Friday, March 27, 2009

Ericsson 4 grabs second place in leg 5 of Volvo Ocean Race

[Source: Ericsson Racing Team] Ericsson Racing Team skipper Torben Grael of Brazil led Ericsson 4 across the Leg 5 finish line here at 2257 GMT to capture second place and solidify its overall lead in the Volvo Ocean Race.

Ericsson 4 finished 12 hours behind teammate Ericsson 3 for an elapsed time of 40 days, 17 hours and 57 minutes. The 7 points for placing second coupled with a first and second at the two scoring gates gave it 14.5 points on the leg (from a maximum of 16) and increased its total to 63.5 points, likely more than 10 points ahead of second place.

Ericsson 4 finishes second in leg 5 of the Volvo Ocean Race. Rio de Janeiro, 26 March 2009. Video copyright Volvo Ocean Race

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