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Late drama as the race into Abu Dhabi sees rivals split by seconds

Team Telefónica secured overall victory in Leg 2 with a strong second place but there was joy too for Groupama sailing team last night as they notched their first win of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, snatching top spot ahead of their rivals in the dying moments of the sprint into Abu Dhabi.

Volvo yachts hoisted onto ships as organisers bid to avoid pirates

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THE MILLIONS of euro worth of sailing vessels that comprise the competing boats in the Volvo Ocean Race were delicately loaded onto ships in the Indian Ocean yesterday in a bid to prevent violent pirates from learning the route and attacking the valuable vessels as they edge slowly closer to the finishing line in Galway next summer.

 

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