Monday, December 12, 2011

Volvo Ocean Racers Begin Second Leg

And they're off, again! Volvo Ocean Race Resumes in Cape Town...

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The start of leg 2 from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. Photo: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

The second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race began over the weekend in Cape Town, South Africa. Leg 2 sees the fleet head out from Cape Town and they will eventually arrive at Abu Dhabi around New Year's Day. Read on for some great shots of the boats and the beautiful background of Table Mountain on the first day of the second leg of this nine month, 39,000 nautical mile contest.


Volvo Ocean Race, Leg 2, Day 1

The fleet of Volvo Open 70's at the start of Leg Two of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Photo: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

As Leg 2 began, the leaderboard looked like this:

1. Team Telefónica: 37 points
2. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand: 34 points
3. Groupama sailing team: 24 points
4. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing: 9 points
5. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG: 9 points
6. Team Sanya: 4 points

Light winds were the norm at the start of leg two...
Photo: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Chris Nicholson from Australia...

Photo: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Photo: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France...

Photo: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race

Another shot of the start of Leg 2 with Table Mountain in the background...

Photo: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race

Check in with the Daily Boater for continued coverage of the 2011 - 2012 Volvo Ocean Race...

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