Wednesday, May 9, 2018   (Image © Jesus Renedo)
 VOR65  Ocean Race 2017/18  Leg 8  Newport RI, USA  Final results  'Mapfre' wins !
The light winds near the finish resulted in a massive compression in the fleet, all the way back to the backmarker 'Scallywag' (David Witt AUS) who were trailing the leaders by over 130nm just one day ago. But when 'Mapfre' (Xabi Fernandez ESP)RE crossed the finish line on Tuesday morning, she was only 20nm behind.
The Spanish team 'Mapfre' stunned the fleet by stealing the leg 8 win in the last 100 meters with a shocking come-from-behind attack into a foggy almost windless Newport RI, passing the long-time leader 'Brunel' (Bouwe Bekking NED). This success has a huge impact on the overall race leaderboard, where 'Mapfre' regained the lead from 'Dongfeng' (Charles Caudrelier FRA) with a 3 points' advantage. 'Brunel' retains the third podium position.
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VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP

Saturday, 14. October 2017– Tuesday, 26. June 2018

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