Friday, December 17, 2010

Second Sprint of Round the World Race Begins

The second sprint of the Velux 5 Oceans got underway yesterday after a four day delay. The oldest single-handed round the world yacht race, the Velux 5 Oceans is considered the longest and toughest event for ANY individual in ANY sport. This second sprint is perhaps the most dangerous of the five as it entails a grueling 7,000 nautical mile sprint across the Southern Ocean through some of the worst weather conditions known to man.

Photo © Ainhoa Sanchez/w-w-i.com

Not that we have a horse in this race, but we're watching the guy in the yellow yacht, Le Pengouin, pictured above. Le Pengouin's skipper, Brad Van Liew, is the lone American in the race and he won the first sprint handily.

For more about the second leg of the race, check out the video below and our recent Sailing Report from Sean McQuilken.

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