Sunday, 24 May 2009

VOR: TELEFONICA BLUE LEG SEVEN DAY 8 QFB: received 23.05.09 1900 GMT

Rough weather in the North Atlantic, onboard Telefonica Blue, on leg 7 from Boston to Galway. Image copyright Gabriele Olivo/Telefonica Blue/Volvo Ocean Race.

by Bouwe Bekking (skipper)

'Are we there yet?' and 'How much did we gain?' are the two most asked questions from the guys. We are going well, but is it enough to overtake PUMA, Green Dragon and to keep Delta Lloyd behind us? The points will be again so crucial.

But from the questions you can hear also that spirits are high, but we like to get this leg over and done. Most important no damage to any of the crew, and secondly only a bend push pit is the damage to the boat. Typing is again a crime, I should find some software that writes when I speak, would safe me a lot of hassle right now.

Gabry (Gabriele Olivo) is doing his part like always, taking his pictures, drying the bilges and supplying us with food and drinks. I would Iike to give him just for 5 minutes the wheel, so he gets a real payback for the work he is doing, he is still 100% a yachtie, So the last report, maybe we can find even a pub who is still open for a quick morning drink, the guys have deserved it!!!!

Volvo Ocean Race

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