Dongfeng Crosses the Equator:
Jack Bouttell gets the full treatment from King Neptune as Dongfeng leads across the Equator on Leg 2 of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race.
Volvo Ocean Race: Crossing the Equator:
(November 13, 2017; Leg 2, Day 9) – The 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race frontrunners are into the Southern Hemisphere on Monday after crossing the Equator, the latest milestone in the drag race to Cape Town.
Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team led the fleet over the famous line of latitude at 0941 UTC with the slimmest of leads over MAPFRE, Vestas 11th Hour Racing, Team Brunel and team Akzonobel. By 1126 UTC all five boats in the tight leading pack had crossed the Equator, the delta between them just over 20 nautical miles going into their ninth day at sea in Leg 2.
Turn the Tide on Plastic and Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, in sixth and seventh respectively only just over 60 m…
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