sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica returns to base after 2000nm Qualifier

Volvo Ocean Race: Telefonica returns to base after 2000nm Qualifier

'Team Telefonica arrives in Sanxenxo after 3 months of training in Lanzarote.'    Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica    Click Here to view large photo

The Spanish Volvo Ocean race entry, Telefonica, is back at the pontoon of her training base at Sanxenxo, in Pontevedra, Spain. At 17:30 local time the Spanish boat skippered by Iker Martínez, with the entire crew on board, completed the almost one thousand mile climb up the Atlantic from the team's offshore base at Marina Rubicón, in Lanzarote, to the one in Sanxenxo, Northern Spain. This is where the Spanish crew will be finishing off training ahead of the Volvo Ocean Race, starting on the 29th of October in Alicante, Spain.

Despite rain and fog, there was a strong turnout of fans and curious onlookers at the Juan Carlos I Marina to greet the boat that sails under the local Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo flag.

Rigger Fernando Sales. Team Telefonica boasts a brand new mast for the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Skipper Iker Martínez was clear: 'We are back home! We have really been looking forward to this'. However, the Spanish team has some hard work ahead over the coming three weeks in Sanxenxo: 'We still need to make some improvements and that's what we are looking to do here and what we came here for. We are in the final phase leading up to the start and final decisions have to be made and everything must be in place and prepared. We chose to come here to get down to those final details. These are very important weeks for us here,' he said.

Team Telefonica on day 1 of their 700-mile circumnavigation of the Canary Islands. -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

With 'Telefónica' tied up at the moorings at the Juan Carlos I port, the doors of the Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo (the city's royal yacht club) swung open for a chat with the eleven 'Telefónica' crew members, as well as members of the shore crew such as Horacio Carabelli -the Technical Director- and Iñigo Losada -the team coach-, who each responded to questions concerning their particular departments.

The meeting room hosting the informal chat with the team was full. In a relaxed atmosphere they discussed the preparation behind a team of these characteristics when it comes to facing sailing's most extreme challenge: the Volvo Ocean Race.

Now in Sanxenxo, 'Telefónica' will be lifted up out of the water for the final touches to be added and then she'll be back where she belongs: on the water, ready to sail.

Pablo Arrarte. Team Telefonica on day 3 of their 700-mile circumnavigation of the Canary Islands. -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Team Telefonica on day 2 of their 700-mile circumnavigation of the Canary Islands. -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Team Telefonica on day 2 of their 700-mile circumnavigation of the Canary Islands. -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Representatives from the council of Vigo, Xunta de Galicia and Real Club Nautico de Vigo receive Team Telefonica as they finish their sail from Lanzarote, to Sanxenxo. -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Team Telefonica training base in Lanzarote. -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Representatives from the council of Vigo, Xunta de Galicia and Real Club Nautico de Vigo receive Team Telefonica as they finish their sail from Lanzarote, to Sanxenxo. -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Representatives from the council of Vigo, Xunta de Galicia and Real Club Nautico de Vigo receive Team Telefonica as they finish their sail from Lanzarote, to Sanxenxo. -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Team Telefonica leaving Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote for Sanxenxo, to continue training for the Volvo Ocean race 2011-12 -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Team Telefonica leaving Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote for Sanxenxo, to continue training for the Volvo Ocean race 2011-12 -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo

Team Telefonica leaving Marina Rubicon in Lanzarote for Sanxenxo, to continue training for the Volvo Ocean race 2011-12 -  Maria Muina/Equipo Telefonica   Click Here to view large photo




by Sail-World

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=87946

10:48 AM Wed 31 Aug 2011 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race

Related News Stories:

21 Aug 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Official Video of latest edtion
21 Aug 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: All-Women crew announced for the 2014-15 edition
31 Jul 2012  B&G helps Volvo Ocean Race winner to victory
18 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: And when the race is over.... + Video
18 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Calling up the Reinforcements
16 Jul 2012  The most successful Volvo Ocean Race yet
16 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Sanderson wants to go again
16 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race: Reluctant hero Marsh takes seamanship honour
16 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean race: How the closest ever race was won
10 Jul 2012  Volvo Ocean Race - Perfection never enough for Franck Cammas
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World



























Soling North American Championship concludes on Lake Erie by Canadian International Soling Association,






































Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam day 5 by American Windsurfing Tour,


WMRT Chicago Match Cup 2014 – GAC Pindar through to the semi-finals
Bart’s Bash 2014 at Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club in Victoria Harbour
Bart's Bash: First event in at Wakatere in New Zealand
ISAF Sailing Worlds Santander 2014 - AUS Laser and 470 Medals + video
2014 Patriot Regatta - U.S. Coast Guard team wins
2014 ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 9 highlights
2014 Etchells North American Championship – Day 2
Chicago Match Cup - Top four tour teams tackle tomorrow in semi-finals
470 Men and Women Worlds - Champions decided in Santander
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 49er and Nacra 17 world titles claimed
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Caleb Paine through to Finn medal race + video
ISAF Worlds - 49er, 49erFX, Finn and Nacra 17 Rio 2016 spots taken
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Women's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Scott all set to lift Finn world title
ISAF Sailing Worlds - 470 Men's medal race images by Thom Touw
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Aussies and Austrians claim 470 gold
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: 470 awards images by Sail-World.com
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - 470 medal race images by Jesus Renedo
Annapolis-to-Newport Race - 'What to Expect' Seminar to take place
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - No racing on penultimate day
Belcher takes record fifth 470 World Championship   
ISAF Sailing World Championships - Santander - Day 8 video highlights   
2014 Great Lakes Team Racing Championship about to set off   
2014 Etchells North American Championship - Day 1   
2014 U.S. Multihull Championship - Day 1   
2014 Chicago Match Cup - Repechage top four determined in final flight   
J/24 World Championship - 35th anniversary preview   
470 Men and Women Worlds - Santander medal race line-up confirmed   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sail-World.com   
Royal Cup Marina Ibiza - Quantum Racing stumbles in coastal race   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Americans ready for 470 medal races   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander: Action ramps up with end zone in sight   
Big Boat Series - It's not the size, it's the length   
ISAF Sailing World Championships Santander - Double French RS:X gold   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Day 8 images by Sailing Energy   
ISAF Sailing Worlds - Finn leaders emerge from shifty Santander breeze   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - RS:X winner images by Barbara Sanchez   
ISAF Sailing Worlds, Santander - Rio 2016 470 spots awarded   
52 Super Series 2015 - Outlook looks hot for the 52 Super Series   
Starboard Hatteras Wave Jam - Another early start on day 4   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT