[VIDEO] PUMA Capture Hometown Victory in Miami

After a hard fought leg for the top podium position, it was PUMA’s Mar Mostro and Ken Read that edged out CAMPER for the top podium position. Read’s crew crossed the finish line at 2:14 PM EDT, followed by CAMPER at 3:21 PM EDT.

Franck Cammas’ Groupama remains locked in a battle with Telefonica for the third-place spot. As of press time, just under 9 nm separated the two boats.

Read’s win also shakes up the scoreboard a bit, pushing PUMA up into third place. Here are some hypothetical situations and possible outcomes of this leg, and their effects on the scoreboard.

  • Telefonica finishes third, Groupama finishes fourth, Abu Dhabi finishes fifth
  1. Telefonica, 169 points
  2. CAMPER, 149 points
  3. Groupama, 148 points
  4. PUMA, 147 points
  5. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, 68 points
  6. Team Sanya, 25 points
  • Groupama finishes third, Telefonica finishes fourth, Abu Dhabi finishes fifth
  1. Telefonica, 166 points
  2. Groupama, 153 points
  3. CAMPER, 149 points
  4. PUMA, 147 points
  5. Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, 68 points
  6. Team Sanya, 25 points

Either outcome confirms that the race is still anybody’s to win. Regardless of the third- and fourth-place finishers, no more than six points will separate the second, third, and fourth teams, and PUMA the fourth place team, would be no more than 22 points back from first-place Telefonica.

PUMA’s leg win and podium placement on the last four legs confirms a major comeback after a dismasting on leg 1 threatened their Volvo Ocean Race campaign.

Report time: Wed, 09 May 2012, 21:03:34 UTC

Pos Team
DTL
(Nm)
DTLC
(Nm)
Speed
(KTS)
DTF
(Nm)
1
PUMA Ocean Racing by BERG PUMA
FIN
017d 01h 13m 59s
2
CAMPER with Emirates Team NZ CMPR
FIN
017d 02h 21m 24s
3
GPMA GPMA
0.00
0

11.3
34.0
4
TELE TELE
8.70
4

12
42.6
5
ADOR ADOR
72.30
2

14
106.3
Team Sanya SNYA
Did Not Start
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