Auction in aid of Volvo widow and her children

You can now bid for money-can’t-buy items from the 2005-06 Volvo Ocean Race on ebay. All proceeds are in aid of Petra van Rij and her two children, the widowed family of Hans Horrevoets, the 32-year-old sailor who lost his life when he fell overboardABN Amro Twoin 5 metre Atlantic seas last May.

Among items currently for sale are:

A Musto HPX Ocean Dry Suit worth £820.00 worn by Brasil 1’s Andy Meiklejohn
Pirate Nigel King’s Musto HPX Ocean Smock.
Musto HPX Ocean Trousers from the oldest bowman on the ocean, 50-year-old Pirate Jerry Kirby.
Brasil 1’s watch system card taken straight from the Brasil 1 Volvo Open 70.
Brasil 1 skipper Torben Grael’s Musto HPX Ocean Trousers.

Click on or click this link for your chance to bid now. To get things started, Volvo are running a competition, and on behalf of the winner, will be donating £1000 in memory of Hans. The first correct answer drawn will win Torben Grael’s complete Musto HPX Ocean Dry Suit worth £829.00.

Q. Which leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 did Brasil 1 win?

If you know the answer, email Deadline for entries is Friday 20 October 15:00 GMT. (terms and conditions apply )