Please select your home edition
Edition
Noble Marine 2012 #2

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 10: Team Brunel win Leg 10 over MAPFRE

by Volvo Ocean Race 14 Jun 22:24 BST 14 June 2018
Team Brunel win Volvo Ocean Race Leg 10, from Cardiff to Gothenburg © Ainhoa Sanchez / Volvo Ocean Race

Team Brunel complete the Leg 10 comeback, to win the penultimate leg into Gothenburg, Sweden, setting up an epic final sprint to The Hague...

Skipper Bouwe Bekking led his team to a win in Leg 10 of the Volvo Ocean Race over Xabi Fernández's MAPFRE squad, who claimed second place, less than two-minutes behind.

The results mean MAPFRE and Team Brunel sit equal at the top of the leaderboard with 65 points. MAPFRE will be ranked in first place by virtue of leading the In-Port Race Series, which is the tie-break mechanism for the race.

Charles Caudrelier's Dongfeng Race Team were the leaders at the beginning of Leg 10. But with a projected fourth place finish into Gothenburg, Dongfeng will be on 64 points (with an additional bonus point for best elapsed time to be added after the Leg 11 finish).

This means the top three boats in the Volvo Ocean Race will start the final sprint into The Hague on June 21 in a dead heat, with the overall title on the line.

www.volvooceanrace.com

Related Articles

Volvo OR: Another podium for AkzoNobel
Team AkzoNobel has finished second on the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race to claim fourth place Team AkzoNobel has finished second on the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race around the world to claim fourth place in the overall standings, after Leg 11 from Gothenburg, Sweden came to a thrilling conclusion in front of huge crowds on the beachfront Posted today at 4:14 am
The closest finish in race history
As Dongfeng Race Team win the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory on the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague. Incredibly, it marked the first leg win for the team - it couldn't have come at a better time. Posted on 24 Jun
Dongfeng Race Team wins the Volvo Ocean Race
In the closest finish in race history In the closest finish in race history, Dongfeng Race Team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. Skipper Charles Caudrelier led his team to victory in the final leg of the race, a 970-mile sprint from Gothenburg, Sweden to The Hague. Posted on 24 Jun
Volvo OR: Will the inside or outside pay off?
The options have been played. The goal now is to sail as fast as possible to the finish. The options have been played. The goal now is to sail as fast as possible to the finish. Nine months of racing will be decided over the next nine hours. Posted on 24 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race going down to the wire
Set to be decided in the last 20 miles of Leg 11 A late call from MAPFRE has seen them slip behind Team Brunel in the rankings on the final night of Leg 11 – and the 2017-18 edition. Posted on 24 Jun
Volvo OR: Blasting across the North Sea
Spectacular images from the North Sea as the seven Volvo Ocean Race entries power reach Spectacular images from the North Sea as the seven Volvo Ocean Race entries power reach across the North Sea in the closing stanzas of the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race. Posted on 24 Jun
Volvo fleet splits - Chinese go inshore
Weather routing predicts a very close finish between MAPFRE and Team Brunel The Volvo Ocean Race leaders have now split into two groups - with Dongfeng taking the coastal route inshore of the Exclusion Zone off the The Hague. The other two, MAPFRE and Team Brunel have taken the more direct route - with a hook at the end. Posted on 24 Jun
VOR: Six miles separate top five after windshift
Volvo OR fleet now racing south to the finish in The Hague and the tactical options are opening up With the Norway turning mark in the rear-view mirror the Volvo Ocean Race fleet is now racing south to the finish in The Hague and the tactical options are opening up. Posted on 23 Jun
Volvo OR: Dutch yachts split with fleet leaders
At 1100UTC the first real strategic split of the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race occurred At 1100UTC The first real strategic split of the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, with two boats, Team Brunel and Team AkzoNobel passing inside of an Exclusion Zone, leaving the three lead boats to pass on the eastern side. Posted on 23 Jun
Volvo Ocean Race Leg 11 Day 2
Dongfeng holds a narrow lead over MAPFRE after one day of racing in the final leg Rivals Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE were locked in a bitter tussle for the Leg 11 lead – and overall Volvo Ocean Race victory – on Friday as they led the fleet towards the Danish city of Aarhus. Posted on 22 Jun