Chinese team Dongfeng has taken the early lead at the opening day of the Volvo Ocean race 2017.
The seven teams on ground started the opening scene from Alicante to Lisbon, which measured 700 nautical miles.
The second leg is slated for November 5 from Lisbon to Cape Town and it would be ten times the distance of the first leg. The third leg is set for Cape Town to Melbourne, measuring around 6500 nautical miles. The planed eleven stages would continue until mid-next yearas the teams slug it out.
The Yard Viking of America has recently released a video, which is showing that the new Viking 93 Motor Yacht has been taken for the sea trials.
The trail of the yacht took place at the New Jersey off the coast.
In the aerial footage, it is seen that, this yacht of 28.45 meter is able to take a brisk turn of speed, surpassing its claimed 27 knots top speed. After the conclusion of sea trials, CEO and the President of Viking Pat Healey said: “I am extremely happy that we nailed it!”
He further added that, from the test, the consumption figures show that the twins engine 1,920hp MTU V12 2000 M96L of the yacht can deliver a higher range of 450 nautical miles, at the time when the yacht cruises at 23 knots.
About the boat Healey said, “If you are on the water and get the urge to visit to Bermuda, then this yacht will give you the legs to do that.”
To date, the launch of Viking 93 Motor Yacht is the second largest from the yard of Gretna, it was eclipsed the Starter Kit of 32 meters, which was launched in the year 2001.