• 23-NOV-2017

  • Southern Atlantic Ocean, off South Africa

VNR ALERT: Breeze coming on for leaders with Cape Town finish on the horizon

VNR: Breeze coming on for leaders with Cape Town finish on the horizon

Teams look forward to arriving in Cape Town. 

Spanish team MAPFRE continue to lead the seven-strong fleet with a 33-mile buffer over second-placed Dongfeng Race Team at 1300 UTC on Thursday. With potentially only another 24 hours at sea left for the frontrunners, the action at the head of the fleet is heating up; only 37 miles separate the top three but the chasing pair are running out of time to overhaul the Spanish leader.

Although the leg is coming to a close it is by no means over – and the approach to Cape Town is notoriously tricky. 

Vestas 11th Hour Racing and Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag opted to deploy stealth mode on Thursday as the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race reaches its climax.

Additional interviews [LANGUAGE, Name, (NATIONALITY), Team]
EN Rob Greenhalgh (GBR), MAPFRE
ES Pablo Arrarte (ESP), MAPFRE
IT Francesca Clapcich, Turn the Tide on Plastic
FR Nico Lunven, Turn the Tide on Plastic
DN Nicolai Sehested, team AkzoNobel 
PT Martine Grael, team AkzoNobel​

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