MAPFRE draw first blood in Alicante

The local heroes on Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE were a popular winner in the first point scoring race of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Fernández and his team made a bold call at the start to duck behind the entire fleet in order to sail up what turned out to be the favoured right hand side of the course, coming from behind to earn a narrow lead at the first gate.

Alicante, MAPFRE In-Port race on board MAPFRE. Photo by Ugo Fonolla/Volvo Ocean Race. 14 October, 2017

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