Battered Volvo Sailors Arrive in China

Telefonica Blue on its arrival in Qingdao. Photo from

Well Telefonica Blue made it into Qingdao in first place and in one piece. In the words of Bouwe Bekking ''I won't forget that in a hurry''.
This leg of the race has turned out to be pretty hellish in every sort of way and most of the boats are literally limping back into port. This piece of writing taken off the website kind of sums it all up - it refers to Puma's Ken Read:

''His boom had snapped, his left index finger was mangled, but you could not wipe the smile off Ken Read’s face after the conclusion of a remarkable journey from Singapore to China.''

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