Spain’s two-pronged attack

Spain will field two boats in the 2008-09 Volvo Ocean Race. The participation of the Spanish entries was officially confirmed by Francisco Camps Ortiz, the regional president of Valencia, at a civic reception in the start port of Alicante on 17 May.

The participation of two Spanish boats brings the number of confirmed entries in the race to five. The others are Mean Machine (The Netherlands), Ericsson (Sweden) and PUMA (United States).