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Team Telefónica Leads Leg One of Volvo Ocean Race

Team Telefónica (Iker Martínez/ESP) are leading the Volvo Ocean Race after arriving in Cape Town on Saturday 26th November. They were followed on Sunday by CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand.

Groupama sailing team are expected to finish Leg 1 on Tuesday 29th November, in third place, which will give them third place overall with 22 points. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, and Team Sanya have all had to retired from Leg 1.

PUMA Ocean racing are currently playing sport with locals on the world’s most remote inhabited settlement, Tristan da Cunha. The UK territory in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean only gained its postcode in 2005, and plays host to around 275 islanders. The PUMA team have been playing golf and football against the locals while they wait for a ship from Cape Town to transport the crew and demasted yacht to South Africa for repairs. Excursions have been organised to the island’s volcano and to see the penguins and albatross on nearby Nightingale Island.

Images: Team Telefónica arrives in South Africa, Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race, Camper arrives in Cape Town, Chris Cameron 2011, PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG arrives at Tristan da Cunha after being dismasted in the South Atlantic Ocean, Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race.

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