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At a glance: May 10, 2012

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What's the latest in the Volvo Ocean Race? Find out right here.

Ahead on the leaderboard, behind on the water - the 'mirror image' finishing positions of the main challengers on Leg 6 mean the Volvo Ocean race 2011-12 is impossibly tight with three offshore legs and four in-port races to go.

Yesterday, PUMA clinched victory in Leg 6, holding off the threat of CAMPER to make it back to back leg wins. Read the full report HERE.

After the closest of battles with Telefónica, Groupama took third place as the overall leaderboard compressed.

Abu Dhabi made a moonlight approach to Miami to close out fifth place just before dawn today.

Read and listen too what the sailors had to say on the dock immediately after finishing in Miami.

To check out the latest daily highlights video, click HERE.

Watch the video of the race village official opening ceremony HERE.


Quote of the day:

PUMA skipper Ken Read: "Why not us? That’s kinda been our motto for a while now. Why can’t we pull this off? This was a hard leg mentally and no-one breaks, that’s the best thing about this crew. No-one cracks, there’s not a single moment where someone questions what we’re doing and it’s so much fun to sail that way."

Raw feed:

Everything that comes off the boats from the dedicated Media Crew Members is made available to view at Livestream. Check out the main page here and don’t miss the dedicated team channels. For other ways to follow the race, click here.


The big picture:

PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG improved on their second-place finish in Leg 4 to win Leg 5 by just 12 minutes following a tense 11th-hour battle with Team Telefonica.

Despite losing their mast while leading the fleet in Leg 5, Groupama sailing team were able to construct a jury rig which allowed them not only to complete the leg but also claim the final podium position.

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand finished fourth, a huge achievement for Chris Nicholson's team, who were forced to divert to Chile with structural damage.

Abu Dhabi were forced to retire from Leg 5 with serious damage to their hull, opting to ship their boat to Itajai. They might not have finished the leg but they won their incredible race against the clock to get Azzam race ready in less than two days.

Team Sanya, who retired from Leg 5 after losing a rudder, will rejoin the fleet in Miami for the in-port racing and start of Leg 7.


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