Volvo Ocean Race 2011/12: ‘getting swallowed up by the fleet’

December 12th, 20115:10 pm @

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“We worked a lot on light winds during Leg 1! Actually, there was no wind
in Cape Town Bay and we managed to get ahead of our competitors and lead at
the Cape of Good Hope by several lengths. What more could we ask? Yet,
looking at the very variable conditions ahead, this leadership looks
temporary.”
Groupama media crew member Yann Riou

A lot of races you’re going directly south out of Cape Town, but we’ll likely
be able to stay pretty close to land and save some distance due to a little
low that’s just south of the country. We’ll be into some downwind sailing
much sooner than normal. But, it won’t last that long – only a day or so.
Tom Addis, Puma navigator

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