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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from the return home for Sanya

'Teng Jiang He helming Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finishing sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China.'    Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race©    Click Here to view large photo

Local crew member, Teng, better known as Tiger, was draped in a Chinese flag as he led Mike Sanderson’s men across the line in the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3 finish, into the team's home port at 12:35:17 UTC, bringing to an end 14 days of gruelling racing in Leg 3 Stage 2 from the Maldives.

Cheers went up from the crowds as they welcomed home the first ever sole Chinese entry in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Team Sanya, skipper Mike Sanderson from New Zealand is interviewed after finishing sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Paul Todd-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finishing sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Paul Todd-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finish sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Ian Roman-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Richard Mason with his daughters. Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finish sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Ian Roman-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Richard Mason with his daughter. Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finish sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Ian Roman-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finishing sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Paul Todd-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Teng Jiang He sprays champagne on stage, after Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finish sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Ian Roman-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Teng Jiang He is interviewed on the dock. Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finish sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Ian Roman-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Mike Sanderson with his daughter. Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finish sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Ian Roman-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finish sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Ian Roman-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo

Teng Jiang He helming Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand finishing sixth on leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Abu Dhabi, UAE, to Sanya, China. -  Paul Todd-Volvo Ocean Race©?nid=93621   Click Here to view large photo




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