Telefonica with a 60-foot boat

According to Jose Benavides, the manager of the FNOB*, which has just bought Gitana Eighty and Paprec-Virbac 2, the Spanish phone company, Telefonica, which has two boats taking part at the moment in the Volvo Ocean Race is watching closely the developments in the IMOCA class. It would not be surprising to see Telefonica becoming involved in the 60-foot ocean racing circuit... «Spain is making up for lost time in this area», explained Jose Benavides.

* FNOB : the Barcelona Ocean Racing Foundation (Fundació per la Navegació Oceànica de Barcelona)

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