Jo Aleh who has won Olympic for two times is seen doing dinghies swapping for big boats. She wants to participate in Volvo Ocean Race that is going to take place next year. The dinghies she wanted to exchange with bigger boats are temporary and it will be back to the owner after finish of race.
Aleh has won gold medal in London Olympic in the year 2012 in the Women’s 470 with Polly Powrie and also won silver medal in Rio Olympics 2016. Now, she wants to take break from 470 and try something new. Coming week she is taking part in super-maxi CQS competing that will be the port of Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. She will be on board with 13 other kiwis.
Aleh commented on her move toward different types of sailing and said “I wanted to take a break from 470 sailing and Volvo Ocean Race will give me that break. I’m looking forward to setting off from Lavrio. I am trying a different format, so let’s see how much I get into it. However, being in Sydney for part of the Sydney Hobart event is a nice experience and I am learning new things every single day. Moreover, this race will be my first offshore race.”
“I am not aware of a team that is going to be on board, I am waiting to know about it, and at present it waits and watches game.” She said.
Till date AkzoNobel Dutch outfit Team and Dongfeng Race Team of China have entered in competition. The race will cover the distance of 38,739 nautical miles and it is expected to get complete in nine months. In the course of 38,739 nautical miles sailors will cover Spain major destinations and will halt at 10 ports. In the 10 ports where sailors will stop Auckland will be one.