Tweede inschrijving VOR 2008-2009: Mean Machine

The second official entry for the Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 was confirmed today as the Mean Machine syndicate under the leadership of Dutchman Peter de Ridder.

The announcement of the Mean Machine entry was made at a press conference in the Balearic port of Ibiza, Spain, where de Ridder and his team are contesting the TP52 Breitling MedCup.

De Ridder, who has overseen 20 years of competition for the Mean Machine outfit, is relishing the challenge presented by the Volvo Ocean Race. “There is no life without a challenge, and competitive sailing is my passion,” de Ridder said. “I think that the combination of these two elements, sailing and a fresh challenge gives me the positive energy to enjoy life to the full in a demanding and exciting atmosphere. It also gives me the chance to bring together my passion and my experience as a businessman. I’m sure that all these ingredients will be a winning combination for Mean Machine to do well in the next Volvo Ocean Race.”

Bron:, 18-09-2006;