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Team AkzoNobel finishes third in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4

Team AkzoNobel finishes third in Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 after Vestas 11th Hour Racing retires following collision

Saturday, January 20, 2018: Team AkzoNobel has finished Leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 in third place in Hong Kong after 18 days of intense racing from Melbourne, Australia.

The nine strong Team AkzoNobel crew – seven men and two women – crossed the finish line in Kowloon Bay today at 00:21:16 UTC (01:21:16 CET/08:21:16 Hong Kong Standard Time).

Three hours earlier the team was diverted by Race Control at the Volvo Ocean Race to standby fellow-competitor Vestas 11th Hour Racing (DEN/USA) who had been involved in a collision with a non-race vessel on the approach to Hong Kong.

After a period of holding station close by Vestas 11th Hour ready to give assistance the team AkzoNobel crew was released and resumed racing to Hong Kong.

Vestas 11th Hour has since retired from Leg 4.

Click here for a breakdown of team AkzoNobel's Leg 4 performance

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 4 standings:

1. Sun Hung Kai Scallywag (HKG)
2. Dongfeng Race Team (CHN)
3. Team AkzoNobel (NED)
4. Mapfre (ESP)
5. Team Brunel (NED)
Still racing:
Turn the Tide on Plastic (UN)
Vestas 11th Hour Racing (DEN/USA)

Team AkzoNobel Leg 4 crew list:

Simeon Tienpont (NED) - skipper
Brad Farrand (NZL)
Martine Grael (BRA)
Cécile Laguette (FRA)
Luke Molloy (AUS)
Chris Nicholson (AUS)
Jules Salter (GBR)
Nicolai Sehested (DEN)
Peter van Niekerk (NED)

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