Sunday, 10 June 2012

Volvo Ocean Race START of Leg8 to Lorient.

After again an exciting In-Port Race in the Tagus river in Lisbon, the fleet is starting Today on the penultimate leg 8 to Lorient, France via the Azores. 

Oeiras In-Port Race in Tagus rive 
Groupama sailed a clever strategy and won this In-Port Race. Puma at one stage looked to miss the Podium, but apparently this was part of their strategy and finished strong in 2nd place, shortly coming even close to  Groupama. 
Telefonica, was too eager at the start and got a penalty turn after a too aggressive attack on Puma boat. This costed them dearly any opportunity on the Podium. In the later stages they also had a broken lanyard for the Gennaker and could only end at last boat. 

Today Sunday 10th June 2012 at 1200 gmt the Leg8 will start. First a circuit will  be sailed in the Tagus river before the boats are setting sail to the Azoren islands. The sailing around the start-circuit will be able to follow live on Volvo's website. 

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