sail-world.com
 
 
News Home Cruising Photo Gallery Video Gallery

 

Sail-World.com : Game, set and match to ABN AMRO ONE

Game, set and match to ABN AMRO ONE

'Mike Sanderson, skipper of ABN AMRO ONE with wife Emma after winning the Volvo Ocean Race overall in the last leg of Volvo Ocean Race from Rotterdam to Gšteborg, Sweden. © Oskar Kihlborg'    Volvo Ocean Race©
Today, ABN AMRO ONE crossed the line in last place. But who cares? With a total of 96 points, the team has won the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 with two legs to spare, but it gives a certain piquancy that the team, which has been so dominant for so long, should come last in the last leg.

'It’s my Everest, my Olympic rings, my childhood dream,' said Mike Sanderson (NZ), the skipper of the Dutch boat the ABN AMRO ONE team affectionately call Black Betty, when he won leg seven in Portsmouth. This was the point in the Volvo Ocean Race when the team knew they could not be beaten, but they still had two more legs to complete before they could finish the race in Goteborg.

As Mike Sanderson held aloft Fighting Finish, the striking Waterford Crystal winner’s trophy, presented to him and his team by HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, surrounded by 120,000 people who had watched the final stage of leg nine unfold, the Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06 concluded.

'Who cares about this leg', said Sanderson on the dock. 'We have won the Volvo Ocean Race and that is what it is all about. There is nothing wrong with today and the result, I promise you that. Gothenburg is the home of the Volvo Ocean Race and it is just great to be here. It was a bit slow getting in, but being here is just fantastic.

'This is the best dream for all of us. We wanted to win the Volvo Ocean Race, but unfortunately it was a bit of slow bus to get to the party. It is a dream come true for us at ABN AMRO and we are just over the moon with the result.

'I am not going to make any promises now on the dockside, but the Volvo Ocean Race is a wonderful race. We all love it and there is a good chance that we will all be back. '

And with that Mike Sanderson was ceremoniously thrown in to the water by the shore crew, swiftly followed by the rest of the team.



OVERALL LEADERBOARD (points not ratified)

TEAM

FINISH TIME

ELAPSED TIME LEG NINE

COMBINED ELAPSED TIME

TOTAL RACE POINTS

POSITION OVERALL

ABN AMRO ONE

17/06/06 16:26:57

002d 05h 26m 57s

097d 11h 15m 39s

96.0

1

The Black Pearl

17/06/06 13:44:06

002d 02h 44m 06s

106d 17h 44m 17s

73.0

2

Brasil 1

17/06/06 14:32:15

002d 03h 32m 15s

102d 12h 36m 33s

67.0

3

ABN AMRO TWO

17/06/06 13:48:56

002d 02h 48m 56s

101d 15h 50m 40s

58.5

4

Ericsson

17/06/06 16:10:20

002d 05h 10m 20s

105d 22h 44m 48s

55.0

5

movistar

-

-

-

48

6

Brunel

17/06/06 15:26:48

002d 04h 26m 48s

115d 16h 55m 37s

15.5

7

LEG NINE FINISH POSITIONS (points not ratified)

Leg Standing

Yacht Name

Leg Points

Finish Time

Elapsed Time

Total Elapsed Time

Race Points

Race Standings

1

The Black Pearl

7.0

17/06/06 13:44:06

002d 02h 44m 06s

106d 17h 44m 17s

73.0

2

2

ABN AMRO TWO

6.0

17/06/06 13:48:56

002d 02h 48m 56s

101d 15h 50m 40s

58.5

4

3

Brasil 1

5.0

17/06/06 14:32:15

002d 03h 32m 15s

102d 12h 36m 33s

67.0

3

4

Brunel

4.0

17/06/06 15:26:48

002d 04h 26m 48s

115d 16h 55m 37s

15.5

7

5

Ericsson

3.0

17/06/06 16:10:20

002d 05h 10m 20s

105d 22h 44m 48s

55.0

5

6

ABN AMRO ONE

2.0

17/06/06 16:26:57

002d 05h 26m 57s

097d 11h 15m 39s

96.0

1

 




by Sacha Oswald

  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=24920

9:09 PM Sat 17 Jun 2006 GMT






Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.

