Monday, November 10, 2008

Under Thirty Complete Leg One, Onto Leg Two!

"Virtual" Interview With Telefonica Under Thirty Team Members From Cape Town

The "Under Thirty" of Telefonica made light on personal disappointment in not physically being in Cape Town to ask silly questions while gazing into their darling eyes, taking in their beautiful accents; I digress.

The marvels of modern day telecommunication and a team press officer, Helena Paz, who simply rocks, made not "being there" ok. The guys, and Helena, took time out of their day to share how they felt on arrival to Cape Town, favorite moments, less then great moments, what they saw, what they forgot and how their first night on land panned out.

Allow me to refresh, the men in question are:

Mike Pammenter, bowman on Telefonica Black
Antonio "Neti" Cuervas-Mons, pitman on Telefonica Black
Daryl Wislang, bowman on Telefonica Blue
Pablo Arrarte, trimmer on Telefonica Blue

In there own words:

How did each physically feel after stepping off the boat in Cape Town (emotions, tired, hungry)?

Stepping off that boat was an awesome experience for me. Coming into my home country and knowing that my family was in the crowd somewhere was so overwhelming. As for the tiredness and the hungry part, they were there too, but at the back of my mind.- Mike

To Read Full Article...

Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race : The crew of Telefonica Black celebrate finishing leg 1 Bruised and battered, the Spanish entry, Telefonica Black became the eighth and final boat to complete the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race when they crossed the finish line in Cape Town at 16:43 GMT.

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