Erricsson 4 Wins Leg 8 in Volvo Ocean Race
The Volvo Ocean Race is an offshore sailing race, which takes place on four different continents, involving multi-national teams, trying to climb the ‘Mount Everest of sailing’, as the event’s website calls it.
“It was a very important result, a very close race. Green Dragon was sailing really well and they had an excellent leg. They went to the front and just stayed there. We wanted to have a good result. This is a nice step towards the main goal. I have to thank this wonderful group because it was a tough leg, a difficult race and even though it was hard,ba bb people were in a good mood on board. We're very close to winning the race, but we're not there yet,” said the Erricson 4 skipper, Torben Grael.
The pit-stop the teams are having in Marstrand is under a restricted regime, as all repairs have to be made by the crews, and no new sails, food or other material can be brought on board. The only changes the teams are allowed to make are the crew substitutions, and Telefonica Blue have previously announced Simon Fisher to replace Tom Addis.