Ericcson Racing Team: Volvo Ocean Race Update

Monday, May 4, 2009 | Reader Comments | Festool Events

Volvo Ocean Race


In the November edition of SysNotes, we had an article about the Volvo Ocean Race and the Ericsson Racing Team. Festool is the official power tool supplier of the Ericsson Racing Team and has participated in the world's most demanding ocean race, the Volvo Ocean Race, since 1997. We thought we would update you on the status of the race as it nears its arrival in Boston, Massachusetts and tell you a little more about Festool's involvement in the marine industry. At the time of this writing, the two Ericsson boats are in first and fourth place in the overall standings. Go Team Ericsson!

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"Perfect surfaces in the shortest possible time" - that is what our users want. But what is it that produces a high quality finish? Excellent surface preparation using professional tools and the correct system. This is why Festool offers a carefully balanced system with every element perfectly matched to obtain the perfect wood surface - from the abrasive, to the backing pad, to the sander, to the extraction system. All from one company - Festool. Festool is a true leader in the field of sanding - we are proud to be the original inventor of the first orbital sander in the world over 50 years ago. Festool has kept its competitive lead in this field through countless innovations in sanding and surface preparation.

Webpage Festool's Involvement with Team Ericsson Racing
Webpage The Official Website of the Volvo Ocean Race
Webpage The Official Website of the Ericsson Racing Team


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