Sunday, June 10, 2012

Volvo Ocean Race says goodbye to Lisbon

The six boats arrived in Lisbon on May 31 in what was the debut of the Volvo Ocean Race in Portugal.

After 11 days in the portuguese capital, the teams dropped this afternoon towards the next stage which will take place in Lorient, France.

 Yesterday the ship Groupama won the inshore race of Lisbon putting the lead up that had over other teams.

In the overall standings, Groupama leads with 189 points, Telefonica is second with 181, Puma has 176, CAMPER 166, 107 Abu Dhabi 107 and Sanya 34.

 Luís Figo former soccer player lived a unique experience when jump from Abu Dhabi to the river Tagus before the UAE sailboat leave Portugal.

 In Lisbon goodbye the yachts passed in front of the school ship Sagres which, 'welcomed' the thousands of people who were on the river. The Volvo Ocean Race will finish on July 7 with tthe race inshore in Galway, Ireland.