Volvo Ocean Race Leg 7 in Google Earth

Pirates of the Caribbean Sailboat Volvo Ocean RaceThe 7th leg of the Volvo Ocean Race round-the-world yacht race has been going on for a week. They left New York headed for Portsmouth, England – a distance of about 3300 nautical miles. You can download the Volvo Ocean Race file now and see the history of the previous four legs and watch the LIVE race in Google Earth.
Meanwhile, Dee Caffari on Aviva is about to complete her solo round-the-world against the prevailing winds record attempt in Southhampton, England late today. See my story about her Google Earth track, and the Aviva Challenge web site for details on her arrival.

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.


  1. I love this view! Plotting real time locations of vessels (espeicially races) is one of the coolest applications I think for this new mapping technology.

  2. New online yacht race google mashup: , this is a yacht race in the Skagerrak sea between Norway, Denmark and Sweden

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