Posted by, Rob Almeida
After rounding the Azores a few days ago, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet had a bit of a sleigh ride east toward the finish of leg 8 in Lorient. Video footage from Volvo Ocean Race competitor CAMPER with ETNZ shows a big wave crashing against the crew on deck while skipper Chris Nicholson is at the helm sailing over 25 knots boat speed on the Bay of Biscay heading to Lorient, France.
Anthony Nossiter struggles to find where the back of the boat begins, as waves come crashing over the deck, onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France. Image (c) Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race