23 Dec 2011

First boat enters stealth zone

6:10 am on 23 December 2011

Groupama of France is the first boat to enter the anti-piracy stealth zone on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi.

The stealth zone, implemented by race organisers to mask the exact location of the yachts as they head towards an unnamed 'safe haven' in the Indian Ocean.

Eventually the boats will be picked up by a freighter and shipped past the area frequented by Somali pirates.

Team New Zealand's boat Camper is in 4th place 125 miles from the leader.