At 17:00 UTC (14:00h locally) the start gun sounded for a lengthy and particularly tricky 5,700 nautical miles from Itajaí (Brazil) to Newport (United States).
On Sunday 22nd April at 17:00h UTC, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet will line up on the start line for leg 8
A new victory for MAPFRE in the In-Port Race Series of the Volvo Ocean Race. On Friday, the Spanish team claimed their third in-port victory so far in the race.
21 days, 6 hours, 59 minutes and 9 seconds to complete 7900 miles from Auckland to Itajaí. On Sunday 8th April, at 09:59 Spanish time, MAPFRE crossed the finish line in Brazil in fifth place, after one of the toughest legs in memory, through the greatly-respected Southern Ocean.
After an awesome job of coordination and repairs, MAPFRE has resumed racing at 0710 UTC today Friday. Thanks to all for your messages of support. We are all down there. We will update this info as soon as practicable. See more photos of this stop at the section...
At 16:32:20 UTC today the Spanish boat informed the Volvo Ocean Race’s Race Control, that they had taken the decision to suspend racing six miles west of Cape Horn, to make repairs to the mast track, as well as to the main sail.