I am very sad to announce that I have been notified that I will not continue with Team Vestas Wind. I respect Chris Nicholson’s decision and wish the team the very, very best of luck with the hard work ahead of them in the Volvo Ocean Race. I would have wanted to help the team getting back in the race again and contribute to their success in the last parts of the race.
On a personal note I am looking forward to the new sailing challenges that are coming up for me in the months ahead and want to keep sharing the passion that I have for this great sport with you all. Someone recently told me: “Life is not about how many breaths you take, but about the moments that take your breath away.” I am looking forward to the new breathless moments to come. Ocean racing tends to offer many of them.
Thank you very much for all your support,