Team Telefonica have signed up Argentinean Santiago Lange for the Volvo Ocean Race

The Telefonica team has officially signed up Santiago Lange for the Volvo Ocean Race. Born in Buenos Aires, the 46 year-old Argentinean has joined the Spanish team that has two boats on the starting line for the first time ever -Telefonica BlueandTelefonica Black. Lange will be sailing onboard the latter. His role is that of Watch Captain.

This won’t be the first time Santiago crosses the Volvo Ocean Race start line: “I’ve completed the Southampton to Cape Town leg (back in 2001-2002 with Team SEB). I was asked to continue, but at the time I had other commitments”. This time he has decided to compete in the entire race.

The sailor’s CV boasts a long list of sailing exploits, including five Olympic Games.