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Peashooter
11-28-2005, 12:05 AM
No, this is not a bunch of sprout-munchers driving an indestructable car, but some off-season race action to follow online until Reno '06...http://www.volvooceanrace.org/index.aspx

The fleet's headed to Cape Town now, but you want to see the photos and videos of leg 2 as they cross the Southern Ocean on the way to Melbourne.

BTW, ABN #1 just set a new monohull single-day record averaging over 22 kts -- yes, a sailboat! :eek: Peas

Peashooter
01-14-2006, 08:04 AM
The boys are in full chat in the Southern Ocean!

http://www.volvooceanrace.org/mediaplayer/index.aspx?guid=121f7341-d9a5-4d4d-8775-1b987b26505b

Peashooter
02-14-2006, 06:14 PM
The Volvo fleet is away on Leg #3:

http://www.volvooceanrace.org/mediaplayer/index.aspx?guid=affb29cd-e44c-47b1-b04c-0f96497cbefc

Here's what happens when a wave pushes you back into a raised dagger baord -- Ouch!:
http://www.volvooceanrace.org/mediaplayer/index.aspx?guid=fd258088-1694-4791-85dc-f6182bbf2b6a

Volvo 70s can get up to 35 knots; fast & wet!
http://www.volvooceanrace.org/multimedia/viewer/mediaviewer.aspx?position=20

Stevo
02-14-2006, 08:16 PM
Here's what happens when a wave pushes you back into a raised dagger baord -- Ouch!:
http://www.volvooceanrace.org/mediaplayer/index.aspx?guid=fd258088-1694-4791-85dc-f6182bbf2b6a

Yeowww :eek:
I like the commentary... "It's a bit of a struggle in these conditions" ... as the boat is bouncing too and fro and the only light looks as if it's coming from a flashlight.

Peashooter
02-24-2006, 05:17 PM
The tactical chess game on Leg 3 of the Volvo 'Round The World Race.

http://www.volvooceanrace.org/mediaplayer/index.aspx?guid=1266fea8-30a9-408d-92f1-9d5df0469329

They're headed into the ice fields of the cold Southern Ocean on this 6,000+ mile leg. Brrrrrr!

Peashooter
02-26-2006, 05:05 PM
A grinder's perspective:

http://www.sailingworld.com/article.jsp?ID=40264&typeID=400&catID=587

Peashooter
03-02-2006, 11:40 AM
She's retaining water....

http://www.volvooceanrace.org/news/article/2006/march/0302movistar/index.aspx

Peashooter
03-03-2006, 12:21 PM
Rounding Cape Horn!

http://www.volvooceanrace.org/mediaplayer/index.aspx?guid=7028ad15-7a5c-4d76-80f7-ab5935aeb93b

Peashooter
10-09-2006, 09:19 PM
A video clip from the bilges. Got it from my bro-in-law today.

http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/media/06/1002/

Keep yer boots on! "Boom"!