NEWS LEG 6
The Spanish team fought until the very end for a podium finish and to overtake Brunel. After 5800 miles (10,741.6 km), they were just 37 minutes away from third place.
The Spanish team crossed the Equator on 28th April at 02:55 UTC. 3,000 nm remain ahead of them en-route to Newport
The sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race started today at 17:00 UTC. A great turnout from the public to see the boats off from Brazil, yet extremely slow on the water due to very light wind conditions
The International Jury has resolved several protests in Itajaí. Among them one made by the Spanish team, who were penalised with two points on the general classification for not having been informed of repairs made on the previous leg. Xabi Fernández stated, “the international jury has declared that we had no advantage to our performance or speed with the repairs undertaken on board. It was just an administrative error and a little bureaucracy regarding the way a boat informs of any damage suffered and how it is repaired. We have been given a penalty for making the repairs, and the team does not agree with it. We feel it is completely out of proportion”.