VNR ALERT: Scallywag arrive in Itajaí and race against time to be ready for Sunday's leg start
19 Apr 2018
Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag won’t be taking part to the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday afternoon as the team races the clock to prepare for the start of Leg 8.
Six teams will be on the start line, with Vestas 11th Hour Racing joining the fleet following its dismasting, and subsequent repair and relaunching.
This is the seventh event in the Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series.
The Spanish MAPFRE team, skippered by Xabi Fernández, is at the top of the leaderboard for the series, with two race wins and three second place finishes to boast the most consistent podium results.
But just three points back is Dongfeng Race Team, winners of three races, but held back by one disappointing result in the China stop.
The two Dutch-skippered entries, team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel are battling for the final podium spot, with Simeon Tienpont’s AkzoNobel squad just one point ahead of Bouwe Bekking’s Brunel.
The Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series acts as a tie-breaking mechanism for the overall race leaderboard. And with just one point separating first from second place after seven legs of racing, the results here could be crucial by the time the race finishes in The Hague at the end of June.
00:32 Aerial views of Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag arriving into Itajaí and the docks
01:03 Boat docking with friends, crews and supporters waiting for them
01:36 IV EN Liby Greenhalgh (GBR) navigator of Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag on the preparation for leg start
02:14 Members of other teams helping Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag unloading the boat
02:26 IV EN Ben Piggott (AUS) of Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag on the support from other teams
02:46 More unloading
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