Thursday, 18 June 2009

VOR: TELEFÓNICA BLUE LEG NINE DAY 4 QFB: received 17.06.09 2002 GMT

Telefonica Blue makes her way up the first beat on leaving Marstrand for Stockholm the first time around last weekend. Image copyright Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race.

by Gabri Olivo

Back on the water.

After just two and half days after we the hit the rock, we are finally back on the water. The repair has been completed in an extraordinarily short time and the shore crew did a fantastic job. There are not enough words or beers that we can buy to compensate the efforts that they made. Thanks guys. And thanks to the Ericsson Racing Team for letting us the work container, it has been very handy. Thanks to the people that have been helping us, thanks to the lady that works in the shop just next to where we hauled the boat for preparing the coffee twice a day and giving it to us as a present... Thank you from all the crew.

Stockholm here we come.

Note from SailRaceWin: Telefonica Blue resumed racing at 1916 GMT on Wednesday, 17th June 2009, on Leg 9, to Stockholm.

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