Magnus Olsson sails on Triumph in ARC 2011

Christof Petter on Vaquita
Greetings everyone! I had the chance to chat with Magnus Olsson yesterday, the ex-skipper of Ericsson 3 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 genoa.

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.