Friday, October 02, 2009

Ericsson 3 on her way to Italy

[Source: Ericsson Racing Team] Ericsson 3 left Lidingö as of yesterday, October 1, to sail down to Italy where she will continue to sail under the Italian flag. Giovanni Soldini (43) has been named as the skipper of the Italia 70 team that has bought Ericsson 3 to participate in the coming Volvo Ocean Race.

Ericsson Racing Team's Magnus Olsson, who skippered Ericsson 3 to an honourable fourth place in the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009, is on board for the delivery, together with Fletcher Kennedy, one of Ericsson Racing Team's shore crew members, new skipper Giovanni Soldini and eight Italian crew members.

As of this morning Magnus Olsson and the crew on board reports that they are on the Swedish South Coast enjoying some nice sailing in the cold (below zero last night) and sunny Swedish Fall weather.

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