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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Groupama 4 Back On Top - Volvo Ocean Race Update

It’s losses all round tonight at 2200UTC as Groupama 4 (Franck Cammas/FRA) extends their lead.
Photo: Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race
Telefónica with the Spanish super star Iker Martinez has lost 20 nautical miles (nm), PUMA’s Mar Mostro (Kenny Read/USA) 19 nm, and the worst casualty CAMPER (Chris Nicholson/AUS) has lost 24 nm. She’s now 105 nm in deficit and has only averaged 5.4 knots out to the west, while the French team is creaming along at 13.8 knots as the boat heads into fresher breeze on their inshore course.
Photo: Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race
Telefónica and PUMA’s Mar Mostro are just a mile apart, still clinging tightly to each other and watching every move, while CAMPER is out of sight, 21 nm further west with Madeira 60 miles on their port beam. Groupama 4 has about 60 nm to sail before the French team reaches the Canary Island of Lanzarote. But, it’s going to be a long painful night for the three in the west until they reach Madeira and a potential change of fortune.
Leg 1
Report: 09/11/2011 22:01:48 UTC
DTL
DTLC
BS
DTF
1
GPMA
0.00
0.0
13.8
5652.4
2
TELE
21.00
20.0
7.4
5673.3
3
PUMA
22.20
19.0
7.9
5674.6
4
CMPR
105.00
24.0
5.4
5757.4
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ADOR
Suspended Racing
-
SNYA
Retired from Leg 1
















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