19 June 2018: Team Sun Hung/Scallywag may have come last in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race, but the crew went on to win the Inmarsat Team Communication Award for outstanding storytelling during the 1,300 nautical mile (nm) journey from Cardiff to Gothenburg.
In addition, Scallywag clinched the OMEGA 24 Hour Speed Record Challenge for Leg 10 by reaching up to 485.94nm within a 24 hour period.
From an extremely difficult start to the Leg with little to no wind, the team fell into a no wind territory and soon behind the rest of the fleet by 100nm. However, the crew remained in good spirits stating “That’s yachting!” and taking heart and support from fans and family.
In a marked contrast cue to footage showing the Scallywag heading towards the finish line in up to 23 knots, claiming the best 24-hour run title for Leg 10!
Footage like this is made possible by Inmarsat’s satellite connectivity. As Official Satellite Partner to the Volvo Ocean Race, each Volvo Ocean 65 boat is kitted out with our FleetBroadband service for reliable, global and seamless voice and data communications at sea enabling Onboard Reporters to tell the incredible stories of the extreme sailing competition in near real-time.
The seven competing boats sets sail on the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race on 21 June from Gothenburg to The Hague, with a race series that has never been closer.
MAPFRE has already claimed the In-Port Race Series with an 11 point lead – making it impossible for them to be beaten in the final In-Port Race in The Hague – and just one point separates the three top teams on the overall leaderboard with MAPFRE and Tem Brunel tying on 65 and Dongfeng Race Team on 64.