Photo: Brian Carlin / Team Vestas Wind

Wouter Verbraak off Team Vestas Wind

Navigator on stricken VO65 gets his marching orders

Friday January 23rd 2015, Author: James Boyd, Location: none selected

Nothing like getting the support of your team in difficult times...

Wouter Verbraak, navigator on Team Vestas Wind, which of course run into a remote reef mid-Indian Ocean on leg 2 of the Volvo Ocean Race, has been asked by the team to stand down when they make their return to the race in Lisbon prior to the start of leg 8 in early June.

Verbraak writes: "I am very sad to announce that I have been notified that I will not continue with Team Vestas Wind. I respect Chris Nicholson’s decision and wish the team the very, very best of luck with the hard work ahead of them in the Volvo Ocean Race
I would have very much wanted wanted to help the team get back in the race again and contribute to their success in the last parts of the race.

"On a personal note I am looking forward to the new sailing challenges that are coming up for me in the months ahead and want to keep sharing the passion that I have for this great sport with you all.

"Someone recently told me: "Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about the moments that take your breath away.” I am looking forward to the new breathless moments to come. Ocean racing tends to offer many of them.

"Thank you all very much for your support,



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  • KingMonkey 25/01/2015 - 23:47

    ... Won't
  • KingMonkey 25/01/2015 - 23:46

    SiFi bounced back, no reason he

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