Follow Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 in Google Earth

Pirates of the Caribbean Sailboat Volvo Ocean RaceThe 3rd leg of the Volvo Ocean Race round-the-world yacht race started today. They left Melbourne, Australia for Wellington, New Zealand. You can see other details about the race and Google Earth network link in my earlier stories here and here. Or you can just download the network link now and see the history of the previous three legs and watch the LIVE race in Google Earth right now. You might want to load the current global clouds as well.
You also might want to install the excellent official free 3D application – Virtual Spectator = for watching the race with more detailed information and excellent 3D rendering of the boats, their wake, sail changes, the weather, night and day, and the weather conditions. It runs on Windows 98 and up.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.

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