21 Feb 2012

Volvo fleet takes a pounding

6:08 am on 21 February 2012

The Volvo Ocean Race fleet took an early battering in the opening 24 hours of leg four from Sanya in China to Auckland.

Winds up to 25 knots and five-metre waves greeted the fleet soon after leaving port with sea-sickness rife throughout the fleet.

French team Groupama holds a narrow lead over New Zealand's Camper.