11 Dec 2011

Telefónica beats Team NZ at Cape Town to extend lead

6:32 am on 11 December 2011

Team Telefónica has strengthened their overall lead in the Volvo Ocean Race after winning the Cape Town in-port race.

Telefónica, who were first into Cape Town at the end of leg one, finished 43 seconds ahead of Team New Zealand's Camper with PUMA third, a further nine seconds behind them.

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing were fourth, Groupama sailing team fifth and Team Sanya sixth.

The result sees Telefónica consolidate first place overall with 37 points, followed by Camper with 34 and Groupama 24.

PUMA and Abu Dhabi are tied on nine points, with Sanya on four.