Leg 4 of Volvo Ocean Race Finish
Published: Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Photos courtesy Volvo Ocean Race
The Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland finished last Saturday with the Groupama sailing team being the first to cross the finishing line. This is the first victory of Groupama during this year’s race.
It’s the first time in 10 years that the Volvo Ocean Race visits Auckland and more than 47,000 people flocked to Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour to watch the arrival of the six boats.
Groupama gained 30 points for winning this leg and make their overall points to 103, while Telefonica continue to lead the stands with 121. CAMPER drop to third on 98, with PUMA now 78, followed by Abu Dhabi 53 and Sanya 22.
There will be an in-port race on 17 March and the leg 5 will begin on 18 March.