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Volvo Ocean Race - No rest on Sunday

 
Sunday's Gothenburg In-Port Race provides up close racing in the second home of the Volvo Ocean Race

With the Volvo Ocean Race making its fourth visit to Gothenburg, race fans will be treated to spectacular racing on a course at the mouth of the Göta älv, the river that bisects the city.

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 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 on Sunday would confirm MAPFRE’s victory in the series, ahead of the final race in The Hague on 30 June.

Further down the table, Charlie Enright’s Vestas 11th Hour Racing is five points clear of David Witt’s SHK/Scallywag, who have Dee Caffari’s Turn the Tide on Plastic just four points behind.

With two In-Port Race Series events left, there is potential for movement here.

Racing starts at 14:00 local time (13:00 UK), on Sunday, 17 June.

Current Volvo Ocean Race In-Port Race Series Points Table

1. MAPFRE – 56 points
2. Dongfeng Race Team – 49 points
3. Team Brunel – 41 points
4. team AkzoNobel – 39 points
5. Vestas 11th Hour Racing – 26 points
6. Sun Hung Kai / Scallywag – 21 points
7. Turn the Tide on Plastic – 17 points

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