“We had a super race. The proof was not easy, but the team effort worked. It was perfect, “said Sam Davies, Commander of the SCA.
With the Dutch Carolijn Brouwer at the helm, the SCA Team dominated the in-port since the first buoy and none of the other five teams managed to change the outcome.
“Our team sailed very well on this boat. It was the best thing that happened to us. We five in the leg, “moral said British Dee Caffari.
The difference was 20 seconds for Team Brunel, second place. In third was the MAPFRE Brazil André ‘ Cheek ‘ Fonseca.
“The conditions were not easy, as it had wind fast, then the intensity has decreased, the direction changed and we changed spark plugs all the time,” explained the Brazilian Andre Fonseca, in charge of this In-Port ltáctica.
The second victory of the Team girls SCA-fact inedito until then – balances the League of local races. The team won also the evidence of Abu Dhabi at the beginning of the year.
The Abu Dhabi is tied for first with the Dongfeng with 14 points. The SCA Team has 16.
The race was held despite the threat from Cyclone PAM that promises to enter the Pacific Ocean region in the next few hours. For this reason, go to Itajaí, in Brazil, has been postponed to next Tuesday (17).
The fifth stage of the Volvo Ocean Race have 6,776 miles (12,549 kilometers) from Auckland (New Zealand) and Itajaí (Brazil). It will be the longest and exhausting the evidence around the world.
Cyclone in New Zealand
Cyclone Pam, one of the strongest of the last 40 years in the South Pacific, did damage in Vanuatu, a nearby island. The phenomenon should reach New Zealand weakened between Sunday night and Monday morning, but the 20-metre waves and winds of more than 60 we forced the Organization to remove the Race village and postpone the start.
Result of the New Zealand Herald, Auckland In-Port Race:
1. Team SCA
2. Team Brunel
4. Dongfeng Race Team
5. Team Alvimedica
6. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
Classification of In-Port Races:
- Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing – 14 points
2. Team Brunel – 14 points
3. Team SCA – 16 points
4. Dongfeng Race Team – 18 points
5. Team Alvimedica – 20 points
6. MAPFRE – 25 points
7. Team Vestas Wind – 36 points