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3 Volvo Teams face protests when they reach Lisbon

3 Volvo Teams face protests when they reach Lisbon

Dongfeng Race Team, MAPFRE and Team SCA will face protest hearings when they finish Leg 7 in Lisbon on Wednesday. The ISAF-appointed independent international jury will be hearing four cases during the Lisbon stopover after alleged breaches of sailing rules during Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race, it was announced today.

Team SCA are to answer two cases: that they sailed against the traffic flow in a Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS), and, additionally, into a Rhode Island Sound exclusion zone.

Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE are also facing protests that they sailed against the traffic flow in a TSS.

The Race Committee has brought all the cases to the jury, which has a range of penalties at its disposal from taking no action to disqualification.

No date has yet been set for the hearings although race organisers say they want to have them settled as soon as possible following the fleet’s expected arrival in Lisbon on Wednesday (May 27).3 Volvo Teams face protests when they reach Lisbon

Matt Knighton on Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, reported in his blog on the 19 May that they watched on their nav computer as Dongfeng, Mapfre, and SCA sailed deeper and deeper into the Traffic Safety Separation Exclusion Zone against the traffic flow.

To avoid the zone, Abu Dhabi had to perform several tacks to get around the zone. ‘Ian, SiFi, and the rest of the guys – still buzzing on deck from the magnificent send-off in Newport – were furious at the loss.’

Lisbon Race Village 26 May 2015

  • 13:00 to 13:40

    Another Day At The Office – Race Show Studio

    An informative and entertaining quiz show based on the race and life on board, presented to you by a host who will guide you through a 40 minute program. The public will be divided into 7 teams and compete by both answering questions (through voting-boxes), and participating in physical challenges.

    Dome
  • 17:00 to 17:40

    Another Day At The Office – Race Show Studio

    An informative and entertaining quiz show based on the race and life on board, presented to you by a host who will guide you through a 40 minute program. The public will be divided into 7 teams and compete by both answering questions (through voting-boxes), and participating in physical challenges.

    Dome
  • 18:00 to 18:40

    Another Day At The Office – Race Show Studio

    An informative and entertaining quiz show based on the race and life on board, presented to you by a host who will guide you through a 40 minute program. The public will be divided into 7 teams and compete by both answering questions (through voting-boxes), and participating in physical challenges.

    Dome
  • 19:00 to 19:40

    Another Day At The Office – Race Show Studio

    An informative and entertaining quiz show based on the race and life on board, presented to you by a host who will guide you through a 40 minute program. The public will be divided into 7 teams and compete by both answering questions (through voting-boxes), and participating in physical challenges.

    Dome
  • 21:00 to 21:40

    Another Day At The Office – Race Show Studio

    An informative and entertaining quiz show based on the race and life on board, presented to you by a host who will guide you through a 40 minute program. The public will be divided into 7 teams and compete by both answering questions (through voting-boxes), and participating in physical challenges.

    Dome
  • 21:00

    Prana

    Concert

    Main Stage
  • 22:00

    Frankie Chavez

    Concert

    Main Stage
  • 00:00

    Race Village closes

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