Witty on the helm in stronger wind. Ben gives the shaka sign. Washing machine. Witty at the nav station: Very good 24 hours for the Scallywags. Have left the fleet 232 miles behind them. Witty: Just dumb luck. "Point and shoot." A little bit early days for the two red boats to think they've got it locked up. But time will tell. Washing machine. Sailing fast on starboard gybe. Libby: "There's very little you can say about the weather that's fact." Witty: "That's coming from a meteorologist." Libby talks about how this wind they're in was something they were planning for for a long time. But it then fizzled away as they were heading toward it. (But now it's here.) Washing machine. Antonio on the helm, then below: "It's great. We put all our cards on this one, and it paid off." Still a long race to go. Still the other doldrums to pass. Obviously it's good to have a 200 mile lead. But you never know. Slomo spray.
|people||António Fontes, David Witt and Libby Greenhalgh|
|published||Sat, 17 Feb 2018 16:59:23 UTC|
|tags||Big Lead, Meteorology, Nav Station, Putting All Your Cards On One Thing, Shaka, Slow-mo, Spray, Time Will Tell, Very Little You Can Say About The Weather That's Fact and Washing Machine|
|team||Sun Hung Kai/Scallywag|