Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the African Coastal Cruise + Video

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Images from on board the Volvo Ocean Racers as the crawl and haul their way up the southern African coast, in light airs, on leg 2 headed for Abu Dhabi. Not an easy time for navigators and skippers, as key decisions have to be made.



The crew of CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand all on deck awaiting a tack during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race)
Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©

Jared Henderson maintains an often used furling line.Team Sanya during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Andres Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race)
Andres Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)

Richard Mason grinds the tack down on the code 0 onboard Team Sanya during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Andr?s Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race
Andres Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race

Working hard to keep gaining on the fleet...Team Sanya during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Andr?s Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race
Andres Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race

Bowman Mike Pammenter stacking sails as CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand work their way along the South African coast during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race)
Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©

Joao Signorini from Brasil and Xabi Fernandez from Spain struggling with the sail onboard Team Telefonica during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica/Volvo Ocean Race)

Antonio Cuervas-Mons from Spain onboard Team Telefonica during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica/Volvo Ocean Race)

Team Telefonica during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica/Volvo Ocean Race)

Jordi Calafat from Spain onboard Team Telefonica during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica/Volvo Ocean Race)