MIAMI- - The PUMA Ocean Racing team took first place in Leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race-the world's premier ocean race. The PUMA Ocean Racing team took the lead soon after departing Itajai, Brazil, on April 22. The Puma team continued to hold the lead for the rest of the leg's 4,800 nautical miles, arriving in Miami, on Wednesday, May 9th. This marked the team's second leg win of the race, having won the previous offshore leg from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajai.
With this most recent win, the PUMA Ocean Racing Team racked up another 30 points to bring their point total to 147. Team Telefonica remains the point leader with 164. There will be three more offshore legs and four in-port races before the race ends in Galway, Ireland, in early July.
The Volvo Ocean Race is a yacht race to circumnavigate the Earth. It is held every three years, and this is PUMA Ocean Racing Team's second time in the race. In October 2011, teams departed Alicante, Spain, to begin the 39,000-nautical-mile race around the globe.
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To follow the PUMA Ocean Racing Team vessel as it sails around the world, log onto www.puma.com/sailing
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