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Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet reach half-way point of second leg

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By Euronews
Volvo Ocean Race: Fleet reach half-way point of second leg

<p>The leading boats in the Volvo Ocean Race have reached the half-way point of the second leg from Cape town to Abu Dhabi.</p> <p>After one week of racing the second stage the two pace setters are currently leg one winners Abu Dhabi Racing and the Spanish syndicate of Mapfre.</p> <p>Abu Dhabi lost a little bit of time after suffering a tear in the sail but they remain in a two way battle for the leg honours with skipper Iker Martínez and his Mapfre crew.</p> <p>With that said it remains a tightly contested affair with roughly 25 nautical miles separating the seven boat fleet as they leave Madagascar behind them.</p> <p>The All female crew of Team <span class="caps">SCA</span> are brining up the rear.</p> <p>So far it’s plain sailing but that could change in the coming days with tropical storms closing in on the fleet.</p>