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3rd Place Podium Finish for MAPFRE in the Final Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race

The ninth leg, which finished in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, bids farewell to the offshore legs of the Volvo Ocean Race. The Spanish team, MAPFRE, claims their fourth podium position in this edition of the race, by overtaking Donfeng … Continue reading

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New Podium Finish for MAPFRE, Second Place in Lisbon

MAPFRE finishes Leg 7 in Second Place after nine days, 11 hours, 31 minutes and 39 seconds. It is the third podium finish in this Volvo Ocean Race for the Spanish team, which includes British sailor Rob Greenhalgh among its … Continue reading

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MAPFRE Heads to the United States in Second Place

The sixth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race began last April 19. The crowd cheered as the boats left Brazil in good weather conditions. At the onset of the race, an in-land course of 5 laps had to be completed. However, due to … Continue reading

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MAPFRE wins the Fourth Leg of the Volvo Ocean Race in New Zealand

The Spanish boat from the Real Club Naútico de Sanxenxo, skippered by the Olympic Champion Xabi Fernández, wins the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race. Hundreds of sailing fans gatheres in Auckland to receive the winners of the fourth … Continue reading

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Challenging Beginning for MAPFRE at Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean Race

MAPFRE faced challenges at the beginning of Leg 3 of the Volvo Ocean race this January 2015. The team first met harsh conditions in Abu Dhabi characterized by intense fog and little wind. Then came a major challenge while in the … Continue reading

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Leg 2 for the Volvo Ocean Race, MAPFRE in Second Place

After only 24 hours since the beginning of second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, MAPFRE places second with the leader, Alvimedica, only three miles ahead. According to MAPFRE navigator Jean Luc Nélias, the night was tough and the team lost some … Continue reading

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MAPFRE Participates in the Volvo Ocean Race

Known as the most difficult regatta in history, the Volvo Ocean Race is, altogether, a technological, human and logistical challenge that takes its participants around the world for more than 48,000 nautical miles, in the most extreme and unpredictable of … Continue reading

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