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."
|other boat||Vestas 11th Hour Racing|
|people||Bleddyn Mon, Dee Caffari and Martin Strömberg|
|published||Fri, 05 Jan 2018 21:30:45 UTC|
|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|