Lorient, France (June 17, 2015; Day 2) – The Volvo Ocean Race fleet has been battling its way up the north French coast, past bays, beaches and headlands. “It is without a doubt the most complicated leg of this race,” reports Amory Ross from Alvimedica.
Light northerly winds and strong currents early today held boat speeds in check, making it a challenge to round Pointe du Raz and head east toward the English Channel
While the bulk of the fleet went offshore for better wind and lesser current, SCA took the inshore option to battle the elements.
“We approached the area with a few knots of boat speed, but the stream got stronger and stronger the clos…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Volvo Ocean Race: It’s Complicated, Editor