“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.