Where pictures speak louder than words

During the last couple of days the Volvo fleet has been riding the Southern Ocean express where the breeze has been up in the 50s, catapulting the fleet towards the world’s most notorious headland. After a long one tack haul south from Qingdao this is classic Volvo and has presented the on board media crew members with oodles of dramatic footage.

For all the talk that has passed over the last five weeks, here are links to some of the best on board videos so far and my current favourites for providing another reminder as to what it’s really like.

Ride aboard Green Dragon

Life aboard Ericsson 3

Still fancy doing the Volvo?!

If it’s comments you really want, take a look at this as Green Dragon’s navigator Wouter Verbraak explains the teams approach to Cape Horn and their predicted routing north to Rio. There’s plenty of good information here for those playing the VOR online game.

The video also includes Damien Foxall who considers his previous Horn roundings.

But the real action comes right towards the end of the video – make sure you see it.

I’ll say no more!

Green Dragon commentary