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IKER AND XABI PICK UP ROLEX SAILORS OF THE YEAR 2011 PRIZE

07-09-2012
IKER AND XABI PICK UP ROLEX SAILORS OF THE YEAR 2011 PRIZE

Following the award ceremony Iker and Xabi headed for Lanzarote, where they will commence their intensive Olympic training schedule.

On this Monday, July 9th, some eight months after the title was revealed Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández finally picked up the prize awarded to them as the ISAF Rolex World Sailors of the Year 2011 at a ceremony held in Madrid at the headquarters of Rolex Spain.

 

The news was made public on the 9th of November: ISAF, the international federation for sailors had named Iker Martínez and Xabi Fernández as the sailors of the year at an event held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. However, Iker and Xabi didn't receive the news amid the protocol and solemnity of a federation event but in the North Atlantic, whilst they were competing in the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race aboard “Telefónica”. The leg became the first win for the Spanish Volvo Open 70.

 

The reasons behind the decision to award the title to Iker and Xabi were patent, with the Spanish pair boasting an impeccable sporting record and having demonstrated an incredible adaptability in their field in 2011, moving from the 49er class successfully to ...

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IKER MARTÍNEZ: “EVERYONE THOUGHT THAT REACHING GALWAY NOT HAVING WON THE RACE WOULD BE REALLY TOUGH FOR US, BUT THE TOUGHEST MOMENT WAS BACK IN LORIENT”

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IKER MARTÍNEZ: “CONGRATULATIONS 'GROUPAMA', THEY ARE WORTHY WINNERS OF THE REGATTA”

07-03-2012

Xabi Fernández: “It's a feeling a bit like being ahead for most of the match and then losing in stoppage time”

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"TELEFÓNICA" ARM WRESTLES IN THE NORTH ATLANTIC

07-02-2012

Estimates put the Spanish team across the finishing line during the early hours of the morning

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“TELEFÓNICA” LEADS ON THE WAY TO GALWAY

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Spanish skipper Iker Martínez and his crew have started the final leg of the Volvo Ocean Race today: 550 miles of sailing to Ireland which are likely to shape the podium formation for this edition of the round the world race

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GALWAY TO DEFINE PODIUM

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“Groupama” wins in-port race in Lorient and strengthens lead. “Telefónica” finishes fourth with the overall rankings for the round the world race to be decided at the final port

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IKER MARTÍNEZ: “WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS”

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Tomorrow (Saturday), six new points will be in play which will define the podium formation ahead of the departure for Galway

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IKER MARTÍNEZ: “WE COMPETED AT A VERY HIGH LEVEL”

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Spanish boat “Telefónica” finishes leg at Lorient (France) having maintained a compelling lead until it slipped from their grip following rudder damage

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