Volvo Race Leg 2 Starts Sunday

Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race starts on Sunday, November 5 in Lisbon, Portugal (at 1400, Lisbon time, which is 7 a.m. California time . . . but Sunday will also be the end of Daylight Saving Time, so good luck figuring it out).

Lisbon is an especially scenic venue to run a leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from. 

© 2017 Ricardo Pinto Volvo Ocean Race

You can watch the start at the Volvo Ocean Race website. We’ll have more on the VOR and other international racing news in Monday’s ‘Lectronic Latitude.

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