2011-'12 Volvo Ocean Race: Leg 9

CAMPER celebrated victory in the final leg of the 2011-'12 Volvo Ocean Race, while Groupama clinched the overall win. Leg 9 took the teams from Lorient, France, and around the iconic Fastnet Rock to the finish in Galway, Ireland. Photos by: Ian Roman, Paul Todd, VOR media crewmembers Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica, Yann Riou/Groupama Sailing Team, Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ, Nick Dana/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing. [Click here to read more in our Finish Line forum](http://forums.sailingworld.com/show

Groupama Sailing Team, skipper Franck Cammas from France, celebrates winning the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, after securing second place on leg 9 from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Team Telefonica lead the fleet, at the start of leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, arrive to a huge spectator crowd, winning the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, after securing second place on leg 9 from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
Navigator Tom Addis eyes the Irish coast on the final stages of leg 9, onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: Amory Ross/PUMA Ocean Racing/Volvo Ocean Race)Amory Ross
Crowds line the dock for the finish of leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, followed by a huge spectator fleet, at the start of leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Silhouettes of the fleet, at the start of leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Team Telefonica, stacked and preparing a sail, at the start of leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, chasing CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, along the coast at the start of leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
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Antonio Cuervas, bowman of Team Telefonica, during leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: Diego Fructuoso/Team Telefonica/Volvo Ocean Race)Diego Fructuoso
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, rounding Fastnet Rock, on leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France and CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Chris Nicholson from Australia, rounding Fastnet Rock, on leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Chris Nicholson from Australia, celebrate winning leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skipper Chris Nicholson from Australia, is interviewed after winning leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, sailing up the Irish coast to the finish line, on leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, skippered by Ken Read from the USA, celebrates taking third place on leg 9 from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France and CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Chris Nicholson from Australia, rounding Fastnet Rock, on leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Tony Rae and Chris Nicholson eat their muesli and yoghurt for breakfast onboard CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand during leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: Hamish Hooper/CAMPER ETNZ/Volvo Ocean Race)Hamish Hooper
Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker from the UK, rounding Fastnet Rock, on leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skipper Chris Nicholson from Australia is greeted on the dock by his family, after winning leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand, rounding Fastnet Rock, on leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Team Telefonica, skippered by Iker Martinez from Spain, sailing up the Irish coast to the finish line, on leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: IAN ROMAN/Volvo Ocean Race)IAN ROMAN
Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, celebrate winning the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, after securing second place on leg 9 from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Chris Nicholson from Australia, celebrate winning leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD
Team Sanya, skippered by Mike Sanderson from New Zealand, celebrate after finishing leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Lorient, France to Galway, Ireland. (Credit: PAUL TODD/Volvo Ocean Race)WWW.OUTSIDEIMAGES.COM PAUL TODD