The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Tuesday morning by stealing a win in Leg 8, with a shocking come-from-behind victory into Newport, Rhode Island.
The final 36 hours of Leg 8 will be decisive with the teams set to choose their final approach line into the finish in Newport, Rhode Island...
Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic saw their strategy pay off on Friday as they regained the lead in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race.
The famed anticyclone is renowned for dominating the South Atlantic and making tricky sailing for Volvo Ocean Race teams heading north or south.
Large crowds were on hand to see MAPFRE lead the Volvo Ocean Race fleet off on Leg 8 from Itajaí, Brazil to Newport, Rhode Island.
The Spanish team MAPFRE won the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday in Brazil, after battling with team AkzoNobel for the lead on the first of three laps of the race course.
Six Volvo Ocean Race teams will be competing in the Itajaí In-Port Race on Friday, as SHK/Scallywag, newly arrived in Itajai, races against time to be ready for Sunday's leg start.
The Spanish team MAPFRE crossed the finish line for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Itajaí, Brazil on Sunday morning, securing a fifth place finish and collecting six points.
It was easily the most difficult stage of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, and the sailors will almost certainly rank it as one of the hardest in the history of the race.
Team Brunel have managed to hang on to the Leg 7 lead on Friday following an attack on the top spot by Dongfeng Race Team as the leaders get within 1,000 miles of the finish line in Itajaí, Brazil.
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