Pablo, below, talks about the tricky conditions. Being in front of the front, losing the wind, and compression happening. Needing to decide where to be to catch the next wind. They're a little to the northeast, and they think it's good for them. It's middle of the night, Brunel, Dongfeng, and TTToP all very close to each other fighting to get the next pressure. Shot of them sailign fast on port, triple-heading. Dongfeng to leeward. Pulling down the J0 on the foredeck. Shifting the stack. Slomo of Dongfeng to leeward, of Xabi on the helm. Washing machine. Then light winds. Sophie on the foredeck as they slat in no wind. Stacking forward, with headsail rolled up as a windseeker. Chart screen. Drone shot of them triple-heading with Dongfeng behind them. Cool drone shots.
|other boat||Dongfeng Race Team|
|people||Pablo Arrarte and Xabi Fernández|
|published||Mon, 12 Feb 2018 22:41:39 UTC|
|tags||Chart, Compression, Discussing the competition, Drone, Foredeck, Other Boat, Slow-mo, Stack, Strategy and Tricky Conditions|