“We prepared this campaign really well, and trained a balanced team. We won 3 of the legs and had the chance to win the race right up until the last day. I think it is due to the hard work we put in, and for the team we had, so I do think that it has been the best campaign we have done to date.”
Xabi Fernández: “The team is the best we have. We have arrived with the same team we left with in Alicante, and that has huge value. I am well aware that we have had a really good round-the-world race, and we should be happy, but having been so close to final victory, I have to admit that today is not our best day.”
The close to 1000-mile sprint will mean a true test of resistance for the seven teams, where a cool-headed attitude will be essential to squeeze the most out of each different option.
Mañana jueves arranca por fin la última y definitiva etapa de la Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. 700 millas de recorrido entre Gotemburgo (Suecia) y La Haya (Holanda) que definirán quién es el ganador de la vuelta al mundo a vela.
With one more In-Port Race to be disputed in The Hague, Xabi Fernández’s team are mathematically winners of the In-Port Race Series after claiming their tenth podium victory in Gothenburg, out of the ten races disputed to date.
Xabi Fernández’s team finish leg 10 in second place, just one minute and 55 seconds behind Brunel in an epic final into Gothenburg, and after a great leg for the Spaniards.