Newport Shipyard Personality: PUMA Ocean Racing

Congratulations to Kenny Read and the entire PUMA Ocean Racing team for finishing second on Leg #1 of the Volvo Ocean Race! After 22 days and 6,500 miles, PUMA's entry, il mostro, finished just 12 hours after 1st place finisher, Ericsson 4. "In good time we will be ready to push the boat and then, I believe, we will be able to match speed with anyone in any condition," said Read after arriving in Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday, November 2. "If we can’t learn how to improve then shame on us, but I have so much faith in these guys, I know we’ll learn quickly how to use this boat to its max and then we’ll be there. We do not intend to finish second all the way round. We have more to come."

The entire team at Newport Shipyard would like to congratulate PUMA Ocean Racing on a great finish after a very exciting leg. We're rooting for you from your 'home away from home' here at the Shipyard.