Delta Lloyd beats Telefónica Black and Ericsson 3

The crew of Delta Lloyd just gets better and better. Although finishing in fifth place this morning in Galway at 0339 GMT, the team had been up in the lead during this leg and was in contention for a podium finish right up until the last moment.

As the crew gelled, their performance has improved and they scored a third place each in the in-port race series in Rio de Janeiro and Boston as well as being third at the scoring gate on leg six.

On stepping ashore, Spanish skipper, Roberto Bermúdez said, “We’re sailing against really good teams and really good people. We are trying to not make mistakes and to sail within our limits and that’s what we did here. And you enjoy the race so much more when you don’t ‘lose’ the fleet.