Merry Christmas!read more
MAPFRE third in the In-Port race in Sweden, claim fourth overall in the Volvoread more
The ninth leg, which finished today in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, bids farewell to the offshore legs of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Spanish team claims their fourth podium position in this edition of the race, by overtaking Donfeng in the last mile up to line, to finish in third place.read more
The Spanish boat, skippered by Iker Martínez, started the last leg of the Volvo Ocean Race today, from Brittany (France) to Sweden, which includes a 24-hour pitstop in the Hague (Holland)read more
The Spanish team finished the penultimate leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lorient this morning in fourth place, overtaking their greatest rivals on the overall leaderboard. MAPFRE moves even closer to the podium; to be definitively decided in Swedenread more
MAPFRE left Lisbon today on the penultimate leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, the last push in the competition that began eight months ago, and whose winner will be decided over the next 1607 miles of the last two legs.read more
The International Jury today announced in Lisbon the resolution of the four protests that were affecting three of the Volvo Ocean Race teams: Team SCA, Dongfeng and MAPFREread more
MAPFRE finishes Leg 7 at 5:31 UTC after nine days, 11 hours, 31 minutes and 39 seconds. It is the third podium finish in this Volvo Ocean Race for the Spanish team, which includes British sailor Rob Greenhalgh among its ranks.read more
Gothenburg inshore race
Speaking with Jean-Luc I find him a little bit worried and very focused on his screen one hour before the start. “I have to look out for 192 waypoints. It will be two days without even closing my eyes.”
“Everything to win, nothing to lose” is the quote from our team mate Rafa Trujillo via email before the start of the leg.read more
From 30 knots and 3 metre waves, we’ve gone down to 25 knots and 2 metre waves, which is the difference between heaven and hell.
The guys are really tired from the beat up we got in the Bay of Biscay, which will stay in our memories. More than 30 knots, reefs up and down, the J2 fighting the wind like a soldier at the battlefront.read more
It’s going to be a tough day here with the Bay of Biscay giving a lot to fight for.
The night went calmly in light winds. The forecasted breeze kicked in at 0200 UTC, progressively building up to 23 knots. We arrived at Finisterre in time for sunrise, very close to Abu Dhabi after a tight fight overnight.read more