Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Green Dragon, skippered by Ian Walker (GBR) at the start of leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm. Imaeg copyright Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race.
by Ian Walker (skipper)
We now have less than 100 miles to go and Telefónica Black, Delta Lloyd and the Green Dragon are in a close tussle for 4th, 5th, 6th place. The wind has filled in from the North West favouring the westerly boats as they have got more wind and lifted first. We were furthest west and have now put several miles on Delta Lloyd who were furthest east. Telefónica Black is a few hundred metres in front and it now looks like a straight drag race to the finish.
Hopefully we have enough to hold on to 5th place as it now looks once again like a stability race. If Telefónica Black makes a false move, we will be ready to pounce for fourth.
Volvo Ocean Race