VIDEO: Close action forecast for Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race Lisbon

Volvo Ocean Race in Lisbon

Seven teams will take the start of the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race on Friday afternoon at 14:00 local time (UTC). This is the second in the Volvo Ocean Race In Port Race Series. In Alicante, MAPFRE beat Dongfeng Race Team with Vestas 11th Hour Racing completing the podium.

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The forecast is for moderate 10 to 15 knot southwesterly winds.

For that wind direction, the length of the race course is likely to be confined by the banks of the Tagus River, so Principal Race Officer Bill O’Hara is anticipating the course will be short, with at least three, and possibly up to four, laps. The target time for the race is 60-minutes.

With so many manoeuvres required on the short course, boat handling is sure to be a determining factor for success on Friday.


Dongfeng Race Team
Skipper – Charles Caudrelier
Pascal Bidégorry
Stuart Bannatyne
Jérémie Beyou
Daryl Wislang
Marie Riou
Carolijn Brouwer
Jackson Bouttell
Jinhao Chen

team AkzoNobel
Skipper – Simeon Tienpont
Jules Salter
Ross Monson
Brad Farrand
Nicolai Sehested
Emily Nagel
Martine Grael
Luke Molloy

Team Brunel
Skipper – Bouwe Bekking
Andrew Cape
Carlo Huisman
Alberto Bolzan
Kyle Langford
Maciel Cicchetti
Peter Burling
Annie Lush
Abby Ehler

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag
Skipper- David Witt
Steve Hayles
Alex Gough
Annemieka Bes
Benjamin Piggott
John Fisher
Luke Parkinson
Tom Clout

Turn the Tide on Plastic
Skipper – Dee Caffari
Nico Lunven
Martin Strömberg
Liz Wardley
Annalise Murphy
Francesca Clapcich
Bianca Cook
Lucas Chapman
Henry Bomby
Frederico Melo

Vestas 11th Hour Racing
Skipper – Charlie Enright
Simon Fisher
Mark Towill
Damian Foxall
Nick Dana
Tom Johnson
Tony Mutter
Stacey Jackson
Hannah Diamond

Skipper – Xabi Fernández
Juan Vila
Pablo Arrarte
Rob Greenhalgh
Antonio “Ñeti” Cuervas-Mons
Blair Tuke
Willy Altadill
Sophie Ciszek
Tamara Echegoyen


Seven Volvo Ocean 65s hurtling around a short, fast and intense course in a picturesque Lisbon waters. What’s not to love? Don’t miss the action as the teams go head to head for points in what promises to be an explosive In-Port Race.

Here’s how to follow the action:

Watch it on the website

Head to to catch a live stream of the action from 1350 UTC.

Check out Facebook Live

We’ll go live at 1350 UTC – you can go to our page to schedule a reminder so you don’t miss it.

Join us on our live blog

We’ll be blogging all the moves, previews and news from the racetrack on our live blog, including the best of clips and social content, from 1200 UTC. You can find it at under the ‘Racing’ section.

Make sure you follow us on Twitter

We’re at @volvoooceanrace… and we’ll be live tweeting the action, as well as sharing the best content from the teams, stakeholders and fans on our feed.

Download the app

It’s all-new, full of great content and fits on your mobile phone. Why wouldn’t you want the official Volvo Ocean Race app? Head to the App Store or Google Play to download it. It’s called Volvo Ocean Race.

Come down to the Race Village

Based in the the Doca Pesca on Avendida Brasília, we’ve got a fantastic Race Village built around the permanent Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard facility – and it’s jam packed full of interactive elements, innovative structures and loads of exciting things to do.

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