VOR Report: Scoring Gate

photo credit: Rick Deppe/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race
'The sky at night' onboard PUMA Ocean Racing, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro
A flat-out, pedal-to-the-metal, and don’t-spare-the-horses drag race finally settled the first points for Leg 5.
Ericsson 4 went through the scoring gate at 36 degrees S just after midnight GMT.
Torben Grael and his team picked up the four points by a mere 32 minutes of advantage from their sistership – and second-placed Ericsson 3 was only 10 minutes in front of PUMA.
The gap back to Telefonica Blue was a little bigger, but still only a couple of hours, with Green Dragon just over another hour behind.
photo credit: Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race
Telefonica Blue, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro
More on Ericsson 3: Magnus Olsson has cut loose his young gun navigator Aksel Magdahl on E3. As it turns out there was a routing option going clockwise to the north. read here
photo credit: Guy Salter/Ericsson 4/Volvo Ocean Race
Fiji, as seen from onboard Ericsson 4, on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Qingdao to Rio de Janeiro

VOR Report: Scoring Gate VOR Report: Scoring Gate Reviewed by Panos Douros on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Rating: 5

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