Leg 9 Arrivals in Cardiff
1. TBRU finish time 02:39:53 UTC on 29 May after 8d 08h 39m 53s; 15 points
2. AKZO finish time 12:21:22 UTC on 29 May after 8d 08h 43m 58s (+04m 05s); 12 points
3. DFRT finish time 04:16:12 UTC on 29 May after 8d 10h 16m 12s; 10 points
4. VE11 finish time 05:09:09 UTC on 29 May after 8d 11h 09m 09s; 8 points
5. MAPF finish time 06:49:52 UTC on 29 May after 8d 12h 49m 52s; 6 points
6. TTOP finish time 08:56:21 UTC on 29 May after 8d 14h 56m 21s; 4 points
7, SHKS finish time 02:22:50 UTC on 30 May after 9d 08h 22m 50s; 2 points
VNR 29 May - Winners Brunel-AkzoNobel Leg 9 Arrival
VNR - Leg 9 Podium BNL-AZN-DFG
VNR UK focus - Britain’s Dee Caffari leads Turn the Tide on Plastic into Cardiff
SHK b-roll and IV Seal, Leg 9 arrival, Cardiff 30 May
IV EN BNL Burling Leg 9 arrival 1st place, Cardiff 29 May
IV IT BNL Bolzan Leg 9 arrival 1st place, Cardiff 29 May
IV EN BNL Ehler Leg 9 arrival 1st place, Cardiff 29 May
IV NL BNL Bekking-Huisman Leg 9 arrival 1st place, Cardiff 29 May
IV NL AZN Tienpont Leg 9 arrival 2nd place, Cardiff 29 May
IV EN AZN Nicholson Leg 9 arrival 2nd place, Cardiff 29 May
IV EN-PT AZN Grael Leg 9 arrival 2nd place, Cardiff 29 May
IV DN AZN Sehested Leg 9 arrival 2nd place, Cardiff 29 May
IV FR DFG Caudrelier Leg 9 arrival 3rd place, Cardiff 29 May
IV EN DFG Caudrelier Leg 9 arrival 3rd place, Cardiff 29 May
IV EN DFG Brouwer Leg 9 arrival 3rd place, Cardiff 29 May
IV FR DFG Escoffier Leg 9 arrival 3rd place, Cardiff 29 May
IV CN DFG Chen Horace Leg 9 arrival 3rd place, Cardiff 29 May
DFG b-roll and BNL docking, Leg 9 arrival, Cardiff 29 May
IV EN VEH Enright Leg 9 arrival 4th place, Cardiff 29 May
VEH b-roll, Leg 9 arrival, Cardiff 29 May
MPF b-roll and IV Fernández (live show), Leg 9 arrival, Cardiff 29 May
B-roll + IV EN MPF Fernández Leg 9 arrival 5th place, Cardiff 29 May
B-roll + IV ES MPF Fernández Leg 9 arrival 5th place, Cardiff 29 May
IV EN MPF Tuke Leg 9 arrival 5th place, Cardiff 29 May
IV EN MPF Greenhalgh Leg 9 arrival 5th place, Cardiff 29 May
IV ES MPF Arrarte Leg 9 arrival 5th place, Cardiff 29 May
B-roll + IV ES-GALL MPF Echegoyen Leg 9 arrival 5th place, Cardiff 29 May
B-roll + IV ES-BASQ MPF Fernández Leg 9 arrival 5th place, Cardiff 29 May
IV SW TTT Strömberg Leg 9 arrival 6th place, Cardiff 29 May
IV EN TTT Cook Leg 9 arrival 6th place, Cardiff 29 May
IV WELSH TTT Mon Leg 9 arrival 6th place, Cardiff 29 May
Tracker animation BNL-AZN Leg 9 Arrival
BNL AZN Leg 9 arrival cut from live show
Skipper Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel has won Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race to vault into serious contention for the overall race win.
Since arriving in Auckland with a disappointing sixth place finish, the Dutch team has posted a 1-2-1 scoreline, including wins on the final two double-point scoring legs and moved from also-ran to a firm podium position with an eye on the top spot.
To get the leg win, Bekking had to fend off fellow Dutch skipper Simeon Tienpont’s team AkzoNobel, who held a nominal lead just hours before the finish.
But in the strong currents and light winds of the Bristol Channel, Bekking and his crew found a way to claw back in front and protected over the final miles to take the win by just 4 minutes and 05 seconds over team AkzoNobel.
More importantly, Bekking has added 15 points to his overall score and moves his team within striking distance of the overall race lead with two legs to go.
“We’re very happy with the result – to beat the two red boats was the objective,” Bekking said after crossing the finish line. “Winning of course is nice to get the bonus point and then a nice fight to beat AkzoNobel in the end as well, so we’re a happy team.
“But the aim is to keep looking forward. We’ve closed the gap to MAPFRE and Dongfeng and victory remains our main objective!”
If the teams still racing finish in their current positions, Team Brunel will be just three points off the overall race lead.
For team AkzoNobel, Leg 9 will be long remembered for the amazing record-breaking effort the team made in setting a new standard for 24 hour distance run in the Volvo Ocean Race.
On Friday, in ideal conditions, skipper Tienpont and his crew obliterated the race record set in a Volvo Ocean 70 by Ericsson 4 in 2008. The new mark is 602.5 nautical miles.
“This was an incredible race,” Tienpont said from on board at the finish line. “I’m unbelievably proud of the crew. We kept pushing all the way to the finish line and we’re happy with the second place.
“We enjoyed setting a record that hopefully will be hard to beat. It’s been a leg full of emotions and we’re looking forward to the last two legs… We’ve done unbelievably well since Melbourne. From there onwards we’ve scored more points than MAPFRE and Dongfeng. So the confidence is there and as a crew we’re enjoying it so much. We’ll just keep fighting and do what we did on this leg.”
The next team to finish is expected to be Dongfeng Race Team. If Charles Caudrelier’s crew is able to hold on to a third place finish, it will move three points ahead of Team Brunel and, assuming MAPFRE finishes in fifth place, take the overall race lead from MAPFRE by just a single point.
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