Torben Grael é o único brasileiro campeão de uma The Ocean Race

For EDITORIAL USE only, please credit: Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race Ericsson 4, skippered by Torben Grael (BRA), finishes third, on leg 4 of the Volvo Ocean Race, from Singapore to Qingdao, China at 09:04:00 GMT Torben Grael brought Ericsson 4 alongside just under an hour later, to claim six points for third place. Grael said: “This leg has been very hard on the boats, but our boat has taken it well and at least we got here, but you are never sure. The crew has been perfect.” The Volvo Ocean Race 2008-09 will be the 10th running of this ocean marathon. Starting from Alicante in Spain, on 4 October 2008, it will, for the first time, take in Cochin, India, Singapore and Qingdao, China before finishing in St Petersburg, Russia for the first time in the history of the race. Spanning some 37,000 nautical miles, visiting 11 ports over nine months, the Volvo Ocean Race is the world's premier ocean yacht race for professional racing crews. For all media enquiries please contact Lizzie Ward on +44 (0)1489 554 832 or email For all photographic enquiries, please contact Tim Stonton on +44 (0)1489 554 867 or email For further images, please go to