Click for further information on
2005-2006 Volvo Ocean Race

Related News Stories:

05 Jul 2006  Ericsson Racing first monohull to finish Gotland
29 Jun 2006  Ericsson RT analysing options for next edition
23 Jun 2006  Where is Brunel? Owner says reports wrong
21 Jun 2006  Alicante (ESP) to host 2008/09 Volvo Race Start
21 Jun 2006  Curtains close on Volvo Ocean Race 2005-06
21 Jun 2006  Paul Cayard reflects on Pirate's Volvo 2005
19 Jun 2006  Boatmail: The Last Waltz for the VOR 2005/06
18 Jun 2006  A final act of Piracy
18 Jun 2006  Ericsson Team concludes VOR in fifth place
18 Jun 2006  Pirates win final leg of Volvo Ocean Race
MORE STORIES ...

News - USA and the World





























Lightning strikes cut short CFJ Nationals by Andy Kopetzky, Santa Monica Bay


















America's Cup: Group agrees to co-operate in London Meeting by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,












America's Cup: Alameda makes overtures on Venue hosting for San Fran *Feature by Richard Gladwell/Sail-World.com/nz,








PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Antoine Albeau strikes back on day 4
Aquece Rio – International Sailing Regatta - All set for test event
ISAF World Sailing Rankings for 28 July 2014
29er World Championship - All set in Kingston
ORC World Championship - Third Course area opens for huge fleet
Day one of the Allen RS Feva World Championships
Anna Tunnicliffe On the Final two days of the Reebok CrossFit Games
Joachim Aschenbrenner takes gold at ISAF Youth Match Race Worlds 2014
Maxi Soh scores double wins in CMRC Summer Doubleheader
29er World Championship opening ceremonies in Confederation Park
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Action resumes on day 3
Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race Start 2014 VIDEO
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship 2014- Final day
2014 Pacific Cup - Scarlet Runner wins
Gladwell's Line: America's Cup - Joint Statement is a curious note *Feature
ISAF Youth Match Racing World Champ - Top four battle it out for final
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 6
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - Wind teases competitors on day 2
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Action-packed day of racing
Herreshoff Marine Museum announces successful fundraising campaign
Brewin Dolphin Commodores' Cup - The most comprehensive victory yet   
Anna Tunnicliffe holds fourth at mid-point of Reebok CrossFit Games   
2014 29er North American Open Championship - Australians win   
INSA Sabot II Invitational Regatta - Erik Hou claims victory   
CMRC Summer Invitational Series - Maxi Soh wins Doubleheader A event   
International Moth World Championships - Nathan Outteridge wins   
International Moth Worlds - Victory for Nathan Outteridge + Video   
PWA Fuerteventura Grand Slam - First blood to Toselli and Angulo   
Melges 24 Nationals - Record entries for 2014 and 2015 venue revealed   
Women’s Match Race Golfe du Morbihan - Anna Kjellberg claims the lead   
Jessica Uniack Memorial Beach to Bay Race at Long Beach YC   
Laser Radial Men’s World Championship - Poland tops the leaderboard   
America's Cup - Four teams confirm full support regardless of venue   
Plastic Classic takes place at Mariposa Hunters Point YC   
Six Metre European Championship - No champion declared for 2014   
J/Teams sail tough Chicago Mackinac Race   
Anna Tunnicliffe wins first event of Reebok Cross Fit Games + Video   
2014 Pacific Cup - Skill and luck required for victory   
Six Metre European Championship - Action resumes on day 4   
BIC Techno 293 Worlds 2014 - Day 4   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/RSS-Icon.png

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL NEW US
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT