Friday, 27 March 2009

VOR: ERICSSON 3 LEG 5 DAY 41 QFB: received 26.03.09 0815 GMT

Ericsson 3, skippered by Magnus Olsson (SWE) finish first into Rio de Janeiro on leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Image copyright Dave Kneale/Volvo Ocean Race.

by Aksel Magdahl (navigator)

So the waiting to get to Rio is about to come to an end. As I write this, eight miles are remaining. Not much breeze for the last night, but we were fortunate enough to find a good squall-line to follow at good speed on course for Rio for two hours before we stopped. Now the land breeze has finally filled out to us.

It has been a big leg, too big to get philosophic about now. But one thing is sure, that everyone gave their best the whole way, and you can see now how impressed everyone is about all the other team members. I am sure there will be emotions at the finishing line!

Once again, a big thanks to everyone who has supported us on the way! This is a team victory, we owe huge thanks to everyone that contributed on all areas within the team to get us to the start line for this leg!!

Best from all on Ericsson 3

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