Volvo Ocean Race fleet heads for Miami

ITAJAI, Brazil (AP) -- American boat Puma took a slim lead Sunday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet headed for Miami on the 4,800-nautical mile sixth leg of the nine-stage event.

U.S. skipper Ken Read of Newport, R.I., who won the previous leg earlier this month, was just ahead of overall leader Telefonica of Spain, which slipped from first to last in an in-port race Saturday after sailing around the wrong marker buoy.

In the overall standings, Telefonica has 149 points and leads Groupama with 133, Camper (124) and fourth-place Puma (117). Abu Dhabi with 56 points and Team Sanya (25) complete the six-boat fleet.

The 39,000-nautical mile race is scheduled to finish in the first week of July in Galway, Ireland. [15 photos total]

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Puma Ocean Racing powered by BERG and skippered by Ken Read from the U.S. heads to sea after the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, U.S., on Sunday, April 22, 2012. American boat Puma took a slim lead Sunday as the Volvo Ocean Race fleet headed for Miami on the 4,800-nautical mile sixth leg of the nine-stage event. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Ian Roman) #
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Ryan Godfrey,(right) from Australia and Shannon Falcone, from Antigua, trim the mainsail onboard PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Monday, April 23, 2012 ( Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Amory Ross) #
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Former Brazilian Formula 1 driver Enrique Bernoldi jumps off the back of Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing before the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Sunday April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Nick Dana) #
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Groupama Sailing Team with skipper Franck Cammas from France on the helm, takes big wave on the bow after the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Ian Roman) #
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Skipper Ken Read from the USA is on the helm of PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG after the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Ian Roman) #
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The fleet of Volvo Open 70's head to sea after the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Ian Roman) #
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PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG and skippered by Ken Read from the USA leads the fleet after the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Ian Roman) #
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Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing, skippered by Ian Walker from the UK, powers through a choppy sea after the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Paul Todd) #
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The fleet of Volvo Open 70's head to open water after the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Paul Todd) #
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CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, skippered by Chris Nicholson from Australia, chases Team Telefonica after the start of leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA, on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Paul Todd) #
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Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France leads PUMA Ocean Racing powered by BERG during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 DHL In-Port Race in Itajai, Brazil, on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Groupama won the race ahead of PUMA Ocean Racing who placed third. Leg 6 of the race to Miami leaves this Brazilian port on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Paul Todd) #
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Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, celebrate onboard after winning the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 DHL In-Port Race in Itajai, Brazil, on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Leg 6 of the race to Miami left this Brazilian port on Sunday, April 22, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Ian Roman) #
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Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, sails behind CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand and Team Telefonica during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 In-Port Race in Itajai, Brazil, Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Paul Todd) #
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Groupama Sailing Team, skippered by Franck Cammas from France, leads CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand, during the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 In-Port Race in Itajai, Brazil, Saturday, April 21, 2012. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Paul Todd) #
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CAMPER with Emirates Team New Zealand crew Hamish Hooper (center) and Daryl Wislang (right) are reunited with their family's at dockside after leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Auckland, New Zealand, to Itajai, Brazil. on Tuesday, April 17, 2012. CAMPER completed the leg to claim fourth place and collect a vital 15 points 31 days after they left Auckland. (Volvo Ocean Race photo via AP / Paul Todd) #

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