Everything from the first 24 hours of Leg 9

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Martine Grael um dia depois da partida de Newport/© Konrad Frost/Volvo Ocean Race
Martine Grael um dia depois da partida de Newport/© Konrad Frost/Volvo Ocean Race

The first 24 hours of Leg 9 from Newport to Cardiff are well underway but before we get

started with the best content from the boats, let’s take a look back at what a fantastic stopover Newport has been.

If you weren’t able to watch the start of Leg 9 don’t panic, we have everything you need to know wrapped up in 155 seconds. Take a look.

Leg 9 Start …in 155 seconds | Volvo Ocean Race

At the beginning of every leg we allow special guests to jump off the boats into the water and we couldn’t help but smile at the enthusiasm shown by MAPFRE’s jumper in Newport.

Martine Grael looks like a women on a mission in this brilliant shot by Konrad Frost taken shortly after the start. To find out who else is onboard for this transatlantic leg click here.

 

Leg 9, from Newport to Cardiff, day 01 on board Dongfeng. 20 May, 2018.

 

 

The next leg is going to be an important one for the entire fleet as it’s the only remaining double point scoring leg of the race. With a tight scoreboard the pressure is on. Here’s what the skippers had to say about what lies ahead.

It’s game on out on the water – here are some of the most epic action shots from the first 24 hours.