Jarle Stokke-Olsen from Arendal Sailing Club is giving the leader a helping hand – or “helping weight”. After Igor Rybakov woke up this morning with back problems, the leading team Technonicol was one man short. Jarle was in his car heading for work when the phone rang at 08.30 this morning and he was asked to substitute a sailor on the leading boat. Jarle didn’t need much time to make his decision, turn the car around and hurry back home for his sailing outfit.
At 9 o’cklock he entered the race office for weighing and register for ISAF classification. At 0925 he was on his way to the race course with Technonicol . And with two 1st places out of three races today, this was probably a lot better than work. And maybe he will be back sailing tomorrow as well.