A grand victory for the Spanish team, skippered by Basque sailor Xabi Fernández, after 7000 miles from Lisbon to Cape Town, finishing in 19 days, 1 hour, 10 minutes and 33 seconds.
MAPFRE lead the fleet at the start of Leg 2 en route to Cape Town.
On Sunday at 14:00h local time (15:00h in Spain), the fleet of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 will begin Leg 2, the first of the longest legs in the race (7000 miles from Lisbon to Cape Town), where strategy and climate play a fundamental role.
MAPFRE strengthens their leadership of the overall scoreboard for in-port races in the Volvo Ocean Race
The Spanish team, skippered by Xabi Fernández, secures leadership of the In-port Races, with second place in Lisbon coupling their win in Alicante