Team Brunel takes Omega 24-hour speed record Leg 8

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Team Brunel takes Omega 24-hour speed record Leg 8_2
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Team Brunel, skippered by race veteran Bouwe Bekking took the Omega 24-hour speed record in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race. On the 2nd of May at 17:47 UTC Team Brunel counted 525.45 nm in 24 hours. Team Brunel ended Leg 8 after a nail-biting finish in a second place.

Abby Ehler: "It's another sort of stripe on your shoulder of what we have achieved. We may not have won the leg but we definitely have shown that we got really good boat speed by winning that award."

The Volvo Ocean Race will continue on Sunday May 20th with Leg 9 from Newport (US) to Cardiff (UK).


Overall scoreboard after Leg 8

Mapfre, 53 points

Dongfeng Race Team, 50 points

Team Brunel, 42 points

Team AkzoNobel, 36 points

Vestas 11th Hour Racing, 28 points

Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag, 27 points

Turn The Tide On Plastic, 22 points

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