Rob, on the weather rail, talks about leaving Hong Kong, hard on the wind as expected, to the corner of Taiwan in the background. Also in the background (ahead of them): Dongfeng. Louis, with another competitor visible behind them (maybe Scallywag?) talks about working on the foredeck going to weather, getting washed into the J2, the uncomfortable nature of going to weather. Slomo of Louis. Shot of three competitors to weather: maybe (left to right) Dongfeng, AkzoNobel, and Brunel? Slomo spray on the bow. Slomo of Xabi gesturing, strapping the stack. Crewmember on the bow in spray. Rob grinding, slomo of Rob in spray securing the stack. Sophie talking a halyard forward. Lowering the J1 in rough conditions to switch to the (not yet unfurled J2) with 7 crew on the foredeck. They secure the J1, then unfurl the J2. Then, in lighter wind, Dongfeng a few boatlenghts to leeward, then passing in front of them with both boats under the J0.
|other boat||Dongfeng Race Team, Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag, Team AkzoNobel and Team Brunel|
|people||Louis Sinclair, Rob Greenhalgh and Xabi Fernández|
|published||Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:28:00 UTC|
|tags||Beating, Bow, Foredeck, Hong Kong, J0, J1, J2, Other Boat, Sail Change, Slow-mo, Spray, Stack and Taiwan|