America’s Ken Read has won his second Volvo Ocean race leg in a row to leave the leaders in his wake and throw the overall result wide open.
A runner up in yachting’s blue ribbon trophy in 2009, the 50 year-old skipper mastered the treacherous southern ocean over 4800 nautical miles, from Brazil to Miami.
Puma’s overall points tally is now 147, and that will be 17 behind leaders Telefonica if they come in as expected in fourth place.
The race next crosses the Atlantic to Lisbon, then on to Lorient, before ending in Galway in July. Each leg is worth 30 points to the winner.