Ericsson 4 leads the way into Marstrand

Ericsson 4 Leads Round the World Race

Sweden’s Ericsson 4 is on course to win the Volvo around-the-world race, after extending its lead with a home win.

The yacht arrived in the port of Marstrand, near Gothenburg, Thursday, after covering the 1200 mile eighth stage of the race from Ireland in just under 13 hours. Ericsson 4 now has a 15 point lead with just 20 points left to be won in the two remaining stages, and one in-port race.

The seven teams will now spent three days in Marstrand before the next stage to Stockholm.

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