Team ABN Amro: five international sailors chosen
At a quarter to four in the afternoon, a group of twelve very serious sailors assembled in the harbour master building next to the dock. They knew they were about to hear the news, who would be one of the final five to continue on to the second boat crew selection finals in Portugal the next week. Those five would have a shot at being on the ABN AMRO second boat in the Volvo Ocean Race. The remaining seven would go home, crushed that they came so close to being chosen.