Greetings everyone! I had the chance to chat with Magnus Olsson yesterday, the ex-skipper of Ericsson 3
|Christof Petter on Vaquita|
in the 2008/09 Volvo Ocean Race. He sailed aboard the Swedish-flagged Triumph
with a group of others. I chatted with him on the dock yesterday while he and his wife mended Triumph's
|Martin Maier on Vaquita|
I also had the chance to meet and chat with Andreas Hanakamp
, another Volvo sailor who skippered Team Russia
in the last event. His story is unique in that he partners all of his sailing projects with good-for-the-world awareness programs. This year, with Vaquita,
he is partnered with the Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society
(WDCS). Look for a more in-depth feature about those partnerships coming soon.
In the meantime, check out the feature
I wrote on the ARC website about those guys and others.