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Beware of the boom!

by Volvo Ocean Race 31 Oct 2017 17:35 GMT 31 October 2017
Volvo Ocean Race medics take a look at navigator Steve Hayles © Jesus Renedo / Volvo Ocean Race

Who knew that the most dangerous part of an offshore ocean racing leg would be AFTER the finish line?

Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag skipper David Witt had a whirlwind first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, featuring a last-minute transfer deal, an insane Alicante start, incredibly close racing and a bizarre finish in Lisbon... You can read all about it here.

The most surprising part of the Leg was when his navigator Steve Hayles took a hit sailing into Lisbon in virtually no breeze after crossing the finish line. Here's what happened the team arrived in Lisbon after Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race...