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Volvo Ocean Race - Full and Highlight Replays of Alicante In-Port Race

by Sail-World.com/nz on 15 Oct
Alicante stopover. MAPFRE In-Port Race Alicante. Photo by Pedro Martinez/Volvo Ocean Race. 14 October, 2017. © Pedro Martinez / Volvo Ocean Race
The first In-Port race for the 2017/18 Volvo Ocean Race was staged in Alicante in relatively light airs.

Catch the short version of the race highlights along with the full replay.









MAPFRE In-Port Race Alicante Live

Follow the first competitive action of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18 as it happens!

Posted by Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday, October 14, 2017
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