Team MAPFRE return to the affray for the second consecutive edition of the Volvo Ocean Race after a very successful debut in 2014-15, in which they claimed a podium finish no less than four times.
With the return of Team MAPFRE who else to skipper the boat that one of Spains best sailors, Xabi Fernandez. With Xabi as skipper in the 2014/15 campaign the team won leg 4 from Sanya to Auckland and managed four spots on the podium throughout the campaign.
Out of the 12 competitive seasons of the Volvo ocean Races this will be the Eighth edition of the race that Spain has an entry in the mix. With the Race being what is considered the toughest test on water the MAPFRE Crew are desperate to WIN for Spain!
The sailing God that is Pedro Campos is back as Team Director having been involved in every race since 2005/06 when he led the MoviStar Project, this next campaign will be his fifth consecutive project.
Xabi Fernandez – Skipper
Sophie Ciszek – Crew Member
Pablo Arrarte – Watch Captain
Willy Altadill – Trimmer
Rob Greenhalgh – Watch Captain
Blair Tuke – Trimmer
Joan Vila – Crew Member
Tamara Echegoyen – Crew Member
Antonio Cuervas-Mons – Bowman and Boat Captain