Eight months of close racing over
While Groupama were celebrating overall victory in the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, they were denied what would have been a unique double as Puma held on for the win they needed to win the inshore series.
In twelve knots of wind just outside the coast line of Galway, Puma produced a commanding performance in the final battle of the eight-month round-the-world race to win the Ireland In-Port Race and take the honors in the inshore series. Camper finished second to place second in the 10-race series. Telefónica finished third, followed by Groupama, who finished third in the inshore series.
Four days earlier, Groupama crossed the finish line as second boat in the ninth and final off shore leg between Lorient and Galway, crowning themselves as champions of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12.
Groupama sailing team 253
Camper with Emirates Team NZ 231
Puma Ocean Racing 226
Team Telefónica 213
Abu Dhabi Ocen Racing 131
Team Sanya 51
Puma Ocean Racing 45
Camper with Emirates Team NZ 44
Groupama sailing team 41
Abu Dhabi Ocen Racing 37
Team Telefónica 27
Team Sanya 16
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