Highs and lows, Matthew Sheahan and Guy Swindells talk to crews in very different moods as they step ashore in Rio
For three teams at least, the 12,300 mile marathon from China is over. For Magnus Olsson’s team, winning the leg was cause for serious celebration as Matthew Sheahan found out when he talked to Aksel Magdahl about their killer punch at ice gate one. But for Torben Grael’s team, the night time arrival 10 hours later was a different story. Finishing second overall and to their team mates, might have extended their lead in the overall stakes, but as Guy Swindells discovered, the atmosphere on board was tense with crews barely disguising their enthusiasm to climb ashore.
And then there was Kenny Read’s Puma and the story of a race spent playing catch up – how would he react to third in the leg? Was a hike to second overall enough to lift spirits?
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