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Sailing: Isle of Wight sailor returns to Team AkzoNobel for Volvo Ocean Race

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Matt White

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Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 11:14

ISLE of Wight sailor Jules Salter will return to the Team AkzoNobel crew for the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, which starts tomorrow (Sunday).
Navigator Salter, of Gurnard, joins five-time Volvo Ocean Race competitor Chris Nicholson and Dutch double-Olympian Peter van Niekerk in the nine-strong crew.
The second leg starts in Lisbon, Portugal, and is expected to take the seven-boat fleet of identical Volvo Ocean 65 yachts around three weeks to reach Cape Town, South Africa.
Skipper Simeon Tienpont said: "It is great to have Jules back and to be able to announce two more great sailors in Chris and Peter."
Team AkzoNobel are fifth in the overall standings.
This year's race takes the teams 45,000 nautical miles around the world, across four oceans, touching six continents and 12 host cities.
Jules Salter

 


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