Volvo Ocean Race video above published Oct 15, 2017: MAPFRE enjoyed an unforgettable homecoming in the first In-Port Race of 2017-18 with a win that saw them cross the line 90 seconds in front of their nearest rivals, Dongfeng. Here's a look at the best bits from the first competitive action of the edition.
MAPFRE In-Port Race Alicante: Full replay
Volvo Ocean Race MAPFRE In-Port Race October 14, 2017, Alicante, Spain: The In-Port Races are scored separately from the ocean legs but the series is used as a tie-breaker in the final points tally, so teams will take the discipline very seriously. Leg 1 (Alicante to Lisbon) of the round-the-world Volvo Ocean Race (2017-18) starts Oct 22 (full schedule further below).
MAPFRE In-port Race Alicante Results:
1 MAPFRE 7
2 Dongfeng Race Team 6
3 Vestas 11th Hour Racing 5
4 Team Brunel 4
5 Team Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag 3
6 team AkzoNobel 2
7 Turn the Tide on Plastic 1
teamAkzoNobel - Brad Jackson to lead team AkzoNobel in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18: "Jackson will take on the skipper role as well as his watch captain commitments shared with three-time Volvo Ocean Race veteran and 2008-09 edition winner Joca Signorini (BRA). Jackson’s appointment follows the recent departure of Simeon Tienpont (NED) from the team."
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Volvo Ocean Race Prologue Leg – Positions and finishing times (UTC), October 11, 2017
1. Mapfre; finished 09:49 UTC
2. Team Brunel; finished 10:06 UTC
3. team AkzoNobel; finished 12:44 UTC
4. Turn the Tide on Plastic; finished 12:53
5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing; finished 12:59
6. Dongfeng Race Team; finished 13:09
7. Team Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag; 13:17
Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 schedule (source: Wikipedia.org):
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