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Highlights Of The Longest Leg in History | Leg 3 The Ocean Race

by Simone Balman
Team Malizia

Leg 3 of The Ocean Race, the longest leg in history, proved to be everything expected and so much more!  Watch the highlights below, and you’ll see just just how tough this leg has been for each and every team member.

A close finish

Team Malizia sneaked across the line just in front of Team Holcim – PRB. They had fought it out to the end, racing within just miles of each other for days, watching their competition’s every move.

11th Hour Racing Team completed the leg in third place in front of Biotherm despite the last-minute sail repair just before the finish.

Described by skipper Charlie Enright as “grueling”, Leg 3 took them 37 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes, and 23 seconds to complete.

The result puts them third on the overall Race leaderboard with 13 points, just one point behind second-placed Team Malizia, and six points behind overall leaders Holcim-PRB.

Guyot Environnement – Team Europe turned back to Cape Town shortly after the start due to breakages. A delivery team sailed her to Itajaí, Brazil to put the boat on the start line of Leg 4.

“That leg was grueling, it was the ultimate test. It didn’t go the way we wanted it to go, and it tested our team, and it tested our platform. But the resilience that we all showed was absolutely outstanding,” commented a relieved Enright as the team motored towards the dock.

“It was everything you would imagine. A real accomplishment. I’d like to take this time to say that every team is only as good as its whole team. We faced some real challenges out there. We have an enormously talented, committed, devoted group on the boat, but then off the boat there’s over 30 people that helped us get through that leg. Not only in the preparation, but through the communication that allowed us to solve some of these problems and the general support from each department”, said Charlie.


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