When every ounce is a drag on speed, how to provision for 5,500 calories per sailor per day?
In the nine brutal legs covering the 38,739 nautical miles of the Volvo Ocean Race, every ounce matters with the evenly matched, one-design boats. Sailors have been known to shave down their toothbrushes, and drinking cups often double as dishes.
So what would the grocery list on a Volvo-65 look like on one of the longer legs, say from China to New Zealand?
Here in his own words is the food order that Stefan Coppers for Team Brunel sent to the shore crew for the 4,500-mile fourth leg to Auckland.