The Mirpuri Foundation “Turn The Tide on Plastic” boat has completed the 7,000 nautical mile race from Lisbon to Cape Town. The crew will now take some well-deserved rest, before the In-Port Race on 8 December. Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Cape Town to Melbourne, starts on 10 December.

Volvo Ocean Race Cape Town Race Village is officially open. It is the 11th time in 13 editions that the Race has visited the South African city, known as the ‘Gateway to the Southern Ocean’, and crowds flooded into the V&A Waterfront to mark the occasion. 

The city was the first stop in the first ever edition of the Race, then known as the Whitbread Round the World Race – and has been a welcome stop for the boats competing in the toughest test of a team in professional sport ever since.

After the arrival, the boats are being hauled out of the water for a full check by the Boatyard – their last scheduled tune-up before arriving in Auckland in February 2018.

Photo Credits: Pedro Martinez and Ainhoa Sanchez / VOR