June 15, 2012 – 1530 UTC, Leg 8 Day 6 Groupama completed a heroic comeback victory on Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race on Friday, strengthening their grip on the overall standings and realising a dream homecoming to Lorient – while Telefónica suffered a cruel twist of fate that allowed PUMA to move into [...]
Just 21 points separated the overall leaders Groupama sailing team from the fourth-placed CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand. The Volvo Ocean Race never before had four teams with a realistic chance of winning this close to the finish. The four teams still in contention for offshore sailing’s most prestigious prize, the end game, were all about the pursuit of perfection with less than two weeks of sailing left and no more margins for error.
June 14, 2012 – 0700 UTC Leg 8 Day 5 Overnight the deep Atlantic depression delivered all that it promised and more as the fleet achieved speeds of 30 knots, allowing leg leaders Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) to achieve a 24-hour run of 540 nautical miles. Groupama, meanwhile, suffered a glitch which saw them lose 20 [...]
inetic Sculptures are amphibious, human powered works of art that have been custom built for this unique race. Each May, the American Visionary Art Museum (AVAM) hosts the East Coast Kinetic Sculpture Race Championship at the Baltimore Inner Harbor in Maryland. The race covers nearly 15 miles and lasts all day. The sculptures compete in a race [...]