2009.VOR 
When I heard the first time that last leg of Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 will pass the Gulf of Finland I immediately decided that if weather allows I will try to intercept the race. Right after they started from Sweden I was constantly looking into weather forecast and their polars trying to figure out where would be the right palce to wait for them. I had no illusion we could be fast enough to catch them if we saw their masts heading from horizon in another direction. I predicted the spot right - Puma passed us in just a few hundred meters.
When I heard the first time that last leg of Volvo Ocean Race 2008-2009 will pass the Gulf of Finland I immediately decided that if weather allows I will try to intercept the race. Right after they started from Sweden I was constantly looking into weather forecast and their polars trying to figure out where would be the right palce to wait for them. I had no illusion we could be fast enough to catch them if we saw their masts heading from horizon in another direction. I predicted the spot right - Puma passed us in just a few hundred meters.
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Ericsson 3, Telefonica and spectators.
Ericsson 3, Telefonica and spectators.
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Ericsson 3 - cut here.
Ericsson 3 - cut here.
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Telefonica. TV tower of Tallinn is on the background.
Telefonica. TV tower of Tallinn is on the background.
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Ericsson is heading East.
Ericsson is heading East.
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I decided to come to Delta Lloyd as close as possible. Crossing course, then tack. Watch their speed - they are FAST.
I decided to come to Delta Lloyd as close as possible. Crossing course, then tack. Watch their speed - they are FAST.
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Delta Lloyd closer.
Delta Lloyd closer.
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Delta Lloyd the closest. They are not scared at all. Or else they have good insurance. And probably they have signed contracts that they to smile to everyone.
Pretty nice boat I have to say and well equipped, too.
Delta Lloyd the closest. They are not scared at all. Or else they have good insurance. And probably they have signed contracts that they to smile to everyone.
Pretty nice boat I have to say and well equipped, too.
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Few seconds are they are in front of us, moving away.
Subbota might be the only FE that those big boats have ever seen. And also the only FE that has seen them.
Few seconds are they are in front of us, moving away.
Subbota might be the only FE that those big boats have ever seen. And also the only FE that has seen them.
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