Tuesday, 16 June 2009

VOR: ERICSSON 3 LEG NINE DAY 2 QFB: received 15.06.09 0433 GMT

Aksel Magdahl and Martin Stromberg discuss tactics on Ericsson 3, skippered by Magnus Olsson (SWE) at the start of leg 9 from Marstrand to Stockholm. Image copyright Gustav Morin/Ericsson 3/Volvo Ocean Race.

by Gustav Morin

"I was just about to fall asleep behind the wheel”, Richard Mason says and put his head on the hatch when he comes up from emptying the water in the ballast tanks.
His eyes are barely open and luckily he is about to take off to the his bunk. We just have to do some gybing before...

We have made pretty big gains on Puma and Ericsson 4 during the night and morning. And we have increased the distance to Telefónica Black.

We are still making good speed with the big A4-gennaker up heading northeast towards Öland. It’s been a very fast trip so far and if the wind doesn’t drop we will, touch wood, be ahead of the scheduled in to Sandhamn.

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