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Video:Telefonica Blue makes final repairs and sails to Stockholm

Posted on 18 June 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Telefonica Blue makes final repairs and then sails off to Stockholm. Marstrand, 17 June 2009. Video copyright Equipo Telefonica

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Video:Telefonica Blue makes final repairs and sails to Stockholm

Posted on 18 June 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Telefonica Blue makes final repairs and then sails off to Stockholm. Marstrand, 17 June 2009. Video copyright Equipo Telefonica

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Telefonica Blue resume racing and are en route to Stockholm.

Posted on 17 June 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Volvo Ocean Race] The team informed the Volvo Ocean Race duty officers they were continuing their leg at 19:16 GMT. On Sunday, Telefonica Blue ran hard around shortly after the start of the race, and found themselves stuck on a rock just outside Marstrand.

It took great effort to free the boat and an even bigger push by the shore crew to repair the damage, as media crew member Gabriele Olivo reports this evening:

“Back on the water.

“After just two and a half days after the hit the rock, we are finally back on the water. The repair has been completed in an extraordinary short time and the shore crew did a fantastic job. There are not enough words or beers that we can buy to compensate the efforts that they made. Thanks guys.

“And thanks to the Ericsson Racing Team for letting us use their work container, it has been very handy. Thanks to the people that have been helping us, thanks to the lady that works in the shop just next to where we hauled the boat for preparing the coffee twice a day and giving it to us as a present… Thank you from all the crew.

“Stockholm here we come.”

Telefonica Blue resumes racing and heads to Stockholm. Marstrand, 17 June 2009. Photo copyright Gabriele Olivo / Equipo Telefonica

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Telefonica Blue resume racing and are en route to Stockholm.

Posted on 17 June 2009 by Valencia Sailing

[Source: Volvo Ocean Race] The team informed the Volvo Ocean Race duty officers they were continuing their leg at 19:16 GMT. On Sunday, Telefonica Blue ran hard around shortly after the start of the race, and found themselves stuck on a rock just outside Marstrand.

It took great effort to free the boat and an even bigger push by the shore crew to repair the damage, as media crew member Gabriele Olivo reports this evening:

“Back on the water.

“After just two and a half days after the hit the rock, we are finally back on the water. The repair has been completed in an extraordinary short time and the shore crew did a fantastic job. There are not enough words or beers that we can buy to compensate the efforts that they made. Thanks guys.

“And thanks to the Ericsson Racing Team for letting us use their work container, it has been very handy. Thanks to the people that have been helping us, thanks to the lady that works in the shop just next to where we hauled the boat for preparing the coffee twice a day and giving it to us as a present… Thank you from all the crew.

“Stockholm here we come.”

Telefonica Blue resumes racing and heads to Stockholm. Marstrand, 17 June 2009. Photo copyright Gabriele Olivo / Equipo Telefonica

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Video: Intense moments aboard Telefonica Blue

Posted on 15 June 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Intense moments aboard Telefonica Blue after hitting a rock. Marstrand, 14 June 2009. Video copyright Equipo Telefonica

Telefonica Blue undergoing repairs. Marstrand, 15 June 2009. Video copyright Miraflorez007

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Video: Intense moments aboard Telefonica Blue

Posted on 15 June 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Intense moments aboard Telefonica Blue after hitting a rock. Marstrand, 14 June 2009. Video copyright Equipo Telefonica

Telefonica Blue undergoing repairs. Marstrand, 15 June 2009. Video copyright Miraflorez007

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Telefonica Blue under repair, hopes to sail on Wednesday

Posted on 15 June 2009 by Valencia Sailing

While the rest of the of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet has already sailed approximately 400 of the 525 miles that separate Marstrand from Stockholm, a shore crew of 20 people are working relentlessly on repairing the damage Telefonica Blue suffered after hitting a rock in yesterday’s race. The aim of the Spanish team is to be able to finish by Wednesday and then set sail for Stockholm, hoping to pocket the points of leg 9 and take part in the in-port race.


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Telefonica Blue under repair, hopes to sail on Wednesday

Posted on 15 June 2009 by Valencia Sailing

While the rest of the of the Volvo Ocean Race fleet has already sailed approximately 400 of the 525 miles that separate Marstrand from Stockholm, a shore crew of 20 people are working relentlessly on repairing the damage Telefonica Blue suffered after hitting a rock in yesterday’s race. The aim of the Spanish team is to be able to finish by Wednesday and then set sail for Stockholm, hoping to pocket the points of leg 9 and take part in the in-port race.


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