#VOR - With the Volvo Ocean Race making its fourth visit to Gothenburg, race fans will be treated to spectacular racing today (Sunday 17 June) on a course at the mouth of the Göta älv, the river that bisects the city.
As the home of Volvo, Gothenburg has become a home away from home for the race over the past 20 years.
While the overall leaderboard for the Volvo Ocean Race is historically tight, there is slightly more margin in the In-Port Race Series.
The biggest battle is between the two teams with Dutch skippers, where Bouwe Bekking’s Leg 10-winning Team Brunel leads Simeon Tienpont’s Team AkzoNobel in the fight for the final podium spot.
At the top of the table, Xabi Fernández’s MAPFRE is seven points clear of Charles Caudrelier’s Dongfeng Race Team. A win this afternoon would confirm MAPFRE’s victory in the series, ahead of the final race in The Hague on Saturday 30 June.
Further down the table, Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing is five points clear of David Witt’s Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, who have Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic — with Annalise Murphy among the crew for these final stages — just four points behind.
With two In-Port Race Series events left, there is potential for movement here. The weather forecast, meanwhile, is for a 10-knot south-southwesterly, with a chance of light showers.
The VOR team will also be blogging all the moves, previews and news from the racetrack on the live blog, including the best of clips and social content, from 12.30pm Irish time. Find it at www.volvooceanrace.com under the ‘Racing’ section.
Current Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series Leaderboard:
- MAPFRE – 56 points
- Dongfeng Race Team – 49 points
- Team Brunel – 41 points
- Team AkzoNobel – 39 points
- Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 26 points
- Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag – 21 points
- Turn the Tide on Plastic – 17 points