Volvo Ocean Race teams are heading towards Auckland, New Zealand at the present moment with Groupama Sailing Team 531.9 NM away in first place, Team Telefonia 629.1 NM to go in second place and Puma ocean Racing Team by Berg 650.8 NM in third place. These placing where at time of writing, 8 March 2012, 2117 New Zealand Time. Check out the present placings at
The leading boat Groupama Sailing Team, check out this article on their progress
The 4th Leg, Sanya to Auckland is nearly coming to the end, the preview of this leg and the scoreboard results at the start of leg 4. A quick look at the scoreboard results are
1st place Team Telefonica on 101 points
2nd place Camper with Emirates Team New Zealand on 83 points
3rd place Groupama Sailing Team on 73 points
Put as aways anything could happen with leg 4 just finishing and 5 legs to go to complete the 9 leg race.
Don't know where Sanya is, don't worry nor did I. It is the Southern most city in the Hainan Province, China.
After Haikon it is the 2nd most populated city of the island. Here is a map link to see where it is exactly.
The home page for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011 - 2012 is
So an exciting couple of weeks ahead for Auckland with the Yachts heading into the Viaduct Basin.
Here is the events calender for whats on in Auckland between 8th - 18th March 2012.