• 13-NOV-2017

  • Equator

The challenges of crossing the Equator

VNR: Leg 2 Day 9 Equator crossing and weather challenges

Today Monday 13 November the boats pass the Equator. It is a challenging part of the ocean to sail in with weather being the main concern for the fleet. As the boats approach the line, crews talk us through the weather they've been sailing through and the challenges they've encountered.

Interviews in native languages

team AkzoNobel: Simeon Tienpont NED (NL), Martine Grael BRA (PT)
Dongfeng Race Team: Marie Riou FRA (FR), Chen Joinhao Horace CHN (CN)
Vestas 11th Hour Racing: Charlie Enright USA (EN), Simon Fisher USA (EN)
MAPFRE: Tamara Echegoyen ESP (ES), Blair Tuke NZL (EN)
Team Brunel: Peter Burling NZL (EN), Alberto Bolzan ITA (IT), Carlo Huisman NED (NL)
Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag: David Witt AUS (EN), Tom Clout AUS (EN)


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