IT'S BEEN A TRICKY START WITH THE TEAMS RACING BLIND
DOUBLE POINTS ARE UP FOR GRABS IN LEG 9!
NOT A GREAT START FOR TEAM TTOP
AND THEY'RE OFF!
EVERYONE IS BEHIND TURN THE TIDE ON PLASTIC
DEE AND THE TEAM GEARING UP FOR DESTINATION CARDIFF!
HOURS AWAY FROM THE START OF LEG 9!!
The Volvo Ocean Race Science Programme has found levels of plastic in areas of the Southern Ocean – the world's remotest ocean - that have never before been tested.
The findings, from close to close to Point Nemo - the furthest point from land on Earth, are set to be released later on Friday at the Volvo Ocean Race Summit, which explores the issues and solutions to the plastic crisis, at the race stopover in Newport, USA.
You can read more in our story HERE.
NAME THAT WHALE
MOTHER OF ALL PRIZES
ROCKING THE LEGGINGS
HIGHS AND LOWS
PODIUM SPOT ELUDES TTOP
MAPFRE skipper Xabi Fernández gave his reaction to an amazing finish to Leg 8.
The winning moment for Spain's MAPFRE.
Neck and neck!
WHAT ABOUT SUNRISE
It's neck and neck, but the wind has dropped. Who will win Leg 8?
KNOWLEDGE IS POWER
DOESN'T GET MUCH CLOSER
IT'S UP FOR GRABS NOW....
....as the boats race towards the finish line in Newport, Rhode Island!
It's a pulsating finish as the lead keeps changing hands, who will snare victory in Leg 8?
The last 200 nautical miles sees Dee and the crew on Turn The Tide on Plastic working harder than ever to secure their best finish of the race so far. The boats are expected to arrive in the early hours of the morning.
TTOP share their thoughts entering into the final day's racing of Leg 8.
The boats will be arriving in Newport tomorrow. Can Turn The Tide on Plastic break into the top three?
WET AND WILD
BOATS CLOSE IN ON BRUNEL
'TTOP FIGHTING TO THE FINISH'
Just 40 miles separate the front four, with Turn the Tide on Plastic sitting in third as the Volvo Ocean Race crews enter the last 2000 nautical miles of Leg 8.
SURREY TO GO PLASTIC-FREE BY 2020
Last month, Surrey chief executive Richard Gould promised to make the Kia Oval a single-use plastic-free ground by 2020.
The pledge followed a number of announcements for the 2018 season, including a ban on plastic straws being used in the ground, the introduction of compostable coffee cups and the phasing out of plastic bags in the club shop.
All beer served in public areas at the ground has been served in recyclable and reusable pint glasses since 2015 and over the next three years the club will work towards supplying all soft drinks in the same format.
RFU TO REDUCE PLASTIC USE AT TWICKENHAM
Great news coming out of Twickenham today that the Rugby Football Union is to dramatically reduce the use of plastics at Twickenham Stadium - the home of the England team.
The RFU are to implement measures following concerns about the environmental impact of single-use plastics, highlighted by the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign.
The governing body are expected to phase out the use of plastic bottles, straws, cutlery, stirrers and packaging this year, and replace them with biodegradable alternatives.
Read the full story here.
Tottenham and Watford showed their support for the Sky Ocean Rescue campaign prior to their Monday Night Football clash at Wembley this week.
Support within the game of football for Sky's Ocean Rescue campaign was not just confined to Spurs' training base.
This week saw a takeover of Wembley as Sky and the Premier League joined forces to inspire clubs and fans to end their use of single-use plastics.
Read the full story here
Now we're building up to another big weekend of Premier League action here at Sky Sports Towers but here's a reminder of what Tottenham did earlier this week as part of the campaign to raise the awareness of Sky Ocean Rescue campaign.
Watch Tottenham players Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen take on their boss, Mauricio Pochettino in a special challenge...
'FIGHTING LIKE HELL'
THEY NEED HELP!
ANNALISE MURPHY CROSSES THE LINE
Turn the Tide on Plastic crew member Annalise Murphy talks about their final crossing of the Equator.
TTOP ON COURSE FOR PODIUM
Turn the Tide on Plastic are third as the crews cross into the Northern Hemisphere for fourth and final time in the race.
Dee give us an update on the boat.
Turn The Tide On Plastic cross the equator in second place!!
CAFFARI REFLECTS WITH FINISH IN SIGHT Skipper Dee Caffari explains the impact John Fisher’s loss has had on Turn the Tide on Plastic, and reflects on navigating safely through the Southern Ocean and past the notorious Cape Horn.
CLOSING IN ON ITAJAI
‘TTOP CAN THRIVE IN EUROPE’
The view from Race HQ is that Turn the Tide on Plastic have the potential to build on their impressive showing during Leg 7 by springing a surprise in the final two legs when the race returns to Europe.
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