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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Shortest leg could present major difficulties

At just 550 miles long it may be the shortest of all the offshore tests but Leg 9 still has the potential to present race-threatening conditions for the teams. The sprint from Lorient in northwest France to Galway on the east c...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Leg 8 review, short, fast and brutal

The Leg 8 race from Lisbon to Lorient was short, but it was anything but sweet. From drifting in the Azores to racing into the eye of a storm where searing speeds and heartbreaking boat damage resulted, the shortest leg of the ...
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Credits: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Groupama seal dream victory on home waters

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 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Unexpected Excitement in Lisbon

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 ...
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12: Leg 8 Day 5, Screaming speeds for Volvo fleet as storm takes hold

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 achiev...
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