2011-'12 Volvo Ocean Race: Awards Ceremony

Franck Cammas did not let the fact that both he and Groupama were new players in the Volvo Ocean Race stand in his way as he sailed into an overall victory for 2011-'12 series. The Prize Giving Ceremony took place in a flurry of confetti in Galway, Ireland, and was even attended by Prince Carl Philip of Sweden. Photo Credit: Ian Roman and Paul Todd/Volvo Ocean Race

Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, are awarded first place for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Confetti rains down on the crowd, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, are awarded first place for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Traoloch Collins from Ercisson, presents Juan Kouyoumdjian, with the Ercisson Designer Award for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Volvo Ocean Race game winner, Mark Campbell-James, at the final public prize giving, in Galway, Ireland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Groupama Sailing Team bowman, Brad Marsh from New Zealand, wins the Abu Dhabi Seamanship award for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, about to present Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, with the award for first place for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Rupert Pearce, Inmarsat CEO and Andy Sukawaty, Executive Chairman, present CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand Media Crew Member, Hamish Hooper from New Zealand with the Inmarsat Media Crew Member award for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker from the UK, are awarded fifth place for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez from Spain, are awarded fourth place for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, are awarded third place for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Chris Nicholson from Australia, are awarded second place for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, are awarded first place for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
Mayor of Galway, Terry O'Flaherty and Sonia Alegria Polo, Delegada de Presidencia y Coordinacion de Areas Excmo. Ayuntamiento de Alicante hand over flags, at the Prize Giving Ceremony in Galway, Ireland., during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD