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Vestas 11th Hour Racing Wins Gothenburg In-Port Race

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Vestas 11th Hour Racing Wins Gothenburg In-Port Race_2
Photos: Jesus Renando / Volvo Ocean Race

Under stormy skies, Vestas 11th Hour Racing won their first In-Port Race of the Volvo Ocean Race in Gothenburg, Sweden.

"Everything came together today," said Charlie Enright. "We had the right sail, a great start, and sharp crew work."

In the reaching conditions, the team started in a strong position and rounded the first two marks in third place. During the third leg, thanks to a larger sail choice the sailors were successfully able to pass Sung Hun Kai/Scallywag and Brunel to leeward, then continued to lead for the rest of the race.

"With the cloud coming in at the end, it made it a little more exciting with some more upwind and downwind sailing," said Navigator Simon Fisher referring to the large wind shift on the fourth leg. "But it's nice to know we still got it and puts us in the right place to go out there and have a great last leg."

"Fantastic day on the water, amazing team effort and a nice way to spend a day in Sweden," concluded Mark Towill, co-founder before the champagne celebration on the dock.

Over the coming days, Vestas 11th Hour Racing will focus efforts on preparing for the final leg into The Hague, beginning on Thursday, June 21st.

"We have been through a lot this Volvo Ocean Race," continued Enright. "So now it's about ending on a high note and enjoying every moment."

Keep up with the latest updates from the team on vestas11thhourracing.com and our social network channels.

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