Team Brunel Wins Final Volvo In-Port Race
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.
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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
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