Shipwrecked - Team Vestas Wind - Volvo Ocean Race

A few weeks ago I had press accreditation for the Volvo Ocean Race start in Alicante Spain. Over ten days I took over 7,000 photos.

The highlight of the week for me was being invited aboard Team Vestas Wind and the chance to meet the crew. All of the crew members that I met spoke to me as if I were a good friend of theirs.

I did not imagine what was going to happen to the boat and crew a few weeks later, or the importance of the abandon ship list that I took a photo of.

Unfortunately in the darkness of Saturday night the boat hit a reef in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The order was given to abandon ship and at present all the crew are safe and are waiting on a remote island to be rescued.

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December 03, 2014


Thanks all for the nice comments, at least the crew are off the island now and on their way back to civilisation.

December 03, 2014


Just another reason to keep doing what we all do. We are preserving moments in time that will never be again. Great reminder and wonderful photos.

December 03, 2014


That's very good! Like the beautiful ocean!

December 01, 2014


Thank you Perstock, that has just reminded me I have a managed collection about the Volvo Ocean Race and one about boats and sailing, here are the links.....Steve

Sailing Managed Collection

Volvo Ocean Race Collection

December 01, 2014


A hard reality for all seagoing people...
I got a managed collection on the subject - Safety at sea.
Great portfolio by the way!

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Photo credits: Steve Guest.