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ERICSSON 3 EMAIL: 'EXTREMELY CLOSE RACING'

November 25, 2008 @ 20:01:22   Foto Photos by Guy Salter - Ericsson 4/Guo Chuan-Green Dragon /VOLVO OCEAN RACE

Dave Endean, Brad Jackson and Joao Signorini onboard Ericsson 4

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Monday 24 November - It is extremely close racing now. For the last hours we have been able to see Ericsson 4. I thought the race mode was at its highest level before but now it has taken a few steps up.


It is just as exiting as it is hard to cope with the stress that the competition creates. Some people have a hard time watching a game of soccer when the score is equal and there are just a few minutes to go. We are experiencing the exact same feeling. But we have been feeling it since the scoring-gate and we will probably have to cope with it until we reach the finish line in about four days.

We have had a quite rough last 24 hours on a slamming reach with 20 knots in both wind and boat speed. Usually those numbers are about the same. But a few hours ago they started dropping and we and Ericsson 4 have lost many miles to fleet behind us.

For the moment it is really tricky and tiring to sail the boat at 100 percent. We got stuck in a big squall for a while and now the wind is shifting a lot, both in strength and direction. That means a lot of sail changes…



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