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Volvo Ocean Race - Iberdorla In-Port second place for Puma

'The PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG crew races down the course during the first In-Port Race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012.'    © PUMA/Chris Hill    Click Here to view large photo

In the Volvo Ocean Race, Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg fought light winds and a shortened course to come in second place in the Iberdrola In-Port Race on the 29 October in Alicante. The Iberdrola is the inaugural race of the 2011-12 VOR. Puma collected five points in the overall standings, finishing behind Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing.

'We are thrilled with second,' said skipper Ken Read. 'These are the types of days you’re trying to escape in one piece, and it was hard work. The great thing about the day was that our boat handling improved, our communication was better and we were prepared. The boys really came through today, and that certainly helped us.'

The morning rain let up and the skies cleared in time for race start. Puma’s Mar Mostro and crew quickly made their way down the first leg, rounding the first mark in third position. Shortly after passing the second mark, they moved ahead of Camper to take the second position behind Abu Dhabi. Although the breeze died, forcing the race course to get shortened, Puma held on to second place through the third gate and across the finish line. Camper finished third, followed by Team Sanya in fourth, the Groupama sailing team in fifth and Team Telefónica in sixth.

'We got off to a good start,' said tactician Kelvin Harrap. 'At the first turning mark, we had the opportunity to turn inside Abu Dhabi, but we took the conservative option and went behind them. At the bottom mark we went past Camper. Then, the rest of the race was just a matter of staying in the breeze – it was so variable. We sailed well today.'

Three special guests joined the team onboard to witness the action first hand: Puma CEO Franz Koch, Berg CEO Håkan Svensson and HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden.

'It was truly awesome to be out there with the boys,' said Koch. 'I was sitting in the back with Prince Carl Philip and we had a good time, chatted a lot and talked about the strategy for the race. It was wonderful to see the team in action and a great experience. I think we’re well positioned, and I look forward to following the team throughout the race.'

The In-Port Race marked the first opportunity for teams to score points towards the overall standings in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012. With five points, the team heads into the start of Leg 1 next week in second place on the leaderboard.

On Sunday, the Pro Am Race will begin at 10:00 UTC (12:00) local with the first of three races. Guests onboard each race will participate in sailing Puma’s Mar Mostro around the race course. Koch and Svensson will once again join the Puma crew for the Pro Am, and this race they’ll get a bigger piece of the action.

Onboard PUMA’s Mar Mostro during the In-Port Race as part of the start of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012: (left to right) BERG CEO Håkan Svensson, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, PUMA CEO Franz Koch, and PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG skipper Ken Read. -  Amory Ross-Puma Ocean Racing-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=90110  
In-Port and Pro Am races will be held at all 10 port stopovers. The first leg of this year’s Volvo Ocean Race gets underway on Saturday, November 5, and the fleet will travel 39,000 nautical miles, finishing in Galway, Ireland, in July 2012.

The PUMA Ocean Racing team is under the leadership of Read (Newport, Rhode Island, United States). The team includes: Tom Addis, Navigator (Sydney, Australia); Ryan Godfrey, Pitman (Adelaide, Australia); Kelvin Harrap, Helmsman, Inshore Tactician (Napier, New Zealand); Brad Jackson, Watch Captain (Auckland, New Zealand); Rome Kirby, Trimmer and Driver (Newport, Rhode Island, USA); Michael 'Michi' Müller, Bowman (Kiel, Germany); Tony Mutter, Watch Captain (Auckland, New Zealand); Casey Smith, Bowman (Brisbane, Australia); Jonathan 'Jono' Swain, Helmsman and Trimmer (Durban, South Africa); Amory Ross, Media Crew Member (Newport, Rhode Island, USA); Kimo Worthington, General Manager (Portsmouth, Rhode Island, United States); and Tim Hacket, Shore Team Manager (Sydney, Australia).

Results: Position / Team / Time / Points

1. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing / 53 minutes 44 seconds/ 6
2. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG / 1:07:58 / 5
3. CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand / 1:10:11 / 4
4. Team Sanya / 1:10:43 / 3
5. Groupama sailing team / 1:11:11 / 2
6. Team Telefónica / 1:12:08 / 1

Quoting Ken Read, On today’s result: 'You like getting points any time you have the opportunity to do so. We now go into this week with good morale. But, as soon as the next gun fires, it’s all wiped away and it’s time to start again.'

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