Volvo Ocean Race: Onboard with Iker Martinez and Telefonica + Video

Iker Martinez and his Kaenon’s - Telefonica - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race

Sail-World was offered the very privileged position of racing with double Olympic medalist Iker Martinez, and the crew Telefonica, overall race leaders in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race.

The day started with two practice starts and then a circuit of the full In Port course which will run between the Viaduct Harbour, North Head and then back to a rounding mark off Northcote Point, just the other sid eof the Harbour Bridge. Four of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet participated in the full practice session.

Here's a gallery of images from the day, plus the video, which has the onboard audio - no music. We switch to a different microphone after three minutes and the audio quality becomes more clear and louder - you may need to adjust your volume.



March 15, 2012 Telefonica (1) - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


March 15, 2012 Telefonica (3) - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


March 15, 2012 Telefonica (9) - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


Telefonica - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


Telefonica - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


Code Zero sheeting position - Telefonica - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


March 15, 2012 Telefonica (15) - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race

March 15, 2012 Telefonica (18) - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


Steering wheel and helmsmans folding pedestal - Telefonica - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


March 15, 2012 Telefonica (20) - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


The sails are bulky to handle - Telefonica - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race


Mainsheet pedestal Telefonica - Volvo Auckland Stopover, Practice Race