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Volvo Ocean Race: And a smashing good time was had by all

'Broken bunk onboard Team Telefonica during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil'    Diego Fructuoso /Team Telefónica/Volvo Ocean Race    Click Here to view large photo

A dislocated shoulder, a broken bunk and a leaking boat are just some of the damages on a list that is fast growing as Telefónica continue to lead the fleet in challenging conditions.

Overnight Puma Ocean Racing powered by Berg reported that new crewman trimmer Thomas Johanson had dislocated his shoulder in the violent conditions and bowman Casey Smith was bunk bound with a back injury.

Meanwhile, on board second placed Groupama sailing team the crew this morning reported that they were taking the opportunity of relatively calmer conditions to seal off a small leak, which had made 'life complicated' on board.


Groupama trimmer/pitman Martin Strömberg put things into perspective when he said that the trying conditions of the past two days 'will make us enjoy every other day of our life,'.

Leg leaders Telefónica have not been without their own drama with trimmer Xabi Fernández, who is no featherweight, busting his bunk. But it wasn’t enough to hamper the Spanish team’s performance, as at 0700 UTC they held a six nautical mile lead over Groupama sailing team.

Volvo Ocean Race, Fleet Positions-Day 2 200312 at 2246hrs NZT -  PredictWind.com  

Third placed Puma are locked in an intense battle with Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand, who trailed in fourth just five nm behind.



Camper skipper Chris Nicholson said it wasn’t easy going and his team was fighting to keep up speed against the tortuous sea state.

'It’s certainly the roughest 24 hours I can remember for the last four editions of this race,’’ he said. 'Going over the waves is like playing Russian roulette every time when you just hope for the best.'

Team Sanya have been steadily gaining ground and have closed in to within 47 nm of the leaders, while Abu Dhabi are battling on in up to five metre waves.

Sail change onboard Team Telefonica during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil -  Diego Fructuoso -Team Telefónica-Volvo Ocean Race   Click Here to view large photo

Rome Kirby hangs on from the back of the boat while keeping his weight aft. Puma during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, -  Amory Ross-Puma Ocean Racing-Volvo Ocean Race©   Click Here to view large photo

Martin Krite and Brad Marsh setting up the J4 during high speed sailing onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil. -  Yann Riou-Groupama Sailing Team_©_-Volvo Ocean Race   Click Here to view large photo

The crew during sail change onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Sanya, China to Auckland, New Zealand. -  Nick Dana-Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing -Volvo Ocean Race   Click Here to view large photo

The crew during sail change onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Sanya, China to Auckland, New Zealand. -  Nick Dana-Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing -Volvo Ocean Race   Click Here to view large photo


Stu Bannatyne in the hatch onboard Camperduring leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand to Itajai, Brazil. -  Hamish Hooper/Camper ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race©   Click Here to view large photo


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