Around the World Sailing Race
April 26, 2002
The Volvo Ocean Race is run every 4 years on a challenging 32,700 nautical mile (60,136 km) course that moves through the Atlantic, and southern Pacific and Indian Oceans. It began in Southampton, England on September 23, 2001 and is scheduled to conclude on June 9, 2002 in Kiel, Germany. This captivating photo was taken by Spike Doriean, a crewman on the ship Team News Corp, during the leg of the from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to Miami. Regardless of the peaceful appearing and splendidly colored morn that greets these sailors in the Caribbean, there's still work to do. Though difficult to see here, while one sailor is at the helm, another trims the sails and a third grinds. The age-old adage "red sky in the morning, sailor take warning" is sufficient to keep these mariners on their toes for possible bad weather ahead. Currently, the ships are in Baltimore, Maryland and will depart for Europe on April 28.