The life of a Volvo Ocean Race sailor in pictures: eat, sleep, sail, repeat.

Leg 1 of the Volvo Ocean Race saw the teams race 1,850 nautical miles from Alicante to Lisbon, spending approximately six days at sea. Here are some of the best images that show just how weird life offshore can be…

Who says men can't multitask? American sailor Nick Dana enjoys a peach while grinding onboard Vestas 11th Hour Racing

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Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 03, onboard Turn the Tide on Plastic. 4 hours on, 4 hours off – the crew grab some rest in between sailing shifts.

Jen Edney/Volvo Ocean Race

 

 
Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, Hawaiian sailor Mark Towill delighted to be leading the fleet onboard Vestas 11th Hour Racing.

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Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 06, afternoon onboard Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. Australian Tom Clout helms as his teammates' boots dry in the sea breeze

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Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 06 onboard Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag. Skipper David Witt smiles as his jokes with his navigator Steve Hayles.

Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race

 

 
Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, Day 5 onboard team AkzoNobel. Dutch Skipper Simeon Tienpont gets the latest position reports from Race Control.

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Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, Day 3 onboard AkzoNobel. Danish sailor Nicolai Sehested repairs a winch

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Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 03, onboard MAPFRE. The sailors improvise as they try and dry their boots whilst there are no waves crashing over the deck

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Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 03, onboard Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. Navigator Steve Hayles naps in between position reports.

Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race

 

 
Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 04, onboard team Brunel. British sailor Annie Lush rinses saltwater off her face.

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Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, First Morning onboard team AkzoNobel. The crew get taken out by a wave crashing over the deck.

Konrad Frost/Volvo Ocean Race

 

 
Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 04, onboard team Brunel. Dutch sailor Carlo Huisman tries to dry out some of his kit.

Martin Keruzore/Volvo Ocean Race

 

 
Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, day 02, onboard Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag. Australian sailor Alex Gough and Dutch Olympian Annemeike Bes repair a sail onboard in 20 knots of wind

Jeremie Lecaudey/Volvo Ocean Race

 

 
Leg 01, Alicante to Lisbon, First Morning onboard team AkzoNobel, Kiwi sailor Brad Ferrand brushes his teeth after waking up from his 2 hour sleep

Konrad Frost/Volvo Ocean Race

 
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