Audio: Richard Mason


We speak to Ericsson's Richard Mason about life on board, the big first night and their sails
31 year old Richard Mason sailed the last Volvo Ocean Race with Neal McDonald on board Assa Abloy. This time the Aussie-born sailmaker is back with McDonald on board Ericsson. In this first clip Mason talks about what has been going on board and the conditions they've seen so far this leg. In the second part of our interview Mason recalls the first night at sea and talks about the speed of the Volvo Open 70s and how they should be fairing against the ABN AMRO boats. What's it like on deck in 30 knots? In this clip Mason describes it and reveals some of the injuries that occurred on the first night. In this last piece of audio we talk to Mason about furlers, snuffers and the new spinoa

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