The second in-port race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 will be held in Lisbon on Friday afternoon. Seven teams will take the start of the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race on Friday afternoon at 14:00 local time (UTC). This is the second in the Volvo Ocean Race In Port Race Series. The forecast is for moderate 10 to 15 knot southwesterly winds.
For that wind direction, the length of the race course is likely to be confined by the banks of the Tagus River, so Principal Race Officer Bill O’Hara is anticipating the course will be short, with at least three, and possibly up to four laps. The target time for the race is 60-minutes.With so many manoeuvres required on the short course, boat handling is sure to be a determining factor for success on Friday.
HOW TO FOLLOW THE MIRPURI FOUNDATION IN-PORT RACE LISBON
Seven Volvo Ocean 65s hurtling around a short, fast and intense course in a picturesque Lisbon waters. What’s not to love? Don’t miss the action as the teams go head to head for points in what promises to be an explosive In-Port Race.
Follow the race Live at www.volvooceanrace.com to catch a live stream of the action from 1350 UTC, or go down to the Race VillageBased in the the Doca Pesca on Avenida Brasília, we’ve got a fantastic Race Village built around the permanent Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard facility – and it’s jam packed full of interactive elements, innovative structures and loads of exciting things to do.
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 — 22 Março 2018
Turn the Tide on Plastic deployed the drifter buoy
Mirpuri Foundation boat broken the seal on the drifter buoy and portuguese sailor Frederico Melo deployed it as per race instructions. The drifter buoy is a important tech to help scientists at National Oceanic and...