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Volvo Ocean Race: Images from Auckland - To the Horn we go!

'Ken Read on the helm of Puma off Devonport - Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012'    Richard Gladwell    Click Here to view large photo

Leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race got underway from Auckland on Sunday afternoon. Sail-World's Richard Gladwell was on the water and followed the six strong fleet from the start to when the fleet exited the Waitemata and headed for Cape Horn.

Here is how he saw the day, Team Sanya led around both legs inside the Waitemata before rounding the top mark for the final time and headed off to a final rounding mark off Auckland's East Coast Bays. The weather closed in with the approaching tropical depression.

Telefonica crosses astern of Camper - Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Telefonica exits the Waitemata - Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

North Head had its usual density of spectators, while below the charter boats were equally stacked - Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Camper in turn passes behind Telefonica at the next cross, accompanied by the ubiquitous TV boat- Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Telefonica at the entrance to the Waitemata- Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Sanya heads for the East Coast Bays mark - Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Abu Dhabi heads along the Bays - Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Camper heads for the Bays’ mark accompanied by her ever present spectator fleet - Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo

Groupama was the last to round the mark and turn for the final mark - Volvo Ocean Race Auckland - Start March 18,2012 -  Richard Gladwell   Click Here to view large photo


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