Tag: Team Brunel

  • Team Brunel win Leg 10 over MAPFRE

    Team Brunel win Leg 10 over MAPFRE

    Skipper Bouwe Bekking led his team to a win in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race over Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE squad, who claimed second place, less than two-minutes behind. The results mean MAPFRE and Team Brunel sit equal at the top of the leaderboard with 65 points. MAPFRE will be ranked in first place […]

  • Team Brunel shoots into the lead as intensity builds towards photo finish

    Team Brunel shoots into the lead as intensity builds towards photo finish

    Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel shot past most of the fleet over the past 24 hours, eventually eking ahead of MAPFRE on Thursday morning and taking the lead in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race. But with less than 200 miles to go to the finish line in Gothenburg, Sweden, less than 10-miles separate the […]

  • Team Brunel win Volvo Ocean Race leg 9 by 4 minutes

    Team Brunel win Volvo Ocean Race leg 9 by 4 minutes

    Skipper Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel has won Leg 9 of the Volvo Ocean Race to vault into serious contention for the overall race win. Since arriving in Auckland with a disappointing sixth place finish, the Dutch team has posted a 1-2-1 scoreline, including wins on the final two double-point scoring legs and moved from also-ran […]

  • Team Brunel win toughest stage of Volvo Ocean Race

    Team Brunel win toughest stage of Volvo Ocean Race

    It was easily the most difficult stage of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18, and the sailors will almost certainly rank it as one of the hardest in the history of the race.  But Bouwe Bekking used his veteran nous to fight through all the challenges and lead Team Brunel to an incredibly narrow win over […]

  • Team Brunel leads into the Luzon Strait

    Team Brunel leads into the Luzon Strait

    Team Brunel has been leading the Volvo Ocean Race fleet into the Luzon Strait between Taiwan and the Philippines. The six boats are tucked towards the southern tip of Taiwan, anticipating a turn to the north after leaving Taiwan to port. On the 0700 UTC position report on Thursday, Brunel had eked out a narrow […]

  • Team Brunel win an incredible Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race Lisbon

    Team Brunel win an incredible Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race Lisbon

    Bouwe Bekking’s Team Brunel fended off a late charge by MAPFRE to win the Mirpuri Foundation In-Port Race Lisbon on Friday afternoon. Conditions were challenging, to say the least, with squalls bringing rain and gusty, shifting winds. Not only that, but the confines of the mouth of the Tagus River meant a short leg length, […]

  • Team Brunel rejoins the Volvo Ocean Race

    Team Brunel rejoins the Volvo Ocean Race

    Team Brunel participates in the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 again. After the Team Brunel success in 2014-15 Bouwe Bekking is back at the helm. It will be the 8th time he will be at the start of the race of all races and Bekking is the most experienced Volvo Ocean Race skipper ever. Central focus […]