PUMA had double the reason to celebrate following their win in Miami after their 24-hour run of 511 nautical miles scooped the IWC Schaffhausen Speed Record Challenge trophy for Leg 6.
It’s the third time PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG have won the award, sponsored by the Volvo Ocean Race’s official timekeeper IWC Schaffhausen and given to the team which sails the furthest distance in 24 hours during each leg.
PUMA set the winning distance in Leg 6 on May 3 as the fleet blasted along east of the Caribbean’s Windward Islands.
They also won the prize in Leg 3 for their run of 358 miles and on Leg 4 when they covered 528 miles.
On Leg 6, runners up CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand were PUMA’s closest challengers for the IWC Schaffhausen Speed Record Challenge trophy with a 24-hour run of 507 miles, with Groupama sailing team in third with 503.
The overall greatest 24-hour distance over the entire eight months of the race will land all 11 members of the winning crew with an IWC Portuguese Yacht Club Chronograph Edition ‘Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12’.
CAMPER currently top the overall leaderboard with their score of 553 miles, set during Leg 1 from Alicante, Spain, to Cape Town, South Africa.
Ericsson 4 set the world record for the fastest distance sailed in a 24-hour period in the 2008-09 race with a run of 596 miles.
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- 5 May 2012All bets off in final 1,000 miles
- 5 May 2012Status quo returns after CAMPER 'thread the needle' off Anguilla
- 4 May 2012Intuition comes into play in east versus west split
- 8 Feb 2012PUMA’s 24-hour fast cat
- 6 Feb 2012PUMA take Leg 3 IWC Speed Record Challenge trophy