Fotogalerie Leg 6
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April 22, 2012 - 1800 UTC, Leg 6 Day 1
RIVALRIES REKINDLED AS PUMA LEAD FLEET ON LEG 6 TO MIAMI
Leg 6 22/04/2012 18:00:52 UTC
&xnbsp; DTL DTLC BS DTF
1 PUMA 0.00 0 12.8 4744.2 2 TELE 0.50 0 12.5 4744.7 3 CMPR 0.70 1 13.3 4744.9 4 ADOR 1.00 1 14 4745.2 5 GPMA 1.00 1 14 4745.2 Contacts ?
The battle for overall victory in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 intensified on Sunday with the teams resuming their bids for supremacy as the sixth of nine legs got underway from Itajaí, Brazil, with PUMA at the front of the pack.
Just 32 points separate the top four teams as the fleet set sail for Miami -- and with 30 points up for grabs for a leg win, the race is still wide open.
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG enjoyed the psychological advantage of leading the fleet around the short inshore course and out into the Atlantic but with 4,800 miles to sail, any of the five teams racing in Leg 6 could see victory come their way.
A win in Saturday's DHL In-Port Race Itajaí saw Groupama sailing team close the gap to overall frontrunners Team Telefónica to just 16 points, while CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand’s second-place finish moved them to within 25 points of the leaders.
PUMA, just seven points behind CAMPER in fourth overall and with the incentive of racing to their home country, are also in the hunt after notching up yet another podium result in yesterday’s inshore battle.
Puma im Südpazifik|
Abu Dhabi nach Start
Foto: Nick Dana
Start in Itajai/BRAS
Foto: Paul Todd/VOR