Volvo Ocean Race- Images from the finish of Leg 8, Lorient

Groupama celebrate taking first place on leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.

Volvo Ocean Race photographers, Paul Todd and Ian Roman, present this gallery of images from the finish of Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lorient, France, home port of Leg winner, and overall winner, Groupama.

Groupama Sailing Team's Thomas Coville from France, hugs his daughter on the dock after taking first place on leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Thomas Coville from France shakes the hand of Brad Jackson from New Zealand, as PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA take third place on leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)


PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA celebrate taking third place on leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand's Nick Burridge from New Zealand sprays champagne, after taking second place on leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)

Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand, pull into the dock at the finish of leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)

Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez from Spain pull into the dock at the finish of leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)

PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, in tough seas, on the approach to the finish of leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker from the UK, in rough weather, on the approach to the finish of leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)

Race leaders Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, celebrate finishing first on leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)

PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, in tough seas, on the approach to the finish of leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)

Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France are greeted by family, fans and the media on the dock, after taking first place on leg 8, from Lisbon, Portugal, to Lorient, France, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)
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