27 Feb '12, 2pm

Sailing: Groupama, Puma struggle at Volvo Ocean Race

Sailing: Groupama, Puma struggle at Volvo Ocean Race

SANYA, China: France's Groupama and American team Puma were slugging it out for the lead well to the north of their rivals on Monday as the Volvo Ocean Race entered a crucial 24 hours in Leg four. Seven days after leaving Sanya in China, bound for Auckland, New Zealand, the boats were finally within reach of the trade winds that should catapult them south to complete the 4,000 nautical miles remaining in just 10-12 days. After stealing the lead from Camper/Team New Zealand on Sunday, Groupama held a commanding position in the Pacific Ocean as they started to turn south, finally pointing towards the finish line after days of sailing east. But the American crew on Puma were hitting the highest speeds around 40 nautical miles to their north, with everything depending on which of the two boats reaches the trade winds first. "We're hoping to pinwheel around the inside boats fur...

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