Telefonica Survives Monster Waves - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12

Amazing footage of Volvo Ocean Race competitor Team Telefónica being slammed by two monster waves as they blast through the Southern Ocean in over 40 knots of wind on Leg 5 from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajaí in Brazil .

The footage, shot from one of the four fixed cameras on the boat, shows the entire on deck crew -- including the helmsman -- twice knocked off their feet by the impact of the up to 10 metre waves.

For more exciting videos like this check out the official Volvo Ocean Race You Tube Channel and the race website

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  • Posted by: viking
  • Date: 25 March 2012
  • Category: Danger & Disaster
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