Below, with a headlamp, Tom pulls out the A3. He shows a leech tear. Tom: "It's alright; we've just gotta fix it." Tony and Stacey assist. They cut patches. Jena watches. Jena: "I actually was not up when it happened. We had a little tear in the leech, 4 meters... We changed the sail, and we're doing quite good. We've got Chuny on the helm, and he's making sure we don't lose anything." Patching, gluing. Stacey explains the process. Tom narrates the glue drying. They re-apply a leech tape. SiFi: "They've done an awesome job... Now we just have to re-hoist it when the time is right." They move the sail back out onto deck: "Two, six! Two, six!" Stacey: "Yeah. That was two hours of... sewing. [laughs]. Sail was quite wet, so the challenge was to get the repair to stick to it."
|people||Jena Mai Hansen, Stacey Jackson, Tom Johnson and Tony Mutter|
|published||Tue, 07 Nov 2017 17:30:06 UTC|
|tags||Below, Repair and Sail Repair|
|team||Vestas 11th Hour Racing|