Six Volvo Ocean Race teams will be on the start line of the HGC In-Port Race in Hong Kong on Saturday afternoon.
MAPFRE, the overall race leader, is also at the top of the In-Port Race Series leaderboard, with Dongfeng Race Team just one point behind, and Team Brunel completing the current podium.
The HGC In-Port Race is one of two world-class events scheduled in Hong Kong this weekend. On Sunday, the teams will compete in the Around Hong Kong Island Race, a near-shore race around the island of Hong Kong.
Results from the two races will be combined and scored as one event for the purposes of the In-Port Race leaderboard.
Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag will be a team to watch over the weekend. The hometown favourite won Leg 4 from Melbourne into Hong Kong and will be keen to continue its winning ways in front of its enthusiastic home supporters.
Meanwhile, Vestas 11th Hour Racing has announced it will not be participating in the inshore racing in Hong Kong this weekend nor in Leg 5 from Hong Kong to Guangzhou as the team is currently coordinating necessary repairs to its boat caused by the collision with a non-racing vessel on Saturday 20th January. For more information, see here.
How to follow the HGC In-Port Race in Hong Kong on Saturday January 27:
Watch it on the website:
Head to www.volvooceanrace.com to catch a live stream of the action from 1350 local time (0550 UTC).
Check out Facebook Live:
We’ll go live at 1350 local time (0550 UTC)– you can go to our page to schedule a reminder so you don’t miss it.
Check out Twitter Live:
Join the conversation on Twitter with the live broadcast at 1350 local time (0550 UTC) by visiting live.twitter.com/
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 1330 local time (0530 UTC). You can find it at www.volvooceanrace.com under the ‘Racing’ section.
Download the app:
It’s 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 Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park and Runway Park, we’ve got a fantastic Race Village including the Volvo Ocean Race Boatyard facility, the Volvo Pavilion and Volvo Ocean Race Dome as well as the team bases. The Village is jam-packed full of interactive elements, innovative structures and loads of exciting things to do.
Current Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series Leaderboard
1. MAPFRE – 19 points
2. Dongfeng Race Team – 18 points
3. Team Brunel – 13 points
4. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 12 points
5. team AkzoNobel – 11 points
6. Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag – 6 points
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 5 points