Volvo race action continues

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The fleet of Volvo Open 70s blasted out of Ireland’s Galway Bay Sunday with Ericsson 4 in the lead, at the start of Leg 8 from Galway to Marstrand, Sweden.

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The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 is the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on Oct. 4 , 2008, it included port stopovers in Cochin, India; Singapore; Qingdao, China, and Boston before finishing in St. Petersburg, Russia, for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews.