Spain's Team Telefonica Spanish skipper Iker Martinez gives a press conference at Alicante's harbour on November 4, 2011 on the eve of the start of the Volvo Ocean Race. Intrepid sailors will cast off... more 
Spain's Team Telefonica Spanish skipper Iker Martinez gives a press conference at Alicante's harbour on November 4, 2011 on the eve of the start of the Volvo Ocean Race. Intrepid sailors will cast off on Novemer 5, 2011 on ocean yachting's toughest and most perilous adventure, the 39,000-mile Volvo Ocean Race. Six teams in some of the fastest yachts on the planet will brave high seas and winds, sub-zero temperatures and scorching heat during the nine-month slog across five continents. AFP PHOTO/ PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU (Photo credit should read PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images) less 
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Fri, Nov 4, 2011 12:58 PM EDT