Volvo Ocean Race: Inshore or offshore?:
(January 3, 2018; Leg 4; Day 2) – Less than 48 hours into Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, tactics are already starting to show among the seven teams as they do battle along Australia’s eastern coast.
A west to east split of 80 miles has developed as the teams move north of Sydney, with Leg 3 runners up Dongfeng Race Team leading the eastern offshore pack that currently fills the top three positions. Vestas 11th Hour Racing and overall race leaders MAPFRE are committed to the west, some 30 miles off the coast.
With offwind speeds across the fleet sitting at arounds 20 knots, Chris Nicholson, watch captain on team Akzonobel, revealed that the trio to the east are searching fo…
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