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Volvo Ocean Race: Crew Revealed For In-Port Race

Volvo Ocean Race: Crew Revealed For In-Port Race

Seven teams will take the start of the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race at 14:00 local time (UTC) on Friday, November 3.

This is the second in the Volvo Ocean Race In Port Race Series. In Alicante, MAPFRE beat Dongfeng Race Team with Vestas 11th Hour Racing completing the podium.

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.

The race will be broadcast live from 1350 UTC (0950 EDT) on the race website and Facebook page.

As the crew lists for Leg 2 have not yet been released, the crew lists below for the In-Port Race are revealing as the rules require that the In-Port Race crew members shall have sailed Leg 1 (see crew lists) or will be aboard for Leg 2.

The second leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race starts November 5 and is expected to take three weeks for the seven teams to complete the 7000 nm course from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Town, South Africa.

Dongfeng Race Team
Skipper – Charles Caudrelier
Pascal Bidégorry
Stuart Bannatyne
Jérémie Beyou
Daryl Wislang
Marie Riou
Carolijn Brouwer
Jackson Bouttell
Jinhao Chen

team AkzoNobel
Skipper – Simeon Tienpont
Jules Salter
Ross Monson
Brad Farrand
Nicolai Sehested
Emily Nagel
Martine Grael
Luke Molloy

Team Brunel
Skipper – Bouwe Bekking
Andrew Cape
Carlo Huisman
Alberto Bolzan
Kyle Langford
Maciel Cicchetti
Peter Burling
Annie Lush
Abby Ehler

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag
Skipper- David Witt
Steve Hayles
Alex Gough
Annemieka Bes
Benjamin Piggott
John Fisher
Luke Parkinson
Tom Clout

Turn the Tide on Plastic
Skipper – Dee Caffari
Nico Lunven
Martin Strömberg
Liz Wardley
Annalise Murphy
Francesca Clapcich
Bianca Cook
Lucas Chapman
Henry Bomby
Frederico Melo

Vestas 11th Hour Racing
Skipper – Charlie Enright
Simon Fisher
Mark Towill
Damian Foxall
Nick Dana
Tom Johnson
Tony Mutter
Stacey Jackson
Hannah Diamond

MAPFRE
Skipper – Xabi Fernández
Juan Vila
Pablo Arrarte
Rob Greenhalgh
Antonio “Ñeti” Cuervas-Mons
Blair Tuke
Willy Altadill
Sophie Ciszek
Tamara Echegoyen

The second leg of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race starts November 5 and is expected to take three weeks for the seven teams to complete the 7000 nm course from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Town, South Africa.

2017-18 Edition: Entered Teams – Skippers
• Team AkzoNobel (NED), Simeon Tienpont (NED)
• Dongfeng Race Team (CHN), Charles Caudrelier (FRA)
• MAPFRE (ESP), Xabi Fernández (ESP)
• Vestas 11th Hour Racing (DEN/USA), Charlie Enright (USA)
• Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (HKG), David Witt (AUS)
• Turn the Tide on Plastic (POR), Dee Caffari (GBR)
• Team Brunel (NED), Bouwe Bekking (NED)

Background: Racing the one design Volvo Ocean 65, the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race begins in Alicante, Spain on October 22 2017 with the final finish in The Hague, Netherlands on June 30 2018. In total, the 11-leg race will visit 12 cities in six continents: Alicante, Lisbon, Cape Town, Melbourne, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Auckland, Itajaí, Newport, Cardiff, Gothenburg, and The Hague. A maximum of eight teams will compete.

Source: Volvo Ocean Race

Source: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2017/11/02/volvo-ocean-race-crew-revealed-port-race/