Wrestling sails on the foredeck. Pole shot of waves off the side. Lowering and gathering in the J1. Stacking. Looking up the slot while double-heading with a reefed main. Below, Simeon, Jules, and Nicho talk strategy at the nav station. Nicho isn't talking much. Cecile eating. Simeon: Basically leading the fleet. But have to make a decision between two different models for how to round Fiji. Go 800 miles more? A bit of a situation. The weather has been different from the models. Nicho: Have the option of bailing out if they need to. Simeon: As the lead boat have to make a crucial decision. Nicho: Have a reasonable lead, but you can never have enough lead when entering the doldrums. Simeon eases a sheet. Justin on the helm. Luke on the helm as dusk falls, the wind lighter. Beautiful red sunset clouds. "End of the world."
|people||Chris Nicholson, Cécile Laguette, Jules Salter, Justin Ferris and Simeon Tienpont|
|published||Sat, 17 Feb 2018 23:20:26 UTC|
|tags||Clouds, Doldrums, Fiji, Foredeck, J1, Leading The Fleet, Nav Station, Pole Shot, Red Clouds, Stacking, Strategy, Sunset and Weather Models|