Tag: MAPFRE

  • MAPFRE take a stunning win into Newport

    MAPFRE take a stunning win into Newport

    The Spanish team MAPFRE stunned the Volvo Ocean Race fleet on Tuesday morning by stealing a win in Leg 8, with a shocking come-from-behind victory into Newport, Rhode Island. On Monday, with just 300 miles to go, MAPFRE was in fifth place. As Tuesday morning dawned, and with the fleet ghosting towards the finish line […]

  • MAPFRE arrive in Brazil in fifth place

    MAPFRE arrive in Brazil in fifth place

    The Spanish team MAPFRE crossed the finish line for Leg 7 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Itajaí, Brazil on Sunday morning, securing a fifth place finish and collecting six points. The result hands the overall lead in the race to Dongfeng Race Team, who leapfrog over MAPFRE with a one-point advantage on the leaderboard. […]

  • MAPFRE win epic Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race

    MAPFRE win epic Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race

    The Spanish flagged MAPFRE team has won Leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, a 7,000 nautical mile marathon from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Town, South Africa. “It’s amazing, we’re super-happy. We came here in one piece and in front of the others, we can’t ask for more,” skipper Xabi Fernández said moments after finishing.  “This […]

  • MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory

    MAPFRE set the Volvo Ocean Race bar with overall Leg Zero victory

    Spanish team MAPFRE completed overall Leg Zero victory in the early hours of Wednesday (16 August) and struck the first psychological blow in the build-up to the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. But what the Leg Zero series of qualifiers confirmed above all is that all the teams boasting race experience and/or preparation time are extremely […]

  • MAPFRE win qualifying sprint from Plymouth to Saint-Malo

    MAPFRE win qualifying sprint from Plymouth to Saint-Malo

    Xabi Fernández and his in-form MAPFRE team claimed their second victory in Leg Zero qualifying with another commanding performance in the build-up to the Volvo Ocean Race. MAPFRE had a lead of seven nautical miles when they crossed the finish line at 0629 UTC off the iconic French sailing city of Saint-Malo. Team Brunel took […]

  • MAPFRE wins first pre-Volvo Ocean Race test

    MAPFRE wins first pre-Volvo Ocean Race test

    MAPFRE took first blood in the opening battle of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet – with Xabi Fernández and his Spanish team finding faultless form to smash the established record time for a monohull around the Isle of Wight. MAPFRE clocked 3 hours 13 minutes 11 seconds in strong conditions off England’s south coast to […]