February 28, 2015. Leg 4 to Auckland onboard Team SCA. Day 20. Carolijn Brouwer and Liz Wardley eat their lunch at the navigation desk.’ Anna-Lena Elled/Team SCA
The B&G Navigators’ Prize for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15:
The B&G Navigators Prize for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 Prize is presented to the Navigator who has made the most effective use of meteorological, oceanographic and geographical information to gain distance on the majority of the fleet, as voted for by the Navigators themselves.
Each of the Navigators competing in the race has been asked to score his or her fellow navigators from one to six points during each leg, with Lorient to Gothenburg counting as one leg.
The Navigator with the highest points score at the of each leg will win a cash prize of $1000. The Navigator with the highest cumulative points score at the end of the race will win $5000. The Navigators are not allowed to vote for themselves.
The B&G Navigators Prize for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15 is, if you like, the prize for the ’Navigators’ Navigator’.
Through the course of this week B&G will feature comment and content from the Navigators from the competing teams, in answer to the questions we asked as Leg Four unfolded. They were also asked to provide their scores for the B&G Navigators’ Prize for Leg Four, and the winner will be revealed later in the week.
Today we have feedback from Will Oxley of Team Alvimedica, Andrew Cape of Team Brunel and from Jean Luc Nelias of Mapfre, the winner of Leg Four.