Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2, Cape Town to Abu Dhabi – 2812 NMs to the finish

Here’s the Leaderboard so far for Leg 2:

  • 1    MAPFRE                             0 NM
  • 2    Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing   11 NM
  • 3    Team Brunel                       20 NM
  • 4    Dongfeng Race Team         23 NM
  • 5    Team Vestas Wind              117 NM
  • 6    Team Alvimedica                 155 NM
  • 7    Team SCA                           218 NM

Update:
Everyone has stayed safe.
No catastrophic breakdowns.
The Spanish have found some serious wheels!

Experience and time in the boat definitely seems to still be paying.

 

The Mayan – David Crosby’s legendary schooner

This is the legendary Mayan, which has been the 40-year muse to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician, David Crosby.

Bob Craven, yacht broker, tours the life and times of this John Alden designed schooner, which was for sale in 2011, in this beautiful video.  Not sure if its still for sale.

Volvo Ocean Race – 750 Miles to Cape Town

Here is the latest from the Volvo Ocean Race:

750 Miles to go till the finish of the Leg One in Cape Town, South Africa.  Abu Dhabi is leading but the Chinese boat Dong Feng, is right behind!  This video has some excellent footage of a breakdown.  The leaders are expected to finish in the next 3 days, unless the winds get light. Here is the leader board:

1.  Abu Dhabi Ocean Race

2.  Dongfeng Race Team – 5 miles back

3. Team Brunel  – 30 miles back

4. Team Vestas Wind  – 87 miles back

5.  Team Alvimedica  – 227 miles back

6. MAPFRE – 415 miles back

7. Team SCA – 557 miles back

 

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Pretty serious growth in our top secret Massachusetts laboratory.

Pretty serious growth in our top secret Massachusetts laboratory.

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The bottompaint testing continues! Totalboat paints are doing well. There definitely some winners and some losers. We may have found a few new paints for 2015.

The bottompaint testing continues! Totalboat paints are doing well. There definitely some winners and some losers. We may have found a few new paints for 2015.

Americas Cup / Louis Vuitton Cup – Semifinal – Race 2 – Luna Rossa vs. Artemis

Americas Cup / Louis Vuitton Cup – Semifinal – Race 1 – Luna Rossa vs. Artemis

The first race in the semi final comp between the italian Americas Cup challenger, Luna Rossa vs the Swedish Americas Cup challenger, Artemis.

This is the first time Artemis has raced and it is close for atleast a few minutes…

Saving Corlear Catboat Chapter II

Snake Mt Boatworks restores a Herreshoff Catboat.  Chapter II

How To Paint a Boot Stripe

This video from Sail Magazine explains how to paint a proper boot stripe on your boat.  Its a little more complex than it appears!