Leg 4 started different than the other Legs in the VolvoOceanRace. Normally there is a small parcours in front of the harbour to allow the public to view the first miles of battling between the boats, before they sail into the large Open Waters.
Melbourne, did not offer that, the marks guided the Boats our of Port Philippe Bay, into the Open Waters of Brass Strait on their way to Hong Kong.
|Start Leg 4|
It was however Vestas that won the mini race in the bay and left as leader into the rough waters of the Brass Strait on their way to HongKong.
Mapfre was 2nd followed by Brunel and Dongfeng.
A video of the Start can be seen on Youtube. ; link also available in my blog under TAB Videos
The performances of the Boats can be followed via daily reviews and a tracker on the VOR website. A link to the daily reviews is given above in the TAB Daily Review as well.