Peter talks about their mode: "Generally have more heel than anyone else." Below, he talks about Dongfeng gaining recently. Talks about ballast tanks, different set ups. Have made a gain compared to earlier on. Shot of Dongfeng a few boatlengths ahead of them. Bouwe below, talks about having good speed, and suddenly getting slow. Had a big plastic bag on the rudder. Did two tacks to clear it. Lost some distance, but are making gains again. Peter clears the rudder. Dongfeng ahead of them and to weather. Bouwe at the nav station talks about the feeling in the China stopover being good. Talks about Peter being competitive (as they all are). "But it feels good on board." Night shot of AkzoNobel and Dongfeng to leeward as night falls; a boat astern of them with green masthead running light showing. Side note: I love Yann's use of longer lenses. Gives it a really different, more cinematic/epic feeling.
|other boat||Dongfeng Race Team and Team AkzoNobel|
|people||Bouwe Bekking and Peter Burling|
|published||Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:35:05 UTC|
|tags||Ballast Tanks, China Stopover, Debris, Discussing the competition, Favorite, Improvement, Mode, Night, Other Boat, Plastic Bag On The Rudder, Running Lights and Setup|