VOR Update: Mark Towill’s Account of Vesta’s Wind Collision

The following is Mark Towill’s account of the fatal collision on the Hong Kong approach. Mark is the skipper of Vestas 11th Hour Racing on Leg 4 of the VOR. We were about 30 nautical miles from the finish, and I was at the navigation station monitoring the radar and AIS (Automatic Identification System), and communicating with the crew on-deck …

VOR Update: Team AkzoNobel and SHK/Scallywag Battle It Out!

Check out the FULL leg 6 replay below! Team AkzoNobel has won Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race, racing 6,344 miles from Hong Kong to Auckland in 20 days, 9 hours and 17 minutes and 26 seconds. It was a tremendous win, and came after an epic final 24 hours, when a ridge of high pressure off the north …