The Volvo Winds Up

The Volvo Winds Up

The Volvo Winds Up

After a series of pitched battles that led to some of the closest-ever race finishes in ocean racing history, the grand finale of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race was a publicist’s dream: three teams started the race’s last leg from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague, Netherlands, on equal points. It was between the two red boats–Spanish-flagged Mapfre and China’s Dongfeng—and Dutch team Brunel. Dongfeng took the win—and the overall race—with a masterful display of tactical sailing.

Final points were Dongfeng 73, Mapfre 70, Team Brunel 69, AkzoNobel 59, Vestas 39, with Turn the Tide on Plastic and Scallywag/SHKS tied for sixth on 32 points apiece.

It took the final in-port race to break the tie sixth; as Team Brunel eked out a tough win, TTOP beat Scallywag to win sixth place overall on a tiebreak. With that, the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race was over.

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July 2018

After a series of pitched battles that led to some of the closest-ever race finishes in ocean racing history, the grand finale of the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race was a publicist’s dream: three teams started the race’s last leg from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague, Netherlands, on equal points. It was …Peter NielsenSail MagazineSAIL Magazine is the magazine of record on the sailing way of life. Whether it’s cruising, racing, or lifestyle, our editorial mission is to inspire, educate and entertain sailors of every kind and to celebrate the sport in words and images.Sailing | Maritime

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