• 21-APR-2012

  • SOURCE: Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama Win DHL In-Port Race Itajai After Telefónica Error

DHL In-Port Race Itajai VNR
Itajaí, Brazil – Groupama sailing team claimed their first inshore victory on Saturday to close to within striking distance of overall race leaders Team Telefónica, who made a big miscue, sailing the wrong course while in the lead of the DHL In-Port Race Itajaí.

Franck Cammas, skipper of Groupama, and his men scored six points for their maiden in-port win, taking them to 133 points and within 16 points of Telefónica on the overall leaderboard.

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand claimed second place and five points, finishing just one minute and five seconds ahead of PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, who clawed back after a penalty in the opening minutes of the race.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing finished fourth, scoring three points, while Telefónica were unable to recover from their mid-race error to finish last, claiming just two points. Team Sanya did not start and will rejoin the race in Miami.


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