Volvo Ocean Race: Halfway Round The World

In the five months since this race left Alicante, the fleet has visited Alicante, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya and Auckland. That's a lot of miles sailed.

In the five months since this race left Alicante, the fleet has visited Alicante, Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Sanya and Auckland. Now, they're in the toughest arena of all - the Southern Ocean - winging their way towards Itajaí. That's a lot of miles sailed.
30,346 nautical miles sailed so far for Team SCA
30,050 nautical miles sailed so far for Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing
29,967 nautical miles sailed so far for Dongfeng Race Team
30,301 nautical miles sailed so far for Team Brunel
30,153 nautical miles sailed so far for Team Alvimedica
30,327 nautical miles sailed so far for MAPFRE
11,803 nautical miles sailed so far for Team Vestas Wind

Click through the gallery above for more of the 2015 Volvo Ocean Race by the numbers.

The race is halfway around the world—so let's take a look at the numbers. Click through the gallery for facts about the race so far.Amory Ross/ Volvo Ocean Race
Lost Property:
1 food cooler lost overboard on Team Alvimedica.
1 drone lost on Dongfeng Race Team.
A lot of hours lost in the Doldrums!
Amory Ross/Volvo Ocean Race
New experiences:
4 Chinese sailors given their first taste of offshore life.
23 pollywogs became shellbacks.
18 birthdays celebrated at sea.
2 Thanksgiving parties.
Plenty of Valentine's Day love.
Sam Greenfield/Volvo Ocean Race
The world is watching:
Nearly 51 million minutes watched on the Volvo Ocean Race Youtube channel.
A cumulative TV audience of over 1 billion people around the world.
Over one million views on The Inside Track.
Victor Fraile/Volvo Ocean Race
Close shaves:
3 Chinese gybes
2 crazy cyclones avoided
1 epic salvage mission
Brian Carlin/Volvo Ocean Race
Landmarks:
10,923 emails sent from the boats to Alicante Race Control.
3 oceans crossed.
3 Equator crossings.
4 different In-Port Race winners.
Over 15,000 hours of spectacular sailing completed.
That's 54 million seconds of concentration, focus and intensity, 3,750 watch changes and 5,000 freeze-dried meal times.
Matt Knighton/Volvo Ocean Race
And a few knocks picked up along the way:
1 perforated eardrum.
1 ruptured herniated disc.
1 broken hand, 1 broken bone in hand.
2 ribs broken, 2 ribs cracked.
A LOT of painkillers and bandages.
Francisco Vignale/Volvo Ocean Race
Oh, and a LOT of fun had by all!Corinna Halloran/Volvo Ocean Race