Boat: ELVSTROM 32
Designer: Paul ElvstrС†m
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 – ASSA ABLOY leads into Hauraki Gulf
Author: Volvo Ocean Race Media
Neal McDonald’s ASSA ABLOY led the Volvo Ocean Race fleet into the Hauraki Gulf and is now a very short distance away from the finishing line, currently in good breeze. With three sick and injured crew members on board, this performance has been remarkable, given some of the conditions that the boats have had to withstand on leg 3.
Most important for the two New Zealanders on the boat, is to lead into Auckland, so Richard Mason and Stu Wilson will be anticipating the exciting moment when they cross the finish line on ASSA ABLOY.
The nail-biting race between illbruck, News Corp and Tyco continues as they sail past Bream Head, with illbruck marginally ahead of the duel going on between News Corp and Tyco. Amer Sports One is just entering the Hauraki Gulf. All the boats are currently sailing in the same gradient breeze of between 15 and 20 knots. djuice is just to the south of Cape Brett and Amer Sports Too is now less than 300 miles from Cape Reinga in 25 knots of wind.
- YachtsandYachting.com Volvo Ocean Race Information Page
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