Off Watch – A Conversation with Xabi Fernández

Courtesy of The Ocean Race

In this edition of Off Watch, we speak to Spanish sailing icon Xabi Fernández. An Olympic gold medalist, a five-time Ocean Race competitor, and three-time America’s Cup competitor, the humble and understated Spaniard has done it all, including leading MAPFRE to a second place finish in the 2017-18 edition of The Ocean Race, the best ever result for a Spanish team. But it wasn’t easy, and in this conversation, Xabi takes us back through his career and how he found himself in the middle of one of the closest and most memorable race finishes in history.

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