The MAPFRE In-Port Race Alicante

The first official racing of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race will take place on Saturday afternoon with the MAPFRE In-Port Race Alicante, marking the first point-scoring competition of the event. 

The starting gun will fire at 14:00 local time (12:00 UTC) with seven of the best sailing teams in the world pushing hard to lay down a marker in the first competitive confrontation with points on the table.

Alicante Stopover. Practice Race. Photo by Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race. 13 October, 2017.

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