Thursday, July 17, 2008

Ericsson 3 and 4 on qualifier

Oskar Kihlborg/Ericsson Racing
Ericsson 3 and Ericsson 4 leave Sweden and set sail on their mandatory 2,000 mile qualifier for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09. The race crews will not return to Sweden until they return for the Marstrand stopover in mid-June 2009. The 3,000 mile trip back to the team's training base in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, is being used by the two-boat Ericsson Racing Team, as their shakedown for the round-the-world race, and is the first time that Ericsson 4 is sailing a long passage since its launch in late June. -