Volvo Ocean Race-Who is Right to Draw Different Strategies?

Another fact calls attention in the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, between China and New Zealand. After three days with a lot of wind against giant waves and the teams put in practice your strategies to get more speed on the Pacific Ocean. The SCA Team and Team Brunel chose the path further north, near Taiwan, and the other four boats followed the traditional route, i.e. by the Philippines. The leg must end within three weeks in the New Zealand city of Auckland.

The teams should wait about a week to find out if their tactics were right. Apparently, who chose the Philippines is taking advantage. In the latest update on Wednesday, Abu Dhabi, MAPFRE, Team Alvimedica and Dongfeng have already opened more than 150 km of advantage for the two who remained for Taiwan. In practice, Team SCA and Team Brunel will navigate almost 500 kilometers more than his four rivals.

“So far, the weather forecast says that both are right, but we should wait six to seven days-or even more-so we know for sure. The boats will enter the Doldrums, turning a lottery,” said the official race meteorologist, Gonzalo Infante. “This leg marks the greater separation of the fleet of this Edition”.

 

The good news is that the sea is calmer, causing less discomfort and nausea than on the way out of China. “Imagine being in a roller coaster for more than 60 consecutive hours. It’s more or less how we feel. You want her to stop, but there is no chance of that,” said Stefan Coppers, reporter aboard the Team Brunel.

The League is led by Dongfeng Race Team, who made two second places and won the previous step. The second place overall is the Abu Dhabi.

 

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