Saturday, 27 June 2009

VOR: TELEFÓNICA BLUE LEG TEN DAY 1 QFB: received 25.06.09 1539 GMT

by Gabri Olivo

The situation hasn't changed much; we are still holding the two Ericsson boats behind us while PUMA is 200m ahead of us. Telefónica Black has stopped gaining bearing, we're holding steady on her while we gained quite a bit on Delta Lloyd and Green Dragon. It’s going to be pure boat speed until the shift of tonight, where the cards on the table may change.

The mood on board is pretty good, plenty of coffee flying around while pushing the boat hard.

The only down side is that my loved SLR died this morning after being serviced in Stockholm. Seems weird that it doesn't work after having been to the doctor, but I had to go back to the small compact camera and it's a bit of a pain, but no choice for me. We're talking of giving her the old style funeral, which means gently letting her going over side... I think she deserves to survive until the end in St.Petersburg!

Got to go back on deck

Volvo Ocean Race

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