Volvo Ocean Race, HGC In-Port Race brings best sailors to Hong Kong waters
Friday, January 26, 2018 11:57 AM
MAPFRE, the overall race leader, is also at the top of the In-Port Race Series leaderboard, with Dongfeng Race Team just one point behind, and Team Brunel completing the current podium.
The HGC In-Port Race is one of two world-class events scheduled in Hong Kong this weekend. On Sunday, the teams will compete in the Around Hong Kong Island Race, a near-shore race around the island of Hong Kong.
Results from the two races will be combined and scored as one event for the purposes of the In-Port Race leaderboard.
Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag will be a team to watch over the weekend. The hometown favourite won Leg 4 from Melbourne into Hong Kong and will be keen to continue its winning ways in front of its enthusiastic home supporters.
Meanwhile, Vestas 11th Hour Racing has announced it will not be participating in the inshore racing in Hong Kong this weekend nor in Leg 5 from Hong Kong to Guangzhou as the team is currently coordinating necessary repairs to its boat caused by the collision with a non-racing vessel on Saturday 20th January.