Team Brunel Wins Gurney’s Resorts In Port Race Newport
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Brunel edged into the lead right from the start and extended it as the race went on to win easily.
“We knew the start was going to be critical. We came off the line in good shape and were able to sail clean the rest of the race and that made our life pretty easy. It’s nice to take the win and great to have a bit of momentum. We’ve put together a few really good results in row now and we’re hoping to come home really strong. We have a great bunch of sailors on board and we’re really enjoying our yachting and looking forward to pushing this boat as hard as we can,” said Brunel’s helmsman Peter Burling after the race.
Spain’s Team MAPFRE finished second and extended their In Port Race Series lead to eight points.
Rhode Island’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing finished third place.
Leg 9 Begins
Leg 9 of the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race is set to begin on Sunday, May 20 at approximately 2 p.m.
The leg is a 3,300 nautical mile transatlantic race to Cardiff, Wales, and the final double-point scoring leg in the race.
Current Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series Leaderboard
1. MAPFRE – 50 points
2. Dongfeng Race Team – 42 points
3. Team Brunel – 36 points
4. team AkzoNobel – 35 points
5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 23 points
6. Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag – 19 points
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 16 points
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