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team AkzoNobel complete Leg 7 podium

team AkzoNobel complete the Volvo Ocean Race podium with a hard-earned third place finish into Brazil.AkzoNobel -

Simeon Tienpont’s team AkzoNobel has completed the podium for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race with a third place finish into Itajaí, Brazil.

it’s the third consecutive leg with a podium finish for team AkzoNobel and the result leaves the team in fourth place on the overall leaderboard, just three points behind Team Brunel for the final podium spot.

The finish marked a homecoming for Martine Grael, a local hero in Brazil as an Olympic gold medallist, and the youngest member of a famous sailing dynasty.

Two boats remain on the race course racing towards Itajaí. As at 06:30 UTC on Thursday morning Turn the Tide on Plastic had 356 miles to run, while MAPFRE was 617 miles from the finish.

The boats that have retired from Leg 7, Team SHK/Scallywag and Vestas 11th Hour Racing, are working through logistics to come up with the best plan to re-join the race, with updates from the teams expected shortly.

Volvo Ocean Race - Leg 7 - Friday 6 April @ 17:55 UTC

1. Team Brunel -- Finished 3 April at 14:45:14 UTC
2. Dongfeng Race Team - - Finished 3 April at 15:00:08 UTC
3. team AkzoNobel -- Finished 5 April at 04:38:24 UTC
4. Turn the Tide on Plastic - - 95 nm to Finish
5. MAPFRE + 289 nm

6. Vestas 11th Hour Racing - (retired) Dismasted 30 Mar
7. Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag (retired)

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