PredictWind shows fast start for Volvo Ocean Race

Alicante - Day 1 Volvo OR at the time of the race start of 1400hrs local time

PredictWind.com is showing a fast start to the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean Race off Alicante (ESP) at 1400hrs local time.

The eight strong fleet will experience winds of 24-26kts around the start time, and staying at this strength for the first couple of hours before easing back to 18kts in the early evening.

The winds are expected to be from the ENE making for a fast reach out of the Mediterranean

Day 1 Volvo Ocean Race showing the winds dropping to 18nts by early evening

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