Volvo Ocean Race

The practice in-port race in Alicante, Spain - this was the first time the fleet had raced against
each other and saw the teams battle it
out round the course, ahead of the first point scoring race on Saturday 4th October.

Telefonica Black have struck the first blow in the battle for bragging rights
by winning a practice in-port race in Alicante today.Fernando Echavarri’s crew led from thestart and eventually completed the four-mile course in 51 minutes and 10 seconds,
56 seconds ahead of second-placed PUMA Ocean Racing.Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael, were 61 second behind PUMA in third, while Green Dragon crossed the line 13 seconds after Grael.