Standing in the galley, Joan talks in Spanish. On the helm, Pablo talks in Spanish. I'm picking up "hot" and "tired". Louis, below, shirtless and sweating: "It's really hot at the moment. It's very difficult to sleep." He shows the spritzer and spritzes himself with water. Támara, lying down in the bow, talks in Spanish and laughs. Sophie looks down through the hatch, talks about shade being important. Blaire, trimming, talks about heat and sun protection. Below, in the galley, he talks about the fresh water being warm, and the fact that the watermaker is getting much more of a workout than in the Southern Ocean. On the foredeck, Támara talks in Spanish, I think about her drinking water being hot. She and Blair construct a sun shade from the stack and an outrigger. On the helm, Pablo talks in Spanish. Blair puts on sunscreen. Below, Louis spritzes himself. Late in the afternoon, they get some wind and start moving. Everyone is looking to starboard. The view shifts in that direction, and we see why: AkzoNobel, less than a mile away to leeward and slightly ahead; behind them, two more boats: I think Vestas to the left and Dongfeng to the right. Night shot with AkzoNobel just a boatlength or two behind them.
|other boat||Dongfeng Race Team, Team AkzoNobel and Vestas 11th Hour Racing|
|people||Blair Tuke, Joan Vila, Louis Sinclair, Pablo Arrarte, Sophie Ciszek and Támara Echegoyen|
|published||Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:11:55 UTC|
|tags||Doldrums, Heat, Night, Other Boat, Shade, Spanish, Sun Protection, Sunscreen, Tired, Translation Needed, Water Maker and Water Spritzer|