It’s my favourite time of the year again, with summer approaching fast and with the arrival of the 7 Volvo Ocean race teams who are competing in the 2014/15 race. The V&A Waterfront was absolutely alive the last time the race was here and it was a lovely experience, along with getting to know some of the ground crew for the Volvo Ocean Race
This year’s race sees the return of an all female crew, in more then a decade of the VOR with Team SCA. I’ve always had my favourites during the race and this year it’s Team SCA. Skippered by Sam Davies, the team already showed a bit of skill in the early ages of leg 1, taking a good strategic position that put them ahead of the fleet. Right now the fleet is are just off Brazil in the South Atlantic Ocean and have made a turn in the direction of Cape Town.
I’m keeping up to date using the Volvo Ocean Race website and the app on iOS. Both the site and the app are extremely rich with content; video, images and stories from the crews racing, along with a leaderboard and a 3D tracker that shows the environment that the fleet are experiencing like wind and currents.
Have I said how excited I am?
I love the ocean, I love being on a motor vessel to taking a relaxed sail on a yacht. I’m lucky enough to be a rescue skipper at NSRI – Station 3 at the V&A Waterfront, where we get to experience fantastic, the world’s biggest yacht races come into our port, and this one will definitely have me roaming around the village on the weekend, to supporting the yachts, events and races during the time the fleet are here. I really encourage visiting the V&A Waterfront from this Saturday from 2pm for the opening of the Volvo Ocean Race village. It’s going to be great.