Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Volvo Ocean Race | PUMA reach Cape Town after epic journey

The Times story on Puma  is great.  I didn't even know the Volvo race was starting.  The fate of one-time obsessions.  
Three boats of the six starters retired from the first leg (Spain to Cape Town).  Two were dismasted.  They expect to start leg II.  
NY Times Puma slide show HERE

from the Volvo Ocean Race website
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, who set off from Alicante with the rest of the fleet back on November 5, made it into the Cape Town port late on Tuesday night, 6 December.
The boat was lifted down from TEAM BREMEN, the container ship sent to pick them up, and the team motored her round to the shore base at around 1am for a raucous welcome from friends and well-wishers, whooping and cheering and wearing 'The Show Mast Go On' T-shirts, and more tender moments with family.Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012 | PUMA reach Cape Town after epic journey:

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