What a lovely Stockholm City day we had Wednesday! Valencian Paella, free performances, greeting our King who passed us very close, checking The Volvo Ocean Race boats, Champagne!!! Yep, that was the second time in my life our Swedish H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf passes me within 2 meters distance. Last time was about 35 years ago - when we both were young…. This time we both did check in the international sailing competition Volvo Ocean Race stopover area right below his castle with lots of bars, restaurants and marketing tents of different kinds - probably the largest event in Sweden for 2009.

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Hello,The most significant change this time around is the use of carbon fibre and Nomex honeycomb in the construction of the hulls and decks. Previously, the Volvo 60s were built using Kevlar and foam sandwich, but while the new construction materials are more advanced, the process of building the hulls has become simpler, at least in the initial stages of construction.

I have never felt as vibrantly, emphatically alive as I did on February 27th, over a lunch of baby corn with chicken and rice.

yep it would be very nice place to watch the race.


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