2011-'12 Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 2

The fleet races from Cape Town to Abu Dhabi. Photos by Amory Ross, Diego Fructuoso, Yann Riou, Nick Dana, Hamish Hooper, Andres Soriano. Follow the racing in our Finish Line forum with daily position updates and onboard photos. Read Ryan O'Grady's blog on the finish of Leg 2.

Another night watch begins in strong winds and wet conditions. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)Amory Ross
Big breeze and flat water make for fast sailing onboard the "Mar Mostro." PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)Amory Ross
Christmas celebrations onboard Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)Nick Dana
The start of leg 2 from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Photo Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)Nick Dana
Tony Mutter on the helm as nightfall approaches. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA at the start of leg 2 from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Photo Credit must read: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race
Tony Mutter and Jono Swain looking for wind under a rainbow-producing cloud. PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race
Team Sanya during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race)Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo
Groupama Sailing Team during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race)Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/ Volvo Ocean Race
Groupama Sailing Team during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/Volvo Ocean Race)Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team/ Volvo Ocean Race
Skipper Chris Nicholson and Navigator Andy McLean watch the trailing fleet like hawks onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race)Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race
Richard Mason grinds the tack down on the code 0 onboard Team Sanya during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Andr�s Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo Ocean Race)Andrés Soriano/Team Sanya/Volvo
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race
Start of Leg 2 - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012
All eyes on Telefonica from CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race)Hamish Hooper
Pablo Arrarte onboard Team Telefonica during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica
Joao Signorini onboard Team Telefonica during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica
Start of Leg 2 - Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012
Skipper Chris Nicholson has a fresh water wash for christmas day onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race)Hamish Hooper
King Neptune visits Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing as they cross the equator during leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Cape Town, South Africa to Abu Dhabi, UAE. (Credit: Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)Nick Dana