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Groupama is the winner of Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012

Franck Cammas became the first skipper to hold the new Volvo Ocean Race Trophy

There was a party atmosphere all day in Galway as people lined the docks and packed the viewing areas to see the final action of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 -- the Discover Ireland In-Port Race. After completing the race, Groupama -- who had already clinched overall victory after coming into Galway to an equally warm reception on Tuesday -- took to the main stage to blasts of the team's theme tune Highway to Hell. The entire team, including shore crew, came up on stage to spray champagne and celebrate an extraordinary triumph for a team who were making their debut in the race and started as outsiders.

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden gave a royal seal of approval to the “great” Volvo Ocean Race of 2011-12 on Sunday following a memorable final day - and night - in Galway. The Prince, a keen and talented sailor in his own right, presented the coveted trophy to Groupama skipper Franck Cammas at the end-of-Race gala dinner before 1400 guests.

The Discover Ireland In-Port Race honours went to PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG, whose triumph on Saturday was enough to give them victory in the In-Port Race Series.

Scoreboard Volvo Ocean Race 2011-2012

Score No

Team

TOTAL

1

Groupama sailing team

253

2

CAMPER with Emirates Team NZ

231

3

PUMA Ocean Racing by BERG

226

4

Team Telefónica

213

5

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

131

6

Team Sanya

51

In-Port Scores

TOTAL

1

PUMA Ocean Racing by BERG

45

2

CAMPER with Emirates Team NZ

44

3

Groupama sailing team

41

4

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

37

5

Team Telefónica

27

6

Team Sanya

16

Scoreboard in detail

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