COMMERCIAL PHOTO - In this photograph provided by the Volvo Ocean Race, Brad Marsh from New Zealand, checks the rig check on the mast onboard Groupama Sailing Team during leg 6 of the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12, from Itajai, Brazil, to Miami, USA. Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (Yann Riou/Volvo Ocean Race via AP Images)

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