Team Vestas Wind wishes to congratulate Team SCA on their win in Leg 8 of the Volvo Ocean Race in Lorient.
Furthermore, congratulations to our fantastic Team Vestas Wind crew for finishing in 2nd position in their comeback debut! On Thursday 10th June 2015, the newly rebuilt Vestas Wind crossed the finish line in Lorient with a time of 3d 13h 59min 38s. What an amazing achievement after not having been racing for 6 months.
A happy but exhausted skipper, Chris Nicholson, said: “I am absolute delighted with the team’s performance. I always said that this was going to be difficult due to the circumstances and we just went out there to do the best we could. It’s a great feeling to have finished 2nd after having been out of the race for so long and repairing the boat all through the winter in Bergamo, Italy. It wasn't an easy leg, but the guys overcame tough conditions, boat issues and bouts of sea sickness and put in a superb effort - I'm incredibly proud.”
Head of Team Vestas Wind and VP of Global Marketing in Vestas, Mirella Vitale, stated: “I got up very early this morning to follow the finish and it was such a good feeling to see the boys crossing the finish line in 2nd position. If getting the boat ready for Lisbon was making the (almost) impossible possible, then I really don’t know what to say about this performance! The team has shown great collaboration, strength, and determination and it’s an inspiration to all of us in Vestas”.
Thank you all for your support!
Team Vestas Wind
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