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 SHK/Scallywag’s Spectacular Victory

Volvo Ocean Race: Cutting the corner Fast forward to the early stages of Leg 6 where Scallywag again finds itself on the inside track, cutting the corner on the right hand turn to the south towards the finish line in New Zealand. Just over two days ago, Scallywag and AkzoNobel, were seemingly marooned 120 miles behind the leaders, punished by …

Vestas Collision Update

New Details Regarding Vestas Collision Published on February 13th, 2018 It was the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, and Vestas 11th Hour Racing was within 30 nm of finishing second after an arduous leg from Australia to Hong Kong. However, at 1:23 am on January 20 (local time), the crew of nine collided with a fishing boat, sinking the vessel, tossing …