Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing shrugged off seven months of frustration to secure their first leg victory, narrowly crossing the Lisbon finish line ahead of Groupama sailing team who have now claimed the overall race lead.
Ian Walker’s men crossed the finish line at 21:23:54 UTC, less than six minutes ahead of Groupama, after 12 days racing more than 3,500 nautical miles from Miami, across the Atlantic to Portugal.
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG rounded out the podium, finishing third at 23:26:22 UTC.
The closest finish was reserved for Team Telefónica who rallied to claim fourth place just one minute and 42 seconds ahead of CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, who stalled in the Tagus River’s current just metres from the finish. Team Sanya crossed the line in sixth place at 01:44:25 UTC.
Watch here the video from the arrival of the boat to lisbon village race