"Telefonica" leads on the way to Galway
Just before 13:00 local time and the fleet were positioned at the starting line with 13 knots of westerly breeze blowing. “Telefónica” looked for a position on the pin side and found it. At 13:02 sharp the starting gun fired and Martínez and his guys made a strong start on the first few moves of a leg covering some 550 miles which began with a course marked out with buoys of 6.5 nautical miles across six legs. The Spanish boat rounded every single buoy in the lead.