OBR Brian Carlin
description

Bleddyn trims. Beyond him, Vestas is a few miles to leeward and slightly ahead. Bleddyn: "Earlier, MAPFRE sailed past us as if we were anchored, which was a bit frustrating." Now Vestas is doing well against them too. Trying to match speeds with them, which will drag them to Hong Kong with the leaders. "That's the aim. It's frustrating, but it's good. We're pushing ourselves hard." Closeup of Bleddyn's hands. "I'm like a snake; I'm just peeling my skin." Closeup of the eye lead of the J3 (I think?) as crew shifts stack forward in the background. Dee talks to a crewmember about a competitor: "The header we're expecting, they've just sailed loads of extra miles for no reason." Dee calls the chant as they shift the stack forward. Closeup of tightening the stack ratchet. Slomo of someone (Francesca?) looking through a hand-bearing compass at a competitor. Martin, on the helm in his max foulies, talks about a squall with a twister that they just managed to avoid. "The waterspout was to leeward and we had the top of it to weather. We went straight under it."

duration 00:01:56
leg Leg 4
link http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/4946.html
other boat Vestas 11th Hour Racing
people Bleddyn Mon, Dee Caffari and Martin Strömberg
published Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:30:45 UTC
seconds 116
tags Closeup, Discussing the competition, Hand-bearing Compass, Hands, Other Boat, Peeling Skin, Pushing, Ratchet, Slow-mo, Squall, Stack, Strategy and Waterspout
team Turn The Tide On Plastic
video url https://volvooceanrace-2017-18.s3.amazonaws.com/videos/cropped/m110591_13-04-180105-ttt-00002_HD.mp4