On the dockside with fourth placed Pirates of the Caribbean

10 June 2006

Paul Cayard, (USA) – Skipper

“It is fantastic to see everyone here and to see the enthusiasm that the people of Rotterdam have for the race.”

“We have enjoyed six podium finishes in a row and I think we had it coming. Fourth is okay, we are still second overall and we have a couple more races to go.”

Dirk de Ridder, (NED) – Trimmer

“I am really amazed by the reception and surprised to see this many people turn out. Sailing in Holland is not that big, but in this last year and a half it seems to have made a big jump which I would largely put down to TEAM ABN AMRO – it is just great to see.”

Jerry Kirby, (USA) – Bowman

“I think you have to be a little philosophical about our performance and look at the whole team effort. It was an uphill battle from the start and considering the circumstances and problems we had we are in a good position. You also can