Ericsson team visits Cochin Port to discuss Volvo Race

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Kochi, Apr 9 (UNI) A three-member Ericsson team from Sweden visited the Cochin Port here to discuss the preparations for the Indian stopover of the Volvo Ocean Race here.

The team, led by Managing Director Richard Brisius, held discussions with Port Chairman N Ramachandran and officials of Kerala Tourism, official sources said.

Ericsson was sponsoring two teams in the premier offshore ocean marathon, which would have stopover at Cochin Port in December this year.

Scheduled to start at Alicante in Spain on October four, the race would cover a total of 39,325 nautical miles before finishing in July 2009 in St. Petersburg in Russia.

The other stopover ports for the race include Cape Town, Singapore, Qingdao, Rio de Janeiro, Boston, Galway, Gothenborg and Stockholm.

The seven yachts participating in the race would stay berthed here for ten days, before starting the next leg to Sentosa Island in Singapore.


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