Telefonica Big Wave Crashes - 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 crew experience life at the extreme as they hang on to whatever they can grab a hold of in a near capsize.
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.
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