NEWS LEG 1
The Spanish boat crossed the finish line at 13:47:32 hours Spanish time after sailing the longest last few miles without any wind. “SCA” made the most out of this situation and crossed the finish line ahead of the Spaniards, who are already thinking about Leg 2.
Finally the day arrived. As expected, at exactly 14h00, the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race started in Alicante and the first few miles of “MAPFRE”, the only Spanish boat in the starting line of the around the world race. After an eight-mile coastal race in front of the city of Alicante, Iker Martínez’s team heads towards Cape Town and in first place.
The Volvo Ocean 65 “MAPFRE” will be the one who will defend the colours of Spain in the new edition of the Volvo Ocean Race. It was confirmed today, Friday, by the insurance company MAPFRE and Pedro Campos, the team’s CEO.