Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 9 to Cardiff is underway

 
Team Brunel were early leaders of Leg 9 after a spectacular Sunday start . . .

The Dutch team, led by Bouwe Bekking, accomplished its first goal on Sunday afternoon, taking the early lead on Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race from Newport, Rhode Island to Cardiff, Wales.

Leg 9 is a 3,300 nautical mile transatlantic race and the third and final double-point scoring leg.

The results on this leg will go a long way to determining overall finishing position in this edition of the race.

The forecast for the leg is complex, with several weather systems in play, as well as the Gulf Stream to navigate. The ETA for the leg is in the eight to nine day range.

Leg 9 Positions as at 21:50 UTC on Monday 21 May:

1. Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier) -- distance to finish -- 2,512 nautical miles
2. MAPFRE (Xabi Fernández) + 19 nm
3. Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking) + 40 nm
4. Vestas 11th Hour Racing (Charlie Enright) + 43 nm
5. Team AkzoNobel (Simeon Tienpont) + 44 nm
6. Sun Hung Kai Scallywag (David Witt) + 56 nm
7. Turn The Tide on Plastic (Dee Caffari) + 57 nm

Current Volvo Ocean Race Overall Leaderboard

1. MAPFRE – 53 points
2. Dongfeng Race Team – 50 points
3. Team Brunel – 42 points
4. team AkzoNobel – 36 points
5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 28 points
6. Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag – 27 points
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 22 points

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