Telefonica wins first leg! Three of the six boats in this years Volvo Ocean Race have finished leg 1 in Cape Town, South Africa after 7480 miles of racing. The other three boats suffered equipment failures and had to drop out of the first leg. Sanya had problems with their hull separating and Puma and Abu Dhabi both lost their masts while racing.
Sanya and Abu Dhabi were shipped to Cape Town where repairs are underway. All boats plan to take part in the next leg of the race. Puma motored to the small island of Tristan da Cunha and has since been picked up by a freighter and is en route to Cape Town also.
In case you missed all the action you can see a great video highlighting the first leg of the race. See it here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqOsqvKARww&feature=player_embedded
Next on the schedule is an in port race on Saturday December 10th. Leg 2 of the race from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi is 6249 miles and will starts December 11th.
Follow all the action on the Volvo Ocean Race website.