Since going aground on Sunday, the Spanish boat resumes leg 9 en route to Stockholm


Telefonica Blue informed the Volvo Ocean Race duty officers they were continuing their leg at 19:16 GMT last night (17 June).

On Sunday, the crew ran hard aground shortly after the start of the race, and found themselves stuck on a rock just outside Marstrand. It took great effort to free the boat and an even bigger push by the shore crew to repair the damage, as media crew member Gabriele Olivo explained:

“After just two-and-a-half days after hitting the rock, we are finally back on the water. The repair has been completed in an extraordinary short time and the shore crew did a fantastic job. There are not enough words or beers that we can buy to compensate the efforts that they made.”