Leaving the safer Mediterranean sea behind, the teams are sailing along the African coast discovering the perils of a not so off-shore racing. It’s also time for the crew to realise that the lack of winds may mean that they are in a longer leg than planned.
life at the extreme
That’s it. The seven teams are leaving Alicante, Spain for the first leg of their round the world race. And first, they have to go through the capricious Mediterranean sea with its thunderstorms and lack of wind. The perfect start for the toughest race on the planet.
For the seven sailing teams competing in the Volvo Ocean Race, it is last minute preparation and time to say goodbye to their family. In 24 hours they will start the toughest sailing race on the planet.