A PODIUM FINISH IN SWEDEN GIVES MAPFRE FOURTH PLACE OVERALL

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The current edition of the round the world race came to an end in Gothenburg (Sweden) with the last In-Port race. MAPFRE bids farewell to the general public with a podium finish (third), fulfilling their goal of beating Alvimedica to a fourth place overall standing in the Volvo Ocean Race.

On board MAPFRE the team had the honour of a very special guest, His Majesty the King Juan Carlos of Spain, who was accompanied by the Director General of the Spanish team, Pedro Campos. On finishing the race, the King declared he had enjoyed the race tremendously, “It brought back a lot of memories and I really enjoyed it. It was a close race, really close.”

Today was a really important day to beat Alvimedica, which had become more of a personal battle. I must also congratulate them because they did an incredibly good job as well, but today was our day, and we were able to get the result we wanted,” added Martínez.

Ceremonia de salida de la regata costera en Gotemburgo./ Sailors parade for the Gothenburg In-port Race

Ceremonia de salida de la regata costera en Gotemburgo./ Sailors parade for the Gothenburg In-port Race

The Volvo Ocean Race final In-Port race officially finalised the overall competition classification. A magnificent effort from Iker Martínez’s crew,  concluding with a fourth place for the Spanish team, just one point away from a podium position.

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