Ericsson Racing Team's yacht hits the water

The Ericsson Racing Team has launched its VO70 yacht at Green
Marine in Lymington in the UK. After being towed to Gosport, the
yacht will have its keel and rig fitted before the crew takes it out
for sea trials.

Jason Carrington, who has been supervising the construction of the
team’s Farr-designed boat said: “This is possibly the best boat I
have ever been part of building. The attention to detail in all
aspects of the construction is fantastic, and I will be very
surprised and unhappy if this is not the lightest boat in the fleet.”

Neal McDonald, skipper, said: “It is a great day for the team. We are
through the tough construction phase and we are looking forward to
getting on the water and trying her out. I congratulate all the boat
builders at Green Marine and all suppliers who have done a fantastic
job to finish the boat.”