Tense moments as fleet is unloaded
Fast track coverage for Leg 2 final sprint
Abu Dhabi, UAE – The five Volvo Ocean Race teams sailing in Leg 2 Stage 2 will be scrambling for overall leg positions as well as vital points on Wednesday when they reconvene for a 98-nautical mile speed race into Abu Dhabi (Start Time 0530 UTC).
Team Telefónica and CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand will contest the overall victory in a leg split into two parts, because of the threat of piracy in the Indian Ocean.
The other Leg 2 finishing positions are also up for grabs, with 20 percent of the points still available after a first stage, raced from Cape Town to an undisclosed safe haven, that ended with a narrow victory for Telefónica over CAMPER.
Wednesday’s second stage will see the boats sprint in from an unloading point off the Sharjah coastline into the race´s first Middle Eastern Host Port at Abu Dhabi.
It could be a spectacular race, with forecasts of winds up to 25 knots. The course takes the fleet initially out from the Sharjah coast before turning for a fast run parallel with the shore. After rounding the final mark, the fleet will power directly towards the finish line at Abu Dhabi.
1.) Race Start (starting 0700 UTC)
2.) Midrace Update (starting 1000 UTC)
3.) Race Tracker 3D Graphic (starting 1300 UTC)
4.) Finish VNR (TBD)