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Leg 7 and the Southern Ocean awaits

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Leg 7 will start at 14:00 local time in Auckland, 01:00 UTC on Sunday, 18 March. Seven Volvo Ocean Race teams will embark on one of the most classic legs in offshore racing on Sunday afternoon from Auckland, New Zealand. Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race is an iconic Southern Ocean challenge; a 7,600 nautical mile race through “Furious Fifties”, the inhospitable, remote waters south of 50-degrees latitude that circle Antarctica, around Cape Horn and up to Itajaí, Brazil. “It’s going to be bloody cold,” said Bouwe Bekking, the skipper of Team Brunel, who is on his eighth lap…

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New Zealand Herald In-Port Race

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The results before this inport race are as follows Current Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series Leaderboard 1. MAPFRE – 32 points 2. Dongfeng Race Team – 27 points 3. Team Brunel – 23 points 4. team AkzoNobel – 21 points 5. Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag – 13 points 6. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 12 points 7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 10 points Dongfeng Race Team showed great concentration and resilience in winning the New Zealand Herald In Port Race in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. Conditions were extremely light, shifty and patchy on the Waitematā Harbour,…

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