“I’m very happy to have finally reached the finish line. We have been pushing our boat as hard as possible for the last 20 days to be in the mix with the rest of the fleet. There were very few times we used the autopilot even favouring to hand steer most of the time to gain more speed. Even though the result wasn’t quite what we wanted, Pep and I are extremely happy with how we sailed the race and performed. The Figaro fleet is the hardest there is and we fought very closely with the top the whole time.” – said Will Harris.
However, there is not much time to rest for Will, as Team Malizia’s co-skipper is soon heading to Cascais, Portugal, to join Akzonobel Ocean Racing Team as their navigator for the 2nd leg of the Europe Ocean Race. This will be a good training for Will who joins Boris Herrmann onboard the new IMOCA next year in the the full Ocean Race where the duo will be joined by two other sailors to compete for 9 months racing around the world.