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Across the Atlantic, Cape Town -- the first stage of Volvo round the wld yacht race starts

across the Atlantic, Cape Town -- the first stage of Volvo round the wld yacht race starts

China Construction machinery information

Guide: (Alicante, Spain, November 5) at 2 p.m. local time, Prince Philip, crown prince of Spain, personally pulled the starting gun, It announced the official start of the round the world journey of Volvo round the world yacht race with a high accuracy of 39270 nautical miles. With nearly 60000 spectators watching, six world-class sailing teams left the West

(Alicante, Spain, November 5) at 2 p.m. local time, Prince Philip, crown prince of Spain, personally pulled the starting gun, announcing the official start of the 39270 nautical mile round the world journey of the Volvo round the wld yacht race. With the eyes of nearly 60000 spectators on the scene, six world-class sailing teams left Alicante, a port city in Southeast Spain, headed for the vast and dangerous Atlantic Ocean, and began to sail to Cape Town, South Africa, the next port of call

the first stage of Volvo round the wld yacht race set sail

Zidane visited

before departure, the relatives of the crew and their families gathered at the pontoon at the port where the fleet departed, hugging and saying goodbye to each other when its functions and characteristics were not found. Among the seeing off crowd, 1. The skills of using the bellows ring stiffness testing machine include the famous French star Zidane and the legendary American surfer Laird Hamilton

Sanya, flying the five-star red flag, is the first Chinese ship in the 38 year history of the race, and tengjianghe is the first Chinese sailor to truly participate in the Volvo round the wld yacht race. At the departure ceremony, wuyanjun, vice mayor of Sanya, shook hands with the team members and sent them encouragement and blessings

the 66 sailing masters on the six warships come from 15 different countries. Among them, the world's most experienced oceangoing navigators have participated in the Volvo round the world yacht race and its predecessor, the whitebread yacht race, for more than 100 times. In addition, the contestants in this competition have won 4 Olympic gold medals, 4 silver medals and many internationally renowned sailing events, including the Copa America. Knut flostede, CEO of Volvo round the wld yacht race, said, "the lineup of this race is the strongest in the 38 year history of the race, and the strength of each team is very close, so a fierce battle is inevitable."

in addition to the fierce sea race between teams, bad weather and sea conditions will always accompany the crew's round the world voyage. According to the meteorologist Gonzalo yinfenti of the event headquarters, the fleet will encounter adverse strong winds within 24 hours after departure. Affected by the low pressure in the North Atlantic, the strong wind from west to East will soar to 30 knots in the narrow channel of the Strait of Gibraltar, and the fleet passing through this area will have a lot of trouble. Usually, Volvo open70 sailing against the wind reaches its peak speed when the wind speed is 18 knots

Mike Sanderson, the captain of Sanya, said when talking about the impending bad weather, "seeing such a weather forecast makes people feel vaguely back to the past. At the beginning of the first stage of the season, the fleets also encountered strong winds at sea, and the two ships were seriously damaged due to the bad weather, so they had to suspend the race". However, Captain Mike also believes that the performance of racing ships has been greatly improved in the past few years, and the performance has become more reliable

risks always coexist with opportunities, and the treacherous sea area of the first leg can also become a blessing for some fleets. In the last race, Ericsson team 4 set a new record in the first leg of the race for the sailing distance of single hull ships within 24 hours, and maintained its advantage all the way to the end, winning the championship of the season. In this competition, in order to encourage the fleet to continue to attack the new record, the organizing committee specially set up the "IWC Schaffhausen speed challenge", and the team with the longest 24-hour sailing distance in each stage will receive special rewards

group photo of wuyanjun, vice mayor of Sanya, Mike Sanderson, captain of Sanya, and Jiang LAN, vice president of Volvo Group China

after the Alicante port race on October 28, Abu Dhabi scored six points and ranked first; China Sanya has three points, ranking fourth temporarily; The first team to complete the first stage will get five times the points, that is, 30 points. The total length of the first stage is 6500 nautical miles, and six fleets are expected to arrive in Cape Town around November 25. After the rest, the competition of the Hong Kong domestic competition will be held on December 10

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