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Thursday, 14. June 2012   (Image © Yann Riou - Groupama)
Volvo Ocean Race 2012 - Leg 8 - Day 4
Thursday will be a big day. With the combination of gale force offwind conditions up to 50 knots and waves in excess of six metres, the results could hinge on who pushes hardest and still survives. Also up for grabs is the world 24-hour speed record for a monohull set by Ericsson 4 during the 2008-09 race, where their mark of 596.6 nautical miles has not been bettered since. 'Telefonica' with Iker Martinez ESP is still in the lead 6,1 miles in front of 'Puma' with Ken Read USA. 'Groupama' (Franck Cammas FRA) was temporarily down on rank 4, as they had problems with the jammed main sail not allowing reefing. Rapidly coming from behind, 'Groupama' is again on 3rd not far behind 'Puma'. 650 miles are left to Lorient, and already by tomorrow morning, the winner will be known. The race-viewer, the daily report and the videos.
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Volvo 70 - Volvo Ocean Race 2011/2012 - Alicante ESP

Friday, 28. October 2011– Sunday, 8. July 2012

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