Wednesday, February 28, 2018   
After 20 days and 9 hours, 'AkzoNobel' with Simeon Tienpont NED (and, among others, 49erFX Olympic champion Martine Grael BRA) crossed the finishing line of the 6th stage in Auckland as the winners. In a very tight decision. The entire fleet reached the finishing line within 2 hours. Remarkable, after 6’500 miles at sea, The first 5 boats were just 30 minutes apart.
Behind the winners 'AkzoNobel', 'Scallywag' with David Witt AUS finished 2nd. After their 5th leg win they moved up to third in the overall standings. 'Mapfre' (Javi Fernandez ESP), who was once more than 200 miles behind the leaders during this leg managed to catch up and finished in third place, 22 minutes behind AkzoNobel. With this result Mapfre could further extend their lead in the overall standings. The Leaderboard Report and video of the day.
The start of the 7th stage from Auckland (rounding Cape Horn) to Itajai BRA will take place on March 17th. Until then, 'Vestas' should be ready for action again.
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VOR65 - Ocean Race 2017/18 - Alicante ESP

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

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