Volvo Ocean Race: The second In-Port Race will be held in Lisbon on friday
Thursday, November 2, 2017 6:27 PM
Seven teams will take the start of the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race on Friday afternoon at 14:00 local time (UTC).
This is the second in the Volvo Ocean Race In Port Race Series. In Alicante, MAPFRE beat Dongfeng Race Team with Vestas 11th Hour Racing completing the podium.
The forecast is for moderate 10 to 15 knot southwesterly winds.
For that wind direction, the length of the race course is likely to be confined by the banks of the Tagus River, so Principal Race Officer Bill O'Hara is anticipating the course will be short, with at least three, and possibly up to four, laps. The target time for the race is 60-minutes.
With so many manoeuvres required on the short course, boat handling is sure to be a determining factor for success on Friday.
This is the crews list for the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race in Lisbon:
Dongfeng Race Team
Skipper - Charles Caudrelier
Skipper - Simeon Tienpont
Skipper - Bouwe Bekking
Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag
Skipper- David Witt
Turn the Tide on Plastic
Skipper - Dee Caffari
Vestas 11th Hour Racing
Skipper - Charlie Enright
Skipper - Xabi Fernández
Antonio "Ñeti" Cuervas-Mons