Kyle on deck. Carlo on the bow. A distant competitor's sail can be seen ahead of them. They hoist a sail. Peter on the helm talks about how they're struggling a little at the moment. They've extended quite a bit. Not sure if it's a sail or just pressure. Seem to be all right on their targets; hopefully it's just pressure. Not much you can do about it. Keep trying to figure it out. Come up with ideas to go quicker. Finicky boats. Plenty of different configurations. It's been good being in the same bit of water as the boats ahead. Frustrating when they get away, but that's yacht racing. Sally explains that the two boats ahead pulled away, but they're coming into a squall. She's confident. "We'll catch 'em." Bouwe on the helm.
|people||Bouwe Bekking, Carlo Huisman, Kyle Langford, Peter Burling and Sally Barkow|
|published||Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:16:19 UTC|
|tags||Discussing the competition, Finicky Boats, Foredeck, Frustration, Sail Change, Squall and Strategy|