sais quoi' to the next edition of The Ocean Race Since 1973, The Ocean Race has been the toughest test of a team in sport - and next edition, it's about to become even tougher. Posted on 13 Jun
Unfinished business
Blair Tuke on trying to win The Ocean Race Kiwi star Blair Tuke on trying to win the Race that 'pushes you like nothing else'. When Blair Tuke looks back on his first crack at The Ocean Race, onboard MAPFRE, he describes it in two words: unfinished business. Posted on 18 May
Sailors ringing the changes in The Ocean Race
The Ocean Race is set to expand with a combined fleet that could see up to double the entries The Ocean Race is set to expand with a combined fleet that could see up to double the number of boats on the start line in Alicante in 2021, compared to the last few editions of the event. Posted on 12 May
Hat-trick award success for the Ocean Race
Hat-trick award success for the Ocean Race The Ocean Race has secured another major prize at a prestigious global sport awards ceremony – making it three big wins in just seven days. Posted on 6 May
Inmarsat helps deliver BT Sport Industry Award
Ground-breaking live coverage and raw storytelling wins prestigious Cutting Edge Sport category Enabled by Inmarsat's flagship satellite communications services, the gripping multimedia content distributed to a global audience throughout the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race has won a prestigious BT Sport Industry Award. Posted on 2 May
The Ocean Race partners with Bluewater
Collaboration builds upon the partnership during the past edition of the race The Ocean Race will partner with pure water provider Bluewater in a bid to reduce global reliance on single-use plastics, it has been announced. Posted on 27 Apr
The Ocean Race wins two sport industry awards
The Ocean Race fights off competition from some of the biggest names in sport to pick up two prizes. The Ocean Race has won two BT Sport Industry Awards, earning recognition amongst some of the world's biggest sporting brands and organisations by scooping the Cutting Edge Sport Award and the Social and Sustainable Development Award. Posted on 26 Apr
The Ocean Race wins Cutting Edge Sports Award
The Ocean Race fights off competition from the biggest names in sport to pick up the prizes The Ocean Race has won two BT Sport Industry Awards, earning recognition amongst some of the world's biggest sporting brands and organisations by scooping the Cutting Edge Sport Award and the Social and Sustainable Development Award. Posted on 26 Apr
Racing with purpose for Ocean Health
A visionary partnership with 11th Hour Racing The Ocean Race is building on its position as the sustainability leader in global sport by announcing a visionary partnership with 11th Hour Racing -- the largest of its kind in sport. Posted on 22 Apr
The Ocean Race: 'This is a special race'
Kiwi Race veteran Tony Rae on working with Bianca Cook's NZ-flagged campaign Kiwi Race veteran Tony Rae on working with Bianca Cook's NZ-flagged campaign – and why The Ocean Race means so much to New Zealand. Posted on 18 Apr
Naiad 660x82px_RescueSOUTHERN-SPARS-AGLAIA-SPARS_728X90 BottomGul 2018 October - Code Zero FOOTER