Thursday, September 11, 2008

Number 8

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(l-r) David Brilleslijper, Communications Director Delta Lloyd, Tom Touber - Project Manager Delta Lloyd, Marcus Hutchinson - Communications Director Volvo Ocean Race.
Dutch yacht Team Delta Lloyd is confirmed as the eighth entry in the Volvo Ocean Race at a press conference in Amsterdam, which starts in Alicante, Spain on 4 October. The team will be sailing the winning boat from the 2005-06 event and will sail under the Dutch flag with sail number NED -1.

The team will campaign ABN AMRO ONE, the winning boat from the 2005-06 race. The Juan Kouyoumdjian-designed first generation Volvo Open 70 has been re-fitted to comply with the new race rule.