Telefonica Blue reaches Stockholm and finishes leg 9 of VOR
Finally, we have finished, but not easy. Five miles out, absolutely no breeze for a couple of minutes.
No cheers, no handshakes, as soon we crossed the line. We know we had an absolute shocker and have given a better podium place away. On personal note, this was the leg I have been looking forward to so much: sailing through home waters, going around a lot of corners, a leg, which suited us well on paper, but the opposite, happened.
Now we will focus on the inshore, where we have the best track record by far, and then it will sweet to finish on top in St Petersburg.
We have picked up some family members, who will sail with us through this nice area back into Stockholm; I know they will enjoy it.
Bouwe Bekking - skipper