German crewmember Tony Kolb has quit from the VOR yacht Ericsson Racing

The VOR Ericsson Racing Team have announced that German crewmember Tony Kolb will not be part of the crew anymore, on mutual understanding. Kolb’s replacement is not yet finalized but skipper Neal McDonald is looking at several options to ensure he selects the right person for the team.

Kolb, 29 years of age and born in Munich, describes the reason as personal, commenting: “I am sad to leave the team, but I think that this is the best for me and my family. The Ericsson Racing Team is a very strong unit, so this has been very difficult for me.”

McDonald added: “Tony has been a great asset to the team and we will miss his input. We now have to make the best choice amongst potential candidates. I am confident that we will find a skilled and talented team member to replace him.”