Published: Monday, 29 June 2015

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) emerged victorious in the final Inmarsat In-Port Race of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Team Brunel Wins Final Volvo In Port Race 2

(Photo: Ricardo Pinto/Volvo Ocean Racing)

Team SCA (Sam Davies/GBR) claimed second place with MAPFRE (Iker Martinez/ESP) following behind.

By pushing Team Alvimedica (Charlie Enright/USA) wide to allow Dongfeng Race Team (Charles Caudrelier/FRA) to slip ahead, MAPFRE ensured the team broke the fourth place tie, which they shared with Team Alvimedica. 

Dongfeng Race Team ended up in fourth place.

Team Brunel Wins Final Volvo In Port Race 3

(Photo: Ricardo Pinto/Volvo Ocean Race)

Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR) earned the six points needed to win the overall In-Port Race series by edging out last-placed Team Vestas Wind (Chris Nicholson/AUS).

Walker’s crew finished just one point clear of Team Brunel in the standings.

On Monday, Ian Walker’s crew claimed the overall offshore trophy – the main event – with five points to spare, also from the Dutch crew.

Team Brunel Wins Final Volvo In Port Race

(Photo: Ian Roman/Volvo Ocean Racing)

Another win from Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing comes from Matt Knighton, who won the Inmarsat Onboard Reporter (OBR) Award for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, celebrating the most challenging sports journalism job in the world.

Team Brunel Wins Final Volvo In Port Race 1

(Photo: Matt Knighton/Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing)

Knighton spent nine months at sea with the team delivering video, photography and blogs back to shore. The €20,000 cash prize and trophy were presented by Inmarsat’s CEO Rupert Pearce, at the final Gala Dinner in Gothenburg.

Judged on creativity, quality and story-telling, the runners-up, Amory Ross (Team Alvimedica) and Sam Greenfield (Dongfeng Race Team), were also presented with €8,000 cash prizes by Pearce.


Inmarsat In-Port Race Gothenburg Results:

1)    Team Brunel

2)    Team SCA

3)    MAPFRE

4)    Dongfeng Race Team

5)    Team Alvimedica

6)    Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing

7)    Team Vestas Wind


In-Port Series Overall Results:

1)   Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing - 31

2)   Team Brunel - 32

3)   Team SCA - 35

4)   MAPFRE - 37

5)   Team Alvimedica - 37

6)   Dongfeng Race Team - 40

7)   Team Vestas Wind - 73