Volvo Ocean Race – Crown Princess of Sweden, experienced life in the fast lane on Friday – on the water.
The heiress to the throne took the helm in Lisbon of the all-women’s boat of Team SCA during a practice ahead of Sunday’s eighth leg of the round-the-world, Volvo Ocean Race.
She certainly enjoyed the experience in perfect sailing conditions, yelling to reporters at one stage: “I love it – we’ve got wind!”
Team SCA, the race’s first female crew to contest the event in 12 years, have two more legs to negotiate before the finish in Gothenburg, Sweden, on June 27.
The Princess’s family are already well acquainted with offshore sailing’s toughest challenge. Her younger brother, Prince Carl Philip, visited the same crew at the start of the nine-month race back in October.
And he went one better than his big sister, being hoisted to the top of the 30-metre (100-foot) mast on another boat to take a ‘selfie’ photo (see above), which was reproduced in media all around the world.